Rule 71 102
Summons to oral proceedings
(1)103 The parties shall be summoned to oral proceedings provided for in Article 116 and their attention shall be drawn to paragraph 2 of this Rule. At least two months' notice of the summons shall be given unless the parties agree to a shorter period.
(2)104 If a party who has been duly summoned to oral proceedings before the European Patent Office does not appear as summoned, the proceedings may continue without him.
102 See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 6/95 (Annex I).
103 Amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 10.06.1988 which entered into force on 01.10.1988 (OJ EPO 1988, 290 ff).
104 See opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 4/92 (Annex I).
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