World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 514
Authorized Officer

The officer of the International Searching Authority responsible for the international search report, as referred to in Rule 43.8, and for the written opinion of the International Searching Authority, as referred to in Rule 43bis.1(b), means the person who actually performed the search work and prepared the search report and the written opinion of the International Searching Authority, or another person who was responsible for supervising the search and the establishment of the written opinion.

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