Test takers report that MPEP Chapter 1800, PCT, is tested heavily on the Prometric Patent Bar Exam. Experiencing 3-4 questions on this topic is common and some test takers report as many as 10-15 questions (most likely some are beta questions).
International Search Reports
Chapter I –
If you want a Chapter I international search report (and written opinion for applications filed after Jan 01, 2004), you must “establish” it before either 3 months from receipt by the ISA of the search copy (generated by the office in which the PCT application was filed), or 9 months from the earliest priority date, whichever is later.
Chapter II –
If you want to demand a Chapter II search, you must do so before i) if the IA is filed on or after 1/1/04, either 3 months from the transmittal of the international search or 22 months from the priority date, whichever is later; or ii) if the IA is filed before 1/1/04, 19 months from the priority date.
Question 1 –
A test taker reports a question based on how you can reply after receiving an International Search Report. The answer is you must reply within one month and the ISA is not obligated to give any sort of reply.