ePCT for Offices offers a set of functions such as:
- enabling receiving offices (ROs) to process applications, generating forms, managing fees and transmitting documents;
- enabling International Search Authorities (ISAs) to access search copy documents, indicate IPC Symbols, create ISA forms, Serach Reports and Written Opinions;
- enabling communications between the different Offices as well as between Offices and applicants;
- enabling designated Office notification of National Phase Entry events and access to documents not available through PATENTSCOPE, including copies of non-patent literature uploaded with third party observations.