2.20.6 National Examination Where the ISR is Available

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Examiners are to make appropriate use of the ISR where available.  Examiners should also utilise any corresponding FERs (including PCT third party observations) as per 2.1.9 Guidelines for Using IPRPI/IPRPIIs and Other Foreign Examination Reports (FERs) in Examination.

Where the ISR and any available FERs are considered to be inadequate, then an original or additional search may be required; see 4.1.1 Objectives of the Search and Additional Searching.