BOARDS OF APPEAL
Decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 12 July 2000 - G 2/99
Composition of the Board:
P. van den Berg
Patent proprietor/Appellant: Dewert Antriebs- und Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Headword: Six-month period/DEWERT
Rule: 23 EPC
Article: 17(2) RPBA
Article: 2 and 4 Paris Convention
Article: 4 SPC
Article: 6 ECHR
Keyword: "Admissibility of referral - significance of the point of law in the appeal proceedings (yes)" - "Calculation of the six-month period under Article 55 EPC - relevant date - date of actual filing of the application"
For the calculation of the six-month period referred to in Article 55(1) EPC, the relevant date is the date of the actual filing of the European patent application; the date of priority is not to be taken account of in calculating this period.