T 0431/06 () of 16.1.2007

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2007:T043106.20070116
Date of decision: 16 January 2007
Case number: T 0431/06
Application number: 98201449.0
IPC class: H04N 7/10
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: A system for unattended recording of television programs
Applicant name: STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC.
Opponent name: IGR GmbH & Co. KG.
Board: 3.5.04
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appellant contests the decision of the opposition division dated 24 January 2006 revoking European patent No. 0 874 524.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal received on 24 March 2006 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. No statement of grounds of appeal was filed within the four-month time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC.

IV. In a communication dated 7 July 2006 sent by registered post with advice of delivery, the board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds of appeal had been received and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was informed that any observations should be filed within two months.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement of grounds of appeal has been filed and as the notice of appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds of appeal according 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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