PCT AG-IP 8.003 Which authorities can be requested to carry out a supplementary international search?

Rule 45bis.1(e) 45bis.9(b)

8.003.   Which authorities can be requested to carry out a supplementary international search?  Only an International Searching Authority that has stated its preparedness to carry out supplementary international searches (see Annex SISA) and which is not the International Searching Authority that carried out the main international search, can be requested to carry out a supplementary international search.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip08.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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PCT Implementing Rules

PCT Applicant's Guide - International Phase