4.1.2
Positive statements/suggestions 

Where appropriate, the communication should also contain positive statements on patentability where some of the claims meet the patentability requirements (see B‑XI, 3.2.2). In this phase of the proceedings, the examiner should make such statements in particular where the claims for which a positive conclusion is reached have not yet been commented on.

Concerning making suggestions on how to overcome objections, see B‑XI, 3.8. When suggesting an acceptable form of amendment to the claims, the examining division will also invite the applicant to adapt the description to bring it into line with the amended claims (see F-IV, 4.3).

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