Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Contents of Case File at Completion

Date Published

In addition to the ISR and the ISO, the case 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)


Note: PCT Unit no longer process the case file after submission. The below tasks are now completed automatically by RIO Workbench.

  • Enter the date of mailing of the ISR and the ISO; the date of mailing must be the same for the ISR and ISO
  • 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 [Rule 44.1]

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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