ePAS currently does not allow for the recordation of title documents against both the PCT and National Phase records. Users are informed that the application has already been added if either the PCT number or US national number is entered and the user attempts to enter the other.
We understand that the National Phase is not a new application, however, there exits separate records for both stages of examination. This is similar to the recordation of title documents against child application where the disclosure is the same, but there are separate application records for each.
When it comes to patent portfolios, some clients wish to actively see recordations against all their patent properties.