We are currently developing a new site to host the Patent Manual of Practice and Procedure. The BETA version of this site is now available for you to review. The information and content displayed in the BETA site is only available for testing purposes. Do not use or reference the information in the BETA site when making any decisions or actions regarding IP rights.

2.15.4 Clear Reports

Date Published

Where the requirements of sec 49(1) are met, the Commissioner (or acceptance delegate thereof) must accept the patent request and specification. This applies at both first and further report stages.

During the acceptance process, the ‘Acceptance Report’ screen in PAMS (screen 6 of 7) should be completed by the examining delegate. The acceptance delegate should then complete the ‘Final Acceptance’ screen (screen 7 of 7), indicating concurrence with the examining delegate’s report and, where appropriate, granting leave to amend and allowing the amendments. The examining delegate and the acceptance delegate may be the same person. Where the examining delegate and the acceptance delegate are not the same person, the acceptance delegate must be at the senior examiner level or higher (see also Acceptance Report and Final Acceptance).

Once an application has been formally accepted, i.e. the Acceptance Task has been completed, that acceptance cannot be reversed other than in exceptional circumstances (see 2.15.5 Revocation of Acceptance).

Back to top