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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2019/053452 PE957038WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
06 December 2019 07 December 2018
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.


     A61K 9/00 (2006.01)i; A61K 9/70 (2006.01)i; A61K 47/58 (2017.01)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:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2009196907 A1 (BUNICK FRANK J [US] ET AL) 06 August 2009 (2009-08-06)
paragraphs [0116] - [0129], [0146], [0150], [0161]; claims 1-22; examples 1-4
US 7067116 B1 (BESS WILLIAM S [US] ET AL) 27 June 2006 (2006-06-27)
columns 9-11; examples 1-7; tables 1-7
WO 2013171146 A1 (LOHMANN THERAPIE SYST LTS [DE]) 21 November 2013 (2013-11-21)
cited in the application
claims 1,6,26,28; figure 1; tables 1-2
A. Arya ET AL, "Fast Dissolving Oral Films: An Innovative Drug Delivery System and Dosage Form", 01 January 2010 (2010-01-01), page 576-583,
Retrieved from the Internet:
[retrieved on  2016-07-29]
cited in the application
the whole document
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
US 2009196907 A1
06 August 2009
BR PI0906648 A2
CA 2711932 A1
CN 102014882 A
EP 2244699 A2
US 2009196907 A1
US 2015359739 A1
WO 2009099830 A2
19 November 2019
13 August 2009
13 April 2011
03 November 2010
06 August 2009
17 December 2015
13 August 2009
US 7067116 B1
27 June 2006
AR 029494 A1
AT 324864 T
AU 2972001 A
AU 2001229720 B2
AU 2006201888 A1
BR 0109378 A
CA 2402988 A1
CN 1419441 A
CN 1651092 A
CO 5280057 A1
CR 6740 A
CZ 20023108 A3
DE 60119298 T2
DK 1267829 T3
EP 1267829 A1
EP 1674078 A2
ES 2261455 T3
GT 200100043 A
HU 0300035 A2
IS 6523 A
JP 4145048 B2
JP 2003527410 A
KR 20020084233 A
MX PA02008425 A
NZ 520961 A
PA 8513901 A1
PE 20011135 A1
PL 357135 A1
PT 1267829 E
SK 13432002 A3
SV 2001000345 A
TW I290474 B
US 7067116 B1
US 2006204559 A1
UY 26628 A1
WO 0170194 A1
YU 71502 A
ZA 200206963 B
02 July 2003
15 June 2006
03 October 2001
02 February 2006
25 May 2006
03 June 2003
27 September 2001
21 May 2003
10 August 2005
30 May 2003
14 January 2004
16 April 2003
31 August 2006
11 September 2006
02 January 2003
28 June 2006
16 November 2006
09 April 2002
28 May 2003
23 August 2002
03 September 2008
16 September 2003
04 November 2002
13 December 2002
31 October 2003
24 October 2002
23 November 2001
12 July 2004
31 July 2006
03 June 2003
25 September 2001
01 December 2007
27 June 2006
14 September 2006
29 June 2001
27 September 2001
28 November 2005
21 July 2003
WO 2013171146 A1
21 November 2013
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:
13 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Estañol, Inma
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