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1. WO2020139711 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL PLANNING USING SOFT TISSUE ATTACHMENT POINTS


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/067583 051892-1107
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
19 December 2019 27 December 2018
Applicant
MAKO SURGICAL CORP.
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
1.
Claims Nos.: 8-16
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
Pursuant to Article 17(2)(a)(i) PCT, this Authority is not required to search the subject-matter of claims 8-16, since a method comprising the step of controlling a surgical tool mounted on a robotic device as defined in claim 8 represents a method for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery (Rule 39.1(iv) and Rule 43bis PCT). It is clear from the description in paragraphs 48 and 53 that controlling a surgical tool based on the control object can encompass the step of causing the surgical tool to move and operate within the control object to make a planned cut, wherein said cut is created on the surface of a bone. Hence, the subject-matter of claims 8-16 encompasses a surgical step.
2.
Claims Nos.:
because they relate to parts of the international application that do not comply with the prescribed requirements to such an extent that no meaningful international search can be carried out, specifically:
3.
Claims Nos.:
because they are dependent claims and are not drafted in accordance with the second and third sentences of Rule 6.4(a).
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     6    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A61B 34/10 (2016.01)i; A61B 34/00 (2016.01)i; A61B 34/20 (2016.01)n
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A61B
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
WO 2013101753 A1 (KANG HYOSIG [US]; OTTO JASON [US]; MAKO SURGICAL CORP [US]) 04 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
1-7
A
paragraphs [0035], [0036], [0048], [0049], [0056], [0063], [0072] - [0074], [0080] - [0083], [0085]; figures 2-8
17-20
(2)
X
EP 3089710 A1 (MAKO SURGICAL CORP [US]) 09 November 2016 (2016-11-09)
1,2,5-7
Y
A
paragraphs [0018], [0029] - [0032], [0035] - [0039], [0055]; figures 5,7,8
17,18,20
19
(3)
Y
US 2013144392 A1 (HUGHES MICHAEL DEAN [US]) 06 June 2013 (2013-06-06)
17,18,20
A
paragraphs [0023], [0026] - [0032], [0035]; figures 1,2
19
(4)
A
US 2017360513 A1 (AMIOT LOUIS-PHILIPPE [CA] ET AL) 21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)
1-7,17-20
paragraphs [0031] - [0037]; figure 1
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
WO 2013101753 A1
04 July 2013
EP 2797542 A1
US 2013211792 A1
US 2015173845 A1
US 2015178468 A1
US 2016175054 A1
US 2018000547 A1
WO 2013101753 A1
05 November 2014
15 August 2013
25 June 2015
25 June 2015
23 June 2016
04 January 2018
04 July 2013
EP 3089710 A1
09 November 2016
AU 2014374084 A1
AU 2019275574 A1
CA 2935345 A1
CN 105939692 A
CN 109938800 A
EP 3089710 A1
JP 6552505 B2
JP 2017500964 A
JP 2019155192 A
KR 20160104676 A
US 2015182237 A1
US 2017333051 A1
WO 2015103010 A1
21 July 2016
02 January 2020
09 July 2015
14 September 2016
28 June 2019
09 November 2016
31 July 2019
12 January 2017
19 September 2019
05 September 2016
02 July 2015
23 November 2017
09 July 2015
US 2013144392 A1
06 June 2013
AU 2011293257 A1
AU 2015202865 A1
BR 112013004281 A2
CN 103167847 A
CN 107334565 A
KR 20140022360 A
KR 20190122895 A
RU 2013111967 A
US 2013144392 A1
WO 2012027574 A1
21 March 2013
18 June 2015
26 July 2016
19 June 2013
10 November 2017
24 February 2014
30 October 2019
27 September 2014
06 June 2013
01 March 2012
US 2017360513 A1
21 December 2017
CA 3027964 A1
CN 109310477 A
EP 3471647 A1
US 2017360513 A1
WO 2017218933 A1
21 December 2017
05 February 2019
24 April 2019
21 December 2017
21 December 2017
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
07 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
21 April 2020
Authorized officer:
Maier, Christian
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