The International Preliminary Report on Patentability (IPRP) provides information on the chances of gaining a patent. During the PCT International phase, you have to select an International Search Authority (ISA). The ISA will produce a report, which is the Written Opinion of ISA (WO-ISA) based on its research. Hence, this report will let you know the chances of getting a patent.
You can make changes to your application after reviewing the WO-ISA to avoid any challenges with securing the patent grant. After making these changes, you can take an International Preliminary Examination (IPE) to see the impact of your changes (optional). The ISA conducts this examination and produces the international preliminary report on patentability (IPRP). However, if you feel you don’t need to make any changes, then the WO-ISA is converted into the IPRP. Therefore, IPRP is a crucial document in the national phase of PCT as patent offices refer to the information in the report while making decisions.
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