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6.5.5 Search Report

Date Published

The completed search report form must include a written search statement if there are no claims. The examiner should use an extra sheet to indicate the search statement if necessary.

The following document templates:

  • the search report, and

  • a Search Information Statement (SIS).

are sent to the PCT Unit by clicking SUBMIT.

*Note:  There is no requirement for reports to be signed, and to avoid any confusion in the mind of the applicant resulting from differing practices, reports should not be signed.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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