Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Where the applicant has
(i) submitted a copy of the results of an earlier search to the receiving Office under Rule 12bis.1(a) together with the international application; or
(ii) requested the receiving Office under Rule 12bis.1(c) to prepare and transmit a copy of the results of the earlier search, a copy of the earlier application concerned and/or a copy of any document cited in the results of the earlier search;
the receiving Office shall promptly transmit any such copy to the International Searching Authority, preferably together with the search copy.