T 0443/08 () of 19.6.2008

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2008:T044308.20080619
Date of decision: 19 June 2008
Case number: T 0443/08
Application number: 00931979.9
IPC class: A61K 9/10
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.261K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENT
Applicant name: Drugtech Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.02
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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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery to the Applicant on 12 July 2007 and concerning the refusal of the European patent application 009319799.

The Appellant (Applicant) filed a Notice of Appeal by a letter received on 12 September 2007 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day No Statement of Grounds was filed. The Notice of Appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.

II. By a communication dated 7 March 2008 sent by registered post, the Registrar of the Board informed the Appellant that no Statement of Grounds has been filed and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No answer has been given within the given time limit to the Registry's communication.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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