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1. WO2020141331 - IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS


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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/GB2020/050014 P/89382.WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
06 January 2020 04 January 2019
Applicant
SHERKIN TECHNOLOGIES UK LTD
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
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.     7a    
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

     H05K 3/04 (2006.01)i; H05K 1/03 (2006.01)n; H05K 3/46 (2006.01)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):
     H05K
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 2018222877 A1 (DONNELLEY & SONS CO [US]) 06 December 2018 (2018-12-06)
1,2,4,5,7-10,12-15
Y
paragraphs [0058], [0062], [0065] - [0071], [0086], [0100]; figures 1,7,9,13,28
3,6,11,16
(2)
Y
US 4869767 A (ROBINSON RICHARD A [US] ET AL) 26 September 1989 (1989-09-26)
3,6,11,16
column 8, line 56 - column 10, line 28; figures 5,8
(3)
X
US 2017161601 A1 (SEVAUX ALAIN [FR]) 08 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
17-29
paragraphs [0005], [0010], [0020], [0021]; figure 1
(4)
A
US 2008191174 A1 (EHRENSVARD JAKOB [SE] ET AL) 14 August 2008 (2008-08-14)
1-29
paragraphs [0065], [0067]; figures 3,4,5
(5)
A
US 7930822 B2 (DAINIPPON PRINTING CO LTD [JP]) 26 April 2011 (2011-04-26)
1-29
paragraph [0101]
(6)
A
US 6407669 B1 (BROWN KATHERINE A [US] ET AL) 18 June 2002 (2002-06-18)
1-29
figures 1,2
(7)
A
JP 4343297 B2 (LINTEC CORP) 14 October 2009 (2009-10-14)
1-29
paragraph [0027]; figures 1,2
*
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 2018222877 A1
06 December 2018
CN 110741737 A
EP 3636052 A1
US 2020107450 A1
WO 2018222877 A1
31 January 2020
15 April 2020
02 April 2020
06 December 2018
US 4869767 A
26 September 1989
NONE
US 2017161601 A1
08 June 2017
NONE
US 2008191174 A1
14 August 2008
EP 1902493 A1
US 2008191174 A1
WO 2007006633 A1
26 March 2008
14 August 2008
18 January 2007
US 7930822 B2
26 April 2011
CN 1985552 A
EP 1744607 A1
JP 4752307 B2
JP 2006277700 A
TW I351354 B
US 2007214637 A1
WO 2005107347 A1
20 June 2007
17 January 2007
17 August 2011
12 October 2006
01 November 2011
20 September 2007
10 November 2005
US 6407669 B1
18 June 2002
AU 2002230723 A1
CN 1488122 A
EP 1356428 A2
JP 2004519042 A
US 6407669 B1
WO 02063551 A2
19 August 2002
07 April 2004
29 October 2003
24 June 2004
18 June 2002
15 August 2002
JP 4343297 B2
14 October 2009
JP 4343297 B2
JP 2000163551 A
14 October 2009
16 June 2000
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:
30 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
19 May 2020
Authorized officer:
Tomezak, Alexandre
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