T 0735/15 (USB HVAC service verification/LENNOX) of 8.7.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T073515.20150708
Date of decision: 08 July 2015
Case number: T 0735/15
Application number: 10188809.7
IPC class: G05B 19/042
G05B 15/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 215.024K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: USB HVAC service verification
Applicant name: Lennox Industries Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
Keywords: Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Examining Division posted 29 October 2014.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 7 January 2015 (with a letter dated 6 January 2015), and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. In a communication dated 16 April 2015, received by the appellant on 24 April 2015, the registrar 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.

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.

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