4.1 Searching

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Unless otherwise noted, this section relates to searching practice in general which is applicable to both International and National searching.

See also 1.1 International Searching, 2.13.10 Utilising Foreign Examination Reports in Examination and 2.13.11 Notices Under Section 27.

Searching Framework

Chapter 4.1 is intended to provide a framework for searching in general. The following sections may be used as a guide to the search process and may either be followed in order or referred to as issues arise.

A summary of the framework is as follows: