T 0684/07 () of 25.2.2008

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2008:T068407.20080225
Date of decision: 25 February 2008
Case number: T 0684/07
Application number: 99202134.5
IPC class: B64D 41/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.406K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Auxiliary power unit passive cooling system
Applicant name: The Boeing Company
Opponent name: AIRBUS Deutschland GmbH et al.
Board: 3.2.01
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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Citing decisions:
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Opposition Division posted 12 February 2007 to revoke the European patent No. 0 968 918.

The appellant (patent proprietor) filed a notice of appeal on 12 April 2007 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

II. By a communication dated 30 July 2007, sent by registered post with acknowledgement of receipt, the registry of the Board informed the appellant that it appeared that no written statement of grounds of appeal had been filed and that it was to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No observations were received in response to said communication.

Reasons for the Decision

No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed. Furthermore, the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC 1973. The appeal therefore has to be rejected as inadmissible (Rule 65(1) EPC 1973).

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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