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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Annex I
Terms and abbreviations  
AI 
Administrative Instructions under the PCT 
Art. 
Article(s) (of the EPC or the PCT) 
CET 
Central European Time 
DAS 
Digital Access Service 
EPC 
European Patent Convention 
EPO 
European Patent Office 
GL/EPO 
Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office (quoted as follows: GL/EPO C-III, 8.4 = Guidelines, Part C, Chapter III, section 8, point 4) 
GL/ISPE 
PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines 
GL/RO 
PCT Receiving Office Guidelines 
IB 
International Bureau of WIPO 
IPEA 
International Preliminary Examining Authority 
IPER 
International Preliminary Examination Report 
IPRP 
International Preliminary Report on Patentability 
ISA 
International Searching Authority 
ISPE Guidelines 
PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines 
ISR 
International Search Report 
JPO 
Japan Patent Office 
KIPO 
Korean Intellectual Property Office 
NPI 
Nordic Patent Institute 
OEPM 
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office 
OJ 
Official Journal of the European Patent Office (quoted as follows: OJ 2001, 459 = Official Journal, year 2001, page 459) 
OJ 2007, Spec.Ed.1 
Special Edition No. 1 to EPO Official Journal 2007 
OFF 
Office of first filing 
OSF 
Office of second filing 
PACE 
programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications 
PCT 
Patent Cooperation Treaty 
PPH 
Patent Prosecution Highway 
PRV 
Swedish Patent and Registration Office 
R. 
Rule(s) of the Implementing Regulations (to the EPC or the PCT) 
RFees 
RO 
Receiving Office 
SIPO 
State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China 
SIS 
Supplementary International Search 
SISA 
Supplementary International Searching Authority 
SISR 
SIS report 
SMEs 
Small and medium-sized enterprises 
USPTO 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 
WIPO 
World Intellectual Property Organization 
WIPO PCT Guide 
"PCT Applicant's Guide" published by the International Bureau of WIPO 
WO-ISA  
Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority