Communications are sent, inter alia:
(i)if a party has to be informed of deficiencies, together, where appropriate, with a request to remedy those deficiencies, e.g. in accordance with Rule 55, Rule 58, Rule 59, Rule 62a, Rule 63, Rule 64(1), Rule 71(1), Rule 77(2), Rule 95(2) or Rule 108(2);
(ii)if a party is to be invited to file observations on particular questions or to submit documents, evidence, etc., to clarify the issues involved;
(iii)if, in the opinion of the examining or opposition division, the patent cannot be granted or maintained in the text requested by the applicant or proprietor of the patent, but could possibly be granted or maintained in an amended text of more limited scope;
(iv)if information necessary to the conduct of the proceedings has to be communicated to the parties, e.g. in accordance with Rule 14(2) and Rule 14(3), Rule 35(4) or Rule 142(2) and Rule 142(3);
(v)for preparing oral proceedings, (see E‑III, 5); or
(vi)if a decision is to be based on grounds on which the parties have not yet had an opportunity to comment (see E‑X, 1).