Decisions in 2003

All board of appeal decisions released for publication in 2003 are shown in the list below by month.

Available months in 2003

December 2003

T 0801/01 () of 25.11.2003

Online on

30.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23C 3/00

Application no.

95102817.4

Keywords:

Extension of subject-matter - divisional application

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.716K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080101.20031125
T 0574/03 () of 22.12.2003

Online on

30.12.2003

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

22.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B 3/48

Application no.

99933922.9

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.507K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057403.20031222
T 0582/00 () of 3.12.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

3.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 19/00

Application no.

93918853.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.095K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058200.20031203
T 0940/00 () of 4.11.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

4.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H 1/56

Application no.

93102167.9

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments - yes
Novelty and inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.806K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094000.20031104
T 0025/01 (Finasteride/MERCK) of 16.9.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

16.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07J 73/00

Application no.

93203163.6

Keywords:

Main request, first and second auxiliary request: extension of the protection conferred (yes)
Third auxiliary request: Claim 1 - novelty and inventive step (yes); Claim 2 - sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Remittal to the first instance for adapting the description (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.656K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T002501.20030916
T 0142/01 () of 22.9.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

22.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/56

Application no.

93108509.6

Keywords:

Lack of support in description arising out of amendments made in appeal proceedings (yes) (main and first auxiliary request)
Support in description (second auxiliary request) (yes)
Novelty
Inventive step (yes) (second auxiliary request)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.645K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014201.20030922
T 0248/01 (Imidazolones/JANSSEN) of 25.11.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 233/32

Application no.

96909151.1

Keywords:

Amendments (allowable) - no singling out
Novelty, unity (yes) - after amendment
Remittal (yes) - fresh case

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 52.103K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T024801.20031125
T 1148/01 () of 27.11.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

27.11.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B29C 70/48

Application no.

95908288.4

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 37.342K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114801.20031127
T 0112/03 () of 10.12.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 9/28

Application no.

98946411.0

Keywords:

Neuheit - nach Änderung (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (verneint)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.164K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011203.20031210
T 0521/99 (Bleaching composition/UNILEVER) of 28.8.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

28.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/39

Application no.

90202851.3

Keywords:

Main request: allowable amendment (no) - added subject- matter
First auxiliary request: inventive step (yes) - non obvious modification of the prior art.

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.784K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T052199.20030828
T 0986/99 () of 27.11.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

27.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G10K 11/16

Application no.

93114133.7

Keywords:

Unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.898K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098699.20031127
W 0012/01 (Identification of bacteria/KING'S COLLEGE et al) of 29.10.2003

Online on

29.12.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

29.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Lack of unity a posteriori (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.547K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001201.20031029
T 0247/00 () of 28.11.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

28.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/20

Application no.

96926688.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.563K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T024700.20031128
T 0356/00 (Mammary gland FIX intron construct/PPL) of 25.11.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/85

Application no.

89912273.3

Keywords:

Main request - novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 50.373K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035600.20031125
T 0497/00 () of 21.11.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/145

Application no.

93114709.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.257K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049700.20031121
T 0792/01 (Inserted Indicia/PRINCETON) of 9.10.2002

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

9.10.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/262

Application no.

91919562.8

Keywords:

Extension beyond content of application as filed - (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.909K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T079201.20021009
T 1048/01 (Kühlkörper) of 18.12.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

18.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 23/40

Application no.

96934338.3

Keywords:

Klarheit (ja - nach Änderung der Ansprüche)
Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 43.806K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104801.20031218
T 0891/02 (Potato starch/BASF) of 29.10.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

29.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/56

Application no.

92901887.7

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.794K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T089102.20031029
T 0326/03 () of 11.12.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60K 15/03
B06K 15/077

Application no.

98120949.7

Keywords:

Fehlende Begründung

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 15.245K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T032603.20031211
T 0642/03 () of 3.12.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

3.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/28

Application no.

99916421.3

Keywords:

Missing Statement of Grounds

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.296K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T064203.20031203
T 0117/99 () of 18.12.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

18.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 45/06

Application no.

91901880.4

Keywords:

Amended documents prima facie not allowable, refused under Rule 86(3) EPC

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 48.874K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011799.20031218
T 0350/99 (Antistatischer Kunststoffbehälter) of 22.10.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05F 3/00

Application no.

95101884.5

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.857K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035099.20031022
T 0575/99 (Polymer capsule/UNILEVER) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 17/00

Application no.

93911770.1

Keywords:

Main request: inventive step (no) - claimed detergent compositions do not represent a technically meaningful alternative to prior art
Auxiliary request: inventive step (yes) - non obvious alternative prior art

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.065K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057599.20031010
W 0005/02 (RNA or protein production/LARGE SCALE BIOLOGY CORP.) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/12

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Lack of unity (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.670K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000502.20031010
W 0013/03 () of 1.12.2003

Online on

23.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 1/04

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Nichteinheitlichkeit a posteriori (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 71.253K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001303.20031201
T 1117/01 () of 25.11.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03H 7/30

Application no.

98950557.3

Keywords:

Claims - clarity (after amendment - yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.628K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111701.20031125
T 0568/02 () of 30.9.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24B 3/18

Application no.

95930277.9

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.106K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056802.20030930
T 0812/02 (Microanalysis of samples on disc/REMACLE) of 12.9.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

12.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/543

Application no.

98965057.7

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - no
Clarity, support in the description - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.366K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081202.20030912
T 0358/03 () of 27.11.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.11.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A45D 40/12

Application no.

00410100.2

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 30.643K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035803.20031127
T 0449/03 () of 28.11.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

28.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 17/16

Application no.

00830774.6

Keywords:

Basis of decision - opportunity to comment (no)
Substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal to first instance (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.442K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T044903.20031128
T 0551/03 () of 26.11.2003

Online on

22.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.11.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A47F 7/03

Application no.

97810715.9

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)
Remboursement des frais (non)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 34.557K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055103.20031126
D 0002/03 () of 17.12.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

DBA

Decision date

17.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.508K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:D000203.20031217
J 0015/02 () of 24.11.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

24.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 1/00

Application no.

99125770.0

Keywords:

Application of Article 4 of the Decision of the Administration Council of 13 October 1999 as transitional provision with respect to Rule 25(2) EPC

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.845K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J001502.20031124
T 0291/01 (Transmission apparatus/CANON) of 19.11.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/04
H04N 5/76

Application no.

88307370.2

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.915K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029101.20031119
T 0820/01 () of 3.12.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

3.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23P 15/28

Application no.

91910756.5

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.706K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T082001.20031203
T 1003/01 () of 8.12.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B63G 7/06

Application no.

95120055.9

Keywords:

Erklärung des beschwerdeführenden Patentinhabers, daß auf das Patent verzichtet wird und die (schon festgesetzte) mündliche Verhandlung damit entfallen kann - Rücknahme der Beschwerde (ja)

Distribution

B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 18.360K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100301.20031208
T 0397/02 (Endogenous gene expression/APPLIED RESEARCH SYS) of 10.10.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/67

Application no.

91903051.0

Keywords:

Late-filed documents - criteria for admission of some into proceedings
Sufficiency of disclosure - main and first auxiliary requests - no
Added subject-matter - second auxiliary request - yes
Clarity - second auxiliary request - no
Reimbursement of the appeal fee paid by the Intervener - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 54.017K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T039702.20031010
T 0430/02 () of 12.11.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03F 7/027
G03F 7/00
C08F 2/50

Application no.

91119877.8

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - objection no longer applicable to patent as amended
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 53.340K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T043002.20031112
T 0607/03 () of 1.12.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

1.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04C 29/02

Application no.

97107888.6

Keywords:

Basis of the decision - opportunity to comment (no)
Remittal to the first instance

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.425K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060703.20031201
T 0650/03 () of 28.10.2003

Online on

19.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

28.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65F 3/02

Application no.

99203931.3

Keywords:

Interlocutory revision

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 17.900K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065003.20031028
T 0695/00 (Stabilization of marine oils/F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE) of 21.5.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11B 5/00

Application no.

92923333.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes): non obvious modification of a prior art process to obtain products with improved properties

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.766K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069500.20030521
T 0121/01 (Circular line/MAASLAND) of 17.11.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/00

Application no.

92202244.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.799K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012101.20031117
T 0281/01 () of 18.11.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01F 10/08

Application no.

91310132.5

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty and inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.354K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028101.20031118
T 0378/01 (Transparent window antenna/PPG INDUSTRIES) of 7.10.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01Q 1/12

Application no.

93103909.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.216K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T037801.20031007
T 1189/01 () of 18.12.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.12.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F23G 5/44
F23G 7/12
B65G 47/19

Application no.

95440034.7

Keywords:

Usage antérieur (non pris en compte)
Activité inventive (confirmée)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 40.233K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T118901.20031218
T 0586/02 () of 2.12.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47K 5/12

Application no.

93118690.2

Keywords:

Neuheit - bejaht
Erfinderische Tätigkiet - bejaht

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 37.370K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058602.20031202
T 0707/98 () of 22.10.2003

Online on

18.12.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/08

Application no.

91307611.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.831K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070798.20031022
T 0995/00 (Television communication system/COMPLAN NETWORK) of 16.7.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/16

Application no.

90906384.4

Keywords:

Admissibility of appeal (yes)
Extension of protection (yes)
Added subject-matter (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.089K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099500.20030716
T 1092/00 () of 9.1.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.1.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B 13/02

Application no.

93116369.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.060K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109200.20030109
T 0146/01 (Numerical control system/MITSUBISHI) of 25.7.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

25.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 19/418

Application no.

95114264.5

Keywords:

Remittal for further prosection

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.305K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014601.20030725
T 1294/01 () of 10.12.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

10.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H03K 17/96

Application no.

98101517.5

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja - nach Änderung)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja - nach Änderung)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 23.518K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T129401.20031210
T 1204/02 () of 19.11.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02D 9/10

Application no.

96105400.4

Keywords:

Unzutreffende Bezugnahme auf Artikel 102(3) EPÜ im Tenor einer das angefochtene Patent widerrufenden Entscheidung der Einspruchsabteilung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - bejaht
Eine europäische Patentschrift kann nicht als Stand der Technik im Sinne von Artikel 54(3),(4) EPÜ berücksichtigt werden.

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.479K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T120402.20031119
T 1090/03 () of 21.11.2003

Online on

17.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47J 27/16

Application no.

99124762.8

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.346K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109003.20031121
T 0564/00 () of 25.11.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E02D 7/00
E21B 7/124

Application no.

94903730.3

Keywords:

Klarheit der Ansprüche (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.080K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056400.20031125
T 1144/00 () of 13.11.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

13.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23B 41/08

Application no.

93107344.9

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Änderungen - ja
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.261K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114400.20031113
T 0587/01 () of 5.12.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 47/244

Application no.

98810509.4

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 20.107K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058701.20031205
T 0649/01 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01V 5/10

Application no.

95302295.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)
Could-would approach

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.863K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T064901.20031015
T 1100/01 (Truncated transmembrane PACE/GENETICS) of 6.11.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

6.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/57

Application no.

92901535.2

Keywords:

Main request - added subject-matter (no)
Right to be heard (yes)
Procedural violation (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.055K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110001.20031106
T 1103/01 (Ball grid array/STMICROELECTRONICS) of 1.12.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

1.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 23/492

Application no.

94309423.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - after amendment
Claim forming basis for the decision under appeal missing from the examination file (see Reasons, item 2)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.173K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110301.20031201
T 1045/02 () of 13.11.2003

Online on

16.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

13.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08G 1/0968

Application no.

97952699.3

Keywords:

Form der Beschwerde - ausreichende Begründung (verneint)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.928K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104502.20031113
T 0020/00 () of 17.9.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09D 7/02

Application no.

91101390.2

Keywords:

Neuheit (bejaht) - nach Ersatz einer Product-by-process Formulierung in einem Verfahrensanspruch durch reine Verfahrensmerkmale
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (verneint) - Aufgabe und Lösung - naheliegende Lösung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 128.587K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T002000.20030917
T 0120/00 (Mycobacteria/COGENT) of 18.2.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

18.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68

Application no.

90903862.2

Keywords:

Late-filed documents - admissibility (no)
Priority (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.078K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012000.20030218
T 0305/01 () of 8.10.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22B 7/04

Application no.

92905906.1

Keywords:

-

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.133K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030501.20031008
T 0601/01 () of 5.11.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

5.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/44

Application no.

96917452.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.440K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060101.20031105
T 0706/01 () of 5.12.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C21D 11/00

Application no.

97250263.7

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit (ja), Modellgestütztes Verfahren, Metallphysikalisches Prozeßmodell

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.182K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070601.20031205
T 0303/02 () of 19.11.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

19.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 5/00

Application no.

96110142.5

Keywords:

Clarity (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.053K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030302.20031119
T 0453/02 () of 23.9.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B66F 9/065

Application no.

95402069.9

Keywords:

Usage public antérieur
Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (non)
Portée de l'opposition
Etendue de la compétence pour examiner l'opposition

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 61.816K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T045302.20030923
T 0415/03 () of 3.12.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

3.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B07C 3/08

Application no.

92810781.2

Keywords:

Fehlende Beschwerdebegründung

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 15.851K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041503.20031203
T 0557/98 () of 30.10.2003

Online on

15.12.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/00

Application no.

91912004.8

Keywords:

Clarity - after amendment - yes
Novelty - after amendment - in part (see points 4.4, 5.4 and 6.1) - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.269K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055798.20031030
T 0110/00 () of 22.10.2003

Online on

12.12.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

22.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 2/34
H01M 6/50

Application no.

90102273.1

Keywords:

Opponent entitled party - yes
Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary request - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.062K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011000.20031022
T 0514/01 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

12.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B 9/13

Application no.

93105325.0

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Kostenverteilung (zu Lasten des Beschwerdeführers: bestätigt

Distribution

B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 52.118K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051401.20030911
T 1115/01 () of 9.12.2003

Online on

12.12.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C25D 3/58

Application no.

95942089.4

Keywords:

Klarheit - nach Änderung (ja)
Ursprüngliche Offenbarung - nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 20.226K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111501.20031209
T 0295/02 () of 1.12.2003

Online on

12.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

1.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 63/81

Application no.

94105079.1

Keywords:

Claims - clarity - functional features
Novelty (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.289K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029502.20031201
T 0626/03 () of 27.11.2003

Online on

12.12.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

27.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01B 15/00

Application no.

98966209.3

Keywords:

Änderungen (zulässig)
Klarheit (Hauptantrag - nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz zur weiteren Entscheidung nach zügig durchgeführtem Beschwerdeverfahren

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.294K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T062603.20031127
T 0708/00 (Übertragungsrahmen/ALCATEL) of 5.12.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04J 3/16
H04J 3/06
H04L 7/00

Application no.

94401988.4

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Änderungen nach Regel 86 (4) EPÜ (bejaht)
Zulässigkeit der Änderungen nach Regel 46 (1) EPÜ (bejaht)
Verfahrensmangel (bejaht)

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 36.473K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070800.20031205
T 0708/00 (Transmission frame/ALCATEL) of 5.12.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04J 3/16
H04J 3/06
H04L 7/00

Application no.

94401988.4

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments under Rule 86(4) EPC (yes)
Admissibility of amendments under Rule 46(1) EPC (yes)
Procedural violation (yes)

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.967K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070800.20031205
T 0708/00 (Trame de transmission/ALCATEL) of 5.12.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04J 3/16
H04J 3/06
H04L 7/00

Application no.

94401988.4

Keywords:

Recevabilité des modifications au titre de la règle 86(4) CBE (oui)
Recevabilité des modifications au titre de la règle 46(1) CBE (oui)
Vice de procédure (oui)

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 37.829K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070800.20031205
T 0708/00 (Trame de transmission /ALCATEL) of 5.12.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

5.12.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04J 3/16
H04J 3/06
H04L 7/00

Application no.

94401988.4

Keywords:

Recevabilité des modifications au titre de la règle 86(4) CBE (oui)
Recevabilité des modifications au titre de la règle 46(1) CBE (oui)
Vice de procédure (oui)

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 52.402K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070800.20031205
T 0835/01 () of 1.12.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B28B 11/04

Application no.

94830493.6

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds
Reimbursement of appeal fee (rejected)
Late filed evidence (not admitted)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.032K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T083501.20031201
T 0555/02 () of 12.11.2003

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/00

Application no.

94201454.9

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - main request (yes) - first auxiliary request (no)
Novelty - first auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request (yes)
Remittal (no)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.812K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055502.20031112
T 0987/02 () of 13.11.2002

Online on

11.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

13.11.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F27D 1/12
F27D 9/00

Application no.

95909579.5

Keywords:

Novelty - main request - no
Novelty and inventive step: claim 1 of auxiliary request - yes
Remittal to the first instance for further prosecution
Reimbursement of appeal fee - no (no substantial procedural violation)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.283K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T098702.20021113
T 1121/02 (Electric Fencing Element) of 24.11.2003

Online on

10.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

24.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K 3/00

Application no.

97901287.9

Keywords:

Inventive step - (no)
Features making no contribution to technical character cannot support the presence of an inventive step

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.490K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112102.20031124
T 0144/01 () of 18.11.2003

Online on

09.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

18.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 1/00

Application no.

93922298.0

Keywords:

Clarity and adequate support (yes, after amendments)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 23.766K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014401.20031118
T 0007/01 () of 16.10.2003

Online on

08.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/00

Application no.

92870154.9

Keywords:

Novelty (main request - no; auxiliary request - yes)
Inventive step (auxiliary request: problem and solution - no)
Claims - clarity (no)
Claims - scope of protection
Claims - support by description

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 56.995K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000701.20031016
T 0360/01 () of 21.10.2003

Online on

08.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

21.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 220/04

Application no.

93301665.1

Keywords:

Main request - novelty (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 55.739K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T036001.20031021
T 0693/01 () of 16.10.2003

Online on

08.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B 1/26

Application no.

94102797.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (main request) no
Late-filed claims (first auxiliary request) not admitted
Decision re appeals - exercise of discretion (second auxiliary request) - remittal (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.794K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069301.20031016
T 0104/01 () of 16.9.2003

Online on

05.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

16.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H 1/54

Application no.

93113033.0

Keywords:

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no) main request and auxiliary requests 1, 2A and 3A
Admissibility of auxiliary requests 2 and 3 - (no)
Inventive step - (yes) fourth auxiliary request

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.688K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010401.20030916
T 0270/01 () of 16.10.2003

Online on

05.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

16.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 14/14

Application no.

95944461.3

Keywords:

Klarheit (ja)
Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.827K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T027001.20031016
T 0545/01 () of 16.9.2003

Online on

05.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 11/00
B66B 11/08
B66B 11/04

Application no.

94109887.3

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes - main request; no - auxiliary request)
Disclosure - sufficiency (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 50.873K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054501.20030916
T 0940/01 () of 4.11.2003

Online on

05.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

4.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16G 5/16

Application no.

99202470.3

Keywords:

Inventive Step (yes, after amendment)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.452K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094001.20031104
T 1168/01 () of 9.10.2003

Online on

05.12.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 14/02

Application no.

93906594.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 35.652K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T116801.20031009
T 1020/00 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

04.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 63/08

Application no.

95908521.8

Keywords:

Late filed requests (not admitted)
Inventive step (second and third auxiliary request) - no
Inventive step (fifth auxiliary request) - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 98.567K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102000.20030918
T 0194/01 () of 5.11.2003

Online on

04.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F23N 5/10

Application no.

96103931.0

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.204K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019401.20031105
T 0419/02 () of 17.9.2003

Online on

04.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/18

Application no.

95907451.9

Keywords:

Amendments - extension of scope of protection (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 134.907K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041902.20030917
T 0988/02 () of 30.10.2003

Online on

04.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K 5/092

Application no.

98936532.5

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Clarity (no)
Conciseness (no)
Oral proceedings in appellant's absence

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.580K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098802.20031030
T 0423/03 () of 10.10.2003

Online on

04.12.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 64/20

Application no.

96200706.8

Keywords:

Divisional application extended beyond parent application (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.911K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T042303.20031010
T 0134/00 (Additives and fuel compositions/EXXON) of 5.9.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L 1/14

Application no.

93902205.9

Keywords:

Novelty (main request) - no
Novelty (first auxiliary request) - yes
Reformulation of the technical problem - necessary: available experimental evidence not making credible the presence of an unexpected improvement for all the possible combinations of components encompassed by claim 1
Inventive step (first auxiliary request) - no: provision of an alternative: obvious to try
Admissibility of an amendment (second auxiliary request) - no: superflous amendment which does not arise from any of the grounds for opposition

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.241K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T013400.20030905
T 1106/00 () of 25.9.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 5/44

Application no.

93117507.9

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive Step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.076K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110600.20030925
T 0182/01 () of 23.9.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23C 5/20

Application no.

94905902.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - after amendment

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.566K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018201.20030923
T 0209/01 () of 14.10.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D03C 7/08

Application no.

95101459.6

Keywords:

Unzulässige Erweiterung (geänderter Anspruch) - nein
Ausführbarkeit - ja
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 39.001K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T020901.20031014
T 0303/01 () of 23.10.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23D 19/06

Application no.

93907745.9

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.222K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030301.20031023
T 0481/01 () of 25.8.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05B 47/00

Application no.

95103123.6

Keywords:

Neuheit (nein - Hauptantrag)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein - Hilfsantrag I)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.523K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048101.20030825
T 0573/01 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41F 21/10

Application no.

95112720.8

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 22.146K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057301.20030717
T 0928/01 (Filtering device/PANNEVIS) of 19.9.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 33/04

Application no.

93203298.0

Keywords:

Inventive step; main request - no, obvious solution of the problem; 7th auxiliary request - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.248K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T092801.20030919
T 0077/02 () of 24.7.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 49/24

Application no.

92919702.8

Keywords:

Clarity, main request, first and fourth auxiliary requests (no)
Inventive Step, fifth auxiliary request (no)
Late filed second and third auxiliary requests (not admitted)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.910K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007702.20030724
T 0220/02 () of 27.10.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F02M 37/08

Application no.

94402379.5

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)
Dispositif de la décision attaquée (erroné)

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 44.253K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T022002.20031027
T 0917/03 () of 26.11.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

26.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 7/04

Application no.

95929786.2

Keywords:

Clarity (yes), procedural violation (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 18.571K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091703.20031126
T 0702/99 (Cosmetic/SHISEIDO COMPANY LIMITED) of 3.12.2003

Online on

03.12.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

3.12.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 7/48

Application no.

90310080.8

Keywords:

Evidence of tests - manner of presentation - sufficient objectivity - admissible -no
Feasability - yes - sufficient disclosure
Novelty - yes: prior art embodiment outside the scope of the claim
Inventive step - yes: technical effect not derivable from the prior art

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.401K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070299.20031203
T 1048/00 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

02.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 17/32
B22D 17/30

Application no.

94914187.3

Keywords:

Notice of opposition considered to be filed (yes)
Opposition admissible (yes)
Substantial procedure violation (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.671K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104800.20030618
T 0006/01 (Faktor VIII/OCTAPHARMA AG) of 2.12.2003

Online on

02.12.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.12.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 35/16

Application no.

91901746.7

Keywords:

Hauptantrag - Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag - Klarheit (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.353K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000601.20031202
T 0978/01 () of 9.10.2003

Online on

02.12.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B67D 5/04
B67D 5/08

Application no.

96300330.6

Keywords:

Inventive step - no
Inventive step - indicia
Basis of decisions - right to be heard (yes)
Request for reimbursement of the appeal fee for reasons of a substantial procedural violation (refused)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.959K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097801.20031009
T 0568/99 () of 2.7.2003

Online on

02.12.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25B 39/04
F28F 1/02

Application no.

86307161.9

Keywords:

Range not disclosed originally

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 48.358K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056899.20030702
T 0620/99 (Homologous recombination/CELL GENESIS INC.) of 8.5.2003

Online on

02.12.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 21/06

Application no.

91900640.3

Keywords:

Main request, inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request 1, novelty, inventive step, sufficiency (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 59.142K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T062099.20030508
J 0010/03 (Re-establishment/MARRILL) of 7.11.2003

Online on

01.12.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

7.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 67/00

Application no.

97943999.9

Keywords:

Article 122(2) EPC requirements (no)
Receipt of later renewal fees equals deemed payment in time of earlier renewal fee actually paid late (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.105K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J001003.20031107
T 0489/01 () of 24.10.2003

Online on

01.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 33/02

Application no.

92919641.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.028K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048901.20031024
T 0979/01 () of 13.11.2003

Online on

01.12.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

13.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01B 7/34

Application no.

95307545.4

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject matter (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive Step - yes

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.892K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097901.20031113
T 0648/02 () of 17.11.2003

Online on

01.12.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 17/00

Application no.

95943204.8

Keywords:

-

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.973K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T064802.20031117
T 0944/02 (Betaine/COLGATE-PALMOLIVE) of 23.9.2003

Online on

01.12.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 17/00

Application no.

95942584.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (main and auxiliary request: no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.124K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094402.20030923

November 2003

T 1005/00 () of 4.9.2003

Online on

28.11.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

4.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H 18/00

Application no.

94920529.8

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments - yes
Inventive step (main request and auxiliary request) - no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.904K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100500.20030904
T 1023/00 (Stable plasma/JOUANNEAU) of 17.9.2003

Online on

28.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J 37/00

Application no.

96925244.4

Keywords:

Clarity (no) - functional feature directed to the creation of a state of matter whose very existence is in doubt and for which there is no established technique of detection
Sufficiency of disclosure (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.526K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102300.20030917
T 1030/01 () of 10.7.2003

Online on

28.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 39/24

Application no.

95105193.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)
Late filed documents

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.800K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T103001.20030710
T 1049/01 (Infrared lamp/Texas Instruments) of 30.9.2003

Online on

28.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/56

Application no.

96105280.0

Keywords:

Inventive Step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.751K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104901.20030930
T 0407/02 (Abschirmprofil/EMI-TECH) of 12.11.2003

Online on

28.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05K 9/00

Application no.

94250144.6

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - ja - Erklärung des Patentinhabers nach Widerruf des Patents, Beschwerde einzulegen - ohne Antrag zur Fassung des Patents in Beschwerdeschrift - genügend für Regel 64 b) EPÜ
Neuheit (nein)

Distribution

B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 54.834K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T040702.20031112
T 0012/02 () of 14.10.2003

Online on

27.11.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66D 1/74

Application no.

96107172.7

Keywords:

Added subject-matter (no)
Late submitted documents (not admitted)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.808K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001202.20031014
T 0552/02 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

27.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A42B 3/10

Application no.

95450006.2

Keywords:

Exposé suffisant de l'invention (oui)
Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)
Recevabilité - restitutio in integrum (oui)
Pièces exclues de l'inspection publique (oui)
Identité de l'opposante - transmission universelle (oui)
Participation de la partie adverse à la procédure concernant une restitutio in integrum (oui)
Chambre de recours liée par les Directives à l'examen (non)

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 49.639K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055202.20031015
W 0010/03 (Pyrimidine/BOEHRINGER) of 23.10.2003

Online on

27.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 31/505

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Einheitlichkeit a posteriori - nein

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 77.094K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001003.20031023
T 0502/00 (Bestimmung eines Analyten/DADE) of 24.9.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

24.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 33/546

Application no.

91121935.0

Keywords:

Befugnis der Kammer zu prüfen (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 38.702K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050200.20030924
T 1070/00 (Antibiotic clustered genes/DSM) of 23.10.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/52

Application no.

89202060.3

Keywords:

Main request and auxiliary request - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.072K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107000.20031023
T 0071/01 (Heuwerbungsmaschine/PÖTTINGER) of 10.10.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01D 78/10

Application no.

90123923.6

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 41.379K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007101.20031010
T 0234/01 () of 21.10.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 39/28

Application no.

96200504.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.273K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T023401.20031021
T 1059/01 (Human DNase/Genentech) of 26.11.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

26.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 9/16

Application no.

90901443.3

Keywords:

All requests - inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.318K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105901.20031126
T 0355/03 (Piperazine/MERCK) of 30.10.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D 209/08

Application no.

00949288.5

Keywords:

Änderungsantrag (unberücksichtigt) - Eingang nach Abgabe des Erteilungsbeschlusses an Poststelle
Einverständnis zur erteilten Fassung (nein) - widersprüchliche Verfahrenserklärungen - Aufklärungspflicht
Rückzahlung Beschwerdegebühr (ja) - Aufklärung unterblieben - wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.605K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035503.20031030
T 0628/99 (Seasoning sauce from bread/BESTFOODS) of 28.10.2003

Online on

26.11.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

28.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/238

Application no.

93117042.7

Keywords:

Main request: novelty (no): The process of claim 1 does not confer novelty on the products obtained
Auxiliary request: novelty (yes): The use of bread was not disclosed together with the process features of claim 1
Inventive step (no): The process results from an obvious combination of the prior art knowledge

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.080K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T062899.20031028
T 0101/01 () of 30.9.2003

Online on

25.11.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C 65/16

Application no.

95913046.9

Keywords:

Ausreichende Offenbarung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 39.629K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010101.20030930
T 0653/01 () of 31.7.2003

Online on

25.11.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

31.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29B 17/02

Application no.

94304925.4

Keywords:

Patentable subject-matter in view of Article 52(2)(c) EPC, yes
Sufficiency of disclosure, yes
Novelty, yes
Inventive step, no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.326K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065301.20030731
T 0548/99 () of 25.11.2003

Online on

25.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F 1/58

Application no.

91310158.0

Keywords:

Inventive step - main request (no)
Auxiliary request too late - not admitted

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.786K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054899.20031125
T 0214/00 () of 7.10.2003

Online on

24.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

7.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/48

Application no.

87905954.1

Keywords:

Amended independent claims admissible - Article 123(2)(3) (yes)
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.139K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021400.20031007
T 0671/00 (Regelwendel - Vacuumschmelze GmbH) of 30.10.2003

Online on

24.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01C 7/02

Application no.

96105656.1

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.166K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067100.20031030
T 0552/00 (3D-MPL/SMITHKLINE) of 30.10.2003

Online on

21.11.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/39

Application no.

94911894.7

Keywords:

Late submission - admitted
Added subject-matter - main request - (no)
Extension of protection - main request - (no)
Priority right - main request - (yes)
Novelty - main request - (yes)
Inventive step - main request - (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 55.037K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055200.20031030
T 1272/01 () of 23.9.2003

Online on

21.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 23/049

Application no.

96945714.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)
Aufgabe - Lösung Ansatz

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.644K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T127201.20030923
T 0351/99 () of 4.11.2003

Online on

21.11.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

4.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/362

Application no.

92100427.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (no) - after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.383K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035199.20031104
T 1051/00 (Verbesserung von Betriebsparametern/SIEMENS) of 26.2.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

26.2.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B 13/04
G05B 13/02
B21B 37/00
G06F 15/18

Application no.

92115288.0

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nein

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 37.243K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105100.20030226
T 0191/01 (Widescreen/SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA) of 26.6.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/44

Application no.

93116110.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.399K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019101.20030626
T 0289/01 (Image transmitting apparatus/CANON) of 7.5.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 1/417
H04N 1/32

Application no.

95304293.4

Keywords:

Novelty (main request - no)
Inventive step (auxiliary request 1 to 5 - no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.590K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028901.20030507
T 0315/01 (Détermination de position/TECHNOMED) of 14.5.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G01S 5/16
A61B 6/12
A61B 17/22

Application no.

92918975.1

Keywords:

Activité inventive (non)

Distribution

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 29.616K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031501.20030514
T 0411/01 () of 9.10.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E03D 11/10

Application no.

95912100.5

Keywords:

Representation (no)
Specifying a period for appointment of a new respresentative (no)
Added subject-matter (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.292K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041101.20031009
T 0450/01 (Digital image recording/PHASE ONE) of 23.10.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/235

Application no.

96921906.2

Keywords:

Novelty (after amendment - yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.331K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T045001.20031023
T 0846/01 (Digital broadcast system/FRANCE TELECOM) of 17.9.2002

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

17.9.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 27/02
H04L 5/02
H04L 27/28
H04B 7/005

Application no.

87904043.4

Keywords:

Admissiblity of appeal (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.000K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T084601.20020917
T 0186/03 () of 17.11.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

17.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 7/00

Application no.

00300375.3

Keywords:

Missing statement of Grounds
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 17.081K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018603.20031117
T 0527/03 (Treatment for asthma/BIOGEN) of 23.10.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395

Application no.

93902914.6

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 16.010K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T052703.20031023
T 0078/96 (PCR/Hoffmann-La Roche) of 30.10.2003

Online on

20.11.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 19/34

Application no.

86302299.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 60.800K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007896.20031030
D 0001/03 () of 5.11.2003

Online on

19.11.2003

Board

DBA

Decision date

5.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.768K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:D000103.20031105
T 0053/03 (Revocation at request of patent proprieter) of 10.11.2003

Online on

19.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

10.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03G 15/00

Application no.

89304909.8

Keywords:

-

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 17.542K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T005303.20031110
T 0113/99 (Urea production/UREA CASALE) of 22.10.2003

Online on

19.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

22.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 273/04

Application no.

93117226.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - non-obvious solution of the technical problem underlying the patent in suit

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.403K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011399.20031022
T 0796/99 () of 21.8.2003

Online on

19.11.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

21.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07D 13/00

Application no.

94917780.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Added subject matter (yes) - second auxiliary request
Inventive step (no) - main request and first auxiliary request
Inventive step (yes) - third auxiliary request

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 53.193K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079699.20030821
J 0024/01 () of 30.10.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B 36/00

Application no.

94932140.0

Keywords:

Restitutio in integrum
Request for a second decision - nullity of the second decision
- Imadmissibility of the appeal against this decision
Reimbursement of fee

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.177K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J002401.20031030
J 0008/02 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 13/06

Application no.

96115710.4

Keywords:

Request for further processing unnecessary but granted anyway
Reimbursement of the fee for further processing (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.519K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000802.20031015
J 0005/03 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B60G 3/10

Application no.

99958325.5

Keywords:

Mémoire de recours non déposé dans le délai - appel irrecevable

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 20.336K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000503.20031015
T 1064/00 () of 10.11.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

10.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F 9/06

Application no.

92810953.7

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.880K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T106400.20031110
T 0875/01 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E02D 3/12

Application no.

97104622.2

Keywords:

Inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.711K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087501.20030918
T 0181/02 () of 13.10.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

13.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01M 9/12

Application no.

96935178.2

Keywords:

Admissibility of claims - no
Adaptation of the description to the claims

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.113K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018102.20031013
T 1151/02 () of 4.11.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

4.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 29/08

Application no.

97933943.9

Keywords:

Clarity (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.459K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115102.20031104
T 0284/03 () of 13.11.2003

Online on

18.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

13.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63B 9/00

Application no.

95305212.3

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.555K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028403.20031113
T 0506/01 () of 12.11.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01H 1/38

Application no.

94401989.2

Keywords:

Recevabilité du recours (oui)
Admissibilité de la description modifiée (oui)
Remboursement de la taxe de recours (non)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 24.915K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050601.20031112
T 0550/01 () of 9.10.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01R 13/52

Application no.

92830133.2

Keywords:

Clarity - (yes, on amendment)
Novelty - (yes, on amendment)
Inventive step - (yes, on amendment)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.984K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055001.20031009
T 1150/01 (Base for film coating pharmaceuticals/SHIN-ETSU) of 9.10.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 47/38

Application no.

91914668.8

Keywords:

Main request: novelty of product-by-process claim (no): the claim encompasses known products
First auxiliary request: admissibility (no): too late filed
Second auxiliary request: novelty (yes): none of the cited documents discloses all the process features of the method claim
Inventive step (no): there is no evidence of an improvement achieved by the process features

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 50.225K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115001.20031009
T 0688/03 () of 3.11.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

3.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 19/00

Application no.

95908158.9

Keywords:

Missing Statements of Grounds

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.472K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068803.20031103
T 0689/03 () of 3.11.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

3.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 19/00

Application no.

94922039.6

Keywords:

Missing Statements of Grounds

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.426K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068903.20031103
W 0016/02 (Schadinsekten/BAYER) of 17.11.2003

Online on

17.11.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.11.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01N 43/42

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Mangelnde Einheitlichkeit "apriori und "a posterior" - verneint

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.183K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001602.20031117
T 1000/00 (Test device/ROCHE) of 10.9.2003

Online on

14.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

10.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/52

Application no.

95101097.4

Keywords:

Main and auxiliary requests: added matter not contained in the earlier application as filed (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.932K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100000.20030910
T 0274/01 () of 22.9.2003

Online on

14.11.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

22.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41J 2/175

Application no.

92307270.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)
Withdrawal of previous requests after the Board announced its opinion that these requests were not allowable - allowed

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.022K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T027401.20030922
T 0701/01 (Adsorption/AIR PRODUCTS) of 29.10.2003

Online on

13.11.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

29.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01B 13/02

Application no.

93118220.8

Keywords:

Substantial procedural violation, decision not based on the valid claims on file

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.580K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070101.20031029
T 0324/02 () of 10.10.2003

Online on

13.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02F 3/26

Application no.

97117973.4

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.057K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T032402.20031010
T 0606/02 () of 26.9.2003

Online on

13.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02D 41/36

Application no.

96117576.7

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.919K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060602.20030926
T 0674/98 (Valve/BTG) of 29.10.2003

Online on

13.11.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

29.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01F 3/04

Application no.

93919755.4

Keywords:

Inventive step: no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.525K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067498.20031029
T 0472/99 (Aerosol/GLAXO) of 2.10.2003

Online on

13.11.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

2.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/00

Application no.

92924669.2

Keywords:

Main, first and second auxiliary requests - inventive step - no: obvious to try

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.431K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T047299.20031002
T 0465/00 () of 21.10.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41H 1/02

Application no.

95922494.0

Keywords:

Neuheit - (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.583K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T046500.20031021
T 0512/00 () of 24.9.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

24.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F04B 37/14

Application no.

93117764.6

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 45.269K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051200.20030924
T 0608/00 (Transgenic bovine/PHARMING) of 12.11.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/00

Application no.

91901026.4

Keywords:

Main and auxiliary requests: allowability of amendments (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.871K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060800.20031112
T 0061/01 () of 10.9.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J 37/28

Application no.

92307054.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (denied)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.764K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006101.20030910
T 1056/01 () of 4.6.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61J 9/04

Application no.

93909037.9

Keywords:

Priority requirements - burden of proof - standard of proof

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 147.210K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105601.20030604
T 0013/02 () of 7.10.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

7.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 11/08

Application no.

96109413.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.536K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001302.20031007
T 0599/02 () of 28.4.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

28.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C 25/02

Application no.

92310515.9

Keywords:

Insufficiency of disclosure - not proven
Remittal to department of first instance for further prosecution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.325K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059902.20030428
T 0312/99 (High purity olefins/EXXON) of 12.11.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

12.11.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 11/02

Application no.

93914205.5

Keywords:

Novelty (main and auxiliary request) - no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.441K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031299.20031112
T 1091/99 (NOx reduction/CLEAN DIESEL) of 1.10.2003

Online on

12.11.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

1.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B 75/12

Application no.

94927236.3

Keywords:

Inventive step - no; obvious combination of three different prior art processes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.595K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109199.20031001
T 0127/02 (Herpesvirus mutants stromal keratitis/HARVARD) of 16.9.2003

Online on

11.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

16.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 7/04

Application no.

95907356.0

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - no
Clarity - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.641K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012702.20030916
T 0483/03 () of 30.10.2003

Online on

11.11.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

30.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60K 15/03

Application no.

98115000.6

Keywords:

Ursprünglich offenbarter Gegenstand der Anmeldung (ja)
Klarheit (ja, nach Änderung)
Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja, nach Änderung)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.918K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048303.20031030
T 0619/00 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

10.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 2/16

Application no.

92914965.6

Keywords:

Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
First auxiliary request - admissibility of new dependent claims (no)
Second auxiliary request - added subject-matter (no) - sufficiency of disclosure (yes) - novelty and inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 78.612K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T061900.20030911
T 0982/00 () of 3.9.2003

Online on

10.11.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 18/08

Application no.

90309949.7

Keywords:

Maintenance - in amended form
Amendments - broadening of claims (no)
Basis of Decision -. opportunity to comment (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step - problem and solution (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 57.972K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098200.20030903
T 1062/01 () of 21.5.2003

Online on

10.11.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41F 31/02

Application no.

93120184.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (main request and first, third and fourth auxiliary requests, no)
Addition of subject-matter (second auxiliary request, yes)
Different apportionment of costs (no)
Oral proceedings in the absence of the appellant

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.788K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T106201.20030521
T 0979/02 () of 8.10.2003

Online on

10.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 21/35
A61B 5/00

Application no.

95910197.3

Keywords:

Single request filed by the applicant shortly before the oral proceedings, which it did not attend
Evident deficiencies of the application documents
Request not admitted in the proceedings

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.014K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097902.20031008
T 1119/02 () of 1.10.2003

Online on

10.11.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

1.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08F 10/02

Application no.

98202762.5

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 42.743K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111902.20031001
J 0021/03 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

-

Application no.

02290395.9

Keywords:

Requête en restitutio in integrum - paiement de la taxe de dépôt et de recherche dans le délai - rejet

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 16.895K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J002103.20031015
T 0713/01 () of 7.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

7.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 36/04

Application no.

96112946.7

Keywords:

Novelty (no) -"product-by-process"
feature not distinguishing

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 56.330K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T071301.20031007
T 0991/01 () of 14.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

14.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/42
H01S 3/025

Application no.

97107800.1

Keywords:

Late argument based on a translation of a JP patent application forming the closest prior art; translation forwarded by the examining division to the applicant after the oral proceedings at which it had announced its decision to refuse the patent application; translation admitted into the proceedings: remittal to the first instance

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B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.476K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099101.20031014
T 0177/02 () of 8.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A47J 27/21

Application no.

94420214.2

Keywords:

Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 48.145K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017702.20031008
T 1214/02 () of 29.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

29.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 47/06

Application no.

99964622.7

Keywords:

Claims substantially amended on appeal - remittal to first instance

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.534K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T121402.20031029
T 0517/99 () of 8.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09J 5/00

Application no.

96919795.3

Keywords:

Klarheit von funktionellen Merkmalen - nach Änderung - bejaht
Neuheit - nach Änderung - bejaht
Ausführbarkeit im beanspruchten Umfang - nach Änderung - bejaht

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 38.869K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051799.20031008
T 0859/99 () of 1.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23F 11/18

Application no.

94922862.1

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.284K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T085999.20031001
W 0002/03 (Metallocene compounds/BASELL) of 8.10.2003

Online on

07.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Insufficient reasoning of the invitation to pay an additional search fee - failure to determine the technical problem and its solution - disregard of a decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal - reimbursement of the additional search fee and the protest fee

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 78.014K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000203.20031008
J 0007/03 () of 23.10.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C 8/00

Application no.

99120744.0

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde (nein)
Anforderungen an den Inhalt einer Beschwerdebegründung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.646K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000703.20031023
T 0036/00 (Proteinase deficient fungi/GENENCOR) of 2.10.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

2.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 1/15

Application no.

89908939.5

Keywords:

Main request - broadening of claims (no)
Novelty and inventive step (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 56.219K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T003600.20031002
T 0401/00 () of 10.9.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F 67/08

Application no.

93870095.2

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Clarity (yes)
Admissible amendment (auxiliary request 2) (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (main and auxiliary requests 1 and 3) (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 61.801K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T040100.20030910
T 1186/00 () of 16.10.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

16.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 9/04

Application no.

93906646.0

Keywords:

Amendments - allowability (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.608K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T118600.20031016
T 0732/02 () of 23.10.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60C 23/04

Application no.

96902815.8

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.231K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T073202.20031023
T 0273/03 () of 20.10.2003

Online on

06.11.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60Q 7/00

Application no.

98660022.9

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.217K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T027303.20031020
T 0149/02 () of 25.7.2003

Online on

05.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 33/00

Application no.

93118670.4

Keywords:

Reformatio in peius
Clarity - (yes)

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 55.196K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014902.20030725
T 0752/03 () of 31.10.2003

Online on

05.11.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

31.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D 167/04

Application no.

95922002.1

Keywords:

Missing statement setting out the grounds of appeal

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.538K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075203.20031031
T 0145/00 (Filter/SGTE) of 2.9.2003

Online on

04.11.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 46/00

Application no.

94200092.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (confirmed)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.207K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014500.20030902
T 0212/01 () of 9.9.2003

Online on

04.11.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

9.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21F 1/00

Application no.

90907246.4

Keywords:

Novelty (no)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.232K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021201.20030909
T 0336/01 () of 30.9.2003

Online on

04.11.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H03J 7/28

Application no.

89120170.9

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.585K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T033601.20030930
T 1243/01 () of 17.9.2003

Online on

04.11.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 4/646

Application no.

91906066.5

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 59.774K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T124301.20030917
W 0019/03 (WIDERSPRUCH) of 10.10.2003

Online on

04.11.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 41/09

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Einheitlichkeit - nein (Merkmale der beiden Erfindungen weder als gleich noch als entsprechende anzusehen)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 60.061K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001903.20031010
T 0097/00 (Catalyst activation/SHELL) of 25.9.2003

Online on

03.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 1/04

Application no.

92202517.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no) - obvious solution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.609K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T009700.20030925
T 0718/00 (Übergangsmetallkomplexe/CROMPTON) of 9.10.2003

Online on

03.11.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

9.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07F 17/00

Application no.

94120380.4

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - nicht naheliegende Lösung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.600K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T071800.20031009
T 0874/00 () of 25.9.2003

Online on

03.11.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

25.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/12

Application no.

95909131.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (no) - obvious combination

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.374K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087400.20030925
T 1204/97 (Air filter/DONALDSON) of 11.4.2003

Online on

03.11.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

11.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 46/24

Application no.

87906256.0

Keywords:

Admissibility of the transfer of an appeal to a party having withdrawn its own opposition earlier in the proceedings and being the legal successor of the appellant: yes, legitimate interest in continuing the appeal proceedings not necessary
Proper construction of claim
Inventive step, no - obvious way of reducing to practice prior art teaching

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 55.569K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T120497.20030411

October 2003

T 0195/01 () of 30.9.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H03H 9/145

Application no.

94909149.0

Keywords:

Pouvoir discrétionnaire de la division d'opposition exercé correctement (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 32.988K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019501.20030930
T 0518/01 () of 20.8.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

20.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21C 7/10

Application no.

95307276.6

Keywords:

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.921K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051801.20030820
T 0567/01 () of 26.8.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

26.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22C 38/08

Application no.

94106539.3

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) nach Änderung

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.150K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056701.20030826
T 0998/99 (Hautäquivalent/L'OREAL) of 15.9.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61L 27/00

Application no.

88400502.6

Keywords:

Wirksamkeit des Prioritätsanspruchs - verneint: Artikel 87 (1) EPÜ erlaubt innerhalb der Prioritätsfrist keine Inanspruchnahme derselben Priorität für die Einreichung mehrerer Anmeldungen, die dieselbe Erfindung betreffen, in ein und demselben Land
Berichtigung von Mängeln - verneint: der Anmeldetag einer Teilanmeldung kann nicht nach Regel 88 EPÜ durch den Anmeldetag der Stammanmeldung ersetzt werden
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer - verneint: fehlende Rechtsprechung an sich ist kein Grund

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 97.768K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099899.20030915
T 0998/99 (Skin equivalent/L'OREAL) of 15.9.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61L 27/00

Application no.

88400502.6

Keywords:

Validity of priority - no: Article 87(1) does not permit the same priority to be claimedover the priority period in respect of the filing in one and the same country of several applications concerning the same invention
Correction of error - no: the filing date of a divisional application cannot be replaced by that of the original application under Rule 88 EPC
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - no: the non-existence of case law is not a reason in itself

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 86.807K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099899.20030915
T 0998/99 (Equivalent de peau/L'OREAL) of 15.9.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61L 27/00

Application no.

88400502.6

Keywords:

Validité de la priorité - non : l'article 87(1) ne permet pas de revendiquer dans le délai de priorité la même priorité pour le dépôt dans un même pays de plusieurs demandes concernant la même invention
Correction d'erreur - non : la date de dépôt d'une demande divisionnaire ne peut être remplacée par celle de la demande initiale au titre de la règle 88 de la CBE
Saisine de la Grande Chambre - non : l'absence de jurisprudence ne constitue pas une raison en soi

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 88.438K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099899.20030915
T 0998/99 (Equivalent de peau/L'OREAL) of 15.9.2003

Online on

31.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61L 27/00

Application no.

88400502.6

Keywords:

Validité de la priorité - non : l'article 87(1) ne permet pas de revendiquer la même priorité pour le dépôt dans un même pays de plusieurs demandes concernant la même invention
Correction d'erreur - non : la date de dépôt d'une demande divisionnaire ne peut être remplacée par celle de la demande initiale au titre de la règle 88 de la CBE
Saisine de la Grande Chambre - non : l'absence de jurisprudence ne constitue pas une raison en soi

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 52.603K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099899.20030915
T 0042/00 (Hydrocracking and hydrodewaxing/AKZO) of 10.7.2003

Online on

30.10.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G 65/12

Application no.

94928879.9

Keywords:

Amendments to the claims originated by grounds for opposition (yes)
Novelty (main request) - no - all features disclosed in combination
Novelty (auxiliary request) - yes
Inventive step (auxiliary request): no - technical advantage over closest prior art not proven for all process conditions encompassed by claim 1 - burden of proof on the Appellants

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.550K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004200.20030710
T 0816/01 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

30.10.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B 57/10

Application no.

96116464.7

Keywords:

Nächstkommender Stand der Technik; Erfinderische Tätgikeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 45.091K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081601.20030918
T 1149/01 () of 19.9.2003

Online on

30.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

19.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F27B 7/28
F23M 5/02

Application no.

95903016.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)
Costs - apportionment - (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.502K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114901.20030919
T 0142/02 () of 16.9.2003

Online on

30.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B02C 17/16

Application no.

95119228.5

Keywords:

Neuheit (verneint)
Zulässigkeit eines Hilfantrages (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 35.500K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014202.20030916
T 0184/03 () of 24.10.2003

Online on

30.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

24.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 5/26

Application no.

90117192.6

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 18.543K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018403.20031024
T 0704/02 (Combinatorial synthesis/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA) of 30.9.2003

Online on

29.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 19/00

Application no.

99203886.9

Keywords:

Amended claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
No extension beyond parent application - remitted for further prosecution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 23.119K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070402.20030930
T 1156/98 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

29.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01B 1/20

Application no.

93105944.8

Keywords:

Statement of grounds of appeal - sufficient grounds (yes)
Claims - clarity (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.190K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115698.20030911
T 0068/99 () of 12.6.2003

Online on

29.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/20

Application no.

89110301.2

Keywords:

Several independent claims replacing a single broader claim - admissible (yes)
Lower limit of range taken from examples - added subject- matter (no)
Change of dependencies of claims - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 63.140K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006899.20030612
T 0585/99 (Baustoff-Einfärbung/BAYER) of 17.3.2003

Online on

29.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

17.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B 18/02

Application no.

94116230.7

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit: ja - nicht nahegelegte Alternative

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 45.003K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058599.20030317
T 0737/00 (Süßungsmittel/SÜDZUCKER) of 21.5.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C12P 19/24

Application no.

93120934.0

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 55.108K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T073700.20030521
T 0894/00 () of 8.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

8.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D06N 7/00

Application no.

95942090.2

Keywords:

Änderung - Erweiterung (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.634K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T089400.20031008
T 0005/01 (Protein purification/BAYER) of 23.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

23.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 1/18

Application no.

91107661.0

Keywords:

Text disapproved - revocation

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 16.878K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000501.20031023
T 0960/01 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R 11/02

Application no.

96930984.8

Keywords:

Änderungen - Anspruchserweiterung, Hauptantrag (verneint)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit, Hauptantrag (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.786K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T096001.20030911
T 1052/01 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F15B 19/00

Application no.

94931553.5

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit von neuen Patentansprüchen im Einspruchsverfahren (keine Ermessensfrage)
Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs (nein)
Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105201.20030701
T 0219/02 () of 1.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

1.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01L 1/344

Application no.

96308651.7

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.717K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021902.20031001
T 0071/03 () of 21.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

21.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 7/42

Application no.

96941708.8

Keywords:

Irrecevabilité
Motifs du recours non déposés en temps utile

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 15.768K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007103.20031021
T 0110/03 () of 20.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

20.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F25D 23/04

Application no.

97109506.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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C

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.394K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011003.20031020
T 0216/96 (PCR/HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG) of 20.10.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68

Application no.

86302298.4

Keywords:

Added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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C

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 79.400K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021696.20031020
T 0785/97 (Support bound oligonucleotides/OXFORD GENE TECHNOLOGY) of 30.9.2003

Online on

28.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H 21/00

Application no.

89910878.1

Keywords:

Late-filed documents - admitted into proceedings
Extension of scope of protection - all requests - (no)
Extension beyond the application as filed - main request and second auxiliary request - (yes)
Right to priority - all requests - (no)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request - (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.918K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078597.20030930
T 0555/00 () of 11.3.2003

Online on

27.10.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41J 32/00

Application no.

94111886.1

Keywords:

Divisional application of a divisional application (formally allowable)
Extension beyond the content of the parent application (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.294K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055500.20030311
T 0671/01 () of 17.6.2003

Online on

24.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21K 27/02

Application no.

93203080.2

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes
Amendments - feature disclosed only in drawings (allowed)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.846K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067101.20030617
T 0130/02 (Combinatorial synthesis/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA) of 30.9.2003

Online on

24.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01G 51/04

Application no.

95937472.9

Keywords:

Amended claims - novelty (yes) - remittal for further prosecution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.933K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T013002.20030930
T 0309/02 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

24.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04G 11/06
E02D 5/18
E02D 27/02

Application no.

96120679.4

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (anerkannt)

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C

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.499K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030902.20030911
T 0608/02 () of 13.10.2003

Online on

24.10.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

13.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 81/05

Application no.

98945517.5

Keywords:

Novelty - yes, after amendment
Remittal for further prosecution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 23.564K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060802.20031013
T 1134/02 () of 10.10.2003

Online on

24.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F22B 29/06

Application no.

97915255.0

Keywords:

Klarheit der Ansprüche (verneint)
Rechtliches Gehör

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C

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.353K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T113402.20031010
J 0009/99 (Allgemeine Vollmacht/DC) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.10.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Befugnisse der Rechtsabteilung - allgemeine Vollmachten - Prüfung Vertretungsbefugnis - ja - Erlaß ablehnender Entscheidung - ja - nur gegenüber Beteiligten im Sinne von R. 101(2) - Bevollmächtigte und Vollmachtgeber - nicht - Dritte

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.191K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000999.20031010
J 0009/99 (Allgemeine Vollmacht/DC) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.10.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Befugnisse der Rechtsabteilung - allgemeine Vollmachten - Püfung Vertretungsbefugnis - ja - Erlaß ablehnender Entscheidung - ja - nur gegenüber Beteiligten im Sinne von R. 101(2) - Bevollmächtigte und Vollmachtgeber - nicht - Dritte

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 884.520K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000999.20031010
J 0009/99 (General authorisation/DC) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.10.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Powers of the Legal Division - general authorisations - examination of the right to represent - yes - issuance of decision to reject registration - yes - only concerning parties within the authorisation process under Rule 101(2)¹ - authorised and authorising parties - not third parties

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.471K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000999.20031010
J 0009/99 (Pouvoir général/DC) of 10.10.2003

Online on

23.10.2003

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

10.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Compétence de la division juridique - pouvoirs généraux - examen de l'habilitation à assurer la représentation - oui - décision de rejet - oui - seulement à l'encontre des parties au sens de la règle 101(2) - mandataires et mandants - non à l'encontre de tiers

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 43.657K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:J000999.20031010
T 0810/00 (Hydrogel compositions/UNILEVER) of 2.10.2003

Online on

23.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 13/00

Application no.

97919017.0

Keywords:

Admissibility of disclaimer: not decided in view of pending referrals
Novelty: no (both requests) - functionally defined lower limit of a parameter (viscosity) range - claimed sub-range arbitrarily chosen - difference in wording but not in substance - clear and unmistakable implicit disclosure in prior art of viscosities falling in the claimed sub-range

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.286K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081000.20031002
T 1182/00 (Vinylimidazole/vinylpyrrolidone copolymer/HENKEL) of 12.6.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/37

Application no.

93870154.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - alternative not suggested in the prior art

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.707K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T118200.20030612
T 0197/01 () of 14.10.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01R 13/11

Application no.

94117372.6

Keywords:

Novelty, inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.397K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019701.20031014
T 0502/01 () of 14.10.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B 17/02

Application no.

95109864.9

Keywords:

Neuheit (bejaht)
Klarheit der Ansprüche (bejaht)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.055K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050201.20031014
T 0503/01 () of 7.10.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

7.10.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01R 23/72

Application no.

96401659.6

Keywords:

Activité inventive (non)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 27.303K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050301.20031007
T 0577/98 (Medical implants/US SURGICAL CORP.) of 7.5.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61L 27/00

Application no.

92102261.2

Keywords:

Inventive step: (no) - addition of a further obvious process step to a process known per se is in the present case not inventive; first and second auxiliary requests: idem

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C

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 55.438K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057798.20030507
T 0287/99 (Aerosol medicaments/GLAXO) of 12.3.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

12.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/12

Application no.

91919751.7

Keywords:

Main request: inventive step (no) - technical teaching of a prior art document which renders the claimed invention obvious is not confined to the detailed information given in the examples of how the invention is carried out but embraces any reproducible technical teaching described in that document
Auxiliary requests: inventive step (no) - idem

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 102.656K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028799.20030312
T 1048/99 (Compositions for gastrointestinal disorders/THE PROCTER & GAMBLE … of 22.10.2003

Online on

22.10.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.10.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/415

Application no.

88200396.5

Keywords:

Main request and auxiliary requests 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 - inventive step - no: incentive to try Auxiliary requests 4, 5 - admissibility - no: late filed

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.080K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104899.20031022
W 0018/02 (Funktionsflüssigkeit/IAV GmbH) of 17.9.2003

Online on

21.10.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Begründungsmangel der Aufforderung gemäß Artikel 17(3)a) PCT - fehlende Auseinandersetzung mit der Aufgabe der Anmeldung und deren Lösung

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.092K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001802.20030917
T 0967/01 () of 23.9.2003

Online on

20.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08G 1/01

Application no.

97953622.4

Keywords:

Klarheit (ja, nach Änderung)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja, nach Änderung)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 22.990K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T096701.20030923
T 0155/02 () of 9.9.2003

Online on

20.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

9.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 11/04
B22D 11/20
B22D 11/12

Application no.

93115552.7

Keywords:

Inventive step - non-obvious combination of known features

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.183K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T015502.20030909
T 0665/98 () of 15.10.2003

Online on

20.10.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

15.10.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C25D 5/50

Application no.

91916565.4

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bestätigt)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.393K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T066598.20031015
T 1050/00 (Hierarchial encoding/SONY) of 7.8.2003

Online on

17.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/13

Application no.

94303869.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (main and auxiliary request, no)
Inadmissible request

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.024K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105000.20030807
T 0632/02 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

17.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21H 3/02
B21J 5/08

Application no.

95908321.3

Keywords:

Relevant content of a patent publication, when assessing inventive step
Inventive step (no)
Prejudice in the art (no)
Obvious to try with a reasonable expectation of success

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.201K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T063202.20030717
T 1146/97 (MPEG/AT&T) of 30.9.2003

Online on

17.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/13
H04N 7/133
H04N 7/137

Application no.

92310143.0

Keywords:

Novelty and Inventive step (main request) - (yes, after amendment)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.614K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114697.20030930
T 0911/98 (Air conditioner/NIPPONDENSO) of 9.4.2003

Online on

17.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

9.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60H 1/00

Application no.

85307532.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Late filing of claims (yes)
Amendments occasioned by grounds of opposition (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.492K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091198.20030409
T 1250/01 () of 14.5.2003

Online on

16.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C01B 33/193

Application no.

94115165.6

Keywords:

Haupt- und Hilfsanträge 1 bis 2: Ausreichende Offenbarung (verneint)
Hilfsanträge 3 bis 4: Änderungen - Erweiterung (bejaht)

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B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 51.445K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T125001.20030514
T 0509/02 (Module électronique/GEMPLUS) of 19.2.2003

Online on

16.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.2.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06K 19/077

Application no.

98914903.4

Keywords:

Activité inventive (non)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 33.031K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050902.20030219
T 0866/00 (Dérivés du titane/ATOFINA) of 30.9.2003

Online on

15.10.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C07C 57/04

Application no.

97401908.5

Keywords:

Suffisance de l'exposé (oui)

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 26.092K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T086600.20030930
T 0912/00 () of 29.8.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 29/92

Application no.

92113424.3

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (verneint)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.988K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091200.20030829
T 0944/00 (Pulp bleaching/UNION CAMP) of 20.8.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

20.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21C 9/153

Application no.

92900256.6

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments - yes; claims duly supported by the description
Admissibility of amendments - yes; particular combination of features disclosed in the application as filed
Novelty - yes; no clear and unambiguous disclosure in the prior art.

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.047K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094400.20030820
T 1135/00 () of 12.8.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23F 13/02

Application no.

96610001.8

Keywords:

Admissibility of main and auxiliary requests I to VII (no: amendments to the claims of the granted patent not occasioned by grounds of appeal
Inventive step (auxiliary request VIII, yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.055K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T113500.20030812
T 0026/01 (Formylvalerate/DSM) of 5.8.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

5.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 69/716

Application no.

95200012.3

Keywords:

Novelty (yes) - prior art silent about feature - no implicit disclosure - inadequate evidence
Inventive step (no) - obvious to try - no deterrent teaching in the art

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.633K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T002601.20030805
T 0087/01 () of 11.9.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

11.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G11B 7/09

Application no.

88112739.3

Keywords:

Novelty - main and first auxiliary request (no)
Extension of the protection - second auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - third auxiliary request (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.071K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008701.20030911
T 0835/99 (Quenching agent/UNILEVER) of 27.6.2003

Online on

14.10.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 1/62

Application no.

91311050.8

Keywords:

Amendments extending beyond content of application as filed (main and auxiliary request): no
Novelty (main and auxiliary request): yes
Inventive step (main and auxiliary request): no - alternative application of the quenching agent obvious to try for the skilled person

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.849K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T083599.20030627
T 0196/01 () of 4.9.2003

Online on

13.10.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

4.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07B 17/02

Application no.

94201324.4

Keywords:

Added subject-matter (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.396K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019601.20030904
T 0817/99 () of 16.7.2003

Online on

13.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 7/075

Application no.

92901690.5

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Inventive step - problem and solution - main request - no
Remittal to the first instance - auxiliary request - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306.907K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081799.20030716
T 1030/00 (Catalyst removal from oligomer product/FORTUM OIL) of 22.7.2003

Online on

10.10.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 2/20

Application no.

94870107.3

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes) - non-obvious solution
A document available to any person subject to payment is prior art under Article 54 EPC

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.623K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T103000.20030722
T 1034/00 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

10.10.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B 31/02

Application no.

93107650.9

Keywords:

Verspätetes Vorbringen; Zurückverweisung (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.933K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T103400.20030709
T 1106/02 () of 15.9.2003

Online on

10.10.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 81/26

Application no.

97113670.0

Keywords:

Clarity - main and auxiliary requests (yes)
Inventive step - main and auxiliary requests (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.640K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110602.20030915
T 0733/00 () of 9.9.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 27/30

Application no.

93114091.7

Keywords:

Inadmissible amendment - main request (yes); auxiliary request 1 (no), after amendment

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.161K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T073300.20030909
T 1152/00 (Carte à mémoire/GEMPLUS) of 6.6.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

6.6.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06K 19/073

Application no.

95903372.1

Keywords:

Activité inventive (non)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 29.548K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115200.20030606
T 0055/01 (Satellite broadcast recording/SONY) of 11.2.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

11.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/44

Application no.

92115521.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Public availability of mass-produced consumer goods (TV- receivers)

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.876K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T005501.20030211
T 0158/01 (Video display adjustment/BELISHA) of 20.5.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/445
G09G 1/16
G09G 5/00

Application no.

92113837.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes, after amendment)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.970K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T015801.20030520
T 0442/01 (Katalysatorregenerierung/DEGUSSA) of 28.8.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

28.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D 301/12

Application no.

96108386.2

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja) - Kombination nicht offenbart - Verfahrensmaßnahme nicht unmittelbar und eindeutig offenbart
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - verbessertes Verfahren - kein Hinweis im Stand der Technik auf patentgemäße Aufgabe - Stand der Technik betrifft anderen Reaktions-Typ

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 38.941K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T044201.20030828
T 0315/02 () of 12.9.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61B 17/60

Application no.

95810535.5

Keywords:

Document de priorité accessible au public
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 30.204K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031502.20030912
T 0747/02 (Data transmission method/NETFRATERNITY) of 1.7.2003

Online on

09.10.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/06
H04L 12/14

Application no.

98963505.7

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.030K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T074702.20030701
T 0101/00 () of 3.7.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 69/00

Application no.

90106536.7

Keywords:

Form of appeal - missing statement of grounds (appeal of opponent 02)
Opposition grounds - insufficiency of disclosure (not admitted)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes) - problem and solution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 60.284K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010100.20030703
T 0414/00 () of 15.9.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 9/32

Application no.

93303506.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - problem and solution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.626K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041400.20030915
T 0876/00 () of 29.7.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

29.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 4/76

Application no.

91912554.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes) - prior European applications

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 532.400K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087600.20030729
T 1132/00 (Hormonal treatment/PRE JAY HOLDINGS LTD., ET AL) of 29.9.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

29.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/22

Application no.

84305260.6

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.720K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T113200.20030929
T 0419/01 () of 20.3.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

20.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05B 47/06
E05B 49/00

Application no.

96105945.8

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.425K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041901.20030320
T 0991/02 (Tubes à base de polyamide/ATOFINA) of 26.9.2003

Online on

08.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F16L 11/12

Application no.

96400411.3

Keywords:

Renvoi de l'affaire en première instance (oui) - vice majeur
Rejet d'une requête sur le fondement de la règle 29(2) CBE nouvelle version - inapplicabilité de cette nouvelle disposition au cas d'espèce
Vice substantiel de procédure (oui) - remboursement de la taxe de recours (oui)

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 24.149K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099102.20030926
T 1202/00 () of 4.9.2003

Online on

07.10.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

4.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L 83/06

Application no.

95100809.3

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - nicht naheliegende Alternative

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 51.153K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T120200.20030904
T 0794/01 () of 28.8.2003

Online on

07.10.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

28.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08F 4/24

Application no.

93101628.1

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja) - gegenüber Druckschrift durch unterschiedliche Produktherstellung - gegenüber Vorbenutzung durch fehlenden Weiterbehandlungsschritt
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - Einbahnstraßen-Situation

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 59.516K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079401.20030828
T 0286/01 (Humanised antibodies/CELLTECH THERAPEUTICS LTD.) of 28.8.2003

Online on

06.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

28.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 21/08

Application no.

91901433.2

Keywords:

Allowability of amendments (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.257K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028601.20030828
T 0413/01 () of 6.8.2003

Online on

06.10.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

6.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 6/00

Application no.

89905117.1

Keywords:

Admissibility of a brochure as prior art
Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.146K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041301.20030806
T 1115/97 (Herbicide resistant plant/MGI) of 3.12.2002

Online on

06.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

3.12.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/01

Application no.

85101422.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - all requests - (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.479K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T111597.20021203
T 1137/97 (Marek's Disease Virus Vaccine/AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION) of 14.10.2002

Online on

06.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

14.10.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/255

Application no.

91203365.1

Keywords:

Transfer of opponent status - allowable (yes)
Appeal by original opponent - filed before entry at EPO of transfer of opposition - admissible (yes)
Appeal by transferee of opposition - filed before entry at EPO of transfer of opposition - admissible (no)
Prior publication - date of receipt of journal in library - strength of presumptions based on circumstantial evidence
Apportionment of costs (yes) - fixed amount awarded by board

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 47.578K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T113797.20021014
W 0020/02 (Therapy for estrogen-dependent disorders/PHARMACIA) of 30.9.2003

Online on

06.10.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/09
A61P 35/00

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Unity of invention - (yes)
Additional search fees - refund - (yes)
Protest fee - refund - (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.454K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W002002.20030930
T 0299/02 () of 15.9.2003

Online on

03.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22D 11/04

Application no.

95906266.2

Keywords:

Widerruf des Patents auf Antrag der Patentinhaberin

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 16.184K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029902.20030915
T 0518/00 () of 30.4.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 49/08

Application no.

92200669.7

Keywords:

Addition of subject-matter (main and first auxiliary requests, yes; second auxiliary request, no)
Divisional application (extension beyond the content of the earlier application as filed - no)
Clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Acknowledgement of prior art (allowable)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 57.204K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051800.20030430
T 0685/00 () of 13.8.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

13.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06M 15/53

Application no.

92304839.1

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.766K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068500.20030813
T 1117/00 () of 23.9.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

23.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 23/532

Application no.

96300522.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.133K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111700.20030923
T 0129/01 () of 25.6.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B23K 35/38

Application no.

96400571.4

Keywords:

Nouveauté - (oui, requête principale et subsidiaire)
Activité inventive (non : requête principale ; oui : requête subsidiaire)
Vice substantiel de procédure (oui, non-respect d'un délai suffisamment long pour présenter des observations sur la réponse du propriétaire à l'opposition

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 45.051K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012901.20030625
T 0809/01 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16C 11/06
F16C 33/10

Application no.

94117642.2

Keywords:

Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.370K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080901.20030918
T 0791/02 () of 25.9.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16H 41/02
B62M 19/00

Application no.

98926234.0

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)
International Preliminary Examination Report adopted by the Examining Division as the only grounds for refusing the application under the EPC - substantial procedural violation (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.094K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079102.20030925
T 0866/98 () of 8.5.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 7/13

Application no.

92400553.1

Keywords:

Modifications - recevables (oui)
Activité inventive (non) - problème et solution - alternative évidente

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 49.910K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T086698.20030508
W 0014/02 (Extraction/SYNGENTA) of 2.9.2003

Online on

02.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C02F 1/26

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.473K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001402.20030902
T 1237/01 () of 5.8.2003

Online on

01.10.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

5.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B 35/111

Application no.

95918570.3

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 40.206K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T123701.20030805
T 0095/03 () of 3.9.2003

Online on

01.10.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

3.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E02F 9/28

Application no.

96943414.1

Keywords:

Bona fide

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.938K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T009503.20030903

September 2003

T 0785/01 (Dispositif correcteur/VALEO VISION) of 30.9.2003

Online on

30.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B60Q 1/076

Application no.

97401748.5

Keywords:

Restitutio in integrum dans délai de recours de deux mois - système de surveillance des délais - méprise isolée (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 32.279K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078501.20030930
T 0908/01 () of 5.9.2003

Online on

30.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D 8/02

Application no.

95933362.6

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.033K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T090801.20030905
T 1088/01 (Pharmaceutical formulations/ELAN CORPORATIONS, Plc) of 7.8.2003

Online on

30.09.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

7.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/54

Application no.

88310910.0

Keywords:

Novelty - yes: undisclosed feature in prior art document
Remittal - yes: essential issues not dealt with

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.799K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T108801.20030807
W 0003/03 (Optische Struktur/ORGA KARTENSYSTEME) of 30.9.2003

Online on

30.09.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

30.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 19/08
G06K 19/10
G06K 19/14
G06K 19/16
G06K 19/18
G42D 15/10

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Einwand mangelnder Einheitlichkeit weder vor noch mit Erstbescheid erhoben
Rückzahlung der zusätzlichen Gebühren (bejaht)

Distribution

B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.406K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000303.20030930
T 0515/00 () of 25.6.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41J 21/08

Application no.

92302716.3

Keywords:

Added subject-matter (main request and first auxiliary request) - no
Clarity (yes)
Disclosure - sufficiency (yes)
Inventive step (main request) - no
Inventive step (first auxiliary request) - yes
Entitlement to priority - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 58.479K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051500.20030625
T 0748/00 (Oligomer libraries/AFFYMAX) of 22.9.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

22.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H 21/00

Application no.

92920422.0

Keywords:

Main request and first auxiliary requests - added subject- matter - yes
Second auxiliary request - sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Second auxiliary request - novelty and inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.734K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T074800.20030922
T 0939/02 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R 21/22

Application no.

97110045.8

Keywords:

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (verneint), Hilfsantrag (bejaht), Erfinderische Tätigkeit, Hilfsantrag (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.014K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T093902.20030918
T 1094/02 () of 24.7.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65C 3/08

Application no.

98107291.1

Keywords:

Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 18.291K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109402.20030724
T 0201/03 () of 14.9.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

96933710.4

Keywords:

Statement of grounds for the appeal - not filed

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.859K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T020103.20030914
T 0060/98 () of 25.4.2003

Online on

29.09.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

25.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 17/34

Application no.

90310496.6

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments - (yes)
Novelty inventive step - (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.871K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006098.20030425
T 0538/03 () of 18.9.2003

Online on

26.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.9.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F16H 63/30

Application no.

99916966.7

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Renvoi devant la première instance pour examiner la question de l'activité inventive

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 20.689K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053803.20030918
T 0367/02 () of 17.9.2003

Online on

25.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62J 9/00

Application no.

96931036.6

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - bejaht

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.286K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T036702.20030917
T 0624/02 () of 5.9.2003

Online on

25.09.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47J 31/08

Application no.

96910033.8

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit - (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 36.164K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T062402.20030905
T 1085/00 (Glaskörpertamponade/CHIRON ADATOMED) of 14.8.2003

Online on

24.09.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

14.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 31/025

Application no.

93108504.7

Keywords:

Geändertes Anspruchsbegehren durch die Anmeldung in der ursprünglich eingereichten Fssung ausreichend gestützt
Neuheit nach Änderung: ja
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.879K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T108500.20030814
T 0290/00 () of 2.9.2003

Online on

23.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

2.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 33/02

Application no.

94120574.2

Keywords:

Novelty and inventive step - (yes - after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.042K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029000.20030902
T 0564/01 () of 11.6.2003

Online on

23.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

11.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/92

Application no.

96109828.2

Keywords:

Main request: inventive step (no)
First and second auxiliary requests: unallowable amendment

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056401.20030611
T 0077/99 () of 24.7.2003

Online on

23.09.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 7/10

Application no.

89308141.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007799.20030724
T 0087/99 (Lubricant additives/LUBRIZOL) of 17.7.2003

Online on

23.09.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10M 163/00

Application no.

92913376.7

Keywords:

Admissibility of a late-filed document (no) - refusal to admit in line with the relevant provisions of the EPC

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008799.20030717
W 0015/03 () of 8.9.2003

Online on

23.09.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

8.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A22C 25/04

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Einheitlichkeit (bejaht)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001503.20030908
T 0494/00 (Aqueous Compositions/SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PLC) of 30.7.2003

Online on

22.09.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 2/00

Application no.

93919533.5

Keywords:

Amendments allowable under Article 123(2) EPC (no): claim 1 of the main and auxiliary requests extends beyond the contents of the application as filed

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049400.20030730
T 0805/00 (Ethylene dichloride/NALCO) of 15.7.2003

Online on

22.09.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 19/045

Application no.

92303196.7

Keywords:

Late filed evidence (not admitted) - lack of relevance
Prior use (no) - no pertinent evidence about the chemical structure of the product used
Main request: inventive step (no) - obvious solution - no deterrent teaching
Auxiliary request: concurring requests of Appellant and Respondent for maintenance on that basis

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080500.20030715
T 1176/00 () of 23.7.2003

Online on

22.09.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

23.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07B 17/00

Application no.

94101533.1

Keywords:

Stay of proceedings on divisional patent until parent case settled - (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117600.20030723
T 0216/01 () of 6.8.2003

Online on

22.09.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

6.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01F 38/12

Application no.

95119136.0

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (main request - yes)
Claims - clarity (auxiliary request - no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021601.20030806
T 1001/98 () of 10.9.2003

Online on

22.09.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

10.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/42
H05K 3/32
H01L 33/00

Application no.

89301985.1

Keywords:

Inventive step - yes
In-house knowledge not published before priority date

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100198.20030910
T 0085/00 () of 9.9.2003

Online on

19.09.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

9.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D 5/08

Application no.

93119509.3

Keywords:

Unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Hinreichende Offenbarung (ja)
Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 35.404K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008500.20030909
T 0164/01 () of 18.8.2003

Online on

19.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

18.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B27N 1/00

Application no.

94111375.5

Keywords:

Neuheit - nach Änderung (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 19.992K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T016401.20030818
T 0044/03 () of 13.8.2003

Online on

19.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

13.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B05D 1/24

Application no.

97917882.9

Keywords:

Novelty - (yes, after amendment)
Remittal to the first instance

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004403.20030813
T 1196/00 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

18.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 2/06

Application no.

92309822.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T119600.20030701
T 1190/01 () of 22.7.2003

Online on

18.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 11/06

Application no.

98929636.3

Keywords:

Novelty, inventive step, unity of invention (yes) after amendment

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T119001.20030722
T 0911/99 () of 5.8.2003

Online on

18.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C 18/44

Application no.

95112862.8

Keywords:

Inventive step - main, first, second auxiliary requests (no)
Remittal to first instance - third auxiliary request

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091199.20030805
T 0758/00 () of 20.8.2003

Online on

17.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/148

Application no.

90113691.1

Keywords:

Admissibility of the amendments (yes)
Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075800.20030820
T 0710/00 (Pipettiersystem/EPPENDORF) of 24.7.2003

Online on

16.09.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01L 3/02

Application no.

93103815.2

Keywords:

Allgemeines Fachwissen - eine Einsprechende darf sich diesbezüglich nicht auf die Darstellung im Streitpatent verlassen (Punkt 5)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T071000.20030724
T 0478/01 () of 8.9.2003

Online on

16.09.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D 77/06

Application no.

95112003.9

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.106K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T047801.20030908
T 0864/01 (AlGaN light emitting diode/ROHM) of 15.7.2003

Online on

16.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 33/00

Application no.

97924285.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T086401.20030715
T 1067/00 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

15.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22F 1/04

Application no.

96200060.0

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T106700.20030626
T 1115/00 () of 15.7.2003

Online on

15.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/12

Application no.

95939832.2

Keywords:

Novelty and inventive step (yes) after amendment

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.185K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111500.20030715
T 0203/01 () of 5.8.2003

Online on

15.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

5.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01S 3/19

Application no.

95105817.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T020301.20030805
T 0815/02 () of 21.8.2003

Online on

15.09.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B 1/86
E01B 19/00
B32B 5/26
B32B 33/00

Application no.

99108537.4

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (anerkannt)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr (abgelehnt)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.567K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081502.20030821
T 0514/99 (Aqueous bleach composition/UNILEVER) of 2.7.2003

Online on

15.09.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/39

Application no.

91200119.5

Keywords:

Technical problem relating to an alleged effect not solved - insufficient experimental support (points 4.1 to 4.4 of the Reasons)
Inventive step (no) -obvious alternative to prior art composition

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051499.20030702
T 1164/00 (Bonded sheet material/DEXTER) of 2.9.2003

Online on

12.09.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

2.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21H 17/17

Application no.

93310508.2

Keywords:

Substantial procedural failure (yes): requirements of Article 113(1) EPC not complied with insufficient time accorded to Appellant (Patent Proprietor) for preparing its case
Refund of appeal fee (yes)
Novelty and inventive step of main request (yes)
New ground of opposition: not validly raised

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T116400.20030902
T 0157/01 (Shopping Cart/KLEVER-KART) of 19.3.2003

Online on

12.09.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 7/04
G06F 17/30
G06F 17/60
G06F 19/00

Application no.

88908639.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Extension of protection conferred (yes, 3rd auxiliary request)
Denial of right to be heard (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.815K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T015701.20030319
T 0837/01 () of 8.9.2003

Online on

12.09.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.9.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C 5/12
B22C 5/04

Application no.

92109829.9

Keywords:

Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel
Zustellung eines Entscheidungsentwurfs

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.682K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T083701.20030908
T 1043/01 () of 15.7.2003

Online on

12.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16L 37/084

Application no.

95108951.5

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit, Hauptantrag (bejaht)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.274K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104301.20030715
T 0683/00 (Cleaning/MAASLAND) of 31.7.2003

Online on

11.09.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

31.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/00

Application no.

92203011.9

Keywords:

Extension of protection (yes; main request)
Added subject-matter (no; first auxiliary request)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 62.251K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068300.20030731
T 0385/01 () of 2.7.2003

Online on

11.09.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01L 7/08
G01L 9/06

Application no.

90912186.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)
Late-filed documents, filed during the second appeal proceedings (not admitted)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.138K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T038501.20030702
T 0758/02 () of 26.8.2003

Online on

11.09.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

26.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C25F 3/02
C03C 25/06
B44C 1/22

Application no.

95909401.2

Keywords:

Inventive step after amendments - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.968K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075802.20030826
T 0353/03 () of 25.8.2003

Online on

11.09.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B 6/46

Application no.

98940729.1

Keywords:

Right to be heard - no (claims amended substantially)
Insufficient reasoning of decision
Errors in the translation of an international application may be corrected

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.661K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035303.20030825
T 0088/99 (Therephthalic acid/DU PONT) of 31.7.2003

Online on

11.09.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

31.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 51/487

Application no.

92300888.2

Keywords:

Clarity (yes) - objections do not arise out of the amendments made
Inventive step (yes) - non-obvious solution of the technical problem

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.564K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008899.20030731
T 0599/01 (Vekokung von Wärmetauschern/MANNESMANN) of 29.7.2003

Online on

10.09.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

29.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C10G 9/16

Application no.

94250241.0

Keywords:

Ausreichende Offenbarung (ja) - Zweifel nicht anhand nachprüfbarer Fakten belegt
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - selbst bei Kombination unterschiedlicher Lehren zweier Entgegenhaltungen wird der Streitgegenstand nicht nahegelegt

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 43.045K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059901.20030729
T 0468/99 (Solvent composition/DIPSOL) of 16.5.2003

Online on

10.09.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23G 5/028

Application no.

94300350.9

Keywords:

Admissibility of documents cited for the first time in the statement of grounds of appeal: no
Admissibility of experimental evidence filed with the statement of grounds of appeal: yes
Admissibility of amended requests filed during oral proceedings: yes
Respondent's request to record in the minute an alleged Appellant's statement: not granted
Novelty (main and first auxiliary request): yes
Inventive step (main request): no - solution to technical problem suggested in closest prior art
Inventive step (auxiliary request): yes - improved stability not to be expected in the light of the prior art

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 54.287K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T046899.20030516
T 0003/00 (Protease/SHIONOGI) of 11.6.2003

Online on

09.09.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

11.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/57

Application no.

91309737.4

Keywords:

Main request: added matter (yes)
Auxiliary request: inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.605K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000300.20030611
T 0352/00 () of 21.3.2003

Online on

09.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

21.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/108

Application no.

91103412.2

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.787K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035200.20030321
T 0803/01 () of 9.9.2003

Online on

09.09.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.9.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 63/90

Application no.

97202586.0

Keywords:

Claims - clarity (yes)
Novelty - purity of a polymeric compound a new element (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.296K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080301.20030909
T 1120/01 (Cell surface antigen/OSAKA BIOSCIENCE) of 14.7.2003

Online on

09.09.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

14.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/12

Application no.

92107060.3

Keywords:

Formal allowability - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.288K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112001.20030714
T 0686/00 (Coated paper/ASAHI) of 24.6.2003

Online on

08.09.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21H 19/38

Application no.

94109849.3

Keywords:

Main request: Inventive step - no; obvious optimization of process parameters
Auxiliary request: Inventive step - yes; effect of a feature (here water content of a coating layer) not to be foreseen

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.648K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068600.20030624
T 1192/00 () of 30.7.2003

Online on

08.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C21B 13/00

Application no.

96922678.6

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja) - nach Änderungen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - nach Änderungen

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.271K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T119200.20030730
T 0400/02 (Sodium silicate/AKZO) of 22.8.2003

Online on

08.09.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

22.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01B 33/00

Application no.

96938075.7

Keywords:

Procedural violation: yes, mistake of the EPO
Remittal to first instance: yes
Reimbursement of appeal fee: yes
Order to appoint a different composition of the opposition division: no

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.228K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T040002.20030822
T 0122/99 () of 7.8.2003

Online on

08.09.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

7.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/05

Application no.

91307243.5

Keywords:

Opposition grounds - lack of patentability
Inventive step - no

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.365K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012299.20030807
T 0187/99 (Assay method/ORTHO) of 16.6.2003

Online on

08.09.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

16.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/53

Application no.

85300357.2

Keywords:

Main request: inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request: inventive step (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.132K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018799.20030616
T 0676/00 (Cell culture medium/CHIRON) of 26.6.2003

Online on

05.09.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 5/00

Application no.

89910564.7

Keywords:

Admissibility of additional documents filed after summons to oral proceedings (no)
Main request: novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request 1: novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request 2: clarity (no)
Auxiliary request 3: inventive step (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 68.713K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067600.20030626
T 1097/00 (Surface cleaning/RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION) of 13.6.2003

Online on

05.09.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/26

Application no.

92304964.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.930K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109700.20030613
T 1177/00 () of 24.7.2003

Online on

05.09.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07B 17/00

Application no.

94101534.9

Keywords:

Stay of proceedings on divisional patent until parent case settled - (no)
Referral of question of stay to Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.835K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117700.20030724
T 1076/00 (Impfstoff gegen Drogen/CHILKA Ltd.) of 5.8.2003

Online on

04.09.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 39/385

Application no.

91901668.3

Keywords:

Hauptantrag, Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsanträge II_A und III_A, Klarheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag IV_A, Klarheit, Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107600.20030805
T 0009/01 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

04.09.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E04C 2/292
B32B 3/30
B32B 15/14

Application no.

95100666.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000901.20030515
T 0255/01 (Colloidal boehmite/NORTON) of 25.6.2003

Online on

04.09.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01F 7/02

Application no.

92104598.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - no, obvious alternative

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 23.679K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T025501.20030625
T 0628/00 (Robot arm construction/MAASLAND) of 22.5.2003

Online on

03.09.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/00

Application no.

94913203.9

Keywords:

Extension of the subject-matter (main request and first auxiliary request
Inventive step (yes - second auxiliary request)

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Decision

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T062800.20030522
T 0785/00 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

03.09.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D01D 5/253

Application no.

93912537.3

Keywords:

Reformatio in peius - Zulässigkeit der Änderungen - ja
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078500.20030515
T 0793/00 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

03.09.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K 13/02

Application no.

91102007.1

Keywords:

Amendments - not occasioned by grounds of opposition (main request: not allowable)
Claims - clarity (main request: no, first auxiliary request: yes)
Claims - interpretation (first auxiliary request)
Inventive step - problem and solution (first auxiliary request: yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079300.20030717
T 0920/00 () of 16.6.2003

Online on

03.09.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

16.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

93115848.9

Keywords:

Clarity of claims - yes
Novelty and inventive step - yes

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Decision

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T092000.20030616
T 0294/00 () of 28.7.2003

Online on

01.09.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

28.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 32/00

Application no.

93303930.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.776K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029400.20030728
T 0286/02 () of 8.7.2003

Online on

01.09.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16B 31/02
H01R 4/36
H01R 4/38

Application no.

96908267.6

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028602.20030708

August 2003

D 0001/01 () of 19.5.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

DBA

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.486K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:D000101.20030519
T 0764/00 () of 13.6.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16J 15/12

Application no.

91201511.2

Keywords:

Extension of subject-matter - no
Inventive step - yes

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.468K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T076400.20030613
T 0048/01 () of 12.8.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22F 1/04

Application no.

96810492.7

Keywords:

-

Distribution

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.316K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004801.20030812
T 0568/01 () of 29.7.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

29.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C 16/40

Application no.

95106266.0

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056801.20030729
T 0997/01 () of 8.7.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B08B 9/08
A01J 7/02

Application no.

95937041.2

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes) after amendment

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099701.20030708
T 1215/02 () of 7.8.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

7.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 88/12

Application no.

97945334.7

Keywords:

Inventive step, main and auxiliary requests (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T121502.20030807
T 0108/03 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

29.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23F 21/16

Application no.

98106600.4

Keywords:

Evidence of knowledge of the skilled person introduced in the proceedings by the Board
Inventive step (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.338K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010803.20030618
T 0357/00 (C12-alcohol/UNILEVER) of 26.5.2003

Online on

27.08.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

26.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 17/00

Application no.

93309120.9

Keywords:

Novelty (no)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.968K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035700.20030526
T 1141/00 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

27.08.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01F 1/147

Application no.

93114263.2

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.842K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114100.20030709
T 0996/99 (Polyasparaginsäure/BASF) of 3.6.2003

Online on

27.08.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C11D 3/37

Application no.

94911940.8

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hauptantrag) - nein: Auslegung des Verwendungsanspruchs
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (erster Hilfsantrag) - ja: Reinigungswirkung nicht vorhersehbar

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.066K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099699.20030603
T 0013/00 (Gel system/MARS) of 27.6.2003

Online on

26.08.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/05

Application no.

85309010.8

Keywords:

Main request: right to priority (no)
Novelty (no)
Auxiliary request: right to priority (partial)
Novelty (yes) - the features of a prior patent specification as a whole do not disclose a specific, novelty-destroying example
Inventive step (no) - alleged advantages to which the appealing patentee refers, without offering sufficient evidence to support the comparison with the closest state of the art, cannot be taken into consideration in determining the problem underlying the invention and hence in assessing inventive step - proposed solution to the acutal problem of providing further gellable compositions, in addition to those disclosed in the closest prior art, not inventive.

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001300.20030627
T 0004/01 () of 13.6.2003

Online on

26.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 26/04

Application no.

96200424.8

Keywords:

Novelty (main request): no
Inventive step (auxiliary request): no

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000401.20030613
T 0029/02 (Path/MAASLAND) of 27.5.2003

Online on

26.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K 1/00

Application no.

94200147.0

Keywords:

Amendments extending beyond the content of the application as filed

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 130.668K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T002902.20030527
T 0178/02 (Mover/JF) of 18.8.2003

Online on

26.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

18.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01D 34/66

Application no.

95610030.9

Keywords:

Revocation request by patent proprietor

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 17.107K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017802.20030818
T 0571/98 (Surgical composite/BIOCON OY) of 22.7.2003

Online on

26.08.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61L 31/00

Application no.

88900458.6

Keywords:

Main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 4 - added matter - yes: no linkage between two features in the application as filed

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.340K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057198.20030722
D 0007/03 () of 21.8.2003

Online on

25.08.2003

Board

DBA

Decision date

21.8.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.043K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:D000703.20030821
T 0731/00 (Cleansing proteins/OCTAPHARMA) of 24.7.2003

Online on

22.08.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 21/00

Application no.

90917874.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.968K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T073100.20030724
T 0373/02 () of 22.5.2003

Online on

22.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/34

Application no.

92102809.8

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 60.604K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T037302.20030522
T 0532/98 () of 18.8.2003

Online on

22.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

18.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09D 9/00

Application no.

93117818.0

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht) - Aufgabe und Lösung - nicht naheliegende Lösung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.412K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053298.20030818
T 0064/00 (Insecticidal plant expression/MYCOGEN) of 8.7.2003

Online on

21.08.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/32

Application no.

89309069.6

Keywords:

Main and auxiliary requests - clarity (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.562K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006400.20030708
T 0432/03 () of 18.8.2003

Online on

21.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

18.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B 21/00

Application no.

95116550.5

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr (nein)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.475K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T043203.20030818
T 0296/97 () of 24.10.2002

Online on

21.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

24.10.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/08

Application no.

87301779.2

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter - (yes) - (main request)
Inventive step - (no) - (first to fourth auxiliary requests)
Inventive step - (yes) - (fifth auxiliary request)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 68.028K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T029697.20021024
T 0671/98 (Ionic conductors/MATSUSHITA) of 25.7.2003

Online on

21.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C04B 35/50

Application no.

92112158.8

Keywords:

Clarity objection - overcome
Novelty - yes
Remittal to first instance for further prosecution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.356K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067198.20030725
T 0446/00 (METHOD FOR PREPARING EXTRUDED FOOD PRODUCTS/NATIONAL STARCH) of 3.7.2003

Online on

20.08.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/09

Application no.

94104710.2

Keywords:

Requests filed in abuse of procedure - inadmissible
Late filed requests with no explanation for lateness - inadmissible
Discretion to admit requests filed during oral proceedings (yes)
Main and first auxiliary requests - non-allowable amendment
Second auxiliary request - allowable amendment - novelty (yes) - inventive step (no) - solution obvious in the light of prior art

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 81.668K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T044600.20030703
T 0292/01 (Proteinesplasmatiques/CENTRE REGIONAL DE TRANSFUSION SANGUINE DE … of 16.7.2003

Online on

20.08.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C07K 1/00

Application no.

89400348.2

Keywords:

Extension de l'objet - (non)
Suffisance de description - (oui)
Nouveauté - (oui)
Activité inventive - (oui)
Renvoi à la première instance - (non)
Remboursement de la taxe de recours - (non)

Distribution

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 73.266K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T029201.20030716
T 1097/99 (HIV peptides/ADALTIS INC.) of 28.5.2003

Online on

20.08.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

28.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 7/00

Application no.

89400221.1

Keywords:

New main request: inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.229K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109799.20030528
T 0265/00 (Catalyst rejuvenation/EXXONMOBIL) of 29.7.2003

Online on

19.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

29.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 1/04

Application no.

93307531.9

Keywords:

All requests: inventive step (no) - obvious to try

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.023K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T026500.20030729
T 0045/01 () of 5.6.2003

Online on

19.08.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/146

Application no.

90308575.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) could-would approach
Late-filed evidence alleging inoperability - admitted
Appointment of neutral expert (no)

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.465K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004501.20030605
T 1216/01 () of 21.5.2003

Online on

19.08.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/115

Application no.

96110018.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.404K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T121601.20030521
T 0780/01 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

18.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 25/00

Application no.

95906089.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - exclusion of hindsight

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.571K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078001.20030717
T 0451/98 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

18.08.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/365

Application no.

89303019.7

Keywords:

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.723K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T045198.20030624
T 0650/99 (Hydrogenierung/BASF) of 8.7.2003

Online on

18.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 29/149

Application no.

93114621.1

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - naheliegende Lösung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.451K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065099.20030708
T 0060/00 (Value transfer system/MONDEX INTERNATIONAL LTD.) of 3.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 19/00

Application no.

92922228.9

Keywords:

Withdrawal of the appeal (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty and inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 47.279K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006000.20030703
T 0828/00 (Blood parameters/MAASLAND) of 2.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/00

Application no.

93202948.1

Keywords:

Extension of subject-matter (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.794K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T082800.20030702
T 0939/00 () of 2.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D01H 13/14

Application no.

90104538.5

Keywords:

Hauptantrag - erfinderische Tätigkeit - nein
Hilfsanträge 1 bis 3 - Zulässigkeit - nein
Hilfsantrag 4 - Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.007K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T093900.20030702
T 1204/00 () of 20.5.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04B 21/04

Application no.

90830311.8

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.889K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T120400.20030520
T 0069/01 (Blocking means/MAASLAND) of 3.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K 1/12

Application no.

93200521.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.098K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006901.20030703
T 0598/01 () of 7.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

7.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D03D 47/30

Application no.

89106042.8

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit der Erfindung und Zulässigkeit der Ansprüche (Gründe 2.) - res iudicata
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.519K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059801.20030707
T 0283/02 () of 9.4.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A01G 31/00

Application no.

90401840.5

Keywords:

Révocation d'un retrait de l'opposition (non)
Correction d'une erreur (non)
Remise du cas à la première instance pour continuer d'office (non)

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 41.664K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028302.20030409
T 0111/99 () of 10.7.2003

Online on

14.08.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

10.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B 37/02

Application no.

90913745.7

Keywords:

EPC Article 100(a) Opposition ground - lack of inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011199.20030710
T 1089/00 () of 20.5.2003

Online on

12.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F25J 3/06
F25J 1/02

Application no.

95905171.5

Keywords:

Activité inventive (reconnue)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T108900.20030520
T 1138/00 () of 11.6.2003

Online on

12.08.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

11.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61J 3/07

Application no.

94902877.3

Keywords:

Disclosure sufficiency (yes)
Amendments (supported)
Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T113800.20030611
T 0887/00 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 19/00

Application no.

95904546.9

Keywords:

Novelty (yes) - proper construction of the claim
Remittal to department of first instance for further prosecution

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T088700.20030603
T 1107/00 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21G 1/00

Application no.

93120500.9

Keywords:

Mangelnde Ausführbarkeit (nein)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.966K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110700.20030717
T 0019/01 () of 24.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08G 18/08

Application no.

86402042.5

Keywords:

Activité inventive (non) - espérance de réussite raisonnable

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C

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 36.482K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001901.20030724
T 0283/01 (Glass/NIKON) of 8.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C 3/06

Application no.

96100118.7

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Lack of novelty (not proved)
Inventive step (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028301.20030708
T 0922/01 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 27/28
G01N 27/30
C12M 1/40
G01N 27/327

Application no.

89904212.1

Keywords:

Added subject-matter (no) - on the basis of the international application filed in Japanese
Withdrawal of one of the oppositions
Fresh ground of opposition - no comment of the patent proprietors
Novelty and inventive step (yes)
Remittal for adaption of the description

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T092201.20030709
T 0331/02 () of 23.6.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

23.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B03B 5/60

Application no.

94112005.7

Keywords:

Entscheidung über die Beschwerde
Neuheit (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

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C

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.027K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T033102.20030623
T 0604/02 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A21B 3/04

Application no.

98102565.3

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.932K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060402.20030717
T 0268/99 () of 7.5.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 23/78

Application no.

92103702.4

Keywords:

Novelty - (no)
Disclaimer - contradiction to the original disclosure - not acceptable under Article 123(2) EPC, no reason to suspend the proceedings until decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in cases G 0001/03 and G 0002/03

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T026899.20030507
T 0916/99 (Scale dissolution/EXXONMOBIL) of 18.7.2003

Online on

11.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

18.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B 37/06

Application no.

95200809.2

Keywords:

Objections leading to refusal overcome
Remittal for further prosecuton

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091699.20030718
T 0706/00 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B 1/94
C09K 21/06

Application no.

93101699.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Kombination bekannter Merkmale
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr (verneint)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.803K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070600.20030515
T 0329/01 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B43L 19/00

Application no.

92916164.4

Keywords:

Extension beyond the content of the application as filed, auxiliary requests 1, 5 to 7, 11 and 13 (no)
Inventive step, main request, auxiliary requests 1, 1a, 2 to 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 8 to 11, 11a, 12, 13, 13a, 14 (no)
Late filed auxiliary requests 4a, 4b (not admitted)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T032901.20030624
T 0422/01 () of 2.7.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 11/02

Application no.

94109310.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no) - obvious to try

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.062K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T042201.20030702
T 1093/01 () of 6.5.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

6.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B22D 11/10
B22D 11/12

Application no.

97100231.6

Keywords:

Activité inventive (confirmée)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109301.20030506
T 0038/02 () of 5.6.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 49/06

Application no.

91305427.6

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - no

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T003802.20030605
T 0842/02 () of 4.8.2003

Online on

08.08.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

4.8.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08G 05/06

Application no.

97905122.4

Keywords:

-

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.715K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084202.20030804
T 0488/00 () of 29.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/04

Application no.

93103140.5

Keywords:

Clarity and support in the description (yes)
Allowability of amendments (yes)
Inventive step (yes - after amendment)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.521K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048800.20030729
T 0527/00 (POP control/THOMSON) of 19.11.2002

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.11.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/44
H04N 5/262

Application no.

92122127.1

Keywords:

Novelty - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - first auxiliary request (yes)
Clarity - second auxiliary request (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T052700.20021119
T 0724/00 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C 14/34

Application no.

93308579.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.976K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T072400.20030626
T 0017/01 () of 10.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

10.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01C 7/22

Application no.

95902030.6

Keywords:

Neuheit - verneint

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.759K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001701.20030710
T 0244/01 ("Budesonid-Lösungen/DR. FALK") of 13.6.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 9/08

Application no.

95942642.0

Keywords:

Hauptantrag: teilweise prioritätsgestützt, Neuheit (ja) - geltend gemachte öffentliche Vorbenutzung einer Suspension nicht neuheitsschädlich für eine Lösung mit gleicher qualitativer Zusammensetzung; erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - stabile Budesonid Lösungen für die rektale Anwendung sind das Ergebnis einer naheliegenden Kombination der Lehren des Standes der Technik
Hilsanträge I und II: Prioritätsanspruch ungültig; erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - beanspruchter Rektalschaum teilt das Schicksal der Lösungen gemäß Hauptantrag
Hilfsantrag III: Vertoß gegen Artikel 83
Hilsantrag IV: Vertoß gegen Artikel 84
Hilfsantrag V: Prioritätsanspruch gültig; erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - teilt in dieser Hinsicht das Schicksal des Hauptantrags

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T024401.20030613
T 0357/01 () of 14.4.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/00

Application no.

93303937.2

Keywords:

Subject-matter going beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.451K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035701.20030414
T 0390/01 () of 11.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

11.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41J 5/12
F41G 3/26
G01S 5/16

Application no.

92114108.1

Keywords:

Einstellung des Beschwerdeverfahrens

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 17.255K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T039001.20030711
T 0095/02 () of 12.6.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 13/20

Application no.

94926915.3

Keywords:

Neue offenkundige Vorbenutzung - Stand der Technik nach Artikel 54(2) EPÜ (nein)
Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.281K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T009502.20030612
T 1103/02 () of 14.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

14.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03B 33/07

Application no.

97115580.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.316K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110302.20030714
T 1219/02 () of 14.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

14.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03B 1/00

Application no.

97117762.1

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.073K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T121902.20030714
T 0149/03 () of 14.7.2003

Online on

07.08.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

14.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05B 1/18

Application no.

95112664.8

Keywords:

Widerruf des Patents auf Antrag des Patentinhabers

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 15.673K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014903.20030714
T 0697/00 () of 27.3.2003

Online on

06.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

27.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41J 2/045

Application no.

95108677.6

Keywords:

Novelty, inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.162K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069700.20030327
T 1020/98 (Safener/BAYER) of 27.6.2003

Online on

06.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 69/712

Application no.

93112074.5

Keywords:

Deutlichkeit (ja) - komplexer Anspruch nicht undeutlich - zumutbarer Zeitaufwand - Markush-Formel - hierarchischer Aufbau der Substituentendefinitionen
Knappheit (ja) - Markush-Formel knappste Fassung einer chemischen Verbindungsklasse - mühelosere Durchführbarkeit der Sachprüfung nicht bestimmend für Inhalt eines unabhängigen Anspruchs

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 46.858K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102098.20030627
T 1020/98 (Safener/BAYER) of 27.6.2003

Online on

06.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 69/712

Application no.

93112074.5

Keywords:

Deutlichkeit (ja) - komplexer Anspruch nicht undeutlich - zumutbarer Zeitaufwand - Markush-Formel - hierarchischer Aufbau der Substituentendefinitionen
Knappheit (ja) - Markush-Formel knappste Fassung einer chemischen Verbindungsklasse - mühelosere Durchführbarkeit der Sachprüfung nicht bestimmend für Inhalt eines unabhängigen Anspruchs

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 43.497K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102098.20030627
T 1020/98 (Safeners/BAYER) of 27.6.2003

Online on

06.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 69/712

Application no.

93112074.5

Keywords:

Clarity (yes) - complex claim not unclear - within reasonable time - Markush formula - hierarchical structure of substituent definitions
Conciseness (yes) - Markush formula the most concise formulation of a class of chemical compounds - greater ease of substantive examination not determinative of the content of an independent claim

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 61.752K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102098.20030627
T 1020/98 (Phytoprotecteur/BAYER) of 27.6.2003

Online on

06.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 69/712

Application no.

93112074.5

Keywords:

Clarté (oui) - revendication complexe non obscure - somme de temps raisonnable - formule de Markush - structure hiérarchisée des définitions des substituants
Concision (oui) - formule de Markush comme formulation la plus concise d'une classe de composés chimiques - exécution plus aisée de l'examen quant au fond non déterminante pour le contenu d'une revendication indépendante"

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 48.824K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102098.20030627
T 0829/00 (4-Aminodiphenylamine/FLEXSYS) of 27.5.2003

Online on

05.08.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 209/02

Application no.

92914179.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - non obvious solution
Remittal to the first instance for adapting the description (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 47.155K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T082900.20030527
T 0367/01 (Improved remote control/EDICO) of 30.7.2003

Online on

05.08.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/445

Application no.

92105772.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - main and first auxiliary requests (no)
Late filed amendments - second and third auxiliary requests (not admitted)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (not allowed)

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.912K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T036701.20030730
T 0176/02 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

05.08.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G02C 1/02

Application no.

95935500.9

Keywords:

Accessibilité d'une publication au public (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 37.487K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017602.20030618
T 0088/03 () of 16.7.2003

Online on

05.08.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F27D 23/02
F27D 1/16
B08B 7/00
F27D 1/12

Application no.

00203711.7

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes) after amendment

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.390K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008803.20030716
T 0187/00 () of 3.4.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

3.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41F 33/00

Application no.

94111829.1

Keywords:

Neuheit (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 35.092K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018700.20030403
T 0309/00 () of 23.5.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N 3/18

Application no.

92920904.7

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Claim - clarity (yes)
Disclosure - sufficiency - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Remittal - (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 67.868K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030900.20030523
T 0696/00 () of 13.5.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

13.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M 5/38

Application no.

94914836.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.693K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069600.20030513
T 0037/01 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 77/00

Application no.

94915412.4

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 58.858K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T003701.20030618
T 0351/01 (Tissue Factor Protein/GENENTECH) of 2.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

2.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/12

Application no.

88301190.0

Keywords:

Main request - entitlement to priority - no
Main request - novelty - no
Auxiliary request - formal admissibility - yes
Auxiliary request - sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Auxiliary request - priority - yes
Auxiliary request - novelty - inventive step - yes

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035101.20030702
T 0724/01 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 65/00

Application no.

92306664.1

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.980K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T072401.20030709
T 1155/02 (Dishwashing/DEEAY) of 16.6.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 11/00

Application no.

97950361.2

Keywords:

Re-establishment of rights (no) - all due care not taken
Appeal deemed not filed - reimbursement or appeal fee (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.931K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115502.20030616
T 0049/03 () of 22.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01B 37/04

Application no.

96937904.9

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004903.20030722
T 0309/03 (Berichtigung/3M) of 30.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 7/04

Application no.

96945229.1

Keywords:

Fehlende Beschwerdebegründung
Berichtigung der Beschwerdeschrift - (verneint)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (verneint)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030903.20030730
T 0309/03 (Correction/3M) of 30.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 7/04

Application no.

96945229.1

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds
Correction of notice of appeal - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030903.20030730
T 0309/03 (Correction/3M) of 30.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 7/04

Application no.

96945229.1

Keywords:

Missing Statement of Grounds
Correction of Notice of Appeal - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030903.20030730
T 0309/03 (Correction/3M) of 30.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 7/04

Application no.

96945229.1

Keywords:

Absence de mémoire exposant les motifs du recours
Rectification de l'acte de recours - (non)
Remboursement de la taxe de recours - (non)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030903.20030730
W 0003/02 (Beeinflussung von Kollagen/WIELAND) of 31.7.2003

Online on

04.08.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

31.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Aussetzung des Erteilungsverfahrens in der regionalen Phase - keine Erstreckung auf Widerspruchsverfahren vor der Bk
Einheitlichkeit (nein): sechs Gruppen von Erfindungen, a posteriori Analyse

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000302.20030731
T 0694/00 (Verzicht auf das Patent) of 9.7.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23D 37/00

Application no.

92118319.0

Keywords:

Verzicht auf das Patent im Einspruchsbeschwerdeverfahren ohne Vorlage von Anträgen steht einem Antrag auf Widerruf des Patents gleich

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069400.20030709
T 0801/00 () of 25.6.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 23/223

Application no.

91110658.1

Keywords:

Admissibilty of the appeal (yes)
Late filed documents (not admitted)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080100.20030625
T 0097/01 () of 11.7.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C 49/04

Application no.

95910409.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.718K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T009701.20030711
T 0386/01 (Verzicht auf das Patent/BESTA) of 24.7.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

24.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01G 11/00

Application no.

96938959.2

Keywords:

Verzicht auf das Patent im Einspruchsverfahren - nein
Auslegung der Verzichtserklärung als Antrag auf Widerruf - nein

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T038601.20030724
T 1261/01 () of 7.7.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

7.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A44B 18/00

Application no.

94113959.4

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T126101.20030707
T 0106/03 () of 11.7.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 63/66

Application no.

97118059.1

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (main request) - yes
Inventive step (first and second auxiliary request) - no

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010603.20030711
T 0689/98 () of 2.4.2003

Online on

01.08.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 7/13

Application no.

93913170.2

Keywords:

Modifications - extension de l'objet de la demande (non)
Activité inventive - (oui) - problème et solution

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 112.013K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068998.20030402

July 2003

T 0423/00 () of 4.4.2003

Online on

31.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

4.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

92925155.1

Keywords:

Clarity (main request) (no)
Auxiliary request (yes)
Allowability amendments (main request) (no), (auxiliary request) (yes)
Novelty (claim 1, auxiliary request) (yes, in respect of the two documents considered in the decision under appeal)
Remittal to first instance (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T042300.20030404
T 0943/00 () of 31.7.2003

Online on

31.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

31.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 297/08

Application no.

92300907.0

Keywords:

Admissibility of the main request (claims as granted) (yes)
Disclosure - sufficiency (no conditions for method of measurement) (yes)
Disclosure - sufficiency (inaccessability of a parameter in principle) (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094300.20030731
T 0269/01 () of 4.6.2003

Online on

31.07.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41F 13/18

Application no.

96106254.4

Keywords:

Neuheit (nein)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.934K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T026901.20030604
T 0238/98 (Superconductor/TOSHIBA) of 7.5.2003

Online on

31.07.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C04B 35/00

Application no.

89103220.3

Keywords:

Public availability of pre-print (no) - not proven beyond any reasonable doubt

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 65.285K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T023898.20030507
T 1072/98 (Refrigerator oil/IDEMITSU KOSAN) of 3.6.2003

Online on

31.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10M 169/04

Application no.

90916377.6

Keywords:

Late-filed documents - admitted (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes) - no relevant evidence to the contrary
Inventive step (yes) - non obvious solution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.471K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107298.20030603
T 0047/00 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

30.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03F 7/033

Application no.

94112159.2

Keywords:

Main request - novelty and inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request - novelty and inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.877K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004700.20030626
T 0895/02 () of 28.7.2003

Online on

30.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

28.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01Q 1/24
H04B 1/38
H01Q 9/04

Application no.

98933454.5

Keywords:

Fehlende Beschwerdebegründung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 14.400K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T089502.20030728
T 0037/00 (Streichen einer Papierbahn/VOITH) of 6.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21H 25/06

Application no.

94111844.0

Keywords:

Verspätetes Vorbringen einer eigenen offenkundigen Vorbenutzung durch die Einsprechende - nicht zulässig
Neuheit (ja) - ein aus einer Skizze ausgemessener Abstand gehört nicht zum Stand der Technik
Hauptantrag: Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - fachmännische Optimierung eines Parameters
Hilfsantrag: Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein) - zusätzliches Merkmal aus dem Stand der Technik bekannt
Antrag auf Gelegenheit zur Vorlage weiterer Beweismittel - nicht stattzugeben, wenn dafür bereits ein Anlaß vorhanden war und ausreichend Gelegenheit bestand.

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T003700.20030606
T 0107/00 (Taxo-diterpenoids/SCRIPPS RESEARCH) of 15.4.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

15.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 305/14

Application no.

95907425.3

Keywords:

Main, first and second auxiliary request - clarity (no) - indefinite structural feature not rendered clear by functional features expressing the result to be achieved
Non-formalized request(s) - not admitted into proceedings

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010700.20030415
T 1042/00 () of 6.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

6.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 27/06

Application no.

93306844.7

Keywords:

Late filed request (not admitted)
Prior art documents introduced by the Board

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.948K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104200.20030606
T 1156/00 () of 15.7.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H03K 19/003

Application no.

96113797.3

Keywords:

-

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 28.439K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115600.20030715
T 1173/00 (Transformator mit Hochtemperatur-Supraleiter für Lokomotive) of 5.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01F 36/00

Application no.

93115499.1

Keywords:

Vollständige Offenbarung (nein)
Ausführbarkeit der innewohnenden technischen Lehre am Prioritätstag (nein)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 42.308K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117300.20030605
T 1173/00 (Transformator mit Hochtemperatur-Supraleiter für Lokomotive) of 5.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01F 36/00

Application no.

93115499.1

Keywords:

Vollständige Offenbarung (nein)
Ausführbarkeit der innewohnenden technischen Lehre am Prioritätstag (nein)

Distribution

A

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 47.010K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117300.20030605
T 1173/00 (Transformer with high-temperature superconductor for locomotives) of 5.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01F 36/00

Application no.

93115499.1

Keywords:

Sufficient disclosure (no)
Ability of the inherent technical teaching to be carried out on the date of priority (no)

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.861K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117300.20030605
T 1173/00 (Transformateur supraconducteur à haute température pour locomotives) of 5.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01F 36/00

Application no.

93115499.1

Keywords:

Exposé suffisant (non)
Possibilité de réaliser l'enseignement technique inhérent à la date de priorité (non)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 51.534K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117300.20030605
T 0433/01 () of 4.6.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L 23/12

Application no.

95102636.8

Keywords:

Durch Merkmalskombination gebildete neue Bereichsgrenze nicht zulässig
In der mündlichen Verhandlung eingereichte Ansprüche nicht zugelassen

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 49.603K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T043301.20030604
T 0609/01 (Funkzellenausleutchtung/DETECON) of 8.7.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04Q 7/36
H04H 3/00

Application no.

95903800.1

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.715K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060901.20030708
T 1124/01 () of 8.7.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 23/373

Application no.

96903414.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.404K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112401.20030708
T 1177/97 (Translating natural languages/SYSTRAN) of 9.7.2002

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

9.7.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 15/38

Application no.

87400004.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Problem-and-solution approach: treatment of non-technical aspects
Admissibility of late-filed documents (no)
Different apportionment of costs (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.653K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T117797.20020709
T 0794/99 (Anordnung zur Erfassung eines Messparameters der Herzaktivität/St. … of 22.7.2003

Online on

29.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61N 1/365

Application no.

91917484.7

Keywords:

Antrag der Patentinhaberin auf Widerruf des Patents keine gebilligte Fassung des Patents

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 16.005K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079499.20030722
T 0142/00 () of 9.5.2003

Online on

28.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

9.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/36

Application no.

91302941.9

Keywords:

Lack of clarity and support (yes - main request)
Extension of protection (yes - first auxiliary request)
Lack of clarity (yes - second auxiliary request)
Extension of protection (yes - third auxiliary request)
Added subject-matter (no - fourth auxiliary request)
Novelty and inventive step (yes - fourth auxiliary request)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 68.995K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014200.20030509
T 0611/99 () of 11.7.2003

Online on

28.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

11.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 7/10

Application no.

89302812.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.677K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T061199.20030711
T 0984/00 (Ti-plasmid vectors/MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT) of 18.6.2002

Online on

25.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

18.6.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/00

Application no.

88105808.5

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - no
Inventive step - yes
Clarity - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 47.429K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T098400.20020618
T 1072/00 (Borrelia Burgdorferi/MIKROGEN) of 1.7.2003

Online on

25.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07K 14/00

Application no.

91902687.2

Keywords:

Hauptantrag, Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag , Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1.382M)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107200.20030701
T 0050/01 (Image Processing/CANON) of 9.5.2003

Online on

25.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

9.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 1/40

Application no.

96200452.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (main and auxiliary requests, no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.800K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T005001.20030509
T 0088/01 () of 8.7.2003

Online on

25.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

8.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08C 17/00

Application no.

88113180.9

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes) ex post facto analysis

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.275K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T008801.20030708
T 0645/02 (Antikörper/EBERHARD-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT) of 16.7.2003

Online on

25.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07K 16/28

Application no.

96118320.9

Keywords:

Hauptantrag, Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag, Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.852K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T064502.20030716
T 0368/00 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

24.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 5/00

Application no.

89910765.0

Keywords:

Clarity (yes)
Sufficiency (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 44.814K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T036800.20030618
T 0659/00 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

24.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K 3/493

Application no.

90305417.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Known alternative element

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.112K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065900.20030701
T 0825/00 () of 11.7.2003

Online on

24.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

11.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K 15/095

Application no.

94102700.5

Keywords:

Appellant adversely affected by decision under appeal (yes)
Added subject-matter (no)
Novelty, inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.956K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T082500.20030711
T 0510/99 (Aufheller/CIBA) of 24.4.2003

Online on

24.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

24.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09B 67/46

Application no.

90103750.7

Keywords:

Reformatio in peius (nein) - keine Schlechterstellung
Kammerzusammensetzung aus 3 Mitgliedern (ja) - fehlerhafter maschineller Ausdruck der angefochtenen Entscheidung
Neuheit (ja) - allgemeine Offenbarung erschließt nicht spezielles Merkmal
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - nächster Stand der Technik - nicht nahegelegte Lösung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 34.376K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T051099.20030424
T 0991/00 () of 7.5.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 45/03

Application no.

93901277.9

Keywords:

Substantial procedural violation (no)
Extension (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty, inventive step (yes)

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.354K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T099100.20030507
T 0392/01 () of 30.5.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

30.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B44C 5/04

Application no.

95903878.7

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T039201.20030530
T 0462/01 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B67D 5/378
B01D 53/22

Application no.

95900870.7

Keywords:

Priority - same invention (yes)
Inventive step (no)
Closure of the debate - opportunity to file an amended request (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.599K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T046201.20030603
T 0769/01 () of 17.7.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22C 29/12

Application no.

95113512.8

Keywords:

Mangelnde Klarheit (nein)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.280K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T076901.20030717
T 0939/01 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21D 26/02

Application no.

95112736.4

Keywords:

Einspruchsgründe - unzureichende Offenbarung (verneint)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (verneint)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.096K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T093901.20030624
T 0166/02 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01M 11/02

Application no.

93310343.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.604K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T016602.20030624
T 0183/02 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02F 1/42

Application no.

96118172.4

Keywords:

Hauptantrag - Änderungen - Erweiterung (bejaht)
Hilfsantrag 1 - Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 42.405K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018302.20030709
T 0247/02 () of 12.6.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01L 9/02

Application no.

99830065.1

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.493K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T024702.20030612
T 0558/02 () of 23.7.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B 75/28

Application no.

95934001.9

Keywords:

Inadmissibility of a request aimed at the revision of a final decision taken by a Board of Appeal

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 16.558K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055802.20030723
T 1187/02 () of 16.7.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04Q 7/38

Application no.

99911255.0

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.520K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T118702.20030716
T 0727/99 (Operating a slurry bubble column/EXXONMOBIL) of 4.4.2003

Online on

23.07.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

4.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 8/22

Application no.

91302710.8

Keywords:

Amendments - isolated features not disclosed in claimed combination
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes, no undue burden
Inventive step - yes, prejudice in the art
Reformatio in peius - allowed
G 0001/99 applied

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 60.070K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T072799.20030404
D 0016/02 () of 16.7.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

DBA

Decision date

16.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords:

-

Distribution

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 18.879K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:D001602.20030716
T 0657/00 () of 22.7.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

22.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 8/10

Application no.

96109446.3

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 38.042K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065700.20030722
T 0871/00 () of 7.3.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 23/495

Application no.

95111686.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja - nach Änderung der Ansprüche)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.464K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087100.20030307
T 1008/96 () of 25.6.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F24C 15/02

Application no.

88830024.1

Keywords:

Late-filed ground for opposition - exercise of discretion of the opposition division correct
Priority not valid because applicant is not entitled
Novelty - public prior use (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100896.20030625
T 0303/99 () of 4.6.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 5/00

Application no.

92915613.1

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.728K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030399.20030604
W 0017/02 (Widerspruch - unzulässig - keine Begründung.) of 15.7.2003

Online on

22.07.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 31/519

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Widerspruchsbegründung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 18.595K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001702.20030715
T 0237/00 () of 4.7.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 11/04

Application no.

92117842.2

Keywords:

Inventive step - ex post facto analysis

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.905K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T023700.20030704
T 0937/00 () of 12.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03B 27/53
G03F 9/00
G03F 7/20

Application no.

92302512.6

Keywords:

Multiple independent claims filed in response to the notice of opposition and subsequent amendments
Apportionment of costs (yes)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.269K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T093700.20030612
T 0128/01 () of 11.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

11.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 21/03
B01L 3/08

Application no.

96911156.6

Keywords:

Novelty and inventive step of claim 1 - yes
Sufficiency - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.148K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012801.20030611
T 0272/01 () of 23.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A46B 9/04

Application no.

93925122.9

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.551K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T027201.20030623
T 0409/01 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/316

Application no.

94118479.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.423K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T040901.20030626
T 0917/01 () of 17.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

17.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B 7/16
E06B 7/086
F24F 13/15

Application no.

96928465.2

Keywords:

Neuheit (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 21.754K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091701.20030617
T 1029/01 () of 22.5.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F23C 6/04
F23L 7/100

Application no.

94118073.9

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - yes (main request)
Inventive step - yes (main request)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.568K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102901.20030522
T 0709/02 (Inadmissible appeal/BOLTON) of 21.7.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

21.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B05B 11/06

Application no.

94913771.5

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.722K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070902.20030721
T 0308/99 (Hyaluronan/BIOMATRIX) of 2.6.2003

Online on

21.07.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

2.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 47/36

Application no.

86306046.3

Keywords:

Novelty (yes): claimed use reflects a newly discovered technical effect
Inventive step (no): claimed use is based on a thoroughly obvious property of known substances; slightly enhanced effects associated with the claimed use in comparision with substances used in the state of the art emerge from obvious tests - no indication of an inventive step

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030899.20030602
T 0104/99 () of 18.7.2003

Online on

18.07.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

18.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 71/02

Application no.

92309154.0

Keywords:

Taking of evidence - witnesses

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 18.952K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010499.20030718
T 0897/99 () of 12.6.2003

Online on

18.07.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

12.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 7/50

Application no.

90907305.8

Keywords:

Main request - inventive step no: obvious alternative over the prior art teaching
First to fourth auxiliary requests: idem

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.389K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T089799.20030612
T 1079/01 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

17.07.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06P 5/00

Application no.

96901805.0

Keywords:

Claims - clarity (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.466K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107901.20030701
T 0058/00 (Hepatic growth factor/MITSUBISHI) of 3.2.2003

Online on

16.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

3.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 14/00

Application no.

90115397.3

Keywords:

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Enabling disclosure - (yes)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.025K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T005800.20030203
T 1169/00 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

16.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D05B 85/02

Application no.

92909648.5

Keywords:

Opposition - admissible (yes)
Prior art documents filed during appeal proceedings - admissible (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Clarity (yes)
Inventive step (yes, third auxiliary request)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 59.382K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T116900.20030410
T 0414/02 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

16.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 212/08

Application no.

96106290.8

Keywords:

Amendments - broadening of claim (first auxiliary request: yes; second auxiliary request: no)
Novelty (main request and second auxiliary request: yes)
Inventive step - problem and solution (main request: no; second auxiliary request: yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 54.693K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T041402.20030515
W 0006/03 (Plant compositions/INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO) of 25.6.2003

Online on

16.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

25.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 35/78

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Lack of unity a priori - (partially no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.065K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000603.20030625
W 0005/99 (Endothelin-Konjugate/SCHERING AG) of 3.7.2003

Online on

16.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 51/08

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Nicht Einheitlichkeit a posteriori (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.167K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000599.20030703
T 0214/01 (Teletext receiver/EDICO) of 7.3.2003

Online on

15.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/087

Application no.

92104147.1

Keywords:

Obligation to give reasons for not considering allegedly important evidence
Problem-solution approach: treatment of non-technical aspects
Inventive step (no)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.056K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021401.20030307
T 1130/01 () of 13.5.2003

Online on

15.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

13.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 17/04

Application no.

95118658.4

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes, after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 23.049K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T113001.20030513
T 0001/02 () of 9.7.2003

Online on

15.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

9.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61J 17/00

Application no.

95934140.5

Keywords:

Sufficient disclosure (yes)
Novelty, inventive step (yes,after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.292K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T000102.20030709
T 0778/02 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

15.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02F 1/1339

Application no.

94305406.4

Keywords:

Interpretation of claim wording for question of novelty
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.594K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T077802.20030701
T 0075/99 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

15.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/00

Application no.

88104077.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - after amendment

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.674K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007599.20030515
T 0062/01 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M 7/30

Application no.

93913500.0

Keywords:

Novelty (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.869K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006201.20030626
T 0280/01 () of 1.7.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

1.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02P 6/08

Application no.

95924636.4

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (no) after amendment
Inventive step (yes) after amendment

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.982K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028001.20030701
T 0347/01 () of 29.4.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

29.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R 16/02
B60R 21/32

Application no.

96943865.4

Keywords:

Neuheit (Hauptantrag) - (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hauptantrag) - (verneint)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hilfsantrag) - (bejaht)
Verspätet vorgebrachte Tatsachen und Beweismittel - nicht berücksichtigt

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.483K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T034701.20030429
T 0526/01 () of 22.5.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16B 23/00

Application no.

92202385.8

Keywords:

Novelty - yes (all requests)
Inventive step - no (all requests)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.061K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T052601.20030522
T 0481/02 () of 20.5.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 25/00

Application no.

97943393.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.182K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048102.20030520
T 1101/02 () of 14.7.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

14.7.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C 22/12

Application no.

96942834.1

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.330K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110102.20030714
T 1144/02 () of 27.6.2003

Online on

14.07.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 3/22
H04M 3/42

Application no.

98961925.9

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.326K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114402.20030627
T 1058/00 () of 30.6.2003

Online on

11.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 18/48

Application no.

91911862.0

Keywords:

Claims - clarity (yes)
Amendments - agreed by Boards of Appeal

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.655K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T105800.20030630
T 1175/00 () of 6.5.2003

Online on

11.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

6.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B22D 11/10
B22D 11/12

Application no.

92102888.2

Keywords:

Activité inventive (confirmée)

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C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 26.228K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117500.20030506
W 0008/03 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

11.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/02

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Oligomerisation and polymerisation - different technical concept (yes)
Unity of invention (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 76.115K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000803.20030603
T 0521/00 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

10.07.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B03C 3/38

Application no.

93904467.3

Keywords:

Admissibility of opposition (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.174K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T052100.20030410
T 0122/02 () of 23.6.2003

Online on

10.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A41C 3/14

Application no.

00200747.4

Keywords:

Appeal fee not paid within time limit
Re-establishment of rights - request refused
All due care required by the circumstances - (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.042K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012202.20030623
T 0525/02 () of 7.7.2003

Online on

10.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

7.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F 5/058

Application no.

98910587.9

Keywords:

Neuheit, Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja, nach Änderung)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T052502.20030707
T 0107/99 () of 19.2.2003

Online on

10.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

19.2.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G07F 7/08

Application no.

90402846.1

Keywords:

Activité inventive (rejeté)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 35.214K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T010799.20030219
T 0146/99 (Device for combined cardiac pacing and defibrillation/Ventritex, Inc … of 27.6.2003

Online on

10.07.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

27.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/368

Application no.

90303812.3

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014699.20030627
T 0051/00 () of 26.3.2003

Online on

09.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

26.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 9/12

Application no.

90916868.4

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes) - problem and solution

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T005100.20030326
T 0692/00 (Bar Coater/VALMET) of 13.5.2003

Online on

09.07.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

13.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21H 23/58

Application no.

93850110.3

Keywords:

All requests: Admissibility of amendments - yes; ambiguity not created by amendments
Main request and first auxiliary request: Novelty - no
Second and third auxiliary request: Inventive step - no; reformulation of the technical problem to be solved in view of the closest prior art; solution - obvious to try
Oral proceedings: attendance - announcement of a party (having requested oral proceedings) shortly before the appointed date that it may or may not attend oral proceedings amounts to an abuse of procedure

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069200.20030513
T 0978/00 () of 23.5.2003

Online on

09.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 29/08

Application no.

92903559.0

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097800.20030523
T 1244/01 () of 3.7.2003

Online on

09.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 17/60

Application no.

93912539.9

Keywords:

Neuheit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 19.835K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T124401.20030703
T 0762/98 (Cutinase composition/GENENCOR) of 13.2.2003

Online on

09.07.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

13.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/386

Application no.

88905333.6

Keywords:

Main request: inadmissible amendment (Article 123(2) EPC)
First and second auxiliary requests: inventive step - no
Third auxiliary request: inadmissible amendments (Article 123(2) EPC)
Fourth auxiliary request: sufficiency of disclosure (Article 83 EPC) - no

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T076298.20030213
T 1179/00 () of 3.7.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01T 13/04

Application no.

91402410.4

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (non)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 22.832K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117900.20030703
T 0181/01 (Storage of materials/INHALE) of 27.2.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

27.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 9/96

Application no.

90301561.8

Keywords:

Novelty -yes, no absolute proof to the contrary
Inventive step - no, obvious alternative within reach of normal experimentation by a person skilled in the art

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018101.20030227
T 0657/01 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 3/22

Application no.

93200971.5

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes) - inescapable Article 123(2), (3) trap (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065701.20030624
T 0140/02 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02D 41/24

Application no.

91105855.0

Keywords:

Neuheit - (bejaht)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (bejaht)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 39.680K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T014002.20030603
T 0942/02 () of 11.6.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01N 3/32

Application no.

97916429.0

Keywords:

Neuheit - bejaht
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - bejaht

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 23.894K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T094202.20030611
T 0117/03 () of 10.6.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

10.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 67/02

Application no.

89118593.6

Keywords:

Wrong claim 1 in Druckexemplar of interlocutory decision
Correction not within the competence of formalities officers
Substantial procedural violation (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011703.20030610
T 0820/99 (Urethane/BAYER) of 19.5.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G 18/65

Application no.

92114287.3

Keywords:

Unzulässige Änderung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 23.730K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T082099.20030519
T 1005/99 (Kraftstoffadditiv/BASF) of 24.6.2003

Online on

08.07.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C10L 1/22

Application no.

94911134.8

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja) - nicht vorhersehbarer Effekt eines Kombinationsprodukts

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.115K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T100599.20030624
T 0066/01 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D 77/06

Application no.

95117194.1

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.097K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T006601.20030515
T 0788/01 () of 13.6.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 77/00

Application no.

95909313.9

Keywords:

Parties to appeal - opponent
Novelty, inventive step (yes)
Apportionment of costs (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.031K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078801.20030613
T 0576/02 () of 27.3.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 21/06

Application no.

98200479.8

Keywords:

Priority: main request (no), auxiliary request (yes), novelty (yes)
Inventive step: main request (no), auxiliary request (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057602.20030327
T 0762/02 () of 14.5.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A46B 7/06

Application no.

99203321.7

Keywords:

Inventive step - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.301K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T076202.20030514
T 0582/99 (Salt product/HITAVEITA SUDURNESJA) of 22.5.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/237

Application no.

93907821.8

Keywords:

Main request - novelty - no: homogeneity feature not distinguishable from the prior art
Auxiliary request - remittal to the first instance - shift of invention from the product to the process
Reimbursement of appeal fee - no: not equitable

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058299.20030522
T 0814/99 (Peptide aldehyde/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 19.3.2003

Online on

07.07.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

19.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/386

Application no.

92870121.8

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - technical solution not suggested in the prior art

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T081499.20030319
T 0910/00 () of 14.5.2003

Online on

04.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03B 27/53

Application no.

92301476.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (appellant's main and first auxiliary requests: no; second auxiliary request: yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.889K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091000.20030514
T 0681/02 () of 5.6.2003

Online on

04.07.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

5.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01D 5/14
G01D 3/028

Application no.

96111581.3

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zulässigkeit eines in der mündlichen Verhandlung eingereichten Hilfsantrags (nein): Versäumung der im Ladungsbescheid gesetzten Frist, nicht durch Änderung des Sachverhalts bedingt, nicht recherchiert, nicht klar gewährbar, keine triftigen Gründe für späte Einreichung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 36.098K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068102.20030605
T 0689/00 () of 7.4.2003

Online on

03.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

7.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

92115530.5

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments - yes
Novelty - yes
Remittal to the first instance - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.302K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068900.20030407
T 0884/00 () of 28.4.2003

Online on

03.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

28.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

93110555.5

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Ansprüche - ja
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.475K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T088400.20030428
T 1276/01 () of 3.7.2003

Online on

03.07.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

3.7.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 23/367

Application no.

97810047.7

Keywords:

Berichtigung (erlaubt)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja, nach Änderung)

Distribution

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.871K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T127601.20030703
T 0601/98 () of 30.6.2003

Online on

03.07.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/32

Application no.

88308984.9

Keywords:

Basis of decision - patentee (non agreement of)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.008K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T060198.20030630
T 0681/00 (Siloxanes/GIVAUDAN) of 26.3.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

26.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07F 7/08

Application no.

92909392.0

Keywords:

Late filed evidence (not admitted) - lack of relevance
Main request: inventive step (no) - improper comparison - reformulation of problem - obvious solution
Auxiliary request: clarity (no) - arising from amendment - inconsistent features
Apportionment of costs (no) - late filed evidence not admitted

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 42.133K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068100.20030326
T 0753/00 (Production of proteins/B.R. CENTRE LIMITED, et al) of 2.6.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 15/00

Application no.

91914066.5

Keywords:

Main request - inventive step (no)
Auxiliary requests - allowability of amendments (no)

Distribution

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.439K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075300.20030602
T 0596/01 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B27N 3/00

Application no.

92902653.2

Keywords:

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main and first auxiliary requests (no)
Non-admittance of second auxiliary request filed during the oral proceedings

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.402K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059601.20030410
T 0798/01 () of 9.5.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

9.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21F 1/00

Application no.

94307700.8

Keywords:

Correction of named appellant (allowed)
Inventive step (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 22.809K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079801.20030509
T 1205/02 () of 26.6.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61F 15/00

Application no.

94460015.4

Keywords:

Retrait du recours
Remboursement de la taxe de recours (non)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 14.910K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T120502.20030626
T 0981/98 (Morpholin/LENZING) of 8.5.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D 295/02

Application no.

96926960.4

Keywords:

Ausführbarkeit (nein) - keine verallgemeinerungsfähige technische Lehre - unzumutbarer Aufwand beim Ausführen der Erfindung im gesamten beanspruchten Bereich - Forschungsprogramm

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.562K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098198.20030508
T 0919/99 (Neonatal hematopoietic stem cells/PHARMASTEM THERAPEUTICS) of 7.4.2003

Online on

02.07.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

7.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 35/14

Application no.

89900042.6

Keywords:

Sole request: novelty (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.285K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T091999.20030407
T 0751/00 (Polyol fatty acid esters/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 21.5.2003

Online on

01.07.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H 13/06

Application no.

91916765.0

Keywords:

Added subject-matter; extension of the scope of protection - no
Clarity - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.071K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075100.20030521
T 0927/01 () of 20.6.2003

Online on

01.07.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

20.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/158

Application no.

94930390.3

Keywords:

Novelty and inventive step (yes, after amendments)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.657K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T092701.20030620
T 1265/01 (Compositions comprising lysine/Rath, Matthias, Dr. med.) of 26.6.2003

Online on

01.07.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

26.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/195

Application no.

97304994.3

Keywords:

The condition set in point (e) of claim 1 finds no basis in the originally filed application

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.605K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T126501.20030626
T 1178/02 () of 30.6.2003

Online on

01.07.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

30.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04B 21/00

Application no.

94930480.2

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.569K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T117802.20030630

June 2003

T 0314/00 () of 21.3.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

21.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23H 7/04

Application no.

92106430.9

Keywords:

New ground of opposition (not admitted)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.977K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031400.20030321
T 0861/00 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01R 13/642

Application no.

91110221.8

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.478K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T086100.20030624
T 1100/00 () of 23.6.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 16/00

Application no.

93300880.7

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.911K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110000.20030623
T 0310/01 () of 7.4.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

7.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 2/04

Application no.

94402283.9

Keywords:

Main and first auxiliary request: inventive step (no) - obvious modification
Second auxiliary request: amendments - allowable, sufficiency of disclosure (yes), inventive step (yes): non-obvious modification

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.965K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031001.20030407
T 0179/02 () of 19.5.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A41D 13/00

Application no.

95905560.9

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Apportionment of costs (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.195K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017902.20030519
T 0539/99 (Hydrotreating/SHELL) of 4.4.2003

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

4.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G 49/00

Application no.

93200165.4

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no) - reformulation of the technical problem addressed in the patent in suit in less ambitious terms

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.348K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053999.20030404
T 0599/99 (Seamless capsules/WARNER-LAMBERT) of 18.12.2002

Online on

30.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

18.12.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 2/04

Application no.

96903724.1

Keywords:

Novelty: yes, after amendment
Inventive step: yes, after amendment

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.126K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T059999.20021218
T 0098/00 (Refrigerating system/MATSUSHITA) of 18.3.2003

Online on

27.06.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

18.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10M 105/38

Application no.

92901898.4

Keywords:

Main request: inventive step (no) - obvious solution in view of the closest state of the art and common general knowledge
First auxiliary request: extension of the protection conferred (yes) - Article 69 EPC not relevant for interpreting the claims within Article 123(3) EPC
Second auxiliary request: introduction by the Board at the oral proceedings of a fresh document reflecting the common general knowledge - inventive step (no) - obvious solution
Third auxiliary request: remittal to the first instance for further prosecution (no)
Fourth auxiliary request: referral of a question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)

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C

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.305K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T009800.20030318
T 0971/00 () of 7.5.2003

Online on

27.06.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/73

Application no.

92106728.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no) - objection technical problem

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.686K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097100.20030507
T 0171/01 () of 4.6.2003

Online on

27.06.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 47/50

Application no.

95916642.2

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.375K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017101.20030604
T 0654/01 () of 23.5.2003

Online on

27.06.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

23.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65C 11/00

Application no.

95929452.1

Keywords:

Withdrawl of opposition
Inadmissible extension (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T065401.20030523
T 0043/00 ("Pharmaceutical preparations/AKZO) of 9.5.2003

Online on

26.06.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

9.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/20

Application no.

92103963.2

Keywords:

Main request: novelty (no) - prior use adequately substantiated by evidence: prejudicial to the novelty of claim 5 as granted
First and second auxiliary requests: admissible and allowable
Remittal to the first instance for further prosecution: prior use represents highly relevant state of the art not considered by the first instance - case different from that on which the first instance's decision was based

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T004300.20030509
T 0792/00 (Varied binding proteins/DYAX) of 2.7.2002

Online on

26.06.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.7.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/00

Application no.

89910702.3

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - main and auxiliary requests 1 to 4 (no)

Distribution

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Decision

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T079200.20020702
T 0983/98 (Liquid cleaning products/UNILEVER) of 5.12.2002

Online on

26.06.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.12.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 17/00

Application no.

92203220.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes) - general applicability not demonstrated of a technical effect (here: Farris effect) for predicting a property (here: viscosity of a liquid cleaning product; point 2.6.3)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.603K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T098398.20021205
T 0442/00 () of 26.5.2003

Online on

25.06.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

26.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B 10/46

Application no.

93101796.6

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes) after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.921K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T044200.20030526
T 1120/02 () of 24.6.2003

Online on

24.06.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F27D 23/02
F27B 7/20

Application no.

98910736.2

Keywords:

Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 26.812K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112002.20030624
T 0259/03 () of 18.6.2003

Online on

24.06.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

18.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

94905418.3

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.482K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T025903.20030618
T 0252/99 () of 20.5.2003

Online on

24.06.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01T 1/29

Application no.

92311171.0

Keywords:

EPC Art. 54 main request - novelty (no)
EPC Art. 56 auxiliary request - inventive step (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.870K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T025299.20030520
T 1096/00 (Chip carrier/TESSERA) of 29.4.2003

Online on

23.06.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/58

Application no.

94924580.7

Keywords:

Substantial procedural violation (yes) - decision based on an objection which was not substantiated in a previous communication
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (yes)
Remittal (yes)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109600.20030429
T 0493/01 (Acellular vaccine/CELLTECH) of 4.6.2003

Online on

23.06.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

4.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/31

Application no.

92901932.1

Keywords:

Inventive step - no

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.510K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049301.20030604
T 1077/01 () of 2.6.2003

Online on

23.06.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60Q 1/14

Application no.

97120842.6

Keywords:

Änderungen - Anspruchserweiterung (nach Wiedervorlage der ursprünglichen Anspruchsfassung verneint)
Entscheidung über die Beschwerde-Zurückverweisung (bejaht)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 16.694K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T107701.20030602
T 1129/01 () of 24.4.2003

Online on

23.06.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 33/02

Application no.

94306632.4

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Clarity (yes)
Inventive step (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 43.274K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112901.20030424
T 0310/99 (Down Syndrome/MACRI) of 1.4.2003

Online on

23.06.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

1.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/76

Application no.

90903086.8

Keywords:

Main request: allowability of an amendment (no)
First auxiliary request: invention technical in character (yes)
Excluded diagnostic method (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.257K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T031099.20030401
W 0007/02 () of 25.3.2003

Online on

20.06.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

25.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04Q 7/00

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Uneinheitlichkeit a priori (nein)
Fehlende Begründung

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 21.457K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000702.20030325
T 1125/00 () of 29.4.2003

Online on

18.06.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

E04F 10/06

Application no.

93500141.2

Keywords:

Activité inventive (confirmée)

Distribution

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 28.849K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112500.20030429
T 1044/02 () of 10.6.2003

Online on

18.06.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

10.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22F 1/00
B22D 17/00
C22B 9/16

Application no.

99201696.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes) after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 69.306K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104402.20030610
T 0678/98 (Isomerisation of olefins/EXXON) of 10.6.2003

Online on

18.06.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

10.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 11/09

Application no.

91911457.9

Keywords:

Re-establishment into the time limit for filing grounds of appeal (yes) - isolated mistake in calculation of time limit - all due care required by circumstances taken
Novelty (yes) - no direct and unambiguous disclosure of the claimed subject-matter
Remittal to first instance

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.100K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067898.20030610
T 0682/99 (CC-1065 analogues/PHARMACIA) of 21.5.2003

Online on

18.06.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 487/04

Application no.

91909127.2

Keywords:

Main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 9 - inventive step (no) - obvious solution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 49.035K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068299.20030521
T 0804/00 () of 6.5.2003

Online on

17.06.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

6.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23Q 7/14

Application no.

95924296.7

Keywords:

Verspätet vorgebrachte offenkundige Vorbenutzung (nicht relevant)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.048K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080400.20030506
T 1063/00 () of 16.6.2003

Online on

17.06.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

16.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C 22/83

Application no.

95938516.2

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes after amendment)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.244K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T106300.20030616
T 0532/01 () of 28.5.2003

Online on

17.06.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

28.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 43/58

Application no.

96116241.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.259K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053201.20030528
T 0195/00 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

16.06.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01L 21/58

Application no.

95907695.1

Keywords:

Activité inventive (après modifications) : oui - incompatibilité entre les documents de l'art antérieur

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 26.846K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019500.20030515
T 0665/01 () of 25.5.2003

Online on

16.06.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/336

Application no.

94830316.9

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes - after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.634K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T066501.20030525
T 0459/99 (Indoles/PIERRE FABRE) of 20.5.2003

Online on

16.06.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C07D 209/16

Application no.

95901501.7

Keywords:

Activité inventive (oui) - après modification - activité non prévisible

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 49.229K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T045999.20030520
T 0572/00 (Backscatter system/LUCENT) of 14.5.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01S 13/82
G06K 7/10

Application no.

97310201.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.573K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T057200.20030514
T 0843/00 () of 1.4.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

1.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 45/16

Application no.

93108241.6

Keywords:

Inventive step, main request (no)
Extension beyond the content of the application as filed, first auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step, second auxiliary request (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.864K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084300.20030401
T 0904/00 (Interconnection-point memory/TEXAS INSTRUMENTS) of 2.4.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 12/56
H04Q 11/04

Application no.

95400552.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.991K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T090400.20030402
T 1084/00 (HIV-3 variants/INNOGENETICS) of 11.4.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

11.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 7/00

Application no.

94110658.5

Keywords:

Main request - added subject-matter (no)
Disclosure - sufficiency (yes)
Clarity (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.024K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T108400.20030411
T 0124/01 (VCR scheduling/STARSIGHT TELECAST) of 6.2.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

6.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/087
H04N 7/04
G11B 27/02
H04H 1/00

Application no.

89909061.7

Keywords:

Novelty (no)
Late filed auxiliary request (not admitted)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.984K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012401.20030206
T 0281/02 () of 19.5.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01D 21/00

Application no.

97106501.6

Keywords:

Geänderter unabhängiger Anspruch - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der ursprünglich eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Klarheit des unabhängigen Anspruchs (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 19.667K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T028102.20030519
T 1026/98 (Beitritt/KALLE) of 13.6.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/34

Application no.

91108077.8

Keywords:

Beitritt im Beschwerdeverfahren
Fortführung des Verfahrens nach Zurücknahme der einzigen Beschwerde
Befassung der Großen Beschwerdekammer

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 31.742K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102698.20030613
T 1026/98 (Beitritt/KALLE) of 13.6.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/34

Application no.

91108077.8

Keywords:

Beitritt im Beschwerdeverfahren
Fortführung des Verfahrens nach Zurücknahme der einzigen Beschwerde
Befassung der Großen Beschwerdekammer

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.416K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102698.20030613
T 1026/98 (Intervention/KALLE) of 13.6.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/34

Application no.

91108077.8

Keywords:

Intervention in appeal proceedings
Continuation of proceedings after withdrawal of the sole appeal
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 40.885K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102698.20030613
T 1026/98 (Intervention/KALLE) of 13.6.2003

Online on

13.06.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

13.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/34

Application no.

91108077.8

Keywords:

Intervention dans la procédure de recours
Poursuite de la procédure après le retrait de l'unique recours
Saisine de la Grande Chambre de recours

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 40.750K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102698.20030613
T 0616/00 () of 22.5.2003

Online on

12.06.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K 15/09

Application no.

94104869.6

Keywords:

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.331K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T061600.20030522
T 0976/01 () of 8.5.2003

Online on

12.06.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F21V 8/00

Application no.

93111867.3

Keywords:

Novelty and inventive step - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 34.432K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T097601.20030508
T 1144/01 () of 21.5.2003

Online on

12.06.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

21.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01C 21/20
G08G 1/0968

Application no.

95934593.5

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja, bestätigt)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.537K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T114401.20030521
T 0496/98 () of 20.2.2003

Online on

12.06.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

20.2.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 7/00

Application no.

93400409.4

Keywords:

Nouveau motif d'opposition (nouveauté) - Admis (non)
Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 54.604K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049698.20030220
T 0831/00 () of 30.4.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 21/00
G02B 7/16

Application no.

90105004.7

Keywords:

Availability to the public (yes, established by official export/import documents)
Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 31.649K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T083100.20030430
T 0018/01 (System for the production of chocolate shells/AASTED-MIKROVERK) of 29.4.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

29.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23G 1/21

Application no.

94920898.7

Keywords:

Main request; inventive step (no): The claimed system relates to an obvious combination of the prior art for the skilled person, namely a system engineer for moulding articles
Auxiliary request; Admissibility (yes); Article 123(2) EPC (no); unallowable generalisation of preferred embodiments

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.370K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001801.20030429
T 0751/02 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01M 17/013

Application no.

98120054.6

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (bejaht)

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 29.562K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T075102.20030603
T 0841/02 (Liquid crystal/SNIARICERCHE) of 26.5.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

26.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09K 19/54

Application no.

98124536.8

Keywords:

Amended set of claims submitted during appeal proceedings supported by the application as filed (yes)
Remittal to the first instance for further prosecution

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.843K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084102.20030526
T 0876/02 () of 20.5.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 31/042
H01L 31/048

Application no.

98100917.8

Keywords:

Amended claims remitted to first instance

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.027K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087602.20030520
T 1123/02 () of 23.5.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F16C 11/06

Application no.

98420195.4

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)
Requête en remboursement de la taxe de recours pour vice substantiel de procédure (rejetée)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 48.811K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112302.20030523
T 0336/03 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G01N 33/34
G01N 21/85
G01N 15/02
D21G 9/00
B01D 33/00

Application no.

97420084.2

Keywords:

Renvoi à la première instance qui aurait dû procéder à la révision préjudicielle.

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 24.729K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T033603.20030603
T 1095/99 (Grain size/EASTMAN) of 8.5.2003

Online on

11.06.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03C 1/498

Application no.

94401217.8

Keywords:

Novelty (yes) - implicit disclosure not proven
Inventive step (yes) - ex post facto analysis inadmissible

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.226K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T109599.20030508
T 0784/01 () of 15.5.2003

Online on

10.06.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L 1/10
B25B 27/16

Application no.

95905183.0

Keywords:

Non appearance at oral proceedings
No comments on the objections raised in the Board's communication under Article 11(2) RPBA
Inventive step (no)
Amendments (not admissible)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.082K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T078401.20030515
T 0673/02 () of 3.6.2003

Online on

10.06.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.6.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60N 2/16
B60N 2/52
F16K 11/065

Application no.

99923269.7

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.433K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067302.20030603
T 0850/01 (Clinker/F.L.SMIDTH) of 20.5.2003

Online on

06.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C04B 7/44

Application no.

95926381.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - no

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 18.328K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T085001.20030520
T 1104/00 () of 14.5.2003

Online on

04.06.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H03K 3/84

Application no.

94100237.0

Keywords:

Verstoß gegen Artikel 123(2) - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 22.644K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T110400.20030514
T 1228/01 (Zona pellucida antigens/ZONAGEN INC.) of 23.4.2003

Online on

04.06.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

23.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 15/14

Application no.

88908889.4

Keywords:

Allowability of amendments (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.701K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T122801.20030423
T 0175/00 () of 12.3.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

12.3.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B23K 11/25

Application no.

92870066.5

Keywords:

Activité inventive (requête principale, requêtes subsidiaires) (non)
Remboursement de la taxe de recours (non)
Vice de procédure (non)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T017500.20030312
T 0549/00 (Metal oxide/HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEW ZEALAND) of 21.3.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

21.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C04B 35/00

Application no.

89106332.3

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - yes, preparation of the claimed product disclosed under a different name

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.736K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054900.20030321
T 0590/00 () of 14.5.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

92401774.2

Keywords:

Nouveauté (non) (requête principale et subsidiaire 1 et 2)
Modifications - extension de l'objet de la demande (oui) (requête subsidiaire 4)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 26.949K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059000.20030514
T 0323/01 () of 28.3.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

28.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C04B 35/10

Application no.

88903031.8

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Inventive step (yes) - after amendments

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 36.370K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T032301.20030328
T 0670/01 (Solvent Soaps/UNION OIL) of 15.5.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01F 17/00

Application no.

94927908.7

Keywords:

Unallowable extension of scope of protection (main request and second to sixth auxiliary requests)
Added subject-matter (all requests)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.614K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T067001.20030515
T 0588/99 (Liquid detergents/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 27.3.2003

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/386

Application no.

92870122.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.732K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058899.20030327
T 0598/99 (Method and apparatus for cooling wafers/APPLIED MATERIALS INC.) of 17.12.2002

Online on

03.06.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.12.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/00

Application no.

92108288.9

Keywords:

Novelty (yes - after amendment)
Inventive step (yes - after amendment)
Amendment - an amendment made before grant and not objected to in the notice of opposition cannot in the absence of the patent proprietor's consent be examined by the Board (point 3.2.1)
Reformatio in peius - where the patentee is the sole appellant the principle of reformatio in peius cannot serve to protect the opponent respondent from being in a worse position than he was in before the appeal

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T059899.20021217
T 0541/00 () of 23.4.2003

Online on

02.06.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A46B 7/06

Application no.

92906956.5

Keywords:

Inventive step - no

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.941K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054100.20030423
T 0846/00 (Thrombus detection/ANTISOMA LIMITED) of 23.3.2003

Online on

02.06.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

23.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 2/00

Application no.

90909765.1

Keywords:

Main request: novelty (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.472K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084600.20030323
T 0531/01 () of 5.5.2003

Online on

02.06.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02N 15/06

Application no.

96105895.5

Keywords:

Novelty - public prior use (no) - insufficient evidence
Inventive step (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.176K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053101.20030505
T 0209/02 (Nonionic surfactant/SASOL) of 14.4.2003

Online on

02.06.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

14.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 1/722

Application no.

00108136.3

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes): unexpected cleaning efficiency in the light of the teaching of the prior art

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.607K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T020902.20030414
T 0699/02 (Fibrinogenlösung/AVENTIS BEHRING GmbH) of 20.5.2003

Online on

02.06.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 35/14

Application no.

92122126.3

Keywords:

-

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 20.992K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T069902.20030520

May 2003

T 0700/00 () of 25.4.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A44B 18/00

Application no.

93305910.7

Keywords:

Inventive step - yes

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.487K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T070000.20030425
T 0730/00 () of 19.5.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/51

Application no.

98307928.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.717K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T073000.20030519
T 0364/01 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/38

Application no.

90307445.8

Keywords:

EPC_Art_123(2) Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.898K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T036401.20030410
T 0877/02 () of 7.5.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

7.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 31/032

Application no.

98948658.4

Keywords:

Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 17.386K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T087702.20030507
T 0980/02 () of 26.5.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

26.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 61/06

Application no.

92101256.3

Keywords:

Missing statement of grounds

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.629K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098002.20030526
T 0960/98 () of 9.4.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

9.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 7/08

Application no.

91310301.6

Keywords:

Sufficiency of disclosure - yes

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 47.917K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T096098.20030409
T 0353/99 (Method and apparatus for the classification of an article/Mars Inc.) of 1.4.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

1.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07D 7/00

Application no.

94900952.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 32.275K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035399.20030401
T 0430/99 () of 18.3.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

18.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/06

Application no.

90104815.7

Keywords:

Inventive step of the main and first auxiliary request (no)
Remittal for further prosecution on the basis of the second auxiliary request
Subject-matter submitted for the first time during the appeal proceedings.

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 721.114K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T043099.20030318
T 0546/99 () of 16.5.2003

Online on

30.05.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

16.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/82

Application no.

92304719.5

Keywords:

Novlety (yes - after amendments)
Inventive step (yes - after amendments)
Reimbursement of appeal fee not substantiated

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.221K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054699.20030516
T 0595/00 (Compositions d'enrobage/VIRBAC) of 25.3.2003

Online on

28.05.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

25.3.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 9/28

Application no.

93402877.0

Keywords:

Composition d'enrobage ; activité inventive (non) : les compositions découlent de façon évidente de l'enseignement de l'art antérieur le plus proche
Utilisation d'une composition d'enrobage ; clarté et support dans la description (non) : le but énoncé dans la revendication d'utilisation ne trouve pas de support dans la description du brevet

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 45.346K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059500.20030325
T 1117/02 () of 22.5.2003

Online on

28.05.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B 13/22

Application no.

95120068.2

Keywords:

Fehlende Beschwerdebegründung

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 14.920K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T111702.20030522
T 0223/99 () of 11.12.2002

Online on

28.05.2003

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.12.2002

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B42D 15/00

Application no.

94900659.7

Keywords:

Nouveauté : requête principale (non)
Requête auxiliaire - insuffisance de l'exposé de l'invention (oui)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 39.434K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T022399.20021211
T 0530/99 () of 16.4.2003

Online on

28.05.2003

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

16.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G07F 7/08

Application no.

90400015.5

Keywords:

Motifs d'opposition - non brevetabilité
Activité inventive (non)

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 30.675K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T053099.20030416
T 0430/00 () of 18.3.2003

Online on

27.05.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01R 13/00

Application no.

93301116.5

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes (amended claims)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.979K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T043000.20030318
T 0952/00 () of 27.11.2002

Online on

27.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

27.11.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E06B 3/20
E05D 15/10
E06B 3/36
E06B 3/96

Application no.

91901265.8

Keywords:

Particular expression not allowable under Articles 84 and 123(2) EPC, (main request and auxiliary requests I to III)
Auxiliary request IV: too late filed and feature not searched
Apportionment of costs (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 45.350K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T095200.20021127
T 0016/01 (Facial foundation/FD) of 14.5.2003

Online on

27.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

14.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01F 13/10

Application no.

94925449.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - (yes), not obvious without hindsight

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 25.019K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T001601.20030514
T 0307/01 () of 30.4.2003

Online on

27.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B02C 4/30

Application no.

94925371.0

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.458K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030701.20030430
T 0845/00 () of 11.3.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

11.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F 2/06

Application no.

94905682.4

Keywords:

Neuer Einspruchsgrund (unzulässig)
Konflikt zwischen Artikel 123(2) und (3) EPÜ
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja - Hilfsantrag)

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.360K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084500.20030311
T 1158/00 () of 2.4.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

92121187.6

Keywords:

Amendments - extension of the protection conferred (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Clarity (yes)
Novelty - after amendment (yes)
Remittal to the first instance for further prosecution (yes)

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 38.465K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T115800.20030402
T 0581/01 () of 2.4.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B02C 23/08
B02C 23/02

Application no.

94115737.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - allgemeines Fachwissen

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 30.271K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T058101.20030402
T 0793/01 () of 8.4.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B 9/324

Application no.

95101242.6

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 25.784K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T079301.20030408
T 1127/01 () of 28.3.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

28.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C21D 9/00

Application no.

96113387.3

Keywords:

Neuheit, erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 23.250K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T112701.20030328
T 0350/02 () of 27.3.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.3.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B60P 1/28

Application no.

96460015.9

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)
Exposé suffisant de l'invention (oui)
Admissibilité des modifications (oui), caractéristique tirée des dessins

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 35.225K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T035002.20030327
T 1043/02 () of 6.5.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

6.5.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F23D 11/16
F23D 11/38
F23D 11/40
F23C 7/00

Application no.

97810801.7

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 27.262K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T104302.20030506
T 0498/99 (Insulated gate type bipolar-transistor with overvoltage protection/ … of 12.3.2003

Online on

26.05.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/72

Application no.

92104203.2

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes - after amendments)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.500K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049899.20030312
T 0635/00 (Hybridation sandwich/BIO MERIEUX) of 18.3.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

18.3.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C12Q 1/68

Application no.

91911286.2

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

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C

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 40.647K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T063500.20030318
T 1163/00 () of 24.3.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

24.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23Q 1/00

Application no.

93104144.6

Keywords:

Zulässigkeit der Änderungen - ja
Neuheit - ja
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.052K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T116300.20030324
T 0031/01 () of 23.5.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

23.5.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G01B 5/30

Application no.

94400240.1

Keywords:

Nouveauté (oui)
Interprétation de la revendication
Renvoi à la première instance

Distribution

B

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 21.992K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T003101.20030523
T 0213/01 () of 8.5.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

8.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08B 13/00

Application no.

95932457.5

Keywords:

Inventive step (yes)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 21.391K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T021301.20030508
T 0425/01 () of 25.3.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

25.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65H 54/32

Application no.

92924663.5

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 55.980K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T042501.20030325
T 0500/02 () of 31.3.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

31.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01L 9/00

Application no.

95104780.2

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung (ja)

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 37.797K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050002.20030331
W 0008/01 () of 28.4.2003

Online on

23.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

28.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47G 27/04

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Protest limited to one of several additional search fees
Invitation to pay protest fee - not ruling out any misunderstanding
Refund of the protest fee

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B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 20.033K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W000801.20030428
T 0250/00 (Ester additive/EXXON) of 24.3.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L 1/18

Application no.

94905667.5

Keywords:

Clarity (main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 3) - no

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.787K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T025000.20030324
T 0568/00 () of 15.4.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

15.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 71/12

Application no.

96304236.1

Keywords:

Amendments (all requests) - added subject-matter (yes)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.360K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T056800.20030415
T 0803/00 () of 6.5.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

6.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K 3/38

Application no.

95928842.4

Keywords:

Inventive step - obvious combination of known features

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.359K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080300.20030506
T 1188/00 () of 30.4.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08F 2/02

Application no.

94112082.6

Keywords:

Aufgaben-Neuformulierung (nein)
Effekt nicht über den gesamten Anspruchsbereich belegt
Beweislast bei der Patentinhaberin

Distribution

B

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 41.373K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T118800.20030430
T 0340/01 () of 1.4.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65H 54/28

Application no.

91918586.8

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - (yes, first auxiliary request)
Novelty - (no, main request - yes, second auxiliary request)
Inventive step - (yes - second auxiliary request)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.502K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T034001.20030401
T 0491/01 (Low-e Glass/GUARDIAN) of 26.3.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

26.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C 17/36

Application no.

93102994.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 39.072K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T049101.20030326
T 0070/99 (Analytical devices/UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) of 23.1.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

23.1.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01L 3/00

Application no.

93910891.6

Keywords:

Admissibility of amendments: yes - generic definition of a subgroup of embodiments by means of a term not literally disclosed but clearly and unambiguously derivable from application as filed
Novelty: yes - suitability of prior art device to perform the function to be performed by claimed device not convincingly established
Inventive step: yes - after amendment

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 53.979K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T007099.20030123
T 0559/99 (Fuel filter/STANADYNE) of 10.3.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

10.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 35/30

Application no.

92306161.8

Keywords:

Late filed document: not disregarded
Apportionment of costs: no, not equitable
Sufficiency of disclosure: yes - not affected by error in alternative drawing
Novelty: yes - drawing to be considered in the light of corresponding description
Inventive step: yes - non obvious combination of features

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C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.488K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055999.20030310
T 0670/99 () of 19.12.2002

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.12.2002

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C03C 3/085

Application no.

93924101.4

Keywords:

Nouveauté : oui
Activité inventive (oui) - solution non-évidente

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 31.604K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T067099.20021219
T 0684/99 () of 8.4.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

8.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L 23/02

Application no.

93114316.8

Keywords:

Klarheit, Ausführbarkeit (nein) - nicht über die gesamte Anspruchsbreite

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 47.448K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T068499.20030408
T 1020/99 () of 12.5.2003

Online on

22.05.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/60

Application no.

94306631.6

Keywords:

Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.599K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102099.20030512
T 0301/00 (Coated glass/ASAHI) of 6.2.2003

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

6.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C 17/34

Application no.

92118418.0

Keywords:

-

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 54.404K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T030100.20030206
T 0129/02 () of 12.3.2003

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A45D 26/00

Application no.

94106795.1

Keywords:

Verfahren - patentfähige Erfindung (ja)
Verfahren - gewerblich anwendbar (ja)
Neuheit (ja))

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 36.771K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T012902.20030312
T 0195/02 () of 19.3.2003

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 5/017

Application no.

95926028.2

Keywords:

Main request - added subject-matter (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.821K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T019502.20030319
T 0556/02 () of 19.2.2003

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 7/04

Application no.

96201558.2

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 28.924K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T055602.20030219
T 0558/02 (Re-establishment/BEARA) of 9.8.2002

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.8.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B 75/28

Application no.

95934001.9

Keywords:

Re-establish - all due care - sudden illness
Appeal admissible - yes

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.770K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T055802.20020809
T 0393/98 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

21.05.2003

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C09D 175/00

Application no.

92401637.1

Keywords:

Activité inventive - préjugés dans l'état de la technique (non)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 30.863K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T039398.20030410
T 0924/00 () of 3.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 210/00

Application no.

90125706.3

Keywords:

Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary request - added subject-matter (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 54.976K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T092400.20030403
T 0987/00 () of 2.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H03J 1/00

Application no.

94401659.1

Keywords:

Extension - requête principale (oui)
Activité inventive - requête subsidiaire (oui)

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 33.297K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T098700.20030402
T 0800/01 () of 17.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

17.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 27/16

Application no.

95939411.5

Keywords:

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes) after amendment

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.900K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T080001.20030417
T 0116/98 () of 9.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 21/20

Application no.

88402465.4

Keywords:

Admission of submissions relating to fresh issue at oral proceedings (no)
Hearing of witness with respect to fresh issue - no
Inventive step - yes
Inadmissible amendment (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.692K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T011698.20030409
T 0590/98 ("Radiopharmaceuticals/AMERSHAM PLC") of 30.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 51/00

Application no.

90914225.9

Keywords:

Admissibility of appeal (yes): no evidence of transfer of business
Main request: disclaimer not acceptable under Articles 84 and 123(2) EPC; no reason to suspend the proceedings until decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in cases G 0001/03 and G 0002/03
Auxiliary requests 1 to 4: not admissible as reformatio in peius
Apportionment of costs (no)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 79.218K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T059098.20030430
T 1024/98 (Recording material/OJI PAPER) of 5.2.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.2.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M 5/30

Application no.

91100836.5

Keywords:

Main request: clarity (yes) - only mandatory features are to be incorporated into a claim
Fresh ground of opposition - not admitted
Inventive step (yes) - ex post facto analysis inadmissible

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 30.786K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T102498.20030205
T 0540/99 (Fabrication d'aliment/NEPTUNE) of 2.4.2003

Online on

20.05.2003

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

2.4.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A23L 1/325

Application no.

93401515.7

Keywords:

Requête principale,

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 40.735K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T054099.20030402
T 0931/00 (Oxygen/AIR PRODUCTS) of 19.5.2003

Online on

19.05.2003

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/22

Application no.

94119787.3

Keywords:

Unallowable extension (main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 20) - creation of new parameters
Inventive step (auxiliary request 21) - yes, no incentive for the claimed solution of the problem in the prior art

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 41.914K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T093100.20030519
W 0019/02 (Drug delivery/MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL) of 10.4.2003

Online on

19.05.2003

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/00

Application no.

-

Keywords:

Lack of unity a posteriori (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.036K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:W001902.20030410
T 0370/00 () of 12.5.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

12.5.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60Q 1/068

Application no.

93104884.7

Keywords:

Clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 27.247K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T037000.20030512
T 0391/01 () of 30.4.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

30.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N 7/00

Application no.

95110144.3

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 26.726K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T039101.20030430
T 0420/01 () of 31.3.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

31.3.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E21B 27/00
E21B 11/04

Application no.

94911826.9

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (verneint)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 32.138K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T042001.20030331
T 0488/01 () of 14.3.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

14.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 25/00

Application no.

93111939.0

Keywords:

New subject-matter (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.850K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T048801.20030314
T 0721/01 () of 5.2.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

5.2.2003

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B21B 31/18
B21B 13/14
B21B 29/00

Application no.

94402057.7

Keywords:

Activité inventive (oui)

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 31.061K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T072101.20030205
T 0843/01 () of 9.4.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16D 41/28
F16D 41/06

Application no.

95307124.8

Keywords:

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Late submitted material - admitted (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.331K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T084301.20030409
T 0208/02 () of 3.4.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/16
G02B 6/245

Application no.

97915847.4

Keywords:

Inventive step of main request and first and second auxiliary requests (no), of third auxiliary request (remittal to the first instance for further prosecution)

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.843K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T020802.20030403
T 0444/02 () of 3.4.2003

Online on

16.05.2003

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.4.2003

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16C 1/16

Application no.

95118171.8

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 24.935K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T044402.20030403
T 0327/00 () of 13.3.2003

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

13.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/18

Application no.

94309644.6

Keywords:

After amendments: admissibility of the amendments (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Procedural violation (no)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 35.084K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T032700.20030313
T 0505/00 (Anti-free PSA antibody/LILJA) of 25.3.2003

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

25.3.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/573

Application no.

91913019.5

Keywords:

Added subject-matter - no
Novelty over alleged prior use - yes
Inventive step - yes
Sufficiency of disclosure - yes

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 58.791K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T050500.20030325
T 0721/00 (Storage of digital images/EASTMAN KODAK) of 19.9.2002

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.9.2002

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 1/21
H04N 1/387

Application no.

91917852.5

Keywords:

Main and first auxiliary requests - novelty (no)
Second auxiliary request - added subject-matter (yes)
Third auxiliary request - novelty (yes)
Remittal to first instance (yes)

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 33.649K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T072100.20020919
T 0051/01 (Parametrisierung/DATA LOGIC) of 27.11.2002

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

27.11.2002

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 7/10

Application no.

95110537.8

Keywords:

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 33.655K)

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ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T005101.20021127
T 0183/01 () of 8.4.2003

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

8.4.2003

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N 3/28

Application no.

95302043.5

Keywords:

Novelty - yes
Inventive step - yes

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 29.543K)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2003:T018301.20030408
T 0252/01 () of 10.4.2003

Online on

15.05.2003

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

10.4.2003

P