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6.6.5 Search Report

Date Published

Following completion of the search, the search report is compiled. WIPO Guidelines including sample reports are found at Annex A.1, A.2 and A.3. An example of a completed Australian report form is shown at Annex B.

In completing this form,

  • delete any country not searched

  • patent documents are referred to by at least country and publication number

  • comments are normally required, the only exception being where the requestor is an Industrial Property Office.

  • where comments are made they are to be limited to what the document discloses i.e. why it has been cited - see the completed example report(s)

  • where space is insufficient, add a further sheet.

The Intelledox template including:

  • the search report, and
  • a Search Information Statement (SIS).

is automatically sent to the PCT Unit when you click SUBMIT in Intelledox.

*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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