Informal comments on earlier search results under PCT Direct
On 1 November 2014, the EPO launched the PCT Direct service. Under PCT Direct, an applicant filing an international application with the EPO as receiving Office and claiming priority from an earlier application already searched by the EPO may, together with the request form, file a letter containing informal comments aimed at overcoming objections raised in the search opinion established by the EPO for the priority application (see point 234).

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