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米国で優先権証明書が原則不要な根拠

2017.10.16

SKIP

ちょっと調べたのでメモ。
原則不要。審査官に要求されたときなどに限って必要。

37 CFR 1.55 Claim for foreign priority.
(g) Requirement for filing priority claim, certified copy of foreign application, and translation in any application.
(3) An English language translation of a non-English language foreign application is not required except:
(i) When the application is involved in an interference (see § 41.202 of this chapter) or derivation (see part 42 of this chapter) proceeding;
(ii) When necessary to overcome the date of a reference relied upon by the examiner; or
(iii) When specifically required by the examiner.