CDs that Accompany an International Search Report

As of May 4, 2017, CDs that accompany an International Search Report (ISR) will no longer contain copies of cited patent documents. Applicants will continue to receive on CD copies of non-patent literature (NPL) cited. Cited patent documents are available to the applicant upon request and for a fee.

Requests shall be made via email to CIPO's Program Manager- International. Fees for requesting copies are consistent with those used for documents requested in the national phase as per the Canadian Patent Rules. Annexes D and E of Canada's portions of the PCT Applicant's Guide – International Phase, have been amended to reflect these changes.  For further information applicants are invited to read the Annexes.

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