|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T071904.20050119|
|Date of decision:||19 January 2005|
|Case number:||T 0719/04|
|IPC class:||H04M 3/50|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Sponsored call and cell service|
|Applicant name:||Nortel Networks Limited|
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|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal lies from the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 30. December 2003 refusing European patent application No. 98 906 512.3. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery to the applicant on the day it was given.
The appellant filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 26 February 2004 and paid the fee for appeal on 27 February 2004.
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 8 July 2004, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the registry of the board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds had 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 the possibility of filing a request for re-establishment of rights under Article 122 EPC.
III. No answer has been given to the registry's communication within the time limit.
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.