T 1690/07 () of 7.5.2008

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2008:T169007.20080507
Date of decision: 07 May 2008
Case number: T 1690/07
Application number: 03798251.9
IPC class: H04N 9/31
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Scrolling color projection system with lamp synchronization
Applicant name: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.04
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(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 30 March 2007 refusing the European Patent application No. 03 798 251.9.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal received on 1 June 2007 and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No statement of grounds of appeal was received.

III. In a communication dated 5 November 2007 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 would be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was informed that any observations should be filed within two months.

IV. No observations were filed.

Reasons for the Decision

1. Article 108 EPC requires that a statement setting out the grounds of appeal shall be filed within four months of notification of the decision. Pursuant to Rule 101(1) EPC the appeal shall be rejected as inadmissible if it does not comply with Article 108 EPC.

2. In the present case no document was filed by the appellant which could be regarded as a statement setting out the grounds of appeal. Consequently the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible.

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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