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Guidelines for Examination


1.3.2 Request for grant

The request for grant of a patent must contain a statement that a divisional application is sought and state the number of the parent application. If the request is deficient, as can arise if there is no indication that the application constitutes a divisional application, although some of the accompanying documents contain an indication to that effect, or if the number is missing, the deficiency may be corrected in the manner indicated in A‑III, 16.The applicant is also advised to include in the request for grant information relating to the date of the Examining Division’s first communication in respect of the earliest application for which a communication has been issued (Rule 36(1)(a)). This information makes it easier to calculate the periods for voluntary and mandatory division (see A‑IV, and A‑IV, respectively).


Rule 41(2)(e)