|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T263911.20121008|
|Date of decision:||08 October 2012|
|Case number:||T 2639/11|
|IPC class:||C07D 401/12
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Magnesium salt of s-omeprazole|
|Applicant name:||SHERMAN, Bernard Charles|
|Opponent name:||Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
STADA Arzneimittel AG
Krka, Tovarna Zdravil, d.d.
Actavis Group hf.
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|Keywords:||Missing Statement of Grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the opposition division posted on 10 October 2011, revoking European patent No. 1 375 497.
II. The appellant (patent proprietor) filed a notice of appeal on 20 December 2011 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 14 May 2012, received by the appellant on 21 May 2012, the registry of the board informed the appellant that it appeared from the file that the written statement of grounds of appeal had not been filed, and that it was therefore 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 informed that any observations had to be filed within two months of notification of the communication.
IV. No reply was received.
Reasons for the Decision
No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided by Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 126(2) EPC. In addition, neither the notice of appeal nor any other document filed contains anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC and Rule 99(2) EPC. Therefore, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Rule 101(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.