In most cases the request for examination must be filed and the examination fee must be paid before the supplementary European search report is transmitted to the applicant (see point 587
). After transmission of the report, the EPO will invite the applicant to indicate whether he wishes to proceed further with the application (see point 587
). The applicant can waive his right to be asked whether he wishes to proceed further with the application, e.g. by ticking the second check box in Section 12.2 of Form 1200.