|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T016002.20020826|
|Date of decision:||26 August 2002|
|Case number:||T 0160/02|
|IPC class:||A61F 13/15|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Body conforming absorbent article|
|Applicant name:||McNEIL-PPC, INC.|
|Opponent name:||SCA Hygiene Products AB|
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|Keywords:||No statement setting out the grounds of appeal - appeal inadmissible|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal lies against the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office taken at the oral proceedings held on 19 November 2001 revoking the European patent No. 0 668 066. The decision was posted to the applicant on 28 November 2001.
The Proprietor (Appellant) filed a notice of appeal on 6 February 2002 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date. No statement of grounds was filed. The notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
II. By a communication dated 14 May 2002, sent by registred letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no statement of grounds has been filed and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months and attention was drawn to Article 122 EPC (Re establishment of rights).
III. No answer has been given to the Registry's communication.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The Appeal is rejected as inadmissible.