Reference is made to the text relating to the release of a new version of the PCT-SAFE Client software which was published in PCT Newsletter No. 04/2010. That text mentioned the new possibility to request, using PCT‑SAFE, the International Bureau to retrieve priority documents via the Digital Access Service (DAS), and the fact that, for technical reasons, the priority document retrieval functionality is not yet available for the following receiving Offices: DE, DK, EP, ES, FI, GB, IS, MY, NL, PH, PL, RO, SE and SK. If you file PCT-SAFE applications with any of these Offices, please refer to PCT Newsletter No. 02/2010, pages 4 and 5, for information on alternative ways of requesting the IB to retrieve the priority document.
Please note that, in any case, it is possible to request the retrieval of the priority document via DAS only if the earlier application is available in the digital library of one of the following DAS‑participating Offices: AU, ES, GB, IB, JP, KR or US.