T 1837/10 () of 14.12.2010

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2010:T183710.20101214
Date of decision: 14 December 2010
Case number: T 1837/10
Application number: 04076916.8
IPC class: G07F 17/32
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.286K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Method and system for conducting a game of chance
Applicant name: Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staatsloterij
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Inadmissible appeal - 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. This is an appeal against the refusal of European patent application No. 04076916 posted 19 March 2010.

A notice of appeal on behalf of the applicant appellant

was filed on 10 May 2010. The appeal fee was paid on the same day. No separate statement of grounds of appeal was filed.

II. By a communication dated 10 September 2010 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the appellant was informed that no statement of grounds of appeal had been filed and that, therefore, it was to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible pursuant to Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No answer has been given to the communication within the time limit. No request for re-establishment of rights was filed.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the 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 EPC, 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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