Delivery Time

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

ISR/WO in international applications

Nordic Patent Institute will issue an international search report and a written opinion within 7 months from the priority date or the international filing date if priority is not claimed, or 2 months from the receipt of 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 
  • the applicant explicitly requests an earlier start. 

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.