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Date Published

In addition to the ISR and the ISO, the INTESS file must include:

  • If not previously despatched, a copy of the board decision which ISA/AU has taken on the protest by the applicant against payment of an additional fee because of lack of unity of invention.
  • A Search Information Statement (SIS)

Actions by the PCT Unit

Upon receipt of the Intelledox report templates the PCT Unit will perform the final processing steps:

  • Enter the date of mailing of the ISR and the ISO; the date of mailing must be the same for the ISR and ISO
  • Where the applicant/attorney has requested a copy of the citations and has an account with this Office then make one copy of each citation from the application folder in COMPASS and prepare an invoice
  • Under the cover of the original notification form PCT/ISA/220 dispatch ISR and ISO (and one copy of the citation, provided that the applicant does not already have these citations as a result of them having been cited in an earlier search, and invoice if attorney/applicant has an account) to the applicant/attorney as stated in the PCT Request Form (by e-mail, paper or both).
  • Where a refund for an earlier search consideration has been approved include the notification PCT/ISA/213 in the dispatch to the applicant/attorney
  • Forward the ISR and ISO to the IB Update all changes to the INTESS file (ISR and ISO) [Rule 44.1]
  • Update search object in INTESS with the date of mailing.

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