Delivery Time

The following timelines apply for delivery of PCT products from Nordic Patent Institute:

ISR/WO in international applications claiming a priority

Nordic Patent Institute will issue an international search report with a written opinion within 15 months from the priority date or 2 months from receiving the search copy of the international application (whichever expires later) unless

  • the application covers more than one invention
  • there is a non compliance with time limits concerned with RO or ISA invitations (payment of fees, translations, corrections of obvious errors or sequence listings issues, etc.) 

ISR/WO in international applications filed without claiming priority

Nordic Patent Institute will issue an international search report with a written opinion within 7 months from the filing date or 2 months from receiving the search copy of the international application (whichever expires later) unless

  • the application covers more than one invention
  • there is a non compliance with time limits concerned with RO or ISA invitations (payment of fees, translations, corrections of obvious errors or sequence listings issues, etc.)

International type search (ITS)

Nordic Patent Institute will issue an international type search report for a national patent application within 5 months from filing/priority date of the national application or within 2 months from receipt of request for ITS (whichever expires later), unless

  • the application covers more than one invention

IPRP (Chapter II)

Nordic Patent Institute will issue an international preliminary report on patentability (IPRP) within 27 months from the priority date unless

  • late submission of requested documents (demand, amendments, etc.)
  • there is a non compliance with time limits concerned with IPEA invitations (of non- or late payment of fees, late furnishing of translations, corrections of Obvious errors, etc.)
  • Nordic Patent Institute did not act as ISA, and Nordic Patent Institute as IPEA has objections  

Supplementary International Search (SIS)

Nordic Patent Institute will offer the Supplementary International Search with a delivery time within 2 months after receiving the request and the complete documentation from WIPO.