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Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (RoP)

Rule 36

Further exchanges of written pleadings

Without prejudice to the powers of the judge-rapporteur pursuant to Rule 101.1, on a reasoned request by a party lodged before the date on which the judge-rapporteur intends to close the written procedure [Rule 35(a)], the judge-rapporteur may allow the exchange of further written pleadings, within a period to be specified. Where the exchange of further written pleadings is allowed, the written procedure shall be deemed closed upon expiry of the specified period.


Status: 15th draft of 31st May 2013