Recording Search/Classification Details

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Classification details of prohibited cases are not to be entered into any computer system or classification system. Details of the search conducted and related art should be recorded on the Search Information Statement (SIS). Examiners should download a copy of the SIS template from DocGen.  The SIS must be saved onto a CD and must not be saved on the LAN, or on the computer’s hard drive (see also 4.1 Annex D - Search Information Statement).  Any printouts of the SIS must be placed in the case file or disposed of in the secure bins.  Once the SIS is completed, examiners should print out 2 copies (one for file and one for dispatch) and then return the case file by hand to the PCM, who will arrange for dispatch with the examination report.