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2.6. Failure to reply to the communication from the examining division (Article 94(4) EPC)

According to Art. 94(4) EPC, if the applicant fails to reply in due time to any communication from the examining division, the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn. Art. 94(4) EPC corresponds in essence to Art. 96(3) EPC 1973.