MPEP 1840.05
The Israel Patent Office (ILPO) as an International Searching Authority

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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1840.05    The Israel Patent Office (ILPO) as an International Searching Authority [R-08.2017]

Since October 1, 2014, the Israel Patent Office (ILPO) has been available as an International Searching Authority for PCT applications filed by U.S. nationals or residents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as receiving Office. The Arrangement between the USPTO and ILPO was revised effective April 10, 2016. See 1432 OG 264, November 22, 2016 (www.uspto.gov/ web/offices/com/sol/og/2016/week47/TOC.htm#ref12 ). The ILPO will not act as an ISA for more than 100 applications per fiscal quarter.

For cited documents in the International Search Report, the ILPO, upon request and on payment, will furnish the applicants with copies of the documents.