T 1242/12 () of 17.10.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T124212.20121017
Date of decision: 17 October 2012
Case number: T 1242/12
Application number: 07710246.5
IPC class: G06F 7/499
G06F 7/533
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.061K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Pre-saturating fixed-point multiplier
Applicant name: QUALCOMM Incorporated
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: 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. The appeal contests the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 19 December 2011 refusing European patent application No. 07 710 246.5.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 29 February 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 statement.

II. In a communication dated 5 June 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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