If one is short of money, how could he afford the high sum of money?
The time limit or deadline to file a PCT application or make a national entry should be canceled at all. The only time limit or deadline is the expiring date which is 10 or 20 years from the filing date. But there is one demand: the priority application must be published by one of the seven languages after 18 months from the priority date. Also, there is one bargain: the patent application is not protected by law until the applicant requests an examination.
The reason is as follows:
In the past, if the patent office does not require the applicant to have an examination as soon as possible, the applicant may sell his invention without paying to the patent office.