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8.5.1.2 Examination proceedings (ex parte)

As no other party is affected, Examining Divisions may adopt a more liberal approach than Opposition Divisions. Therefore, Examining Divisions should consider allowing the presentation of a computer-generated slideshow even if the slides are not communicated in advance of the oral proceedings, provided that:

(a)
the Examining Division feels able to deal with this late-filed material without unduly lengthening the proceedings. The same considerations as for other late-filed facts and evidence apply (see E II, 8.6);
(b)
the room in which oral proceedings are held provides adequate basic facilities (e.g. a screen);  
(c)
the submissions contribute to the resolution of the questions at issue.