T 1039/12 () of 27.9.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T103912.20120927
Date of decision: 27 September 2012
Case number: T 1039/12
Application number: 04014813.2
IPC class: A63F 13/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.085K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Reel spinning slot machine with superimposed video image
Applicant name: WMS Gaming Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.2.04
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds
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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office concerning refusal of European patent application No. 04014813.2. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery on 24 November 2011.

The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 1 February 2012 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

No statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed.

II. By a communication dated 10 May 2012 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 has been given to the Registry's communication.

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 a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108, third sentence, EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108, third sentence 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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