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gforrest
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PCT International Preliminary Examination
« on: Oct 10th, 2007, 6:27pm »
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Is there any advantage to an International Preliminary Examination of a PCT? What are the disadvantages?
 
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Re: PCT International Preliminary Examination
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You get an opinion with a list of prior art that is pertinent to your application and you can decide on how to pre-amend your application in the national stage if you deem it worthy.
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Re: PCT International Preliminary Examination
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Is there an advantage to that? Wouldn't the examiner at the national stage discover the art and the claims would be amended anyway?
 
I'm trying to figure out if it is worth the extra money.
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Re: PCT International Preliminary Examination
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For the sake of saving money, I was told not to do an Intl Prelim Examination since search will be done during the Natl Stage anyway.
 
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