Regulations under the PCT

Rule 71
Transmittal of the International Preliminary Examination Report and Related Documents

71.1       Recipients

(a)  The International Preliminary Examining Authority shall, on the same day, transmit one copy of the international preliminary examination report and its annexes, if any, to the International Bureau, and one copy to the applicant.

(b)  The International Preliminary Examining Authority shall transmit copies of other documents from the file of the international preliminary examination to the International Bureau in accordance with the Administrative Instructions.

71.2       Copies of Cited Documents

(a)  The request under Article 36(4) may be presented any time during seven years from the international filing date of the international application to which the report relates.

(b)  The International Preliminary Examining Authority may require that the party (applicant or elected Office) presenting the request pay to it the cost of preparing and mailing the copies. The level of the cost of preparing copies shall be provided for in the agreements referred to in Article 32(2) between the International Preliminary Examining Authorities and the International Bureau.

(c)  [Deleted]

(d)  Any International Preliminary Examining Authority may perform the obligations referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) through another agency responsible to it.