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Guidelines for Examination

Further processing 

If the applicant overruns the time limit set under Rule 71(3), he may request further processing under Art. 121 (see E-VII, 2.1). The omitted act in respect of this further processing request is either:

completion of all of the following acts referred to in Rule 71(3) and (4):
payment of the fee for grant and publishing, 
payment of any claims fees due, and 
filing of the translations of the claims; or 
completion of one or more of the following acts: 
filing amendments and/or corrections to the application documents, 
rejecting amendments proposed by the Examining Division in the communication under Rule 71(3), or
requesting a grant to be based on a higher request with respect to the auxiliary request on which the Rule 71(3) communication was based.

Art. 121