2. In addition, the EPO will also acceler- ate the processing of the opposition if it is informed by the national court or
1 This notice replaces without any changes to the substance the notice from the EPO of 19 May 1998 (OJ EPO 1998, 361).
competent authority of a contracting state that infringement actions are pending.
3.However,theEPOhastorelyon theco-operationofthepartiestothe proceedings,whoareexpectedin particulartomaketheirsubmissions promptlyandinfullandinanycase strictlytoadheretothetimelimitssetby theEPOfo rreplyingtocommunications orcommentingonwrittensubmissions fromtheotherparties.Requeststo extendtimelimitsoverandabovethe normalfour-monthperiodcanonlybe grantedinexceptional,dulysubstan- tiatedcases.
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