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

 
 
Confidentiality of the international preliminary examination
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The IB and the EPO as IPEA may not allow access to the file of the international preliminary examination to third parties without authorisation by the applicant.  
WIPO PCT Guide 
10.003, 10.080, 10.081 
OJ 1999, 329
OJ 2003, 382
OJ 2007, Spec.Ed.3,
J.2, J.3 
409
Once the IPER has been established and transmitted to the IB, the latter sends a copy of the IPER to each elected Office. As from that time, the IB also furnishes copies of the IPER on request to any person on behalf of the EPO as IPEA. 
410
Furthermore, after completion of the IPER the EPO as elected Office allows access to the file of the international preliminary examination in accordance with the provisions of the EPC.