MPEP 1803

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1803 Reservations Under the PCT Taken by the United States of America[edit | edit source]

If the United States is the only PCT Contracting State designated in an international application, the international application will not be published by the International Bureau (IB) at 18 months.

The application will, however, be published under 35 U.S.C. 122(b) if it enters the national stage in the United States. It will be published again if it is allowed to issue as a United States patent.

The U.S. Receiving Office only accepts applications in English.