New section in the documents tab

February 2, 2015

The “documents” tab for international applications published on PATENTSCOPE has been updated to include a new section: “Search and Examination-Related Documents”.

Previously, this tab had sections for the international application status report, the documents considered part of the international publication (including declarations, sequence listings and references to biological deposit published as documents separate from the main publication document), and all other “related documents”.

The new section is intended to help users interested in assessing the likely patentability of the claimed invention by bringing together all available search and examination-related documents, including the international search report, search strategies, written opinions, international preliminary reports on patentability, English translations of reports and opinions, and third party observations, to the extent that they have been received or prepared by the International Bureau.