T 0813/12 () of 17.10.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T081312.20121017
Date of decision: 17 October 2012
Case number: T 0813/12
Application number: 08250052.1
IPC class: G06F 17/30
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.007K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Prioritized data synchronization with host device
Applicant name: APPLE INC.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds of appeal
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appellant contests the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 2 November 2011 refusing European patent application No. 08250052.1.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 4 January 2012 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

A written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was not filed within the four-month time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC. Nor did the notice of appeal contain anything that might be considered as such a statement.

II. In a communication dated 18 April 2012, the Board informed the appellant that no statement setting out the 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.

III. The appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC, the appeal is inadmissible pursuant to Rule 101(1) EPC.

ORDER

For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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