T 1787/06 () of 18.7.2007

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2007:T178706.20070718
Date of decision: 18 July 2007
Case number: T 1787/06
Application number: 03716688.1
IPC class: G06F 17/30
G06F 9/44
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: A processing system for use with a user interface display
Applicant name: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing grounds of appeal
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appellant contests the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 14 June 2006 refusing European patent application No. 03716688.1.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 3 August 2006 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

The notice of appeal contains an auxiliary request for oral proceedings.

A written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was not filed within the four-month time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC. Nor did the notice of appeal contain anything that might be considered as such statement.

II. In a communication dated 12 January 2007, the Board informed the appellant that no statement setting out the 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.

III. The appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.

In a letter dated 22 June 2007 the appellant withdrew the request for oral proceedings.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC, the appeal is inadmissible pursuant to Rule 65(1) EPC.

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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