T 0558/05 () of 25.1.2006

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2006:T055805.20060125
Date of decision: 25 January 2006
Case number: T 0558/05
Application number: 98965197.1
IPC class: C08G 59/56
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Novalaks as water-unaffected accelerators for epoxy resin hardeners
Applicant name: Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH
Opponent name: Bakelite AG
Board: 3.3.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing Statement of Grounds
Catchwords:

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Cited decisions:
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Citing decisions:
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office dated 27 January 2005 and posted 21 February 2005, rejecting the opposition pursuant to Article 102(2) EPC.

The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 29 April 2005 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

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 5 August 2005 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.

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).

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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