T 1056/06 () of 13.7.2007

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2007:T105606.20070713
Date of decision: 13 July 2007
Case number: T 1056/06
Application number: 00941651.2
IPC class: G01S 15/89
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.902K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Ultrasound probe with integrated electronics
Applicant name: Teratech Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.01
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 appellant contests the decision of the examining division dated 17 February 2006 refusing the European patent application No. 00 941 651.2.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal received on 18 April 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 2 October 2006 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds of appeal had been received and that the appeal should 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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