Recently published decisions

All board of appeal decisions released for publication in the last three months are shown in the list below (newest first). The website checks for new decisions daily and updates the list accordingly. For full lists per year, please access the subpages.

October 2021

T 0211/17 (Procédé de production de particules de polyamide ou de … of 13.9.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

13.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08J 3/14
C08G 69/44
C08K 3/36
C08G 69/20

Application no.

05817256.0

Keywords

Requête principale - Admission (oui) - Extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (non) - Suffisance de l'exposé (oui) - Nouveauté (oui) - Activité inventive (oui)

Application title

Procédé d'obtention de particules de polyamide ou de copolyesteramide

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021117.20210913

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 482 KB)
T 0968/17 () of 19.10.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

19.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/26

Application no.

08794873.3

Keywords

All requests, added subject-matter (yes)
All requests, novelty (yes)
All requests, inventive step (no)

Application title

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION SKIP MODE WITH MULTIPLE INTER-VIEW REFERENCE PICTURES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096817.20211019

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 441 KB)
T 1425/18 (DNA isolation method/EPIGENOMICS) of 19.10.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

19.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68
C12N 15/10

Application no.

11009790.4

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked

Application title

Method for providing DNA fragments derived from an archived sample

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142518.20211019

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 232 KB)
T 2870/18 () of 24.9.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B64D 45/02

Application no.

07873670.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

LARGE AREA CIRCUITRY USING APPLIQUES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T287018.20210924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 434 KB)
T 0207/19 (Text disambiguation for reduced keyboard/BLACKBERRY) of 23.7.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/023

Application no.

05252108.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation employing advanced word frequency learning feature

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020719.20210723

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 0605/19 (Method for producing iduronate-2-sulfatase/GREEN CROSS) of 13.11.2020

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

13.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/46
A61K 38/17
A61P 31/12
C12N 9/16

Application no.

12803297.6

Keywords

Late-filed request - justification for late filing (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Composition and formulation comprising recombinant human iduronate-2-sulfatase and preparation method thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060519.20201113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 384 KB)
T 1814/19 (Natural stabiliser system/Nestlé) of 28.9.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23G 9/34
A23G 9/32
A23G 9/42

Application no.

08774687.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings

Application title

NATURAL STABILISER SYSTEM FOR FROZEN DESSERT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T181419.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 2802/19 (Photakatalytische Beschichtungen / STO) of 10.10.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01J 37/02
B01J 23/06
B01J 27/04
B01J 35/00
B01D 53/00

Application no.

17204819.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Zurückverweisung - wesentlicher Mangel im Verfahren vor der ersten Instanz (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

PHOTOKATALYTISCHE BESCHICHTUNGEN MIT SULFIDISCHEN HALBLEITERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T280219.20211010

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 305 KB)
T 0261/20 () of 1.10.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60C 9/08
B60C 3/04
D07B 1/06
B60C 9/04

Application no.

15197726.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

NUTZFAHRZEUGREIFEN MIT NIEDRIGER QUERSCHNITTSHÖHE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026120.20211001

Distribution

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0855/20 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/497
A61P 35/02

Application no.

13764904.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO IMPROVE THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFIT OF INDIRUBIN AND ANALOGS THEREOF, INCLUDING MEISOINDIGO

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085520.20210720

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1547/20 (Re-establishment of rights/BIGFLO s.r.l.) of 26.5.2021

Online on

25.10.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

15192268.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (no)
Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds
Admissibility of appeal - filed within time limit (no)
Re-establishment of rights - time limit for filing statement of grounds
Re-establishment of rights - all due care (no)

Application title

Method and tool for the automatic reformulation of search keyword strings in document search systems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T154720.20210526

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 0463/15 (Transpondereinheit / Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH) of 26.5.2021

Online on

22.10.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 19/07
G06K 7/00

Application no.

05755698.7

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

TRANSPONDEREINHEIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T046315.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2079/15 (Tragbarer Datenträger / Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH) of 27.5.2021

Online on

22.10.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 7/10
G06K 7/00
G06K 19/06
G06K 19/07
G06K 19/077

Application no.

06025811.8

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Tragbarer Datenträger mit aktiver Kontaktlosschnittstelle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T207915.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1286/16 () of 28.9.2021

Online on

22.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A22C 11/02

Application no.

10159735.9

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Patentansprüche - Auslegung mehrdeutiger Begriffe
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Antrag eindeutig gewährbar (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Herstellen und Abfüllen von Feinbrät, insbesondere einer Emulsion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T128616.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 373 KB)
T 0341/18 () of 30.9.2021

Online on

22.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

30.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 11/00

Application no.

06779777.9

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked

Application title

ELEVATOR INSTALLATION WITH REDUCED HOISTWAY DIMENSIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034118.20210930

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 248 KB)
T 0970/19 () of 19.10.2021

Online on

22.10.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

19.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02F 1/1347
H04N 13/04
G02F 1/13363

Application no.

11818595.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

HIGH-SPEED LIQUID CRYSTAL POLARIZATION MODULATOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T097019.20211019

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 429 KB)
T 1920/15 () of 18.8.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

18.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/173

Application no.

07838976.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

MANAGEMENT OF PROFILES FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T192015.20210818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 1790/16 () of 18.10.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

18.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/78
H01L 29/739
H01L 29/417
H01L 29/10
H01L 21/336
H01L 29/06
H01L 29/16

Application no.

12162732.7

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

Device for controlling electrical conduction across a semiconductor body

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179016.20211018

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1827/16 () of 18.10.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

18.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/78
H01L 29/739
H01L 29/417
H01L 29/10
H01L 29/06

Application no.

09151203.8

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

Device for Controlling Electrical Conduction Across a Semiconductor Body

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182716.20211018

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0575/17 (Standard-Verfahren, Plausibilität) of 16.9.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

16.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05K 1/02
H05K 1/14
H05K 1/05

Application no.

08152756.6

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Isoliertes Metallsubstrat mit einem metallenen Implantat

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057517.20210916

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 480 KB)
T 1895/18 (Decoding in a sound reproduction system/BOSE) of 18.10.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B 1/20
G06F 3/16

Application no.

10181101.6

Keywords

Clarity - patent as maintained (no)
Decision in written proceedings (yes): withdrawal of the proprietor's request for oral proceedings

Application title

Interactive sound reproducing

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T189518.20211018

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 2267/18 (Materiau textile composite/Paul Boyé) of 17.9.2021

Online on

21.10.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A62D 5/00

Application no.

06841963.9

Keywords

Modification des moyens invoqués dans le cadre du recours
Modification des moyens invoqués - modification surmontant les questions soulevées (non),

Application title

MATERIAU TEXTILE COMPOSITE ET ARTICLE DE PROTECTION POUR APPLICATIONS NRBC

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226718.20210917

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0138/17 (Treatment of mitochondrial disorders / LÖFFLER, BERND-MICHAEL) of 28.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 33/00
A61P 3/00

Application no.

10776328.6

Keywords

Sub-authorisation - validity
Oral submissions by patent proprietor - (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
(Late-filed) request - admittance in appeal proceedings (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal (no)

Application title

THERAPEUTIC GAS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MITOCHONDRIAL DISORDERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013817.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0259/17 () of 14.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/472
A61F 13/535
A61F 13/47

Application no.

05821835.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T025917.20210914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 405 KB)
T 2733/17 () of 2.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/514
A61F 13/53
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/472
A61F 13/551
B65D 75/52
B65D 5/42
A61F 13/84

Application no.

05854241.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed objections
Late-filed objection - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (no)

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING A FUNCTIONAL ENHANCEMENT INDICATOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273317.20210902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0060/18 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22B 3/08

Application no.

03021509.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

Method and system for gas stunning of poultry for slaughter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T006018.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 0116/18 () of 11.10.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

11.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 43/56
A01N 51/00

Application no.

12002626.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure
Novelty
Inventive step
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - submitted shortly before oral proceedings
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2001 on the transitional provisions under Article 7 of the Act revising the EPC
Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan anr [2018] UKSC 56

Application title

Insecticide compositions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T011618.20211011

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 850 KB)
T 0610/18 () of 3.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

3.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F23C 7/00
F23R 3/14
F23R 3/28

Application no.

12151964.9

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

Mixer assembly for a gas turbine engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T061018.20210903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 546 KB)
T 1110/18 (Resins for bulk topcoat/AVERY DENNISON) of 15.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M 5/52
C08J 7/04
C09D 175/16

Application no.

10703781.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

RESINS FOR BULK TOPCOAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111018.20210915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2414/18 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 11/00
F24D 19/08

Application no.

11166240.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Auxiliary request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal

Application title

Air bleeding arrangement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241418.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 0528/19 () of 28.9.2021

Online on

20.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A46B 9/02
A61C 17/22
A61C 17/34

Application no.

11005504.3

Keywords

Amendment to appeal case - withdrawal of main and several auxiliary requests
Amendment to appeal case - no amendment of a party's case
Novelty - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 3-6 (no)
Inventive step - bonus effect (yes)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request 2 (no)

Application title

Cleaning section for an electric oral hygiene device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T052819.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1536/17 (Differential restore/MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING) of 14.7.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 11/14

Application no.

10759248.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Inventive step - over document D1 (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

Differential file and system restores from peers and the cloud

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153617.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 2361/17 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B42D 25/29
B41M 3/14
B42D 25/00
B42D 25/415

Application no.

09714069.3

Keywords

Admittance (main request: no; auxiliary request 2: yes)
Reformatio in peius (no)
Clarity (no)

Application title

Security document comprising a security feature having a layer with particles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T236117.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0139/18 (Pre-filled syringe/ALLERGAN) of 9.8.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

9.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/713
A61K 38/39
A61K 39/395
A61K 47/36
A61P 27/02
A61K 9/00
A61K 47/34
A61K 9/08
C07K 16/22
C12N 15/113
A61K 39/00

Application no.

12199057.6

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary request 2- admittance (yes)
Main request and auxiliary requests 1-3 - novelty (no)
Auxiliary request 4 - admittance (no)

Application title

High viscosity macromolecluar compositions for treating ocular conditions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013918.20210809

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 422 KB)
T 0728/18 (Neratinib/WYETH) of 2.9.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

2.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/4709
A61P 35/00

Application no.

10722215.0

Keywords

Agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor - patent revoked

Application title

TREATMENT REGIMEN UTILIZING NERATINIB FOR BREAST CANCER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072818.20210902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 235 KB)
T 2208/18 (ORAL CARE PRODUCT AND METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF/Colgate- … of 6.10.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

6.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/44
A61K 8/21
A61Q 11/00
A61P 1/02
A61K 31/198

Application no.

09708641.7

Keywords

Admission of new requests in appeal proceedings (No)

Application title

ORAL CARE PRODUCT AND METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220818.20211006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 282 KB)
T 1112/19 (Replay of data/GOLDMAN SACHS) of 30.9.2021

Online on

19.10.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/06
G06F 17/30
H04L 29/08

Application no.

13775157.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main and first to fourth auxiliary requests (no): any prior art rendering the claimed solution obvious is a suitable starting point and no "problem invention"
Admittance of request filed with the grounds of appeal - fifth auxiliary request - (no): "fresh case"

Application title

Systems and methods for scalable structured data distribution

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111219.20210930

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2084/16 () of 2.8.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

2.8.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01H 33/98

Application no.

07100002.0

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (oui),
Activité inventive - requête principale (oui),
Nouveau motif d'opposition visé à l'article 100b) CBE - admis dans la procédure (non),

Application title

Échappement de gaz pour disjoncteur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T208416.20210802

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 377 KB)
T 2002/17 () of 28.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61L 24/02
A61K 6/06
A61L 24/00
A61L 27/00

Application no.

08748159.4

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

PREMIXED BIOLOGICAL HYDRAULIC CEMENT PASTE COMPOSITION AND USING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200217.20210928

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 2170/17 (Natural stabiliser system/NESTLÉ) of 17.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23G 9/34
A23G 9/32
A23G 9/42

Application no.

07113805.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings

Application title

Natural stabiliser system for frozen dessert

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217017.20210917

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0412/18 () of 3.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

3.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D 1/24

Application no.

10014290.0

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - verspätet eingereichter Einspruchsgrund
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - (nicht zugelassen)

Application title

Getränkekasten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T041218.20210903

Distribution

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1039/18 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21F 23/00
B21K 27/02

Application no.

11001723.3

Keywords

Novelty - public prior use
Novelty - obligation to maintain secrecy (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

A deforming press with a device for controllably supplying a metal wire

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T103918.20210629

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 494 KB)
T 2594/18 () of 4.10.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

4.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 23/06
F16L 9/12
C08L 23/08

Application no.

12777916.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (main request: yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLEND

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259418.20211004

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 2829/18 (Handling of a "Timer_Poll_Periodic" timer for an RLC of a … of 28.7.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

28.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/06
H04L 12/56
H04L 1/16
H04L 1/18

Application no.

10012440.3

Keywords

Novelty - state of the art
Inventive step - after amendment

Application title

Method for handling timers after an RLC reset or re-establishment in a wireless communications system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T282918.20210728

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0145/19 () of 3.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K 5/00
C08J 9/00
C08K 5/3492
C08K 5/52
C09D 5/18
C08J 3/12

Application no.

11776857.2

Keywords

Late-filed document - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)

Application title

COMPOSITIONS OF SELF-EXTINGUISHING EXPANDABLE VINYL AROMATIC (CO) POLYMERS AND PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014519.20210903

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 0888/19 (TRACKBALL / Cursor Controls) of 27.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

27.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/033
G06F 1/32

Application no.

09785229.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution

Application title

TRACKBALL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T088819.20210927

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 293 KB)
T 1242/19 () of 22.9.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

22.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60K 15/03

Application no.

13190352.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

TANK COMPRISING A REINFORCEMENT MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A REINFORCEMENT MEMBER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T124219.20210922

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1470/19 (Coating composition/DOW) of 23.7.2021

Online on

18.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 3/03
C09D 167/00

Application no.

11708634.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)

Application title

A COATING COMPOSITION AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T147019.20210723

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 422 KB)
T 0095/16 () of 21.9.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D03D 15/02
B29C 70/08
B29C 70/34

Application no.

08848052.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WIND TURBINE BLADE AND USE OF A STRUCTURAL MAT FOR REINFORCING A WIND TURBINE BLADE STRUCTURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009516.20210921

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 0148/16 (SURFACE TREATMENT PROCESS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE/ NEOSS) of 13.7.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61L 27/30
A61L 27/50
A61L 27/54

Application no.

10705412.4

Keywords

Summons issued under RPBA 2007 cancelled - Article 13 RPBA 2007 still applicable
Amendments in claim requests
Amendments - only deletions of dependent claims
Amendments - intermediate generalization- extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Claim requests amended after summons to oral proceedings - admitted
Documents submitted after summons to oral proceedings - not admitted
Inventive step - improvement not credible
Inventive step - obvious alternative

Application title

SURFACE TREATMENT PROCESS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014816.20210713

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 1804/16 () of 19.8.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

19.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00

Application no.

09792808.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)

Application title

SYSTEM FOR USING MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) TO HEAL WOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T180416.20210819

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 1920/16 () of 16.7.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

16.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 70/38
B29C 70/48
F03D 1/06

Application no.

10706269.7

Keywords

Main request - admitted in opposition proceedings (confirmed)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Method and manufacturing line for manufacturing wind turbine blades

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T192016.20210716

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 453 KB)
T 0140/18 (Mobile wireless advertising platform/SINGHAL) of 11.10.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

11.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 3/487
H04M 3/42

Application no.

09743287.6

Keywords

Decision requested according to the state of the file - implicit withdrawal of conditional request for oral proceedings
Added subject-matter - main request (yes)
Clarity - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests (no): claim construction
Inventive step - scope of claim not implicitly limited by referring to the description

Application title

Systems and methods for mobile wireless advertising platform

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014018.20211011

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 382 KB)
T 0234/18 () of 28.9.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J 3/38

Application no.

10000321.9

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - all requests (no)
Transfer of opponent status (no)

Application title

Converter device and method for converting electrical power

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T023418.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 0563/18 () of 10.9.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01D 17/16
F02C 6/12

Application no.

05028189.8

Keywords

Evidence - prior use
Evidence - standard of proof
Late-filed document - justification for late filing (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Variable geometry turbocharger

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056318.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 0930/18 () of 18.8.2020

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01T 13/38

Application no.

14161017.0

Keywords

Main request - Sufficiency of disclosure (yes) - Novelty (yes) - Inventive step (yes)
Continuation of the appeal procedure after withdrawal of the opposition

Application title

Spark plug insulator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T093018.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 325 KB)
T 1827/18 () of 13.9.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

13.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F02D 9/10
F02M 35/10

Application no.

12795515.1

Keywords

Activité inventive - requête subsidiaire (oui),

Application title

SYSTÈME D'ADMISSION DE GAZ POUR UN MOTEUR DE VÉHICULE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182718.20210913

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 309 KB)
T 2018/18 () of 12.10.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 1/137

Application no.

13162092.4

Keywords

Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (no)
Right to be heard - opposition procedure
Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - equitable by reason of a substantial procedural violation

Application title

Method and device for collecting products from product containers in collecting containers according to orders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201818.20211012

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 1384/20 () of 11.10.2021

Online on

15.10.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29B 11/10
B29D 23/00
B29C 45/00
C08L 3/02
C08L 67/04
F16L 9/127

Application no.

12823526.4

Keywords

Surrender of patent in all designated states - continuation of appeal proceedings (no)

Application title

Polymer composition for manufacturing biodegradable articles and process thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T138420.20211011

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 1089/15 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 501/60
C07D 501/04

Application no.

05748485.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

3-ALKENYLCEPHEM COMPOUNDS AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108915.20210909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 589 KB)
T 0279/17 (Gefüllte Polymidformmassen/EMS-CHEMIE) of 29.9.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

29.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08J 5/00
C08J 5/08
C08K 3/00
C08K 3/40
C08K 7/00
C08K 7/14

Application no.

07022307.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Alle Anträge (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Verbesserung nicht für gesamte beanspruchte Breite glaubhaft

Application title

Gefüllte Polyamidformmassen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027917.20210929

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 322 KB)
T 1088/17 (Anti-Dekubitus-Auflage/HARTMANN) of 5.10.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

5.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05D 16/20
A61M 1/00
A61B 5/00

Application no.

06000434.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Haupt- und Hilfsanträge 2, 6, 7 (nein)
Zulassung von mit der Beschwerdeerwiderung eingereichter Anträge - Hilfsanträge 1, 3, 4, 5 (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum Betrieb eines medizintechnischen Therapiegerätes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108817.20211005

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 362 KB)
T 2445/17 () of 28.7.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

28.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H 36/00
H03K 17/955

Application no.

10191330.9

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (nein)

Application title

Schaltvorrichtung für ein medizinisches Gerät und Verfahren zum Betrieb der Schaltvorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244517.20210728

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 513 KB)
T 2458/17 (METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUORINATED COMPOUNDS/HONEYWELL) of 16.9.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

16.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 17/087
C07C 21/19
C09K 5/00

Application no.

07716229.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - fresh ground for opposition (yes)
Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed argument - procedural economy

Application title

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUORINATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T245817.20210916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 449 KB)
T 2669/17 () of 13.10.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

13.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D 7/00

Application no.

10172219.7

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz

Application title

Datenträger mit einer optisch variablen Struktur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266917.20211013

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0170/18 (Automatic dishwashing product and use thereof / The Procter & … of 29.9.2021

Online on

14.10.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

29.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 1/66
C11D 1/825
C11D 1/72
C11D 3/39
C11D 3/37
C11D 11/00
C11D 1/722

Application no.

09178726.7

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - disregarded
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution

Application title

Automatic dishwashing product and use thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017018.20210929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 1405/14 (Computing Device Antenna Identification/HEWLETT-PACKARD) of 7.10.2021

Online on

13.10.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

7.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/16

Application no.

07749805.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes)

Application title

COMPUTING DEVICE ANTENNA IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T140514.20211007

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 1634/16 () of 5.7.2021

Online on

13.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

5.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 279/00

Application no.

09780758.0

Keywords

Hauptantrag: Neuheit - (nein)
Hilfsantrag 1: spät eingereicht - zugelassen (nein)
Hilfsanträge 2 und 3: Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

MISCHUNGEN VON AMINEN MIT GUANIDIN-DERIVATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163416.20210705

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 446 KB)
T 1635/16 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

13.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 279/00

Application no.

09780778.8

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs (ja)
Spät eingereichter Hilfsantrag - zulässig (nein)

Application title

BLENDS ENTHALTEND EPOXIDHARZE UND MISCHUNGEN VON AMINEN MIT GUANIDIN-DERIVATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163516.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 432 KB)
T 1636/16 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

13.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 279/00

Application no.

09800037.5

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zulässig (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON FORMKÖRPERN MIT HILFE VON MISCHUNGEN VON AMINEN MIT GUANIDIN-DERIVATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163616.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 462 KB)
T 1131/19 () of 22.9.2021

Online on

13.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

22.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T 17/04
B23D 79/12

Application no.

14174058.9

Keywords

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Klarheit (ja)
Unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Entmanteln eines Rohrendes einer mit einer Kunststoffbeschichtung beschichteten Brems- oder Kraftstoffleitung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T113119.20210922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 299 KB)
T 2157/16 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B82Y 15/00
C07D 249/16
C07D 498/08
G01N 33/58
C07D 207/00
B82B 3/00
C07D 235/00

Application no.

09169655.9

Keywords

Activité inventive
Documents produits tardivement

Application title

Nanocristaux semi-conducteurs

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215716.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 493 KB)
T 1288/17 () of 28.6.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02D 9/06
F02D 41/00
F02B 37/22
F01L 13/06
F02D 13/04
F02B 37/02
F02B 37/18

Application no.

11002521.0

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung

Application title

Verfahren zur Motorbremsung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T128817.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 416 KB)
T 1938/17 () of 7.10.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03G 15/08
G03G 15/00

Application no.

08161123.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - appealed decision reasoned (yes)

Application title

Image forming apparatus and the use of a developing device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T193817.20211007

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 519 KB)
T 0052/18 () of 22.9.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

22.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01M 15/10
G01M 15/02
G01N 1/22

Application no.

10706998.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Application title

ANLAGE ZUR ENTNAHME VON ABGASPROBEN VON VERBRENNUNGSKRAFTMASCHINEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T005218.20210922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 344 KB)
T 1473/18 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 33/04
C08L 63/00
C08J 3/00

Application no.

12156329.0

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step objection made by mere reference to previous submissions before the opposition division
Inventive step - not taken into account (yes) ex post facto analysis

Application title

Epoxy resin imbibed polymer particles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T147318.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 490 KB)
T 1533/18 () of 26.8.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

26.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H 37/54
H01H 37/64

Application no.

12160468.0

Keywords

Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Billigkeit (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die Einspruchsabteilung
Zurückverweisung - Besondere Umstände (ja)

Application title

Temperaturschutzschalter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153318.20210826

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1977/18 () of 1.9.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

1.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 5/04
A01J 5/08
A01J 7/02
A01J 7/04

Application no.

05736061.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late submitted material - document admitted by first instance (no)
Late submitted material - document admitted (no)

Application title

MILKING EQUIPMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197718.20210901

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 388 KB)
T 2889/18 () of 3.9.2021

Online on

12.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 15/00
A47L 15/44

Application no.

06818511.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)

Application title

HAUSHALTSGESCHIRRSPÜLMASCHINE MIT EINER DOSIEREINRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM DOSIEREN VON WIRKSTOFFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T288918.20210903

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
D 0015/19 () of 21.9.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

DBA

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

-

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:D001519.20210921

Distribution

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 308 KB)
T 1327/15 () of 4.8.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

4.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 25/00

Application no.

06706103.6

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

A PACKAGE FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132715.20210804

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 0978/16 () of 7.7.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E04G 21/32
E04H 12/22

Application no.

07023238.4

Keywords

Oral proceedings - Request not to hold oral proceedings as video conference
Claims - claim interpretation and extent of protection
Grounds for opposition - clarity in opposition appeal proceedings
Late-filed objection - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Late-filed facts - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

A post holder

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T097816.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 548 KB)
T 1847/16 (Entité électronique - OBERTHUR / GIESECKE & DEVRIENT) of 12.7.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06K 19/07
G06K 19/073
G06K 19/077

Application no.

06778905.7

Keywords

Nouveauté - (oui),
Arguments produits tardivement recevables (oui)
Objection soumise tardivement - recevable (non),

Application title

ENTITE ELECTRONIQUE AVEC MOYENS DE COMMUNICATION PAR CONTACT ET A DISTANCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184716.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0705/17 (Überwachungssensor/CEDES) of 24.9.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

24.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01S 17/02
G01S 7/481
G01S 7/497
G08B 29/04
G08B 29/00
E05F 15/73

Application no.

10014620.8

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelnde Patentierbarkeit Hauptantrag (ja)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelnde Patentierbarkeit erster Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

Überwachungssensor mit Selbstprüfung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T070517.20210924

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 0852/17 (CONDITIONING BIOMASS FOR MICROBIAL GROWTH/DANISCO) of 27.4.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 1/22
C12P 21/00
C12N 9/02
C12N 9/42
C12R 1/885

Application no.

07863106.6

Keywords

Admission of new documentary evidence (yes);
Main request - added matter (yes)
Twelfth auxiliary claim request (ACR12) - Novelty (no)
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth auxiliary claim requests (ACR13; ACR14; ACR17; ACR18) - Inventive step (no)
Nineteenth auxiliary request (ACR19) - admission (no)

Application title

CONDITIONING BIOMASS FOR MICROBIAL GROWTH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085217.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 724 KB)
T 1364/18 () of 2.9.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

2.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C 7/08

Application no.

05776367.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Amendments - inescapable trap (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136418.20210902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 1679/18 () of 15.9.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60T 8/1763
F16D 66/00
F16D 121/24
F16D 125/48
F16D 127/10
B60T 13/74

Application no.

05733997.0

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM FOR CONTROL OF BRAKE ACTUATOR BASED AT LEAST IN PART UPON TIRE/ROAD FRICTION FORCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167918.20210915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2147/18 () of 5.10.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

5.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L 27/22
A61L 27/34
A61L 27/52
A61K 9/06
A61K 47/42
A61K 31/00
A61K 35/30
A61K 35/32
A61K 38/38
A61K 47/48
A61K 9/00
A61L 27/54

Application no.

10768958.0

Keywords

Änderung nach Ablauf der in einer Mitteilung nach R. 100 (2) EPÜ gesetzten Frist - berücksichtigt (ja)
Änderung nach Ablauf der in einer Mitteilung nach R. 100 (2) EPÜ gesetzten Frist - erteilungsfähige Ansprüche
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderungen - therapeutische Verwendung ursprünglich offenbart
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - therapeutische Anwendung ausreichend offenbart
Neuheit - Neuheit der Verwendung
Neuheit - zweite (bzw. weitere) medizinische Verwendung
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - beanspruchte therapeutische Verwendung nicht naheliegend

Application title

VERWENDUNG VON BIOKOMPATIBLEN ZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN UND HIERAUS POLYMERISIERTEN MATERIALIEN ZUR INHIBIERUNG DER ANGIOGENESE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214718.20211005

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2350/18 () of 12.7.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41J 3/407
A61F 13/15
B41J 3/54

Application no.

04752747.8

Keywords

Clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Added subject-matter (no)
Admittance of document (no)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Method of inkjet printing in high efficiency production of hygienic articles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T235018.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 483 KB)
T 3030/18 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02K 1/06
F02K 1/08
F02K 1/15
F02K 3/06

Application no.

11169267.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
yRequest filed as reply to appeal - taken into account (yes)

Application title

Variable area fan nozzle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T303018.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 490 KB)
T 0276/19 () of 28.9.2021

Online on

11.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J 3/38
H02M 7/483

Application no.

11152181.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

Circuit for use with energy converter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027619.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 303 KB)
T 1349/17 (NAND flash memory/MICRON TECHNOLOGY) of 7.7.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 13/16

Application no.

13004992.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request and first to fourth auxiliary requests (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - first, fourth, sixth and ninth auxiliary requests (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances
Amendment after summons - new fifth auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances
Amendment after summons - new seventh and new eighth auxiliary requests (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

NAND flash memory device and method for setting access thereto

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T134917.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 2154/17 () of 6.10.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

6.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 23/532
H01L 23/482
H01L 29/778
H01L 29/16
H01L 29/20

Application no.

08171317.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, second auxiliary request- (no)
First auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

Metallization structure for high power microelectronic devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215417.20211006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 432 KB)
T 0596/18 () of 4.10.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

4.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 51/25
C07C 57/04
F28D 7/16
B01J 12/00
B01J 19/24

Application no.

01110529.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Method for starting up reactor and reactor system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T059618.20211004

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 308 KB)
T 1437/18 (Utilisation d'acide méthane sulfonique pour éliminer la rouille/ … of 27.9.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C11D 3/00
C11D 3/34
C11D 7/34
C23G 1/08

Application no.

09797108.9

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (oui),
Renvoi à la première instance
Renvoi - (oui),
Documents produits tardivement - recevable - (oui) s'ils portent sur des connaissances générales dans le cadre de la décision attaquée

Application title

UTILISATION D'ACIDE ALCANE SULFONIQUE POUR ELIMINATION DE LA ROUILLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T143718.20210927

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 409 KB)
T 2645/18 (Recombinant human FSH/GLYCOTOPE) of 2.3.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 14/435
A61K 38/24

Application no.

11757190.1

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (no)

Application title

Improved recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T264518.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 516 KB)
T 0010/19 () of 16.9.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

16.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61B 34/00

Application no.

10196084.7

Keywords

Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),
Remboursement de la taxe de recours - (non),
Motif d'opposition non admis en première instance - erreur dans l'exercice du pouvoir d'appréciation (non) - recevable (non)
Document produit avec les motifs du recours - aurait pû être produit en première instance (oui) - recevable (non)
Objection soumise tardivement - pendant la procédure orale
Objection soumise tardivement - pas de circonstances exceptionnelles
Objection soumise tardivement - recevable (non)

Application title

Procédé et appareil de localisation et de visualisation d'une cible par rapport à un point focal d'un système de traitement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001019.20210916

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 727 KB)
T 0968/19 () of 30.6.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

30.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 31/42
A61P 29/00
A61P 37/06

Application no.

14700203.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

PHARMAZEUTISCHE ZUSAMMENSETZUNG UMFASSEND LEFLUNOMID

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096819.20210630

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 600 KB)
T 2391/19 (Process for preparing infant formula/NUTRICIA) of 9.7.2021

Online on

08.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 33/00
A23L 33/10
A23D 7/005
A23D 7/01
A23D 7/04
A23P 10/40
A23L 33/115

Application no.

13709099.9

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING INFANT FORMULA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239119.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 446 KB)
T 2021/15 (Parallel video encoding/MICROSOFT) of 1.10.2021

Online on

07.10.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

1.10.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 15/163
G06F 9/46
G06F 3/14
H04N 7/26

Application no.

10759444.2

Keywords

Amendments - compliance with Rule 137(5) EPC (yes
Amendments - amended claims relate to the same general inventive concept as at least one of the originally filed claims)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - special reasons (yes)

Application title

IMAGE COMPRESSION ACCELERATION USING MULTIPLE PROCESSORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T202115.20211001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 1618/17 (Vitre feuilletée/Saint-Gobain Glass France) of 10.9.2021

Online on

07.10.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B32B 17/10
B60J 3/00
B32B 27/36

Application no.

03755052.2

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non), requête principale, requêtes subsidiaires 1 et 2
Requête subsidiaire 3 produite tardivement - clairement admissible (non)

Application title

VITRE FEUILLETTE AVEC UN FILM CONTRECOLLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161817.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 411 KB)
T 0210/19 (Body parameter sensor/EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION) of 3.5.2021

Online on

07.10.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/40
A61B 5/00
A61B 5/022

Application no.

11747930.3

Keywords

Claims - main and first to fourth auxiliary requests
Claims - Inventive step
Claims - (no)
Procedural violation - violation of the right to be heard (no)

Application title

BODY PARAMETER SENSOR AND MONITOR INTERFACE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021019.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 493 KB)
T 0826/19 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

07.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 2/00
B01J 29/00
C07C 2/66

Application no.

09818338.7

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR ETHYLBENZENE PRODUCTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082619.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 325 KB)
T 0288/16 (PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DI- AND POLYAMINES/ Huntsmann) of 22.4.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 209/78
C07C 209/86
C07C 211/50
C07C 263/10
C07C 265/14

Application no.

08759665.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed request - request identical to request not admitted in first instance proceedings
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DI- AND POLYAMINES OF THE DIPHENYLMETHANE SERIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T028816.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1842/16 () of 1.10.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

1.10.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D 7/12

Application no.

12001199.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Aufgabe-Lösungs-Ansatz
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nächstliegender Stand der Technik

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur optischen Untersuchung von Wertdokumenten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184216.20211001

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 379 KB)
T 2558/16 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42B 4/00
B27F 7/21

Application no.

07103563.8

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Rückkehr zur erteilten Fassung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Umstände der Beschwerdesache rechtfertigen Zulassung (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

Heftvorrichtung mit einem Heftkopf für die Verarbeitung von Ringösenheftklammern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T255816.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 546 KB)
T 1937/17 (Other than for the purposes envisaged in G 1/93, "technical … of 6.7.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15

Application no.

11741725.3

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

HIGH-CAPACITY DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT INSERTS FOR REUSABLE OUTER COVERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T193717.20210706

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 863 KB)
T 1983/17 () of 7.9.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/20

Application no.

03784733.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, first auxiliary request (no)
Late-filed second auxiliary request - admitted (no)
First and second auxiliary requests filed with the grounds of appeal - admitted (no)

Application title

STRAIN COMPENSATED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING STRAIN COMPENSATED SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198317.20210907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 455 KB)
T 2554/17 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 33/58
H01L 33/48
H01L 25/075

Application no.

07102375.8

Keywords

Inventive step - Main Request and Auxiliary Requests (no)
Inventive step - common general knowledge
Late-filed request - submitted during oral proceedings
Late-filed request - prima facie not compliant with the EPC
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

Mounting lenses for LED modules

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T255417.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 579 KB)
T 0824/18 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 9/00

Application no.

10737463.9

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - not admitted
Amendments - do not overcome oustanding objections

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AND MONITORING A VENDING MACHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082418.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 424 KB)
T 2248/18 (TRAPS therapy/NOVARTIS) of 26.5.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395
C07K 16/24
A61P 37/06

Application no.

12158424.7

Keywords

Main request - amendment after expiry of period in R. 100(2) EPC communication - cogent reasons (no)
Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

New indications for anti-IL-1beta therapy

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224818.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 1270/20 (Vergabe von Zugriffsrechten/IPCOM) of 23.7.2021

Online on

06.10.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04W 72/10

Application no.

12194487.0

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung - (ja): Zwischenverallgemeinerung - abweichend vom Urteil EWCA Civ 567 des UK Court of Appeal
Res iudicata bezüglich Entscheidung zur früheren Anmeldung - (nein): nicht-identische Tatfragen
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr in Höhe von 25%
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Beschwerdegegner (ja): Rücknahme der Beschwerde
Rückzahlung der vollen Beschwerdegebühr - Beschwerdeführer II und IV (nein): kein erstinstanzlicher Verfahrensfehler

Application title

Verfahren zur Vergabe von Zugriffsrechten auf einen Telekommunikationskanal an Teilnehmerstationen eines Telekommunikationsnetzes und Teilnehmerstation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127020.20210723

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 459 KB)
T 1337/18 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

05.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B 81/00
A47B 88/04

Application no.

13157622.5

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde (ja)
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Seitenauszug mit Schubkastenführungen und Stützlager

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T133718.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2265/18 () of 7.7.2021

Online on

05.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B61C 7/04
B60L 11/02

Application no.

13177319.4

Keywords

Re-establishment of rights - sudden illness
Re-establishment of rights - all due care (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary request 4
Amendments - intermediate generalisation (yes)
Admissibility - auxiliary request 5 (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 5 (yes)

Application title

Drive system and railway vehicle provided with the drive system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226518.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 535 KB)
T 2629/18 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

05.10.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60R 11/04
H04N 7/18

Application no.

11732612.4

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

VEHICULAR CAMERA AND METHOD FOR PERIODIC CALIBRATION OF VEHICULAR CAMERA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T262918.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 1635/19 (Rolling-stock maintenance/SIEMENS MOBILITY) of 9.7.2021

Online on

05.10.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 11/30
G06Q 10/08
G06Q 50/00
B61L 27/00

Application no.

11764434.4

Keywords

Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (no)
Added subject-matter - main request (yes)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Adaptive remote maintenance of rolling stocks

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163519.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 3139/19 (Solid kidney tumours/NOVARTIS) of 29.7.2021

Online on

05.10.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

29.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 45/06
A61K 31/436
A61K 31/337
A61K 31/475
A61K 31/502
A61K 31/555
A61K 31/5685
A61K 31/704
A61K 31/7068
A61P 35/00

Application no.

10174985.1

Keywords

Subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes) - all requests

Application title

Treatment of solid kidney tumours with a rapamycin derivative

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T313919.20210729

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 437 KB)
T 0336/17 (Nanofiltration of factor VII solutions/NOVO NORDISK) of 18.3.2021

Online on

04.10.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 1/34

Application no.

04804635.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Nanofiltration of factor VII solutions to remove virus

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T033617.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 0749/17 (Security paper containing watermark beside security thread / FABRICA … of 5.8.2021

Online on

04.10.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21H 21/42
D21F 1/44
D21H 21/48

Application no.

09717020.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - Claims to be construed with common sense
Sufficiency of disclosure - Clear terms in the claims not to be interpreted in the light of the description
Added subject-matter - (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Security paper, production method thereof and security document produced from same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T074917.20210805

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 382 KB)
T 1272/17 () of 23.6.2021

Online on

04.10.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

23.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B07C 5/342

Application no.

08736728.0

Keywords

Ground for opposition (yes) - Lack of inventive step
First auxiliary request - Lack of inventive step (yes) - no further distinguishing features
Admissibility of objections pursuant to Article 123(2) EPC, 83 EPC, 56 EPC (no) - no exceptional circumstances

Application title

System for the Automatic Selective Separation of Rotten Citrus Fruits

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127217.20210623

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 694 KB)
T 0818/19 () of 21.9.2021

Online on

04.10.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24C 7/08
F24C 15/32

Application no.

13001792.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Garen eines Garguts und Gargerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081819.20210921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 385 KB)
T 0896/21 (Network token/VISA) of 29.9.2021

Online on

04.10.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

29.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 9/30
H04L 9/32
G06Q 20/40

Application no.

14853006.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

NETWORK TOKEN SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089621.20210929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 0054/15 (Retinaerkennung/HEIDELBERG ENGINEERING) of 17.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 9/00

Application no.

06776629.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zulassung spät eingereichter Hifsanträge (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR LEBENDERKENNUNG BEI RETINAERKENNUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T005415.20210917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 376 KB)
T 2115/16 () of 17.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/14
A61M 1/16

Application no.

06746616.9

Keywords

Appealed decision - sufficiently reasoned (no)
Appealed decision - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

APPARATUS FOR DIALYTIC THERAPY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T211516.20210917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 2395/16 () of 27.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

27.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/00
A61K 39/095
C07D 487/04
C07D 471/04
C07D 239/48

Application no.

14150998.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity

Application title

Adsorption of immunopotentiators to insoluble metal salts

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239516.20210927

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 289 KB)
T 2448/16 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00

Application no.

10762532.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - exercise of discretion
Amendment after summons - taken into account (Auxiliary Request 2) (yes)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (Auxiliary Request 3) (no)

Application title

EDITING OF 2D SOFTWARE CONSUMABLES WITHIN A COMPLEX 3D SPATIAL APPLICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244816.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 398 KB)
T 0446/17 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B 37/74
B21C 43/00

Application no.

10711199.9

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUFBEREITEN VON WARMWALZGUT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T044617.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 406 KB)
T 0920/17 (Data packet generator/WHEREPRO) of 29.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

29.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 21/00

Application no.

09791756.1

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

DATA PACKET GENERATOR FOR GENERATING PASSCODES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T092017.20210929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 286 KB)
T 1950/17 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B 45/00

Application no.

11799672.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

WALZSTRAßE ZUR RÖHRENSTAHL- UND DÜNNBANDERZEUGUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195017.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 404 KB)
T 2625/17 () of 7.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 5/00

Application no.

11002028.6

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung oder der Stammanmeldung in der ursprünglich eingereichten Fassung hinaus - Hauptantrag (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Medizinische Kamera

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T262517.20210907

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 377 KB)
T 0092/18 () of 23.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01L 1/047
F01L 1/46
F01M 13/04

Application no.

12703756.2

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

WELLE, INSBESONDERE NOCKENWELLE MIT EINEM HOHLEN WELLENABSCHNITT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009218.20210923

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 314 KB)
T 0230/18 (Vaccine against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae/INTERVET) of 9.7.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/02

Application no.

11720079.0

Keywords

Late-filed request - main request admitted (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Vaccine against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, suitable for administration in the presence of maternally derived antibodies

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T023018.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1009/18 () of 16.7.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01B 5/10
G01B 5/20
G01B 5/08

Application no.

13004469.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Anträge hätten bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Anträge eindeutig gewährbar (nein)

Application title

Messvorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T100918.20210716

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1472/18 () of 20.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 47/52
B65G 47/08
B65G 47/31

Application no.

12199782.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

Unit and method for forming a layer of batches of groups of articles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T147218.20210920

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 487 KB)
T 2237/18 (Polystyrolhartschaumstoffe/FROHS) of 7.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08J 9/00
C08L 25/06
C08K 3/04
C08J 9/14
C08J 9/16
C08J 9/232

Application no.

14702860.9

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit (nein)
Einwendungen Dritter

Application title

POLYSTYROLHARTSCHAUMSTOFFE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T223718.20210907

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 489 KB)
T 0401/19 (Chromatographic purification/ChromaCon) of 9.7.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 15/18
G01N 30/42
G01N 30/46
G01N 30/86

Application no.

14715577.4

Keywords

Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Priority - partial priority (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Obligation to raise objections - objection dismissed

Application title

CHROMATOGRAPHIC PURIFICATION METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040119.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2349/19 () of 10.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 29/04
G01N 29/06
G01N 29/14
G01N 29/22
G01N 29/38
G01N 29/44
G01N 29/46

Application no.

16197888.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Late-filed request - auxiliary requests 1 to 7
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING MALFUNCTION OF ROTATING MACHINE USING ACOUSTIC EMISSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T234919.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 0195/20 (User access/GOOGLE) of 20.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 21/33
G06F 21/41
H04L 29/06
H04L 9/32

Application no.

04784877.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

ACCESS CONTROL FOR FEDERATED IDENTITIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T019520.20210920

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 363 KB)
T 1570/20 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 19/00
A61N 7/02

Application no.

08868287.7

Keywords

Re-establishment of rights - time limit for filing request for re-establishment
Re-establishment of rights - two months of the removal of the cause of non-compliance
Re-establishment of rights - request admissible (no)

Application title

POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR THERMAL THERAPY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157020.20210909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 0938/21 (Appeal inadmissible/INTEL Corporation) of 28.9.2021

Online on

01.10.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

28.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F9/48

Application no.

18162134.3

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

EFFICIENT THREAD GROUP SCHEDULING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T093821.20210928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)

September 2021

T 1083/16 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 31/04
A01N 31/06
A01N 31/08
A61K 8/34
A61L 12/14
A61Q 11/00
C11D 3/00
A61Q 17/00
C11D 3/20
C11D 3/48

Application no.

09783843.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

AN ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108316.20210706

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 465 KB)
T 2421/16 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 151/06
C09J 5/06
C09J 11/06
C09J 11/08

Application no.

08728917.9

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

HOT MELT ADHESIVES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T242116.20210629

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 1883/17 () of 30.7.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

30.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05D 15/58
E06B 3/50
E05D 11/06
E05D 11/10
E05F 1/12
E05D 3/14

Application no.

12179325.1

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Grundlage der Entscheidung - von der Patentinhaberin vorgelegte Fassung nicht ins Verfahren zugelassen
Grundlage der Entscheidung - kein gewährbarer Antrag

Application title

Scharnier insbesondere für eine Verschiebevorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T188317.20210730

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 265 KB)
T 2492/17 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 7/02

Application no.

07861906.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (no)

Application title

ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR FOR CONTROLLING THE PITCH OF A BLADE OF A WIND TURBINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T249217.20210622

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 0153/18 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/49
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/53
A61F 13/534

Application no.

10843196.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 3
Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - auxiliary requests 4 and 5
Amendments - (yes)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)

Application title

WATER-ABSORBABLE SHEET STRUCTURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015318.20210909

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 0761/18 () of 27.9.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/536
A61F 13/532
A61F 13/539
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/53

Application no.

10150871.1

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked

Application title

Absorbent Core For An Absorbent Article

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T076118.20210927

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 251 KB)
T 2025/18 () of 28.7.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

28.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E03C 1/04
F16L 19/025
F16L 23/032

Application no.

10158155.1

Keywords

Remittal - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal
primary object of appeal proceedings to review decision
Novelty - (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Pipe coupler

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T202518.20210728

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 2165/18 (Indice de fiabilité/COYOTE) of 14.4.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G08G 1/01
G08G 1/0967

Application no.

10801600.7

Keywords

Nouveauté - accessibilité au public,
Nouveauté - divulgation sur l'Internet,
Nouveauté - usage antérieur public (non),
Décision sur le recours - renvoi à la première instance (non),
Saisine de la Grande Chambre de recours - (non),

Application title

SYSTEME D'AIDE PERSONNALISEE A LA CONDUITE D'UN VEHICULE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216518.20210414

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2360/18 (Storage-stable formuation of paracetamol/Neogen N.V.) of 20.9.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/00
A61K 31/167
A61K 31/198

Application no.

10749626.7

Keywords

Main request - Admission into the proceedings (Yes)
Main request - Amendments (Yes)
Main request not covered by extent of opposition

Application title

STORAGE-STABLE FORMULATION OF PARACETAMOL IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T236018.20210920

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 287 KB)
T 0633/21 () of 24.9.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/08
B32B 27/30
B32B 27/32
B32B 27/34
A01F 25/13
A01F 25/14

Application no.

12790675.8

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

MULTI-LAYER BARRIER FILM AND USE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T063321.20210924

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 0851/21 () of 24.9.2021

Online on

30.09.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

24.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 21/2343
H04N 21/2347
H04N 21/6334
H04N 21/845

Application no.

15826285.7

Keywords

"Missing statement of grounds of appeal"

Application title

AUTOMATED VIDEO CONTENT PROCESSING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085121.20210924

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 0424/16 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09B 9/08

Application no.

13160458.9

Keywords

-

Application title

System and method for simulated aircraft control through desired direction of flight

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T042416.20210629

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 434 KB)
T 2605/17 () of 13.9.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

13.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23F 11/14

Application no.

08795563.9

Keywords

Basis of decision - revocation of the patent at request of the patent proprietor

Application title

METAL CORROSION INHIBITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260517.20210913

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 2661/17 (Dishwashing composition / PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 21.9.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/386

Application no.

08164651.5

Keywords

Basis of decision - agreement to text withdrawn by the patent proprietor

Application title

Automatic dishwashing detergent composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266117.20210921

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 261 KB)
T 0907/18 (TRAITEMENT DE SURFACE DE BILLET DE BANQUE/Oberthur) of 27.7.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

D21H 19/16
D21H 19/20
D21H 21/18
D21H 21/40
B42D 15/00
D21H 19/24

Application no.

12762308.0

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non)

Application title

PROCEDE DE TRAITEMENT DE SURFACE D'UN BILLET DE BANQUE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090718.20210727

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 324 KB)
T 0427/19 (Acrylatbeschichtung / Treofan) of 15.9.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

15.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/10
B32B 27/32
B32B 27/30

Application no.

13789487.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung

Application title

LEBENSMITTELVERPACKUNG ENTHALTEND EINE FOLIE MIT BARRIERE-EIGENSCHAFTEN GEGEN MINERALÖLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T042719.20210915

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 455 KB)
T 0055/20 (Spreitnetz/Roche) of 20.9.2021

Online on

29.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01L 3/00

Application no.

09797481.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Verbesserung nicht für gesamte beanspruchte Breite glaubhaft

Application title

ANALYTISCHES TESTELEMENT UND VERFAHREN ZU DESSEN HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T005520.20210920

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 300 KB)
T 1453/17 (Real time broker quality indication/NYSE) of 15.6.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 40/00

Application no.

05734156.2

Keywords

Inventive step - providing broker quality indications in real time (no
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical requirement)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PROVIDING TIMELY QUALITY INDICATION OF MARKET TRADES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145317.20210615

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 1942/17 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 47/08

Application no.

08858318.2

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Late-filed evidence - could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis

Application title

CAP FOR A CONTAINER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194217.20210618

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 2167/17 (Combination therapy/GENENTECH) of 20.4.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395

Application no.

04754321.0

Keywords

Late-filed argument - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Combination therapy for B cell disorders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216717.20210420

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 478 KB)
T 0914/18 (Immunonutritional composition/NESTLE) of 28.6.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/195
A61P 35/00
A61P 37/04

Application no.

09792438.5

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests 1-3, 4,4',5,5',6,6': amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary request 7 - taken into account (yes)
Auxiliary request 7 - added subject-matter (no)
Auxiliary request 7 - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO PREVENT OR MODERATE BONE MARROW PARALYSIS OR NEUTROPENIA DURING ANTI-CANCER TREATMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T091418.20210628

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 430 KB)
T 2251/18 () of 30.8.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

30.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D 7/02
F03D 11/00
F03D 7/04

Application no.

09014142.5

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Windenergieanlage mit einer zentralen Steuerungseinrichtung und einer Steuerungseinheit im Rotor sowie Verfahren zum Betreiben einer derartigen Windenergieanlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T225118.20210830

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 376 KB)
T 3001/18 (Antimicrobial composition comprising thymol/UNILEVER) of 15.6.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 31/08
A01N 31/06
A01N 31/04
A61K 8/34
A61K 31/045
A61Q 11/00
A61Q 17/00
A61Q 19/10
A01P 1/00
A61K 31/05
A61L 2/00

Application no.

12799127.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T300118.20210615

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 2593/19 (Microbicidal composition/UNILEVER) of 14.6.2021

Online on

28.09.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01P 1/00
A01N 31/04
A01N 31/08

Application no.

12795439.4

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - (no)

Application title

MICROBICIDAL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259319.20210614

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 268 KB)
T 1805/15 (A virus causing respiratory tract illness/ERASMUS) of 23.8.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

23.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 14/135

Application no.

02710551.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

A virus causing respiratory tract illness in susceptible mammals

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T180515.20210823

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 440 KB)
T 1535/16 (Compositions comprising fentanyl / KYOWA KIRIN) of 20.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/00
A61K 31/4468
A61P 25/04

Application no.

04701381.8

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING FENTANYL FOR INTRANASAL DELIVERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153516.20210920

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 0246/17 (Partial electrial discharges / Techimp) of 13.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

13.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 31/12

Application no.

11714662.1

Keywords

Alledged public prior use - witnesses offered but not summoned
Substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)

Application title

INSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR DETECTING PARTIAL ELECTRICAL DISCHARGES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024617.20210913

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 1575/18 () of 23.7.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/24
A61M 5/31
A61M 5/20
A61M 5/32

Application no.

05783727.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed argument - admitted (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no) - admitted (no)

Application title

AUTOMATIC INJECTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157518.20210723

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1580/18 (Cooling tissue/Kimberly-Clark) of 19.7.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47K 10/16
D21H 19/14
D21H 21/14
D21H 19/18

Application no.

10831234.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

TISSUE PRODUCTS INCLUDING A TEMPERATURE CHANGE COMPOSITION CONTAINING PHASE CHANGE COMPONENTS WITHIN A NON-INTERFERING MOLECULAR SCAFFOLD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158018.20210719

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 2003/18 (Acidic surface cleaning composition/P & G) of 10.8.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/04
C11D 3/10
C11D 3/20
C11D 3/30

Application no.

13152158.5

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no), auxiliary requests 1 to 4 (no)

Application title

Liquid acidic hard surface cleaning composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200318.20210810

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 398 KB)
T 2127/18 (Treatment of AMD/AVALANCHE AUSTRALIA) of 12.7.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 48/00
C12N 15/86
A61K 38/17
C07K 14/71
A61K 9/00
A61P 27/02
A61K 31/7088

Application no.

13791695.3

Keywords

Amendments - main request: allowable (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

TREATMENT OF AMD USING AAV SFLT-1

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T212718.20210712

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 259 KB)
T 2919/18 () of 19.8.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

19.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G02B 27/09
G02B 3/00
B42D 15/00
B29D 11/00

Application no.

08839343.4

Keywords

Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

MEHRSCHICHTKÖRPER SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES MEHRSCHICHTKÖRPERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T291918.20210819

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 459 KB)
T 1302/19 (Liposomes /IPSEN) of 7.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/127
A61K 31/4745

Application no.

05745505.7

Keywords

Late-filed evidence
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

LIPOSOMES USEFUL FOR DRUG DELIVERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T130219.20210907

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 1326/19 (Mesoporous titania/Nanjing University) of 23.7.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01G 23/047
B01J 32/00
B01J 35/10
B01J 37/02
B01J 37/08
H01M 4/48
B01J 21/06
B01J 29/03
C04B 38/00
H01M 4/131
H01M 4/36
H01M 4/485
H01M 10/052
H01M 4/02

Application no.

09848620.2

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

MESOPOROUS COMPOSITE TITANIA AND PREPARING METHOD THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132619.20210723

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2186/19 (Fuel cell device/myFC AB) of 7.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 8/04

Application no.

10786458.9

Keywords

Amendment to appeal case - amendment gives rise to new objections (yes)

Application title

FUEL CELL DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T218619.20210907

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 274 KB)
T 2817/19 () of 10.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 79/02

Application no.

12755843.5

Keywords

Oral proceedings by video conference without consent of one party (yes)
Admissibility of appeal (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Amendments - allowable (first auxiliary request: yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

CARBOHYDRATE BASED BINDER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS PRODUCTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T281719.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 573 KB)
T 1609/20 () of 15.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 5/00

Application no.

10759220.6

Keywords

-

Application title

OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY DEVICE FOR NON-INVASIVE BLOOD GLUCOSE DETECTION AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T160920.20210915

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 0110/21 (Wesentliche Merkmale/HYDAC) of 21.9.2021

Online on

27.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05D 16/02

Application no.

14738738.5

Keywords

Fehlen der wesentlichen Merkmale - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die Prüfungsabteilung zur weiteren Entscheidung - (ja)

Application title

Ventilvorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T011021.20210921

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1 MB)
T 0034/16 () of 1.9.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

1.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

D04H 1/74
D01G 25/00

Application no.

03291166.1

Keywords

Nouveauté - (oui)
Activité inventive - (oui)

Application title

Chariot mobile d'entrée d'étaleur-nappeur et étaleur-nappeur équipé dudit chariot

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003416.20210901

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 419 KB)
T 0715/16 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 44/08
B29C 44/26
B29C 44/34
B29C 44/60
C08J 9/12
E04F 19/04

Application no.

08156742.2

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Late-filed request - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings
Late-filed request - the first summons are decisive for the purpose of applying the transitional provision of Article 25(3) RPBA 2020 (admitted: yes)
Late-filed document - admitted (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Process and apparatus for producing foamed styrenic polymers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071516.20210624

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 615 KB)
T 0331/17 () of 11.8.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C 13/20
A61C 13/15

Application no.

12152931.7

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (ja)

Application title

Dentalgerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T033117.20210811

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0590/17 () of 7.7.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01G 23/01
G01G 19/44
G01G 21/22

Application no.

10172026.6

Keywords

Requests: Admission in first-instance proceedings and consideration in appeal proceedings (main request: yes)
Extension beyond the content of the earlier application as filed (main request: yes)
Admission of requests filed during the appeal proceedings (first to fourth auxiliary requests: no)

Application title

Weight measuring apparatus for use as an input device of a game apparatus

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T059017.20210707

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 472 KB)
T 2043/17 (ADCC optimisée/LFB) of 29.7.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

29.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K 39/395
A61P 37/02
A61P 35/00

Application no.

04786018.4

Keywords

Activité inventive - requête principale (non),
Activité inventive - requêtes subsidiaires 1 à 6 (non)

Application title

Utilisation d'anticorps ayant une ADCC optimisée pour traiter les patients répondant faiblement au traitement par anticorps

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T204317.20210729

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 407 KB)
T 0958/18 (Scheduling in a field device/FISHER) of 24.8.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

24.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 23/02
F16K 37/00

Application no.

13709014.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - first auxiliary request (yes)
Admittance of auxiliary requests filed at the oral proceedings before the board - (no): no exceptional circumstances and not clearly allowable
Remittal - (no): no special reasons

Application title

Scheduling actions in a field device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T095818.20210824

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
T 1198/18 () of 21.9.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

21.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J 49/48

Application no.

03810514.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious combination of known features

Application title

CHARGED PARTICLE SPECTROMETER AND DETECTOR THEREFOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T119818.20210921

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 493 KB)
T 1347/18 () of 28.6.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16F 15/32
G01M 1/32

Application no.

08730130.5

Keywords

Amendments - main request
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary request 2
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING VEHICLE BALLASTING WEIGHTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T134718.20210628

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 384 KB)
T 1498/18 (Manufacture of diesel range hydrocarbons / NESTE OYI) of 3.8.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

3.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G 3/00
C10G 45/02
C10G 45/58

Application no.

05014426.0

Keywords

Admittance of auxiliary request 5a - (yes)
Clarity objection - to be disregarded
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Process for the manufacture of diesel range hydrocarbons

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T149818.20210803

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 1531/18 () of 17.8.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

17.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B 21/04
G05B 13/00
G06F 3/01
G05B 19/18
G01B 11/00
G05B 19/401
G06F 3/00
G06F 3/03

Application no.

12799151.1

Keywords

Admissibility of the appeal of the patent proprietor (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (main and first auxiliary request: no; second auxiliary request: yes)

Application title

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE HAVING A CAMERA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153118.20210817

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 585 KB)
T 2280/18 () of 26.7.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 7/02
F03D 9/00

Application no.

06254721.1

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)

Application title

Method and apparatus for wind turbine braking

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T228018.20210726

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2863/18 (Procedurally expressing graphic objects/APPLE) of 29.6.2021

Online on

24.09.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/24

Application no.

05766079.7

Keywords

Claims - main request
Claims - inventive step
Claims - (no)
Admissibility - first and second auxiliary requests - not admitted

Application title

PROCEDURALLY EXPRESSING GRAPHIC OBJECTS FOR WEB PAGES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T286318.20210629

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 1854/12 (Échange de valeurs I/IDEMIA) of 6.5.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 20/00

Application no.

08290978.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - requête principale et requête auxiliaire 1 (non),
Activité inventive - requête auxiliaire 4 après modification (oui, chiffrement utilisant des clés différentes)
Modifications - requêtes auxiliaires 2 et 3
Modifications - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (oui)

Application title

Procédé et dispositif pour l'échange de valeurs entre entités électroniques portables personnelles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T185412.20210506

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1874/12 (Échange de valeurs II/IDEMIA France) of 6.5.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 20/00

Application no.

08290979.7

Keywords

Activité inventive (non
Activité inventive - ensemble de caractéristiques techniques et non-techniques, solution evidente)

Application title

Dispositif électronique portable pour l'échange de valeurs et procédé de mise en oeuvre d'un tel dispositif

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187412.20210506

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 345 KB)
T 2309/17 (Device switching during a call/BLACKBERRY) of 9.9.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 3/58

Application no.

07839411.1

Keywords

Clarity and support by the description - main request (no)
Admittance of requests filed after the summons - auxiliary requests (no): not clearly allowable under Arts. 84, 123(2) and 56 EPC
Remittal - (no): no special reasons

Application title

Method and system for device switching through a server

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T230917.20210909

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 1101/18 (Gas turbine life prediction/PIGNONE) of 20.9.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

20.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 23/02

Application no.

12740580.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main and auxiliary request (no)
Partial reimbursement of appeal fee at 25% - (yes): timely withdrawal of request for oral proceedings

Application title

Gas turbine life prediction and optimization device and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T110118.20210920

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1291/18 () of 23.7.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01C 1/06

Application no.

10708414.7

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

SEED COATING COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129118.20210723

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 303 KB)
T 2188/18 () of 16.6.2021

Online on

23.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 21/00

Application no.

12758651.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR PROCESSING SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T218818.20210616

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 517 KB)
T 0614/15 (Ultrasound synthetic imaging /SUPERSONIC IMAGINE) of 22.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01S 7/52
G10K 11/34

Application no.

09153358.8

Keywords

Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim

Application title

Method and apparatus for ultrasound synthetic imaging

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T061415.20210622

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 1631/15 (Transcranial magnetic stimulation / University of Texas) of 6.7.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/00
A61N 2/02

Application no.

02724022.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter
Grounds for opposition - yes (main request)
Grounds for opposition - no (auxiliary request 3)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163115.20210706

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0058/16 (Arithmetic processing unit/FUJITSU) of 29.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/34
G06F 9/40
G06F 9/30

Application no.

08790429.8

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Claims - support in the description (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESSING UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T005816.20210629

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 422 KB)
T 0207/16 () of 28.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 15/00

Application no.

03731693.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Late-filed evidence - not admitted in first instance proceedings

Application title

Medicament dispenser

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020716.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 512 KB)
T 1577/16 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/551
A61F 13/496

Application no.

07751959.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - enabling disclosure (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - requests clearly allowable (no)

Application title

DISPOSABLE PULL-ON GARMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157716.20210720

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 1864/16 () of 31.8.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

31.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M 5/315
A61M 5/24

Application no.

09153468.5

Keywords

Teilanmeldung - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

Dosiervorrichtung für eine Injektionsvorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186416.20210831

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 427 KB)
T 0646/17 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B43K 19/02
B43K 19/16

Application no.

09777131.5

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

Schreib-, Zeichen-, Mal- oder Kosmetikstift

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T064617.20210721

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1304/17 () of 8.9.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

8.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 2/00

Application no.

04798045.3

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYMERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T130417.20210908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 1944/17 () of 17.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07C 9/00

Application no.

02771817.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter
Grounds for opposition - main request and auxiliary requests 1-5 (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - auxiliary request 6
Amendment to appeal case - not prima facie solving outstanding issues
Amendment to appeal case - not admitted
Reimbursement of appeal fee - no
Reimbursement of appeal fee - appeal not allowable

Application title

SECURITY SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194417.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 430 KB)
T 2226/17 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 15/00

Application no.

10178947.7

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked

Application title

Medicament dispenser

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T222617.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 235 KB)
T 0994/18 (Secure mobile payment/ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES) of 20.7.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/00
G06Q 20/32

Application no.

10833691.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Inventive step - payment process using a known technical infrastructure for encrypting data (no
Inventive step - obvious implementation)

Application title

SECURE MOBILE PAYMENT PROCESSING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T099418.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 265 KB)
T 1682/18 (Erzeugen von Mauttransaktionen / Kapsch TrafficCom) of 29.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B 15/06

Application no.

09450078.2

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit im Einspruchsverfahren
Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Verfahren, Komponenten und Systeme zum Erzeugen von Mauttransaktionen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T168218.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 301 KB)
T 0150/19 () of 17.9.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63B 31/00
G09B 19/00

Application no.

10849407.1

Keywords

Patentable invention - (yes)
Inventive step

Application title

SWIMMER POSTURE ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND SWIMMER INFORMATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE USING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015019.20210917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 0847/20 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 77/26
C08G 77/388
C08L 83/08
G02B 1/04

Application no.

12720357.8

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Late filed requests - should have been submitted in first-instance proceedings (yes) - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (no)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Late-filed request - admitted in first-instance proceedings (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)

Application title

MACROINITIATOR CONTAINING HYDROPHOBIC SEGMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T084720.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 498 KB)
T 0166/21 () of 17.9.2021

Online on

22.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.9.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A45D 33/12
A45D 40/26
A45D 34/04

Application no.

12797718.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

KUNSTSTOFFBEHÄLTER FÜR EINEN DEOROLLER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016621.20210917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 282 KB)
T 1775/16 (Multispectral skin biometrics / HID 1) of 21.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/00

Application no.

10181318.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - suitability of amendment to resolve issues raised (no)

Application title

Multispectral imaging biometrics

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T177516.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1791/16 (Multispectral skin biometrics / HID 2) of 22.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/00

Application no.

04758859.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Grounds for opposition - clarity in opposition proceedings
Amendment to appeal case - suitability of amendment to resolve issues raised (no)

Application title

MULTISPECTRAL BIOMETRIC SENSOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179116.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 1291/17 (MATTE POLYOLEFINFOLIE/TREOFAN) of 24.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/08
B32B 27/32
C08J 5/18

Application no.

11710414.1

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (nicht substantiiert)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zulässig (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge 5 bis 7
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - identisch mit den im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren geltenden Hilfsanträgen 1 bis 3
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zulässig (ja) 1 bis 4
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - eingereicht kurz vor der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zulässig (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - ja

Application title

MATTE POLYOLEFINFOLIE MIT RELEASE-EIGENSCHAFTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129117.20210624

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 618 KB)
T 0066/18 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47J 37/07

Application no.

13710782.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative
Kostenverteilung - (nein)
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer - (nein)

Application title

GRILL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T006618.20210618

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C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 396 KB)
T 0773/18 () of 24.8.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

24.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01B 15/06

Application no.

10723577.2

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (ja)

Application title

BODENBEARBEITUNGSWERKZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T077318.20210824

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1598/18 (Multispectral skin imaging / HID 3) of 23.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

23.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/00

Application no.

05857436.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

MULTISPECTRAL IMAGING BIOMETRICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T159818.20210623

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 1599/18 (Multispectral skin biometrics / HID 4) of 24.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/00

Application no.

10181332.7

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Novelty - implicit disclosure (yes/no)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)
Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (no)
Late-filed request - request identical to request not admitted in first instance proceedings
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - suitability of amendment to resolve issues raised (no)

Application title

Multispectral imaging biometrics

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T159918.20210624

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 2106/18 (Pharmaceutical formulation comprising a fumaric acid ester in an … of 1.7.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/28
A61K 31/215
A61P 17/06
A61K 9/20
A61K 31/225

Application no.

12193798.1

Keywords

Reformulation of the technical problem
Remittal to the opposition division (No)
Main request - Inventive step (Yes)
Objection under Rule 106 EPC (Dismissed)

Application title

Pharmaceutical formulation comprising one or more fumaric acid esters in an erosion matrix

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T210618.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 466 KB)
T 3072/19 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01P 7/04
A01N 47/22
A01N 53/02
A01N 53/00
A01N 25/06

Application no.

13774599.8

Keywords

Inventive step

Application title

INSECTICIDAL AEROSOL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T307219.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 0278/21 () of 16.9.2021

Online on

21.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 210/16
C08J 5/18
C08F 2/34
C08F 4/659
C08F 4/6592

Application no.

12799164.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

NOVEL POLYMERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027821.20210916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 238 KB)
T 0586/17 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/20
A61M 5/24
A61M 5/31
A61M 5/32

Application no.

10194414.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Amendments - extension of the scope of protection of the patent (yes)

Application title

Automatic injector

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T058617.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 614 KB)
T 0715/17 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/8247
H01L 27/115

Application no.

07809749.0

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

MEMORY DEVICES HAVING REDUCED INTERFERENCE BETWEEN FLOATING GATES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SUCH DEVICES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071517.20210727

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1060/17 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05K 7/20
H01L 23/467
H02M 7/00

Application no.

07846409.6

Keywords

Inventive step - non-obvious solution
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)

Application title

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FREQUENCY CONVERTER OF MOTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T106017.20210622

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2539/17 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R 13/08
G10K 11/16

Application no.

11791245.1

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelnde Patentierbarkeit (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND DÄMPFUNGSELEMENT ZUR REDUZIERUNG DER EIGENSCHWINGUNGEN EINES BAUTEILS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253917.20210519

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 459 KB)
T 0437/18 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F28F 9/02

Application no.

11729093.2

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (non),
Motifs d'opposition - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (non),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),
Modification après signification - circonstances exceptionnelles (non),
Modification après signification - prise en compte (non),

Application title

COLLECTEUR POUR UN ECHANGEUR DE CHALEUR ET UN ECHANGEUR DE CHALEUR EQUIPE D'UN TEL COLLECTEUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T043718.20210615

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D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 637 KB)
T 0452/18 () of 16.6.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F28F 9/02

Application no.

12723173.6

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (oui),

Application title

BOITE COLLECTRICE, ECHANGEUR DE CHALEUR COMPRENANT LADITE BOITE COLLECTRICE ET PROCEDE DE SERTISSAGE D'UNE TELLE BOITE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T045218.20210616

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D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 439 KB)
T 0977/18 (Filtering emails on mobile devices/BLACKBERRY) of 24.6.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00

Application no.

11161767.6

Keywords

Inventive step - pausing navigation to trigger filtering of emails (no
Inventive step - non-technical user preference)
Amendment after summons (yes
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances)

Application title

Filtering data entries on mobile electronic devices having auxiliary input devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T097718.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1450/19 () of 29.7.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C 1/18

Application no.

07819175.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Grundlage des Verfahrens - Niederschrift über mündliche Verhandlung vor Organ erster Instanz
Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)

Application title

PHOSPHORHALTIGE FORMSTOFFMISCHUNG ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON GIESSFORMEN FÜR DIE METALLVERARBEITUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145019.20210729

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2016/19 (Biaxially Stretched Polyester films/UNITIKA LTD) of 15.9.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/18
C08L 67/02

Application no.

12829275.2

Keywords

Claims 1 to 6: inventive step
Claims - (yes)

Application title

BIAXIALLY STRETCHED POLYESTER FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201619.20210915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 324 KB)
T 2761/19 () of 30.7.2021

Online on

20.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

30.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C 1/18
B22C 1/26

Application no.

07819173.1

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Verbot der reformatio in peius - Hilfsantrag

Application title

KOHLENHYDRATHALTIGE FORMSTOFFMISCHUNG MIT EIN ANTEIL EINES TEILCHENFÖRMIGEN METALLOXIDS ZUM AUF WASSERGLAS BASIERENDEM BINDEMITTEL ZUGESETZT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T276119.20210730

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1838/16 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00
A61F 13/02

Application no.

11715851.9

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

Evaporative body-fluid containers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183816.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 465 KB)
T 0087/17 () of 30.6.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03G 21/18
G03G 15/00

Application no.

04015344.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Inventive step - common general knowledge
Inventive step - obvious modification
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 3, 4, and 6 (no)
Amendments - auxiliary requests 1 and 2
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendment after summons - exercise of discretion
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - suitability to resolve the issues raised (no)

Application title

Process cartridge, mounting method of electrophotographic photosensitive drum and replacing method of the photosensitive drum

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008717.20210630

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 663 KB)
T 0274/17 () of 10.9.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/46
A61M 37/00

Application no.

10800015.9

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - substantial procedural violation (no)

Application title

TATTOOING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF ADJUSTING THE CONCENTRATION OF PIGMENT FLUID FOR TATTOOS OR SEMI-PERMANENT TATTOOS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027417.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 649 KB)
T 1115/18 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/20

Application no.

04755918.2

Keywords

Novelty - main request, first auxiliary request (no)
Late-filed second auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

FULL SPECTRUM PHOSPHOR BLENDS FOR WHITE LIGHT GENERATION WITH LED CHIPS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111518.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 2315/18 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 8/33
A61K 8/34
A61K 8/37
A61K 8/41
A61Q 17/04
A61Q 19/00

Application no.

09729866.5

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

PARFÜMIERTE KOSMETISCHE ZUBEREITUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T231518.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 393 KB)
T 2770/18 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 8/34
A61K 8/41
A61Q 17/04
A61Q 19/00

Application no.

09731326.6

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

PARFÜMIERTE KOSMETISCHE ZUBEREITUNG MIT CITRONELLOL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T277018.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 390 KB)
T 0894/19 (Rotatable snapping connection/OTICON) of 26.8.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

26.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00
H04R 25/02

Application no.

06121538.0

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no): non-application of the "could-would approach" to equally likely technical solutions

Application title

Hearing device and earpiece

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089419.20210826

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 636 KB)
T 0349/21 () of 13.9.2021

Online on

17.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

13.9.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

E04H 3/14
E04H 1/12
A61G 10/02
A61M 21/00
A63B 22/00
A61H 33/06
A61M 15/02
A61F 7/00
F24D 19/10
F24F 11/00
H05B 3/00
A61N 5/06

Application no.

12806522.4

Keywords

Recevabilité du recours - absence de mémoire de recours

Application title

SALLE D'ENTRAINEMENT ET SON UTILISATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034921.20210913

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 231 KB)
T 1866/15 (Multiple execution environments/ORACLE) of 28.6.2021

Online on

16.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/455
G06F 9/445

Application no.

04756249.1

Keywords

Amendments of application
Amendments - consent of examining division (no)
Inventive step

Application title

HYBRID SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING DISTINCT AND CO-EXISTING APPLICATION EXECUTION ENVIRONMENTS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186615.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2066/18 (Suspension/BASF) of 7.7.2021

Online on

16.09.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A23D 7/005
A23K 20/179
A23L 33/10
A23K 20/105
A23L 2/52
A61K 31/07

Application no.

10710346.7

Keywords

Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

GEBRAUCHSFERTIGE, STABILE SUSPENSION TEILAMORPHER BETA-CAROTINPARTIKEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T206618.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 0478/16 (BIOGASERZEUGUNG / ISF) of 28.6.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C12P 5/02

Application no.

08004314.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Erzeugung von Biogas

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T047816.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 576 KB)
T 2402/16 () of 9.6.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 21/262
H04N 21/61
H04N 21/414
H04N 21/845
H04N 21/6405
H04N 21/6408
H04N 21/6375
H04N 21/647
H04N 21/235
H04L 29/06

Application no.

11791723.7

Keywords

Main request, first auxiliary request, second auxiliary request - amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Third auxiliary request - amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST VIDEO USING A PLAYLIST

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T240216.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 0208/17 (Prognostic method for panitumumab/AMGEN) of 8.7.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68
G01N 33/574

Application no.

08742061.8

Keywords

Auxiliary request 3 - requirements of the EPC met - (yes)
Disclaimer - requirements of Article 123(2) EPC met - (yes)

Application title

K-ras mutations and anti-EGFR antibody therapy

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020817.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 543 KB)
T 1245/17 (Targeted gene delivery dendritic cell vaccination/CALIFORNIA … of 10.9.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

10.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 63/00
A61K 38/17
A61K 38/19
A61K 38/20
A61K 31/70

Application no.

12158285.2

Keywords

Main and sole request - clarity (no); supported by the description (no);

Application title

Targeted gene delivery for dendritic cell vaccination

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T124517.20210910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 1569/17 (Kaffeezusammensetzung/SHAKHIN) of 15.7.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A23F 5/00
A23F 5/10
A23F 5/24
A23F 5/40

Application no.

10820887.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

KAFFEEZUSAMMENSETZUNG AUS LÖSLICHEM, GEFRIERGETROCKNETEM UND FEINGEMAHLENEM NATÜRLICHEM GERÖSTETEM KAFFEE MIT DEM GESCHMACK UND DEM AROMA VON FRISCH GERÖSTETEM NATÜRLICHEM KAFFEE SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG DIESER ZUSAMMENSETZUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T156917.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 394 KB)
T 2324/17 (Reducing or eliminating aftertaste in a sweetener using Rebaudioside … of 27.7.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 27/30

Application no.

10789086.5

Keywords

Novelty - multiple selection
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

REDUCING OR ELIMINATING AFTERTASTE IN A SWEETENER USING REBAUDIOSIDE D

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232417.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 0148/18 (Mammalian cell culture medium for TNFR-Ig production/WYETH) of 6.7.2021

Online on

15.09.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 5/00
C07K 14/435
C12P 21/02

Application no.

08731084.3

Keywords

Main request (claims as granted) - sufficiency of disclosure (yes); inventive step (yes)

Application title

USE OF COPPER AND GLUTAMATE IN CELL CULTURE FOR PRODUCTION OF POLYPEPTIDES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014818.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 709 KB)
T 1128/15 (Software-Paketierung/CEBICON) of 27.7.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F 9/445

Application no.

08157598.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Erstellung eines automatisch verteilbaren Software-Pakets

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112815.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 304 KB)
T 0347/18 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 27/146

Application no.

09708988.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Claims - added subject-matter after amendment (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

CIRCUIT AND PHOTO SENSOR OVERLAP FOR BACKSIDE ILLUMINATION IMAGE SENSOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034718.20210909

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 0576/18 () of 13.7.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10M 143/10
C10M 143/08
C10M 143/02
C10N 10/04
C10N 20/00
C10N 20/02
C10N 30/02
C10N 40/25
C10N 30/10

Application no.

10839048.5

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

SYSTEM LUBRICANT OIL COMPOSITION FOR CROSSHEAD-TYPE DIESEL ENGINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057618.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 502 KB)
T 2370/18 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25B 39/04
F28F 1/16
F28F 7/02

Application no.

10732359.4

Keywords

Lapse of patent in all designated states - termination of appeal proceedings

Application title

RADIATION HEATING APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237018.20210909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 250 KB)
T 2551/18 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G 5/36
G09G 5/14

Application no.

15188672.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, first to third auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

DYNAMIC RENDERING OF GRAPHICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T255118.20210909

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1262/20 () of 9.9.2021

Online on

14.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60R 1/00
G06K 9/00

Application no.

10846647.5

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - clarity of disclosure
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

VEHICLE SURROUNDINGS MONITORING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126220.20210909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 0178/14 (Peer-to-peer MFP network/KONICA MINOLTA I) of 6.7.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 21/24

Application no.

06251394.0

Keywords

Inventive step - no
Clarity - no
Amendment to appeal case - exercise of discretion

Application title

Image processing system, image processing apparatus, and image processing program product suited for transmitting and receiving data among a plurality of image processing apparatuses

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017814.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 0200/14 (Peer-to-peer MFP network/KONICA MINOLTA II) of 6.7.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 21/24

Application no.

06251412.0

Keywords

Inventive step - no
Amendment to appeal case

Application title

Image processing system, image processing apparatus, image processing program product suited for transmitting and receiving data among a plurality of image processing apparatuses

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020014.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 317 KB)
T 0079/16 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 235/18
C07D 235/20
C09K 11/06
H01L 51/00
C07D 401/10

Application no.

04705503.3

Keywords

Novelty
Inventive step
Sufficiency of disclosure

Application title

Nitrogen-containing heterocycle derivative and organic electroluminescent element using the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T007916.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 802 KB)
T 0510/17 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F 47/00

Application no.

10781821.3

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - auxiliary requests 1 and 3 (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

A SMOKING SYSTEM HAVING A LIQUID STORAGE PORTION AND IMPROVED AIRFLOW CHARACTERISTICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T051017.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 488 KB)
T 0606/17 (Image manipulation/NOKIA) of 20.8.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

20.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 1/02
H04N 1/00
H04N 5/225
H04N 5/272
H04N 7/14
H04N 7/18

Application no.

05772029.4

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)

Application title

Portable electronic devices with picture-in-picture capability

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T060617.20210820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 1120/17 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G07F 7/00

Application no.

14165459.0

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non)

Application title

Procédé de délivrance par un automate de cartes de téléphonie mobile SIM à abonnement prépayé ou postpayé

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112017.20210601

Distribution

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 359 KB)
T 2322/18 () of 19.8.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02M 35/16
F02M 35/10
F02M 61/14
B62K 11/00

Application no.

14190123.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

Saddle-riding or straddle-type vehicle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232218.20210819

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 288 KB)
T 2654/18 () of 26.7.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60H 1/00

Application no.

11306156.8

Keywords

Principle of reformatio in peius - contravened (no)
Late-filed objection regarding inventive step admitted (yes) regarding added subject-matter- admitted (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal (no)
Added subject-matter (no)
Insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Method of cooling air in a vehicle and air conditioning system for a vehicle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T265418.20210726

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 365 KB)
T 0429/19 (Address resolution for IMS/ALCATEL) of 8.9.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

8.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/06
H04L 29/12

Application no.

06291698.6

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: cancellation of hearing following appellant's announcement of non-attendance
Inventive step - (no): obvious combination of known features

Application title

Resolution of flexible address schemes for IMS services

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T042919.20210908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 297 KB)
T 1109/19 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

13.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24C 15/02
F25D 23/02
E05B 1/00

Application no.

07114900.9

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (entspricht Hilfsantrag 1 des Einspruchsverfahrens)
Neuheit - (nein)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Änderungen - zulässig (nein)
Änderungen - Hilfsanträge 2-5, 7
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 6
Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Spät eingereichter Einwand - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Handgriff für ein Hausgerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T110919.20210722

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 483 KB)
T 2147/16 () of 7.9.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/10
H04L 12/58

Application no.

13194781.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Inventive step - improvement not credible
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Inventive step - obvious solution

Application title

System and method for detecting spam using clustering and rating of e-mails

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214716.20210907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 408 KB)
T 2662/16 () of 6.9.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

6.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 30/00

Application no.

11730779.3

Keywords

Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - technical prejudice in the art (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - appealed decision sufficiently reasoned (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - substantial procedural violation (no)

Application title

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A LOTTERY GAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266216.20210906

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
T 0669/17 (Procédé d'alimentation en puissance - BRANDT/WHIRLPOOL) of 24.6.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H05B 6/06
H05B 6/12

Application no.

09290982.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - nouvelle formulation du problème technique,
Motifs d'opposition - extension de l'objet de la demande (oui),
Généralisation intermédiaire,
Requêtes subsidiaires produites tardivement - recevable (non),

Application title

Procédé d'alimentation en puissance d'au moins un inducteur et appareil de cuisson mettant en oeuvre ledit procédé

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T066917.20210624

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 428 KB)
T 0842/17 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D 7/12

Application no.

10011627.6

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Prüfung von Wertdokumenten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T084217.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 314 KB)
T 1920/18 (Casting methods/Hydro Extruded Solutions) of 12.7.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 21/00
C22C 21/08
C22F 1/04
C22F 1/05

Application no.

10717607.5

Keywords

Appeal admissible (yes)
Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

DAMAGE TOLERANT ALUMINIUM MATERIAL HAVING A LAYERED MICROSTRUCTURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T192018.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2058/18 (Predicting bending durability/YAZAKI) of 23.4.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/50

Application no.

03775909.9

Keywords

Amendments - main request -correction of errors (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - first auxiliary request (no)
Late-filed second and third auxiliary requests - requests could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR PREDICTING BENDING DURABILITY OF ELECTRIC WIRE AND BEND PROTECTION MEMBER, AND APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREFOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T205818.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 558 KB)
T 0037/19 (Multiplex Analysis/Dow AgroSciences) of 25.6.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 59/44
C12P 21/06
C07K 1/36
G01N 33/68

Application no.

10784066.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - main request
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Apportionment of costs - (no)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

MULTIPLEX ANALYSIS OF STACKED TRANSGENIC PROTEIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003719.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 1868/19 (Bruchfeste Darreichungsformen / GRÜNENTHAL) of 28.7.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

28.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 9/20

Application no.

06706682.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

BRUCHFESTE DARREICHUNGSFORMEN MIT RETARDIERTER FREISETZUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186819.20210728

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 382 KB)
T 0134/21 () of 7.9.2021

Online on

10.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

7.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F21V 7/22
B44F 1/12
B44F 1/02

Application no.

13800796.8

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution
Remittal - (no)

Application title

OPTICAL REFLECTION FILMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013421.20210907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0089/17 (PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF POLYISOCYANATES OF THE DIPHENYLMETHANE … of 1.6.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 263/10
C07C 263/20
C07C 265/14
C08G 18/76

Application no.

06771056.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF POLYISOCYANATES OF THE DIPHENYLMETHANE SERIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008917.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 0893/17 () of 6.9.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

6.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 19/00

Application no.

04253772.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments of application
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

Self-service terminal

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089317.20210906

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 1899/17 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01D 87/00
E02F 3/40
E02F 3/407

Application no.

12717038.9

Keywords

Priorität - Grundlage im Prioritätsdokument (ja)
Priorität - dieselbe Erfindung (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

LADEEINRICHTUNG FÜR LANDWIRTSCHAFTLICHES TRANSPORTGUT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T189917.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 0169/18 () of 9.6.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 53/00
C10M 177/00
C08F 2/38
C08F 293/00
C10M 145/14

Application no.

05812467.8

Keywords

Substantial procedural violation - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (no)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed documents

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016918.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 568 KB)
T 0806/18 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G 3/32
G09G 5/14

Application no.

14195097.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of additional search fee - (yes)

Application title

Organic light emitting diode display device and method of driving the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T080618.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 388 KB)
T 0908/18 (Coated glass/Pilkington) of 5.7.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

5.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C 17/36

Application no.

09796048.8

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

HEAT TREATABLE COATED GLASS PANE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090818.20210705

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0911/18 (STABILIZATION OF SUNSCREENS IN COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS/Unilever) of 1.7.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/34
A61K 8/35
A61K 8/37
A61Q 17/04

Application no.

03709787.0

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

STABILIZATION OF SUNSCREENS IN COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T091118.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 361 KB)
T 2149/18 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 5/04
A01J 7/00
A01J 5/007
A01J 5/017

Application no.

06075593.1

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - method for treatment by therapy
Exceptions to patentability - (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Method of milking an animal and device for this purpose

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214918.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 365 KB)
T 2245/19 (Removing Ammonia/Saipem) of 15.7.2021

Online on

09.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/58
B01D 53/86

Application no.

14716000.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR REMOVING AMMONIA FROM A VENT GAS STREAM OF A UREA PLANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224519.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306 KB)
T 2593/16 (Curvature Gabor filters/SAMSUNG) of 13.7.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/46
G06K 9/00
G06K 9/62

Application no.

11177890.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim

Application title

Method and apparatus to generate object descriptor using extended curvature gabor filter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259316.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 297 KB)
T 2010/17 (Selection of an available memory size/THALES DIS FRANCE) of 9.6.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G11C 7/10

Application no.

10703845.7

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Amended claims filed with the statement of grounds of appeal - first and second auxiliary requests - not admitted
Amendment after summons - third to seventh auxiliary requests
Amendment after summons - not admitted

Application title

Method of selection of an available memory size of a circuit including at least processor and a memory and corresponding program and smart card

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201017.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 456 KB)
T 1027/18 () of 27.8.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 1/18

Application no.

09783009.5

Keywords

Substantial procedural violation - appealed decision reasoned (no)
Substantial procedural violation - violation of the right to be heard (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - reimbursement of appeal fee (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODERNIZING AN ELEVATOR INSTALLATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T102718.20210827

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 2797/18 (Clostridial toxin/ALLERGAN) of 2.9.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

2.9.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/19
A61K 47/10
A61K 47/18
A61K 47/26
A61K 47/32
A61K 47/34
A61K 47/36
A61K 38/48

Application no.

09768315.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

CLOSTRIDIAL TOXIN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T279718.20210902

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 0316/19 (Transdermales therapeutisches System/UCB-LOHMANN) of 23.7.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 9/70

Application no.

12810316.5

Keywords

Neuheit - Auswahlerfindung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

TRANSDERMALES THERAPEUTISCHES SYSTEM MIT GERINGER NEIGUNG ZUR SPONTANKRISTALLISATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031619.20210723

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 405 KB)
T 0773/19 (Eingabeverfahren für Sonderzeichen auf einem Touchscreen) of 26.8.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

26.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F 3/023

Application no.

04090501.0

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung gibt Anlass zu neuen Einwänden (ja)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Eingabe alphanumerischer Zeichen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T077319.20210826

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 376 KB)
T 1320/19 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

08.09.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 57/09
B65G 57/03
B65G 61/00
G06Q 10/04
G06Q 10/08

Application no.

12784793.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal admissible (yes)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

PALLET BUILDING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132019.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 2477/16 (Stretch Hood Film/DOW) of 9.7.2021

Online on

07.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/32
B65D 65/40

Application no.

11721943.6

Keywords

Inventive step - obvious modification (main request)
No objections raised (first auxiliary request)

Application title

A COMPOSITION SUITABLE FOR STRETCH HOOD, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247716.20210709

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0850/17 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

07.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00
A61F 13/02

Application no.

11156200.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Dressing for applying reduced pressure to and collecting and storing fluid from a tissue site

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085017.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 445 KB)
T 1184/18 (ELEMENT DE SECURITE/Oberthur) of 22.7.2021

Online on

07.09.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

D21H 21/40
D21H 27/02
B41M 3/14
B41N 1/06
B42D 15/00

Application no.

12713078.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - analyse a posteriori

Application title

ELEMENT DE SÉCURITÉ POUR UN DOCUMENT-VALEUR, UN PROCEDE DE FABRICATION, ET DOCUMENT CORRESPONDANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118418.20210722

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 324 KB)
T 0561/17 () of 29.6.2021

Online on

06.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 31/042

Application no.

11006037.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, first auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Late-filed second to fourth auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

Photovoltaic module frame with reinforcement beam

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056117.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1166/19 (Corrosion resistant brazing material/Gränges) of 8.6.2021

Online on

06.09.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 35/02
B32B 15/01
C22C 21/00
C22C 21/14
C22C 21/16
C22F 1/04
F28F 21/08

Application no.

13770720.4

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)

Application title

STRIP MATERIAL WITH EXCELLENT CORROSION RESISTANCE AFTER BRAZING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T116619.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 665 KB)
T 1054/17 () of 30.8.2021

Online on

03.09.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

30.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25D 25/02
A47B 96/02

Application no.

06111509.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

A refrigerator shelf

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T105417.20210830

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 1066/18 (Bildqualität/BUNDESDRUCKEREI) of 20.7.2021

Online on

03.09.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 9/03
G06T 7/00
G06F 17/24

Application no.

07704063.2

Keywords

Zulässigkeit des Einspruchs - (ja)
Technischer Charakter - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR BEWERTUNG DER QUALITÄT EINES BILDES, VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES DOKUMENTS COMPUTERPROGRAMMPRODUKT, NUTZER-SCHNITTSTELLE, DATEI UND ELEKTRONISCHES GERÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T106618.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 479 KB)
T 0748/17 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

02.09.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/26

Application no.

12787579.7

Keywords

main and sole request - admittance (no)

Application title

DETERMINING BOUNDARY STRENGTH VALUES FOR DEBLOCKING FILTERING FOR VIDEO CODING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T074817.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 1701/18 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

02.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23B 51/02
B23B 29/24

Application no.

12165149.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

A rotatable drilling tool as well as a basic body therefor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170118.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 495 KB)
T 2482/18 () of 27.8.2021

Online on

02.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

27.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G 18/10
C08G 18/48
C09D 175/08
C09J 175/08
C08G 18/30

Application no.

99908966.7

Keywords

Erlöschen des Patents in allen benannten Vertragsstaaten - Beendigung des Beschwerdeverfahrens

Application title

POLYURETHAN UND POLYURETHANHALTIGE ZUBEREITUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T248218.20210827

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 244 KB)
T 2338/19 () of 2.7.2021

Online on

02.09.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D 29/00

Application no.

08786427.8

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Unzulässige Erweiterung - Hilfsantrag 1 (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)
Spät eingereichter Hilfsantrag 1 - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

VERSTÄRKUNGSELEMENT ZUR VERSTÄRKUNG VON HOHLRÄUMEN VON STRUKTURELLEN BAUTEILEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T233819.20210702

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 415 KB)
T 0574/21 () of 30.8.2021

Online on

02.09.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 23/10
H01L 23/367
B81B 7/00
B81B 3/00

Application no.

12185346.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

3d integrated electronic device structure including increased thermal dissipation capabilities

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057421.20210830

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 2096/15 () of 17.8.2021

Online on

01.09.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 17/00
A61B 17/12

Application no.

05813640.9

Keywords

Eignung einer bekannten Vorrichtung für eine neue Verwendung (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zulassung - Hilfsanträge 4a, 5b (ja), Hilfsanträge 6-10 und 1c (nein)
Klarheit - Hilfsanträge 1b, 2b, 4, 4a, 5a, 5b (nein)
Unzulässige Erweiterung - Hilfsantrag 3 (ja)

Application title

OCCLUSIONSINSTRUMENT ZUM VERSCHLIESSEN EINES HERZOHRES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T209615.20210817

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 503 KB)
T 2432/18 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

01.09.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 23/10
C08K 5/00

Application no.

12766407.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION WITH IMPROVED ADDITIVE RETENTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T243218.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2896/18 (Purifying protein / CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA) of 29.7.2021

Online on

01.09.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

29.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/06
C07K 14/52
C07K 16/26
C07K 16/28
C07K 16/30
C07K 1/22
C07K 1/32
C07K 1/34
C07K 14/535

Application no.

03795400.5

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor

Application title

Method of purifying protein

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T289618.20210729

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 294 KB)

August 2021

T 2614/17 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

31.08.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02M 35/10
F02B 31/06
F02D 9/10
F02B 31/08
F02D 11/10

Application no.

13183896.3

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Klappenvorrichtung und Sauganlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T261417.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 373 KB)
T 1869/16 (Telmisartan/LEK PHARMACEUTICALS) of 24.8.2021

Online on

30.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

24.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/16
A61K 9/24
A61K 31/4184
A61K 31/5415
A61K 9/28
A61K 9/50

Application no.

10184115.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - unexpected improvement shown

Application title

Pharmaceutical composition comprising hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186916.20210824

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2174/16 (ABRASIVE PARTICLES FOR POLISHING/ W.R. Grace & CO) of 4.5.2021

Online on

30.08.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09K 3/14
C09G 1/02
H01L 21/321

Application no.

04777834.5

Keywords

Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)
Objection under Rule 106 EPC (dismissed)

Application title

ABRASIVE PARTICLES FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217416.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 0566/18 () of 21.6.2021

Online on

27.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02K 1/27

Application no.

07024405.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsanträge 1 und 2 (nein)
Vortrag nicht ausreichend substantiiert - Hilfsanträge 3 bis 8 - berücksichtigt (nein)
Neuer Vortrag nach Ladung - Hilfsanträge 3, 5, 7 und 8 - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

Permanenterregte Synchronmaschine mit Schalenmagneten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056618.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 356 KB)
T 2377/19 () of 23.8.2021

Online on

27.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

23.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01F 27/06
H01F 27/33
H01F 27/02
H01F 27/32

Application no.

07857733.5

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds
Request for oral proceedings - clearly inadmissible appeal

Application title

Power Transformer/Reactor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237719.20210823

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 239 KB)
T 0269/21 () of 24.8.2021

Online on

27.08.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

24.8.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 21/39

Application no.

12799213.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

GASMESSGERÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026921.20210824

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0995/17 (Secure group communications/MOTOROLA) of 21.7.2021

Online on

26.08.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 12/02

Application no.

02767632.9

Keywords

Admittance of late-filed documents - (no): could have been filed earlier and no prima facie relevance
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Communications methods, systems and terminals

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T099517.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 0107/18 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

26.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E05G 1/12
E05G 1/14

Application no.

09802199.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1
Inventive step - 3 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 4A (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Late-filed request - adjournment of oral proceedings would have been required (no)

Application title

A SECURITY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STORING OR TRANSPORTING VALUABLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010718.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 1924/18 () of 7.6.2021

Online on

26.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B 15/06
G01C 21/00

Application no.

13189863.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Onboard-Unit und Transaktionsserver für ein Straßenmautsystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T192418.20210607

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 418 KB)
T 2945/18 (Opiorphin as analgesic/INSTITUT PASTEUR) of 13.4.2021

Online on

26.08.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/08
A61K 38/55
A61P 25/04

Application no.

15188991.2

Keywords

Divisional application - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)

Application title

Opiorphin for use as analgesic agent

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T294518.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2683/19 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

26.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01D 15/00
F01D 15/04
F02C 1/05
F02C 6/14

Application no.

07712790.0

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)

Application title

A METHOD OF STORING ENERGY AND A CRYOGENIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T268319.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 488 KB)
T 0445/18 () of 30.7.2021

Online on

25.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

30.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 9/00
H02J 3/38

Application no.

06021973.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)

Application title

Wind energy installation and method of controlling the output power from a wind energy installation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T044518.20210730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 411 KB)
T 0273/18 () of 7.6.2021

Online on

24.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01H 33/90
H01H 33/91

Application no.

11730684.5

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (oui),
Activité inventive - requête principale (oui)
Recevabilité de la nouvelle objection de défaut d'activité inventive - circonstances exceptionnelles (non)
Recevabilité de l'objection de défaut de nouveauté fondée sur l'usage antérieur par la requérante elle-même et présentée pour la première fois dans la procédure de recours (non).

Application title

Appareillage de chambre de coupure pour deux électrodes de contact confinées

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027318.20210607

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 845 KB)
T 0371/17 (Leistungsfähigkeit eines Straßenmautsystems/KAPSCH) of 20.7.2021

Online on

23.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B 15/06

Application no.

12168187.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum Messen der Leistungsfähigkeit eines Straßenmautsystems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T037117.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 328 KB)
T 0212/18 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

23.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H 33/02

Application no.

08760151.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Schaltpol für ein Hochspannungsnetz

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021218.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 340 KB)
T 2084/18 (Suspicious behaviour/AIC) of 18.6.2021

Online on

23.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00
A61J 7/00
G06Q 50/22

Application no.

14770974.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Features related to presentation of information
Obscuring the internal state of a system

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNITION OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVTIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T208418.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 294 KB)
T 0317/16 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B25J 9/16

Application no.

05257568.5

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Robot controller and robot control method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031716.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 2213/17 () of 17.6.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B 1/46
B21B 13/22

Application no.

12705405.4

Keywords

Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Inventive step - non-obvious modification

Application title

ROLLING METHOD FOR STRIP AND CORRESPONDING ROLLING LINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T221317.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 2410/17 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00
A61F 13/00

Application no.

09721153.6

Keywords

Prior art disclosure erroneous (no)
Novelty
Inventive step

Application title

VACUUM PORT FOR VACUUM WOUND THERAPY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241017.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 582 KB)
T 1197/18 () of 26.7.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

26.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B41M 3/14
B41N 1/06
D21H 21/40
D21H 27/02

Application no.

10709889.9

Keywords

Ajournement de la procédure orale (non)
Nouveauté (non : requête principale ; oui : requête subs. 1)
Admission des nouvelles objections au titre de l'activité inventive (non)
Activité inventive (oui)

Application title

Elément de sécurité pour document-valeur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T119718.20210726

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1350/18 (Galvanized steel sheet/JFE) of 21.6.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/00
C21D 9/46
C22C 38/06
C22C 38/58

Application no.

09709141.7

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious modification
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

HIGH-STRENGTH HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET WITH EXCELLENT PROCESSABILITY AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T135018.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0940/19 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

20.08.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B65B 65/00
B65B 11/46
B65B 25/06
B65B 61/02
B65B 41/02

Application no.

14196114.4

Keywords

Requêtes principale et subsidiaires produites tardivement - avec les motifs du recours, requêtes auraient pu être produites en première instance (oui), recevables (non)
Modification après signification - circonstances exceptionnelles (non)
Modification après signification - raisons convaincantes (non)

Application title

PROCÉDÉ ET DISPOSITIF D'EMBALLAGE DE PRODUITS ALIMENTAIRES EN PORTIONS INDIVIDUELLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094019.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 414 KB)
T 0153/17 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

19.08.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L 15/22
A61L 15/60
C08J 3/12
C08J 3/24
C08J 11/04
C08J 11/06
C08L 101/14

Application no.

09780136.9

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG WASSERABSORBIERENDER POLYMERPARTIKEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015317.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 561 KB)
T 0399/18 (Korrosionsgeschützte Verbundwerkstoffe/HYDRO ALUMINIUM) of 30.7.2021

Online on

19.08.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

30.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 15/01
C22C 21/00
F28D 1/00
B22D 1/00
C23C 4/04

Application no.

13186323.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Doppelpatentierung - (nein)

Application title

Verbundwerkstoff mit Korrosionsschutzschicht und Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T039918.20210730

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 348 KB)
T 0312/17 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B62B 7/14
B60N 2/28
B62B 9/12
B60N 2/32

Application no.

05103427.0

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Infant travel system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031217.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 390 KB)
T 1845/17 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B 23/03
F16K 3/02

Application no.

07869257.1

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - non-obvious modification
Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

LOW FRICTION COATINGS FOR DYNAMICALLY ENGAGING LOAD BEARING SURFACES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184517.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 467 KB)
T 2036/17 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22F 7/06
B23B 27/00

Application no.

12162058.7

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Cemented carbide body and method for manufacturing the cemented carbide body

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T203617.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 0400/18 (PE-Kunststoffrohr/egeplast) of 16.7.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 1/08
B32B 7/02
B32B 27/32
F16L 11/04
F16L 11/12
F16L 9/12

Application no.

14168867.1

Keywords

-

Application title

Mindestens zweischichtiges Kunststoffrohr

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040018.20210716

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 333 KB)
T 1442/18 () of 9.7.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D 405/12
A61K 31/505
A61P 35/00

Application no.

12155662.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit
Änderungen

Application title

Dimaleat einer Aminocrotonylverbindung und Verfahren zu ihrer Herstellung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144218.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 734 KB)
T 3033/18 () of 2.8.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63F 13/00
G06F 3/01

Application no.

12745158.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION AND APPLICATION THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T303318.20210802

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 388 KB)
T 1456/20 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

18.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02G 3/04

Application no.

12717771.5

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsanträge 1, 2, 5, 6, 9 - Klarheit (nein)
Hilfsanträge 7, 8 - Wären bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorzubringen gewesen (ja)
Hilfsanträge 3, 4, A, 8bis, 10 - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Halterung zur seitlichen Befestigung einer Führungsrinne für Energieführungsketten und Halterungssystem mit Halterung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145620.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 688 KB)
T 0103/17 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

17.08.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00
A61F 13/02

Application no.

11156201.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Dressing for applying reduced pressure to and collecting and storing fluid from a tissue site

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010317.20210714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 600 KB)
T 0706/17 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

17.08.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D06F 39/02

Application no.

10778964.6

Keywords

Verspätetes Vorbringen - Dokument erstinstanzlich zugelassen (nein)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - korrekte Ermessensausübung (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Dokument zugelassen (nein)
Beschwerdebegründung - vollständiges Beschwerdevorbringen eines Beteiligten
Beschwerdebegründung - Gründe deutlich und knapp angegeben (nein)

Application title

DOSIERSYSTEM ZUR FREISETZUNG VON WENIGSTENS DREI UNTERSCHIEDLICHEN ZUBEREITUNGEN WÄHREND EINES WASCHPROGRAMMS EINER WASCHMASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T070617.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 414 KB)
T 2474/16 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05K 13/00

Application no.

10182416.7

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - ja
Neuheit - ja
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - ja
Allgemeine Grundsätze - Auslegung von Bestandteilen des Streitpatents im Gesamtzusammenhang

Application title

Stützeinheit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247416.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 495 KB)
T 0589/17 (Guiding the user to a shop/SONY) of 20.4.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/00

Application no.

09252240.8

Keywords

Inventive step - guiding customer to make a purchase (no
Inventive step - non-technical)
- using POS information at server to check if customer has followed guidance (no - obvious implementation)
- transmitting bonus to customer's phone (no - obvious implementation)

Application title

Shop terminal and information processing server

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T058917.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 0664/17 () of 5.5.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H 33/91
H01H 33/90
H01H 3/42

Application no.

13160977.8

Keywords

Einspruchsgrund - mangelnde Neuheit (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Rücknahme und Wiedereinführung des ursprünglichen Hauptantrages nach Erhalt der Ladung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - außergewöhnliche Umstände (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - neue Hilfsanträge nach Erhalt der Ladung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Druckgasschalter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T066417.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 679 KB)
T 0941/17 () of 11.8.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

11.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 17/32

Application no.

12770002.9

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)

Application title

GAMING DEVICES AND METHODS OF OPERATING THEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094117.20210811

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 2534/17 (Payment module/RAKUTEN) of 10.5.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/06
G06K 19/00
G06K 19/07
G06Q 10/00
G06Q 20/34
G06Q 20/28

Application no.

12775983.5

Keywords

Inventive step - converting electronic money via a reference currency (no
Inventive step - not technical)
Inventive step - encrypting apps' storage areas (no
Inventive step - obvious)

Application title

PAYMENT MODULE, PAYMENT METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION-RECORDING MEDIUM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253417.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 424 KB)
T 0316/21 () of 11.8.2021

Online on

16.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

11.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/87
H01L 29/74
H01L 29/06
H01L 27/02
H01L 21/329
H03K 17/00

Application no.

06816769.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

LOW CAPACITANCE SCR WITH TRIGGER ELEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031621.20210811

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 0738/16 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

13.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 41/02
F27D 1/10
F27D 1/16

Application no.

06809173.5

Keywords

Late-filed auxiliary requests - adjournment of oral proceedings would have been required (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - request clearly allowable (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A WEAR LINING FROM A PARTICULATE REFRACTORY MATERIAL FOR CASTING LADLES AND POURING BOXES, TOGETHER WITH THE WEAR LINING MADE IN THIS WAY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073816.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 0569/17 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

13.08.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61Q 17/04
A61K 8/49
A61K 8/41

Application no.

09734866.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung

Application title

LICHTSCHUTZFILTERKOMBINATION MIT 2,4,6-TRIS-(BIPHENYL)-1,3,5-TRIAZIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056917.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 381 KB)
T 1108/17 () of 13.7.2021

Online on

13.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C 13/15
A61C 19/00
G02B 6/00
G02B 6/42
G02B 6/04

Application no.

08021597.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Divisional application - added subject-matter (no)
Priority - basis in priority document (yes)

Application title

Curing light instrument

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T110817.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 2556/18 (Print processing setting apparatus / Mizra) of 11.8.2021

Online on

13.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

11.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048

Application no.

06010204.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (Main request: yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (Auxiliary request: no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes at 25%)

Application title

Data processing setting apparatus, data processing setting method, data processing setting program, and computer-readable recording medium recording the program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T255618.20210811

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0251/16 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42D 25/00
G06K 19/06

Application no.

06724402.0

Keywords

Änderungen, die über den Inhalt der ursprünglichen Anmeldung hinausgehen (ja)

Application title

Sicherheitselement mit räumlich aufgelöster magnetischer Codierung, Verfahren und Vorrichtung zu dessen Herstellung und dessen Verwendung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T025116.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1509/17 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/06

Application no.

10798895.8

Keywords

Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - obvious combination of features (all requests)

Application title

GAS-PHASE POLYMERIZATION PROCESS HAVING MULTIPLE FLOW REGIMES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T150917.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 609 KB)
T 0179/18 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E01C 11/14
E01C 11/08

Application no.

06754306.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - secondary indicia
Inventive step - commercial success (no)
Inventive step - technical prejudice in the art (no)
Inventive step - long felt need (no)
Inventive step - bonus effect
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

FLOOR PROVIDED WITH STRUCTURAL JOINT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017918.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 1986/18 (Blowing agent/ARKEMA) of 8.7.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 9/00
C08J 9/14

Application no.

08744559.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

BLOWING AGENT COMPOSITION OF HYDROCHLOROFLUOROOLEFIN AND HYDROFLUOROOLEFIN, AND PROCESS OF FORMING THERMOSETTING FOAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198618.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 305 KB)
T 2912/18 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B27B 5/06

Application no.

11005634.8

Keywords

Beweisaufnahme - Verfahrensmangel (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichter Hilfsantrag - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum Zersägen zumindest einer Platte

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T291218.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 377 KB)
T 0060/19 (Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids / PALUPA) of 12.5.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/015
A61K 31/201
A61K 31/202
A61K 31/203
A61K 31/355
A61K 9/08
A61P 25/16
A61P 25/28
A61P 43/00

Application no.

12727411.6

Keywords

Construction of claim
Grounds for opposition - lack of novelty (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - requests could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no)

Application title

COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T006019.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 1194/19 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

12.08.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 41/04
B65D 41/34

Application no.

13733696.2

Keywords

Novelty - auxiliary requests (yes)
Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features
Inventive step - auxiliary requests (no)
Late-filed line of argument - submitted during oral proceedings - admitted (no)
Late-filed requests
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

LINERLESS CLOSURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T119419.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 1987/18 (Testing multiple diseases/FUJIFILM) of 1.7.2021

Online on

11.08.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/543
G01N 33/48

Application no.

11828425.6

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

TESTING METHOD AND DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198718.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 2313/18 (Non-modifiable firmware/ROCHE) of 10.5.2021

Online on

11.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00

Application no.

11770355.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

UPDATABILITY OF STRUCTURED BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTS ON HANDHELD DIABETES MANAGEMENT DEVICES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T231318.20210510

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 265 KB)
T 2452/18 (Testing in pairs/ROCHE) of 21.7.2021

Online on

11.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00

Application no.

11770358.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

HANDHELD DIABETES MANAGEMENT DEVICE HAVING TESTING IN PAIRS BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T245218.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 268 KB)
T 3021/19 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

11.08.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B64C 23/06
B64C 5/10

Application no.

13161307.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Priority - basis in priority document (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious modification

Application title

PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING WINGLET SYSTEM AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T302119.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 409 KB)
T 1990/16 (Mobile robots and 3D maps/SAMSUNG) of 29.7.2021

Online on

10.08.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05D 1/02

Application no.

08168372.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main and 1st to 4th auxiliary requests (no)
Admittance - 5th auxiliary request (no): fresh case, divergent and not substantiated

Application title

Apparatus and method for generating three-dimensional map using structured light

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T199016.20210729

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1916/17 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

10.08.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09K 8/584
B01F 17/00

Application no.

10763701.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - alle Anträge (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Änderung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR TERTIÄREN ERDÖLFÖRDERUNG UNTER VERWENDUNG VON TENSIDMISCHUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T191617.20210618

Distribution

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 389 KB)
J 0001/20 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

09.08.2021

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 11/04
F03D 1/00

Application no.

10826125.6

Keywords

"Request for re-establishment of rights"
"Removal of the cause of non-compliance - no consideration of the due-care criterion"
"Error of law: due care only relevant for allowability - Excuse of error of law (no)"
"Principle of proportionality: application if conditions of Article 122 EPC are not met - (no)"

Application title

DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING ADMITTANCE AND TRANSPORT OF CARGO TO AND FROM A WIND TURBINE CONSTRUCTION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:J000120.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 548 KB)
T 2022/17 (Tecnomar/laminated circuit) of 7.7.2021

Online on

09.08.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 38/10
H05K 3/04
G06K 19/077

Application no.

09724134.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATED CIRCUIT BOARD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T202217.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 1624/18 (DNA mini-circles Rolling Circle Amplification/GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES … of 13.7.2021

Online on

09.08.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/10

Application no.

09782258.9

Keywords

Admission of new documentary evidence (no);
Main request - inventive step (no);
Admission of first auxiliary request (no);

Application title

DNA MINI-CIRCLES AND USES THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T162418.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 1969/18 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

09.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42D 25/30

Application no.

08014968.5

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Verhältnis von Art. 83 zu Art. 84 EPÜ
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit im Einspruchsverfahren
Patentansprüche - Auslegung mehrdeutiger Bergriffe
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - neue Angriffslinie (nicht zugelassen)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Sicherheitselement, das ohne Hilfsmittel verifiziert werden kann

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T196918.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 776 KB)
T 0031/19 (Disulfide stabilised antibodies/UCB Biopharma) of 6.10.2020

Online on

09.08.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395
C07K 16/00
C07K 16/46

Application no.

11711386.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Disulfide stabilised antibodies and fragments thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T003119.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2403/17 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

06.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16D 69/04

Application no.

13801480.8

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

BREMSBACKE UND VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINER BREMSBACKE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T240317.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 292 KB)
T 0591/19 (Real-time billing system/ORACLE) of 15.7.2021

Online on

06.08.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04K 1/00
G06Q 50/00
G06Q 30/00

Application no.

06774291.6

Keywords

Added subject-matter - all requests (yes)

Application title

Revenue management system and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T059119.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 281 KB)
T 0701/19 () of 3.8.2021

Online on

06.08.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.8.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 26/10
G02B 3/00
G02B 27/01
G02B 27/48

Application no.

13865018.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

LENS ARRAY AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T070119.20210803

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 317 KB)
T 1870/16 (Synchronising PDCP operations I/HTC) of 13.7.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 76/02

Application no.

12004151.2

Keywords

"Mixed-mode" oral proceedings held without the consent of one party - stay of proceedings in view of G 1/21 (no)
Added subject-matter - main request (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged BoA - first auxiliary request (no): res judicata - not the same facts
Validity of priority claim - second and third auxiliary requests (no): no "same invention"
Inventive step - second and third auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

Methods for synchronizing PDCP operations after RRC connection re-establishment in a wireless communication system and related apparatuses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187016.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 2726/16 () of 6.5.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00
G06Q 50/00

Application no.

11179373.3

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Claims - clarity (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - clarity of disclosure
Sufficiency of disclosure - enabling disclosure (no)

Application title

Managing fuel in aircraft

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T272616.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 477 KB)
T 0602/17 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60C 9/20
B60C 9/00
D07B 1/06

Application no.

11181605.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Tires with high strengh reinforcement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T060217.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0977/17 (Storing electronic receipts/OTTO GROUP SOLUTION PROVIDER) of 17.6.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/04

Application no.

12783592.4

Keywords

Inventive step - predicting future purchases using stored electronic payment receipts (no
Inventive step - business method)
Inventive step - scanning printed payment receipts (no
Inventive step - obvious)
Inventive step - automatically attaching electronic receipt to online resale offer (no
Inventive step - business method)

Application title

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT CERTIFICATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T097717.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1617/17 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01B 3/44

Application no.

12158603.6

Keywords

Requête principale - Nouveauté vis-à-vis du document également proposé en tant qu'état de la technique le plus proche (oui) - analyse expost facto
Document soumis avec le mémoire de recours (non admis)
Rapport d'essais soumis tardivement (non admis)
Activité inventive - synergie non démontrée
Activité inventive - solution évidente
Requêtes subsidiaires 1 à 3 et 8 définissant l'objet non inventif de la requête principale
Requêtes subsidiaires 9 à 11 - admises à la procédure (non) économie de la procédure - report de la procédure orale nécessaire
Requêtes subsidiaires 12 et 14 - admises à la procédure (oui)
activité inventive (non) alternative évidente
Requête subsidiaire 14 - défaut de clarté

Application title

Câble électrique à moyenne ou haute tension

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161717.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 614 KB)
T 1626/17 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/06
C08F 2/00
C08F 297/08
C08L 23/14
C08F 210/06

Application no.

10157879.7

Keywords

Late submitted material
Inventive step - Main and auxiliary request (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF FLOWABLE COMONOMER RICH POLYPROPYLENE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T162617.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 435 KB)
T 1869/17 (Synchronising PDCP operations II/HTC) of 13.7.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 76/02

Application no.

11008366.4

Keywords

Postponement of the arranged oral proceedings - (no): not requested as soon as possible and not allowable
Objection under Rule 106 EPC - dismissed: no bar to holding two oral proceedings on the same day
Added subject-matter - main request (yes) : intermediate generalisation
Admittance - auxiliary requests (no): not prima facie allowable under Art. 76(1), 123(3) and/or 56 EPC

Application title

Methods for synchronizing PDCP operations after RRC connection re-establishment in a wireless communication system and related apparatuses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186917.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 446 KB)
T 0743/18 (ODORIERMITTEL/ Th. Geyer) of 30.7.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

30.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C10L 3/00

Application no.

07820469.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

SCHWEFELARME ODORIERMITTEL MIT VERBESSERTER STABILITÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T074318.20210730

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 470 KB)
T 1263/18 (Chemours/HCFC) of 7.6.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 37/26
B01J 23/26
B01J 23/86
C07C 17/00
C07C 17/087
C07C 17/20
C07C 17/21
C07C 17/23
C07C 17/25
C07C 17/35
C07C 19/08
C07C 21/18

Application no.

07853043.3

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - reproducibility (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FLUOROPROPANES AND HALOPROPENES AND AZEOTROPIC COMPOSITIONS OF 2-CHLORO-3,3,3-TRIFLUORO-1-PROPENE WITH HF AND OF 1,1,1,2,2-PENTAFLUOROPROPANE WITH HF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126318.20210607

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1483/18 (Botulinum neurotoxin composition / IPSEN) of 18.6.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/48
A61K 47/30

Application no.

05757842.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - implicit disclosure (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BOTULINUM NEUROTOXIN, A NON IONIC SURFACTANT, SODIUM CHLORIDE AND SUCROSE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T148318.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 1395/19 (Oil-containing microcapsules/PEPSICO) of 26.5.2021

Online on

05.08.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 33/17
A23L 2/54
A23L 2/68
A61K 9/50
A23P 10/30
A23L 29/231
A23L 33/12

Application no.

13702184.6

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 1 to 5 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 6 and 7 (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

ACIDIC AQUEOUS PRODUCT COMPRISING OIL-CONTAINING MICROCAPSULES AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T139519.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 459 KB)
T 0961/17 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L 55/165
F16L 55/18

Application no.

10782540.8

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Features of public prior use established beyond reasonable doubt (yes)
Novelty (no: main request, auxiliary requests 1 to 9)
Admittance (no: auxiliary requests 10 to 12)

Application title

Apparatus and method for installing a liner in a pipe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096117.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 2 MB)
T 1790/17 (Redesigning product or process parameters/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 18.3.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/06

Application no.

14178116.1

Keywords

Patentable invention - redesigning a product based on user feedback (no
Patentable invention - business method)
Patentable invention - controlling manufacture of a product with improved process data (yes
Patentable invention - technical)
Amendment after summons (yes
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances)
Remittal (yes
Remittal - exceptional circumstances)

Application title

Method for redesigning one or more product or process parameters of a manufactured article

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179017.20210318

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1844/17 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61P 35/00
A61K 31/337
A61K 31/517
A61K 39/00
A61K 39/395
A61K 45/06
C07K 16/28
C07K 16/30
C07K 16/32

Application no.

11730112.7

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked

Application title

USE OF ERBB3 INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184417.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 233 KB)
T 0137/18 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B 5/20
G01B 21/20
G06F 17/10
G01B 21/10
G01B 5/213
G01B 5/08

Application no.

12004633.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Method of measuring a circle shape characteristic and circular shape characteristic measuring device and program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013718.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 530 KB)
T 1328/18 (Melting furnace/Danieli) of 29.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21C 5/52
F27B 3/18
F27D 13/00

Application no.

13707029.8

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR MANAGING THE CHARGE IN A MELTING FURNACE AND CORRESPONDING LOADING APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132818.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 308 KB)
T 2472/19 (Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery / Seiko) of 25.5.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 2/02
H01M 2/04
H01M 4/485
H01M 10/0569
H01M 10/0525
H01M 10/42

Application no.

15152014.5

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247219.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 0921/20 () of 19.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23C 5/10
B23B 27/14
B23C 5/06
B23C 5/20

Application no.

10755810.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)

Application title

MILLING CUTTER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T092120.20210719

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 2011/20 (Obscured finish line/ALIGN) of 27.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00
A61C 5/04

Application no.

06766123.1

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

METHOD FOR MANIPULATING A DENTAL VIRTUAL MODEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201120.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1120/16 (Alternative implementations/MATHWORKS) of 15.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/44

Application no.

07837681.1

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main and second auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account
Amendment after summons - first auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account
Amendment after summons - third and fourth auxiliary requests (yes)
Inventive step - third and fourth auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

SPECIFYING IMPLEMENTATIONS OF CODE FOR CODE GENERATION FROM A MODEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112016.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 401 KB)
T 2597/16 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B44C 5/06
A41G 1/00
B29C 47/88
B29C 47/00

Application no.

10180635.4

Keywords

Late-filed objections
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Method for producing imitation branches and imitation branch

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259716.20210517

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D

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 435 KB)
T 0159/17 (Chimeric antibodies/ABLEXIS) of 25.1.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/13

Application no.

09818482.3

Keywords

Main request - requirements of the EPC fulfilled (yes)

Application title

NON-HUMAN MAMMALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015917.20210125

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 1796/17 () of 6.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41F 15/40
B41F 15/08

Application no.

08009863.5

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - prima facie allowable (main request: no, auxiliary request: yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Remittal - special reasons (yes)

Application title

Liquid transfer member pressing force adjusting method and apparatus of rotary stencil printing plate liquid coating machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179617.20210506

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 433 KB)
T 2782/17 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16B 21/16

Application no.

12718271.5

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

BOLZEN UND SPANNSYSTEM MIT BOLZEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278217.20210722

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0731/18 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B 1/52
E06B 1/70

Application no.

11155904.3

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)

Application title

Türanlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073118.20210722

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 340 KB)
T 1632/18 (Dynamically enabling customized web content/LIVEPERSON) of 21.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

11717807.9

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Amended claims filed with the statement of grounds of appeal - first to fifth auxiliary requests - not admitted

Application title

System and method for dynamically enabling customized web content and applications

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163218.20210521

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2472/18 (First and second levels of access/BAXTER) of 24.6.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00

Application no.

10717918.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Auxiliary requests - diverging versions of claims

Application title

THERAPY MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247218.20210624

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2783/18 (Risperidone sustained delivery/INDIVIOR) of 19.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 47/34
A61K 47/22
A61K 31/519
A61K 9/00

Application no.

15000500.7

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

Sustained delivery formulations of risperidone compounds

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278318.20210719

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2861/18 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66B 5/00
B66B 13/22

Application no.

12746315.6

Keywords

Grundlage der Entscheidung - Rücknahme der Zustimmung zur vorgelegten oder gebilligten Fassung des Patents

Application title

FUNKTIONSÜBERWACHUNG EINES SICHERHEITSELEMENTES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T286118.20210727

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 238 KB)
T 0907/14 (Tracking delivery items/US POSTAL SERVICE) of 13.7.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 7/00

Application no.

04789244.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING DELIVERY ITEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090714.20210713

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2386/16 (MALWARE DETECTION USING FILE PREVALENCE TO INFORM AGRESSIVENESS OF … of 27.4.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 11/00
G06F 21/56
H04L 29/06

Application no.

10828858.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - main request and auxiliary requests 1 and 2

Application title

USING FILE PREVALENCE TO INFORM AGRESSIVENESS OF BEHAVIORAL HEURISTICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T238616.20210427

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0454/17 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V 8/22

Application no.

11177080.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Optoelektronischer Sensor mit Linienanordnung von Einzelemittern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T045417.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 484 KB)
T 2379/17 (Pairwise sequencing of a polynucleotide template/ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE … of 31.5.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68

Application no.

10000700.4

Keywords

"Main Request - requirements of the EPC met (yes)"

Application title

Methods for sequencing a polynucleotide template

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237917.20210531

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 540 KB)
T 2150/18 (Ranked in order of severity/AETHON) of 28.6.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00
G05B 19/418
G05B 23/02
G06Q 10/06
G06Q 10/08
G05B 23/00
G05D 1/02
G05D 1/00

Application no.

12833034.7

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 2 and 3 (no)

Application title

MONITORING, DIAGNOSTIC AND TRACKING TOOL FOR AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215018.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 2242/19 (Hemostatic compositions / BAXTER) of 21.7.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/14
A61K 9/16
A61L 24/10
A61P 7/04

Application no.

11724603.3

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

PROCESS FOR MAKING DRY AND STABLE HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224219.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)

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