|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2009:T097508.20090223|
|Date of decision:||23 February 2009|
|Case number:||T 0975/08|
|IPC class:||C08L 83/04|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Two component fast-curing-RTV adhesive sealant|
|Applicant name:||GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY|
|Opponent name:||Dow Corning Ltd.|
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|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office posted 17 March 2008 revoking European Patent No. 861876.
The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 13 May 2008. The fee for appeal was paid on the same day.
No Statement of Grounds was filed.
II. By a communication dated 5 August 2008 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no Statement of Grounds had 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 to the Registry's communication has been received.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed and the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.