|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T011812.20121023|
|Date of decision:||23 October 2012|
|Case number:||T 0118/12|
|IPC class:||H04N 13/00|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||High resolution 2D/3D switchable display apparatus|
|Applicant name:||Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.|
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|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appellant contests the decision of the examining division dated 1 June 2011 refusing European patent application No. 07 112 884.7.
II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal received on 5 August 2011 and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No statement of grounds of appeal was received.
III. In a communication dated 22 March 2012 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds of appeal had been received and that it was to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was informed that any observations should be filed within two months.
IV. No observations have been filed.
Reasons for the Decision
1. Article 108 EPC requires that a statement setting out the grounds of appeal shall be filed within four months of notification of the decision. Pursuant to Rule 101(1) EPC the appeal shall be rejected as inadmissible if it does not comply with Article 108 EPC.
2. In the present case no document has been filed by the appellant which could be regarded as a statement setting out the grounds of appeal. Consequently the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible.
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.