|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2006:T016606.20061117|
|Date of decision:||17 November 2006|
|Case number:||T 0166/06|
|IPC class:||C07C 15/02|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Process for the production of alkylated benzenes|
|Applicant name:||THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY|
|Opponent name:||ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.|
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|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. In its decision dated 28 November 2005 the Opposition Division rejected the opposition against the European patent No. 0 922 020.
II. The Opponent (Appellant) filed a notice of appeal on 6 February 2006 against the decision of the Opposition Division and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No statement of grounds was filed within the prescribed period in accordance with Article 108 EPC.
III. By a communication dated 24 May 2006 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 it was to be expected that the appeal be rejected as inadmissible. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months.
IV. No reply from the Appellant was received within this 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.