The extent of the search as well as the reasons for the restriction will in many cases only be indicated in the WO-ISA. See GL/PCT-EPO B‑VIII, 3.5, for details of whether an indication under Art. 17 should be made in the ISR or only in the WO-ISA. The opinion given is then normally restricted to what has actually been searched.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPO PCT GL - B Search
XGL-PCT B VIII 3.1 Examples of impossibility to perform a meaningful search over the whole of the claimed scope
XGL-PCT B VIII 3.5 The content of the WO-ISA after an invitation for informal clarification and/or in case of a restriction of the search
EPO PCT GL - C Procedureal Aspects Chapter II
XGL-PCT C IV 4.1 Submissions prompted by a restriction of the search or a declaration that no search is possible