The results of the search will be recorded in an international search report. A number of different possible limitations of the scope of the search report exist. These are:
The Search Division is responsible for drawing up the international search report (see GL/PCT‑EPO B‑I, 2 and subsections).
This chapter contains the information which is necessary to enable the examiner to correctly prepare the search report.
A search report must contain no matter, in particular no expressions of opinion, reasoning, arguments or explanations, other than that required by the Form or referred to in GL/PCT‑EPO B‑X, 9.2.8. However, this does not apply to the written opinion (see GL/PCT‑EPO B‑XI, 3).[Rule 43.9; GL/ISPE 16.07; ]
Date retrieved: 17 May 2021