PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter VIII: Missing Parts or Erroneously Filed Elements or Parts in the International Application

Erroneously Filed Elements or Parts

194A. The receiving Office does not specifically check whether the international application contains any erroneously filed element or part but only checks the title of the invention as appearing in the beginning of the description against the one appearing in the request. However, in performing the checks referred to in the preceding paragraphs or otherwise, if it finds that any element or part of the international application has or appears to have been erroneously filed, it brings the applicant’s attention to this fact and proceeds as described in paragraphs 195 to 199 and 203A to 206.