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The European Patent Convention


Rule 115[ 109 ]
Summons to oral proceedings

The parties shall be summoned to oral proceedings under Article 116, drawing their attention 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.
If a party duly summoned to oral proceedings before the European Patent Office does not appear as summoned, the proceedings may continue without that party. 
See decision/opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 6/95, G 4/92 (Annex I).
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 115R. 71