The contents of the international application are set out in Article 3(2). The application must contain:

a request; 
a description (see GL/PCT‑EPO F‑II, 4);
one or more claims (see GL/PCT‑EPO F‑IV);
one or more drawings (where required; see GL/PCT‑EPO F‑II, 5); and
an abstract (see GL/PCT‑EPO F‑II, 2).

This chapter discusses items (ii), (iv) and (v) insofar as they are the concern of the ISA and IPEA. Item (v) is dealt with first.

Quick Navigation