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4.6 Amendments/corrections admitted and allowable - second Rule 71(3) communication sent

If the amendments and/or corrections filed within the period under Rule 71(3) are admitted under Rule 137(3) and also comply with the EPC, the Examining Division will send a second communication under Rule 71(3) based thereon.

A second Rule 71(3) communication may also be sent under the waiver procedure if the waiver cannot be consented to by the Examining Division without further amendments or corrections which it can reasonably expect the applicant to accept (see C‑V, 1.1 and 4.11).


Rule 71(6)