The scope of the search conducted by the EPO as SISA, i.e. the documentation searched, is the same as for any international search carried out by the EPO as ISA (see point 220).
The limitations related to subject-matter set out in Annex C to the Agreement EPO-WIPO apply both where the EPO acts as ISA and where it acts as SISA (see points 257 ff). The same applies as to any other reason for non-establishment of a (full) search, i.e. complex applications, missing sequence listings and non-unity (see points 253 ff). As to particulars of the procedure in case of a missing sequence listing and non-unity, please refer to points 288 and 292.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018