14-15 November 2018
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2016:T002816.20160725|
|Date of decision:||25 July 2016|
|Case number:||T 0028/16|
|IPC class:||D21H 11/18
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||METHOD OF PRODUCING A PAPER PRODUCT|
|Applicant name:||Kemira Oyj|
|Opponent name:||Kemira OYJ
Stora Enso AB OYJ
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|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds
Admissibility of appeal - filed within time limit (no)
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal is against the interlocutory decision of the Opposition Division posted on 10 November 2015 concerning maintenance of the European Patent No. 2 094 910 in amended form.
II. Opponent 2 (sole appellant) filed it notice of appeal on 30 December 2015 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 07 April 2016, received by the appellant, 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.
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.