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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/053584 01P117320PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 September 2017
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.     1A    
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.


     H01L 29/778 (2006.01)i; H01L 29/06 (2006.01)i; H01L 29/45 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: island, sloped-sidewall, cap, Ⅲ-N material, lateral overgrowth


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2012-0074524 A1 (TROY J. BAKER et al.) 29 March 2012 See paragraphs [0020], [0024], [0050]-[0054], [0062], [0076]; claim 1; and figures 4(a)-4(b), 5(a)-5(b).
WO 2017-111852 A1 (INTEL CORPORATION) 29 June 2017 See page 1, lines 12-14; page 5, lines 16-17; page 8, lines 1-2, 12-18; page 10, line 3 - page 15, line 18; claims 8, 13; and figures 3C, 4, 5B 6A-6B.
US 2017-0012130 A1 (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION et al.) 12 January 2017 See paragraphs [0041]-[0044]; and figure 7.
US 2012-0119218 A1 (JIE SU) 17 May 2012 See paragraphs [0091]-[0096]; and figures 8A-8F.
US 2012-0319127 A1 (SRABANTI CHOWDHURY et al.) 20 December 2012 See paragraphs [0048]-[0058]; and figures 2(a)-2(i).
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
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
US 2012-0074524 A1
29 March 2012
JP 2009-501843 A
KR 10-2008-0040709 A
TW 200746301 A
TW I390633 B
US 2007-0015345 A1
US 2012-074524 A1
US 8148244 B2
WO 2007-009035 A2
WO 2007-009035 A3
22 January 2009
08 May 2008
16 December 2007
21 March 2013
18 January 2007
29 March 2012
03 April 2012
18 January 2007
20 September 2007
WO 2017-111852 A1
29 June 2017
US 2017-0012130 A1
12 January 2017
US 2016-190322 A1
US 9466722 B2
30 June 2016
11 October 2016
US 2012-0119218 A1
17 May 2012
US 8709921 B2
29 April 2014
US 2012-0319127 A1
20 December 2012
CN 103608923 A
EP 2721640 A1
JP 2014-520405 A
KR 10-2014-0042871 A
US 2015-0137137 A1
US 8937338 B2
US 9590088 B2
WO 2012-177699 A1
26 February 2014
23 April 2014
21 August 2014
07 April 2014
21 May 2015
20 January 2015
07 March 2017
27 December 2012
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
27 June 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
27 June 2018
Authorized officer:
LEE, Myung Jin
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8474
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