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4.3 The content of the extended European search report (EESR)

The search opinion will invite the applicant to limit the application to claims which have been searched (Rule 62a(2)). Furthermore, if in response to the invitation under Rule 62a(1) the applicant disputes the finding under Rule 43(2) (see B‑VIII, 4.2), but the Search Division is not convinced by the applicant’s argumentation, it will indicate why this is the case in the search opinion, as appropriate.