T 1269/04 () of 27.6.2005

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T126904.20050627
Date of decision: 27 June 2005
Case number: T 1269/04
Application number: 99966052.5
IPC class: G05B 19/042
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 51.311K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Electronic control arrangement with removable memory module
Applicant name: General Electric Company
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 84a
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds
Catchwords:

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Citing decisions:
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal lies from the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office dated 28 May 2004 refusing European patent application No. 99 966 052.5. 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 29 July 2004 and paid the fee for appeal on 29 July 2004.

No statement of grounds was filed.

II. By a communication dated 16 November 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 and since the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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