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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
4.1
At least one communication in examination 

If deficiencies persist in the application even after the applicant has filed his response to the WO-ISA, supplementary international search report or IPER (as required by Rule 161(1)), the Examining Division will issue at least one communication according to Art. 94(3) and Rule 71(1) and (2) in subsequent examination proceedings and will consider the applicant's reply thereto before issuing a decision or a summons to oral proceedings.