|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T102710.20110119|
|Date of decision:||19 January 2011|
|Case number:||T 1027/10|
|IPC class:||C08F 220/06|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Low-molecular (meth)acrylic acid (salt)-based polymer and its production process and uses|
|Applicant name:||NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.|
|Opponent name:||BASF SE|
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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 2 March 2010, rejecting the opposition pursuant to Article 101(2) EPC.
The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 12 May 2010 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
No Statement of Grounds was filed.
II. By a communication dated 16 August 2010 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 as the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC 2000 in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC 2000).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.