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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2016/055223 205944 WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
11 March 2016 16 March 2015
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)).
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)).
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
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No. ____________
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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     B01F 3/08 (2006.01)i; A23L 33/115 (2016.01)i; A23L 33/19 (2016.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A23L; B01F; A61K
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, BIOSIS, FSTA, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
EP 2465359 A1 (NESTEC SA [CH]) 20 June 2012 (2012-06-20)
paragraph [0013] - paragraph [0039]; claims 1-4; figures 2-3; examples 1,2
paragraph [0081] - paragraph [0092]
EP 2638811 A1 (NUTRICIA NV [NL]) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
the whole document
WO 2014143523 A1 (MJN US HOLDINGS LLC [US]) 18 September 2014 (2014-09-18)
paragraph [0015] - paragraph [0017]
paragraph [0051]
paragraph [0088]; claims 1-11; example 3
US 4959350 A (FROKJAER SVEN [DK] ET AL) 25 September 1990 (1990-09-25)
column 11, line 65 - column 12, line 26; example 6
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
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)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
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
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
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


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
EP 2465359 A1
20 June 2012
AU 2011344277 A1
CA 2820689 A1
CL 2013001746 A1
CN 103260438 A
EP 2465359 A1
EP 2651247 A1
RU 2013132429 A
SG 190337 A1
SG 10201509841T A
TW 201230971 A
US 2013251845 A1
WO 2012080205 A1
06 June 2013
21 June 2012
27 December 2013
21 August 2013
20 June 2012
23 October 2013
20 January 2015
31 July 2013
30 December 2015
01 August 2012
26 September 2013
21 June 2012
EP 2638811 A1
18 September 2013
AU 2013231289 A1
CN 104254254 A
EP 2638811 A1
EP 2825063 A1
PH 12014502036 A1
US 2015079265 A1
WO 2013135738 A1
21 August 2014
31 December 2014
18 September 2013
21 January 2015
24 November 2014
19 March 2015
19 September 2013
WO 2014143523 A1
18 September 2014
AU 2014228621 A1
CA 2904268 A1
CN 105188412 A
EP 2983520 A1
PH 12015501853 A1
SG 11201505531Y A
US 2014255539 A1
WO 2014143523 A1
06 August 2015
18 September 2014
23 December 2015
17 February 2016
07 December 2015
28 August 2015
11 September 2014
18 September 2014
US 4959350 A
25 September 1990
AU 590837 B2
AU 7173787 A
CA 1331536 C
DE 3760699 D1
EP 0246747 A1
GR 3000243 T3
IN 164559 B
JP H0617313 B2
JP S6322166 A
US 4959350 A
16 November 1989
22 October 1987
23 August 1994
16 November 1989
25 November 1987
15 March 1991
08 April 1989
09 March 1994
29 January 1988
25 September 1990
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
02 May 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
11 May 2016
Authorized officer:
Munteanu, I
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