1866 Filling in of Headings on Chapter II Forms [R-08.2012]
The examiner will encounter several different forms for use in the Chapter II preliminary examination phase and most of the forms will have the same “header” information to be provided.
The notes below list the common identifying information requested on the top of the first page of most of the forms:
Applicant’s mailing address - this is usually the attorney’s address taken from the file wrapper. The examiner should check the Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) system and Box No. III of the demand, Form PCT/IPEA/401, to see if a more recent address should be used.
Applicant’s or Agent’s File Reference - this is the applicant’s or agent’s application reference (or docket number) which is composed of either letters or numbers, or both, provided this reference does not exceed twelve characters. This reference may be found in the upper right hand box on the first sheet of the Demand, Form PCT/IPEA/401. See Administrative Instructions Section 109 .
International Application Number - this is the PCT application number as stamped and typed on the international application file wrapper and may also be found on the first page of the Demand, Form PCT/IPEA/401.
International Filing Date - this is the filing date printed on the international application file wrapper and may also be found on the first page of the Demand, Form PCT/IPEA/401.
Applicant (Name) - the first named applicant as set forth on the international application file wrapper and may also be found in box II of the Demand, Form PCT/IPEA/401.