14-15 November 2018
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T147714.20141014|
|Date of decision:||14 October 2014|
|Case number:||T 1477/14|
|IPC class:||H01L 21/50
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE|
|Applicant name:||Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.|
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|Keywords:||"Appeal inadmissible - no statement of the grounds of appeal"|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. This is an appeal against the refusal of European patent application No. 06781622.3, posted on 22 January 2014.
II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 28 March 2014 and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No separate statement of grounds of appeal was filed.
III. By a communication dated 11 July 2014, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the appellant was informed that no statement of grounds of appeal had been filed and that, therefore, it was 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 invited to file observations within two months.
IV. No answer has been given to the communication within the time limit. No request for re-establishment of rights was filed.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed and as the notice of appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds of appeal according to Article 108, third sentence, and Rule 99(2) EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.