T 1499/12 () of 1.10.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T149912.20121001
Date of decision: 01 October 2012
Case number: T 1499/12
Application number: 01925195.8
IPC class: F02M 61/18
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.112K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Deposit control in fuel injector nozzles
Applicant name: ORBITAL ENGINE COMPANY (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.
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
Catchwords:

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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. 01925195.8. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery on 11 January 2012.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 12 March 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 9 July 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 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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