European Round-Table on Patent Practice (EUROTAB)
|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:1997:T095397.19971212|
|Date of decision:||12 December 1997|
|Case number:||T 0953/97|
|IPC class:||D21C 9/04|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Pressurized Dynamic Washer|
|Applicant name:||Beloit Technologies, Inc.|
|Opponent name:||Voith Sulzer Stoffaufbereitung GmbH|
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal contests the interlocutory decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office dated 11. March 1997, concerning maintenance of European patent No. 0 547 057 in amended form.
The Appellant (Opponent) filed a notice of appeal on 25. April 1997 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.
No Statement of Grounds was filed. The notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
II. By a communication dated 24 September 1997, 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 within the given time limit to the Registry's communication.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.