§111 vs. §371 USA Prosecution. Salvatore A. Sidoti Advanced PCT Seminar July 2005. 111 vs. 371 Prosecution in the US. All international applications filed on or after January 1, 2004 automatically include a designation of the Unites States of America. 111 vs. 371 Prosecution in the US.
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If the applicant already has a US priority application on file, then the applicant must pay for national stage entry (filing fee, search fee, examination fee).
A 371 application having the benefit of a positive IPRP drawn up by the US/IPEA will be taken out of order for prosecution on the merits.