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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
2.1
Consultation with other examiners 

The examiner entrusted with the search may consult other examiners for advice on any number of issues, for example:

(i)
online searches in databases with which the examiner is not familiar; 
(ii)
understanding aspects of the claimed invention which may lie outside the area of technical expertise of the examiner concerned; 
(iii)
constructing a search strategy; 
(iv)
interpreting the relevance of a prior-art document for determining the patentability of claimed subject-matter (see B-X, 9.2).