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T 0590/10 () of 24.6.2010

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2010:T059010.20100624
Date of decision: 24 June 2010
Case number: T 0590/10
Application number: 06111864.2
IPC class: H03M13/41
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 12.360K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Exploiting known padding data to improve block decode success rate
Applicant name: Research In Motion Limited
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108 (2007)
European Patent Convention R 99(2) (2007)
European Patent Convention R 101(1) (2007)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appellant contests the decision of the examining division dated 5 October 2009 refusing European patent application No. 06 111 864.2.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal received on 15 December 2009 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. No statement of grounds of appeal was filed within the four-month time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC.

IV. In a communication dated 26 March 2010 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 could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was informed that any observations should be filed within two months.

V. No observations were filed within two months of the above communication.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement of grounds of appeal has been filed and as the notice of appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds of appeal according to Article 108 and Rule 99(2) 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.

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