14-15 November 2018
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T125314.20141013|
|Date of decision:||13 October 2014|
|Case number:||T 1253/14|
|IPC class:||G06F 17/30|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||System and method for obtaining content based on data from an electronic device|
|Applicant name:||Google Inc.|
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal (no) - missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Examining Division to refuse European patent application No. 06740436.8 announced in oral proceedings on 28 November 2013, the written reasons of which were posted on 17 December 2013.
II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 17 February 2014 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 12 June 2014, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery and received by the appellant on 14 June 2014, the Registry of the Board informed the appellant that it appeared from the file that the written statement of grounds of appeal had not been filed, and that it was therefore to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible pursuant to Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC. The appellant was informed that any observations had to be filed within two months of notification of the communication.
IV. No reply was received within the deadline set. On 17 September 2014, in a phone conversation with the Board's registrar, the appellant's representative confirmed that no further observations had been sent to the Board.
Reasons for the Decision
No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided by Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 126(2) EPC. In addition, neither the notice of appeal nor any other document filed contains anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC and Rule 99(2) EPC. Therefore, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Rule 101(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.