I’m pleased to bring you the next two episodes in WIPO’s series, “Learn the PCT”. Deputy Director Matthias Reischle introduces the main features of incorporation by reference in Episode 9. He explains how this procedure operates and how to make use of it in an international application. This is helpful if you filed an incomplete application and you want to add something that was missing without changing the international filing date.
In Episode 10, he talks about rectification of obvious mistakes. This procedure allows applicants the ability to fix certain errors in their application. However, proving an “obvious mistake” entails two steps and is often a difficult task. Please see below to watch these informative clips:
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