R.115 EPC Summons to oral proceedings

(1)
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.
(2)
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).

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