5. In either case, however, an accelerated search is possible only if the application documents on filing are complete enough for the extended search report to be drawn up. That means, in particular, providing the Office at that time with the claims, the description, the translations required and, where applicable, the drawings and a sequence listing conforming to the rules for the standardised representation of nucleotide or amino acid sequences. Prosecution under PACE will not be feasible if use is made of the possibility of referring to an earlier application (see Rule 40(1)(c)
in conjunction with (2) EPC
) or of subsequently filing parts of the description or drawings under Rule 56 EPC
, or if the claims are filed subsequently.