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(English) GAIN INSIGHTS
VIA PCT SIS

(English) SUPPLEMENTARY INTERNATIONAL SEARCH (SIS)

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(English) Accelerate via SIS:

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The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) is one of the nine IP offices in the world recognized by WIPO as a Supplementary Search Authority (SSA). 

The purpose of the SIS is to provide applicants the option of requesting a supplementary search (second opinion) to be carried out by a different International Searching Authority (ISA) other than the Authority, in charge of handling the PCT application.

By expanding both the linguistic and technical scopes of searched documentation, the SIS has tremendous potential to reduce the risk of new prior art being cited in the national phase.  

Information

  • The time limit to request for supplementary search is within 19 months from the priority date of the PCT application.
  • Applicable Fees (WIPO)

Benefits

(English) Diversity
(English) Global searches will be conducted for both English and Chinese prior art.
(English) Quality
(English) IPOS instils a triple-check quality process for patent search and examination, compliant to ISO 9001:2008.
(English) Speed
(English) Delivery within 60 days for the SIS report, from the date of receipt through WIPO.