3. Non-attendance at oral proceedings

The absence of parties from oral proceedings is in general governed by R. 115(2) EPC and - for the boards of appeal - by Art. 15(3) RPBA (Art. 11(3) RPBA 2003). Concerning non-attendance at oral proceedings before the examining division, see also the notice from the EPO published in OJ 10/2008, p. 471.

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