On top regarding timeliness in transmitting International Search Reports

Nordic Patent Institute on top regarding timeliness in transmitting International Search Reports (ISRs)

The statistics presented on work done by the International Searching Authorities (ISAs) and published in WIPO's PCT yearly review (Developments and performance in 2009) are very positive for Nordic Patent Institute.

When it comes to timeliness in transmitting International Search reports, Nordic Patent Institute is on top of the list with Japan and Brazil.

PCT 2009 timeliness

 
The graph is taken from the publication: "PCT The International Patent System - Yearly review, developments and performance in 2009". (PDF file). Published by WIPO 2010.

The statistics for the first half of 2010 are just as positive for Nordic Patent Institute, where all the ISRs were delivered within 17 months in spite of an almost 100% increase in the number of applications compared to the first half of 2009.