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Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

 Section 310
Procedure in the Case of Later Submitted Sheets
Not Furnished for the Purposes of Incorporation by Reference

(a)  This Section applies to later submitted sheets which do not accompany a notice confirming under Rule 20.6 that an element or part embodied in those sheets was incorporated by reference.

(b)  Where later submitted sheets as referred to in paragraph (a) are received within the applicable time limit referred to in Rule 20.7 and where the international filing date is to be accorded under Rule 20.3(b)(i)20.5(b) or 20.5bis(b), or corrected under Rule 20.5(c) or 20.5bis(c), the receiving Office shall, subject to Section 310bis:

(i) accord the international filing date in accordance with Rule 20.3(b)(i), 20.5(b) or 20.5bis(b), or effect the required correction of the international filing date in accordance with Rule 20.5(c) or 20.5bis(c), as the case may be;

(ii) notify the applicant of the correction or the according of the international filing date effected under item (i);

(iii) keep in its files a copy of the later submitted sheets;

(iv) where the later submitted sheets are furnished under Rule 20.5bis to replace any erroneously filed sheets, remove the erroneously filed sheets from the international application and notify the applicant accordingly, and keep a copy of the removed sheets in the file;

(v) where transmittals under Article 12(1) have already been made, notify the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority accordingly and transmit a copy of the corrected first and last sheets of the request and the later submitted sheets to the said Bureau and a copy thereof to the said Authority;  and

(vi) where transmittals under Article 12(1) have not yet been made, attach the later submitted sheets to the record copy and a copy thereof to the search copy.

(c)  Where later submitted sheets referred to in paragraph (a) are received within the applicable time limit referred to in Rule 20.7 but the purported international application still does not fulfill the requirements of Article 11(1), the receiving Office shall proceed as provided in Rule 20.4.

(d)  Where later submitted sheets referred to in paragraph (a) are received after the expiration of the applicable time limit referred to in Rule 20.7, the receiving Office shall proceed as provided in Section 310ter.