Modification of claims before publication by the PCT
Patent’s Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Article 19 pct, and the possibility to modify the claims before the publication of the international application.
When we file a patent application through the PCT system, the first thing we would like to obtain from the Office responsible for the search is the International Search Report (ISR), which informs us of the inventive level of our invention.
From there, we will be able to modify amend as far as possible our application in order to adapt it to the patentability requirements solicited, allowing us to obtain a strong application able to provide us the extent in the countries of interest.
On receiving the ISR, most professionals directly goes to the results of the examiner, without paying much attention to the rest of the documents attaches by the International Patent Office, specifically I mean the following document: