ePCT:how much time does it take to prepare ISR, where ISA=EPO?

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blue & green
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ePCT:how much time does it take to prepare ISR, where ISA=EPO?

Post by blue & green » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:02 am

Hi,

could experienced applicants or epo's staffes help us about the time management of preparation of international search report.
how much does it take (from the application up to result)?

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blue & green


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Re: ePCT:how much time does it take to prepare ISR, where ISA=EPO?

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:25 am

Dear user,
Please see the 'Guide for applicants: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)' 3.2.010.

The ISR is established within three months from receipt of the search copy at the EPO as ISA or within nine months from the earliest priority date, whichever time limit expires later.

See also: C.Timeline for international applications
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Kind regards,

The Patent Information User Support Team


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