Is the Israel Patent Office ready to become an International Search Authority for PCT applications?

Back in 2010, WIPO voted to allow the Israel Patent Office to become an International search Authority. Since then, the Israel Patent Office has provided International Search Report (ISR) style searches for new applications first filed in Israel where applicant declares an interest in filing abroad.

Additionally, regular examinations are now provided in IPEA style.

In 2012, WIPO and the Israel Patent Office was decide if the IPO is ready to become an ISA. Depending on the cost and quality of a Blue & White search, patent attorneys in eligible jurisdictions (just Israel? Israel and Micronesia? elsewhere?) will advise applicants accordingly. Is the Israel Patent Office ready?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: