The benefit of delayed processing is enumerated below:
- By the end of the 20th to 31st month the applicant is in a better position to assess the quality of the invention being protected as a detailed search report or an examination report or both would be available to help making an assessment.
- Applicants can re-evaluate their decision about filing applications in all the designated countries
- The applicants may decide to drop a few countries from the list depending upon the changing market conditions.
- Applicants can delay their investment in respect of the national phase or the regional phase applications by 20 to 31 months without the risk of sacrificing priority.