Bill No. 572 – Amendment No. 11 to Israeli Patent Law Introduced

On March 7, 2011, the Government introduced Bill No. 572 to amend the Israeli patent law to conform to the recent agreement signed between WIPO  and the Israeli Patent Authority. In the Agreement, signed 30 September 2009, WIPO agreed to make the Israeli Patent Office a searching and examining authority for the PCT. The proposed amendment will enable the Israeli Patent Authority to perform searches and issue examination reports (such as ISRs and IPERs).