Decisions in 2020

All board of appeal decisions released for publication in 2020 are shown in the list below by month.

Available months in 2020

December 2020

T 1622/16 () of 14.12.2020

Online on

23.12.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N3/02
F01N3/021

Application no.

04747403.6

Keywords

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

Application title

EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T162216.20201214

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 247 KB)
T 0063/17 (Stable Plasmodium vivax protein/BHARAT) of 4.3.2020

Online on

23.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

4.3.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K14/445
C07K1/14
C07K1/22
A61K39/00
A61K39/002
A61K39/015

Application no.

09787605.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes) non-obvious alternative

Application title

Stable immunogenic protein having multiple cysteine molecules, process therefore and composition thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T006317.20200304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2851/18 (Lixisenatide for treating obese type 2 diabetics/SANOFI) of 17.12.2020

Online on

23.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K38/26
A61K38/22
A61P3/10

Application no.

10747854.7

Keywords

Basis of decision - agreement to text of the patent as granted withdrawn by patent proprietor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

Application title

Use of AVE0010 for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus Type 2

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T285118.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 261 KB)
T 0845/19 (Anti-PCSK9 antibodies/AMGEN) of 29.10.2020

Online on

23.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K16/40
A61P3/06
A61K39/395
A61K45/06
A61K31/22
A61K31/366
A61K31/40
A61K31/405
A61K31/44
A61K31/47
A61K31/505
A61K31/66
A61K39/00
C12N15/113

Application no.

08798550.3

Keywords

Main Request - Maintenence in amended form (yes)

Application title

Antigen binding proteins to proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T084519.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 2277/15 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M5/145
A61M31/00

Application no.

08851580.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no) - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

POWER INJECTOR WITH STATUS MESSAGING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T227715.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 760 KB)
T 1076/16 () of 23.9.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

23.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65H26/08

Application no.

11156967.9

Keywords

Neuheit (ja: Hauptantrag)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein: Hauptantrag, Hilfsantrag I; ja: Hilfsantrag III)
Zulassung von Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung (ja: Hilfsantrag III)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja: Hilfsantrag II)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Kontrolle von Spulen mit aufgewickeltem Folienmaterial

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T107616.20200923

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 533 KB)
T 1783/16 () of 11.11.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C45/16
H01H33/66

Application no.

10015327.9

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

A push rod of a vacuum interrupter and method of manufacturing the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T178316.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 1180/18 (Therapeutic human albumin solutions / GRIFOLS, S.A.) of 26.10.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

26.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K51/08

Application no.

05380116.3

Keywords

Reimbursement of appeal fee - substantial procedural violation (no)
Late-filed evidence - admittance of documents filed in appeal proceedings
(Late-filed) Requests - admittance in appeal proceedings
Amendments - main request, auxiliary requests 1-21
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary requests 22-31
Amendments - extension of protection (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 32 (yes)
Novelty - auxiliary request 32 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 32 (yes)

Application title

Therapeutic human albumin solutions with low prekallicrein activator (PKA) activity and process for obtaining them

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118018.20201026

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 667 KB)
T 2656/18 (Touch-screen device providing touch control of web pages) of 3.12.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
G06F17/30

Application no.

11184226.6

Keywords

Divisional application - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Touch event model programming interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T265618.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1893/19 () of 16.12.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F1/86
G01M15/10
G01F1/00
G01N1/22
G01F1/74
G01N33/00

Application no.

12864266.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes) - after amendment

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE MASS FLOW BY MEANS OF DILUTION OF AN EXHAUST GAS FROM INTERNAL COMBUSTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T189319.20201216

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 2040/19 (Touch-screen device providing touch control of web pages) of 3.12.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
G06F17/30

Application no.

11184222.5

Keywords

Enabling disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

Touch event model programming interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T204019.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0333/20 () of 17.12.2020

Online on

22.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C49/12
B29C49/58
B29K67/00
B29C49/06
B29C49/36
B29C49/64

Application no.

04762730.2

Keywords

Rücknahme der Beschwerde - Einstellung der Verfahrens (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (ja) da der volle Gebührenbetrag nicht rechtzeitig entrichtet

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BLASFORMUNG VON BEHÄLTERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T033320.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 297 KB)
R 0010/18 (Fundamental violation of the right to be heard) of 17.12.2020

Online on

21.12.2020

Board

EBA

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R1/10

Application no.

08766905.7

Keywords

Decision sufficiently reasoned for purposes of the right to be heard (yes)
Petition allowable (no) – no violation of petitioner's right to be heard

Application title

Improved earpiece

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:R001018.20201217

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 302 KB)
T 2155/17 () of 18.11.2020

Online on

21.12.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

18.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L23/10

Application no.

10722727.4

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - Main request
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - Auxiliary request 1
Late filed objection - admitted - (no)
Document submitted with statement of grounds of appeal - admitted - (yes) - response to findings of decision

Application title

MACHINE DIRECTION ORIENTED FILM FOR LABELS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T215517.20201118

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 388 KB)
T 0545/18 (Metal scavenging polymers/NALCO) of 3.11.2020

Online on

21.12.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

3.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C02F1/58
C08F20/10
C08F20/56
C08L33/06
C08L33/26
C02F1/68
B01D53/64
C02F1/56
C02F103/18
C02F103/36

Application no.

11766567.9

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (no)
Right to be heard - examination procedure
Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

METAL SCAVENGING POLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T054518.20201103

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1627/18 (Liposomes with lipids having an advantageous pKa-value for RNA … of 16.12.2020

Online on

21.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

16.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/127
A61K39/00
C12N15/86

Application no.

11736500.7

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

LIPOSOMES WITH LIPIDS HAVING AN ADVANTAGEOUS PKA-VALUE FOR RNA DELIVERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T162718.20201216

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 1812/19 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

21.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C49/06
B29C49/12
B29C49/36
B29C49/42
B29C49/48
B29C49/56
B29C49/78

Application no.

13817852.0

Keywords

Rücknahme der Beschwerde - Einstellung der Verfahrens (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (ja) da der volle Gebührenbetrag nicht rechtzeitig entrichtet

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BLASFORMUNG VON BEHÄLTERN MIT EINER ANTRIEBSEINRICHTUNG UND MIT GEKOPPELTEN BEWEGUNGSABLÄUFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T181219.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1726/15 (Heterologous FPPS/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA) of 13.8.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

13.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N1/15

Application no.

05775484.8

Keywords

Main request - extended scope of protection (yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - admission into the proceedings (yes)
Added matter (yes)

Application title

GENETICALLY MODIFIED HOST CELLS AND USE OF SAME FOR PRODUCING ISOPRENOID COMPOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T172615.20200813

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 445 KB)
T 1483/16 (Compositions with a surfactant system/SYMRISE) of 12.11.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/22
A23L2/44
A23L2/56
A23D9/00
A23L2/52
A23L2/58

Application no.

10151491.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Admission of late filed experiments - (no)

Application title

Compositions with a surfactant system comprising saponins, and lecithin

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T148316.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 1818/16 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B5/00
A61M5/172
A61B5/15
B01L3/00
B01J19/00

Application no.

10179887.4

Keywords

Admissibility of all requests (no) -
primary object of appeal proceedings to review decision - appeal case directed to requests on which decision was based (no)

Application title

Analyte monitoring and drug delivery

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T181816.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 1904/16 (Assay for toxinogenic C. difficile strains/KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS) of 20.11.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/68

Application no.

10713524.6

Keywords

Admission of new evidence and a new line of argument submitted at oral proceedings due to a change of representative - (no)
Auxiliary request 2 - requirements of the EPC met - (no)

Application title

Method for the detection and characterization of a toxinogenic Clostridium difficile strain

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T190416.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 524 KB)
T 0135/17 (Tinnitus alleviation/OTICON) of 24.11.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

11168755.4

Keywords

Novelty - Art. 54(3) EPC
Novelty - main and first auxiliary request (no)
Novelty - second auxiliary request (yes, after amendment)
Inventive step - no attacks invoked by appellant-opponent
Admittance - fresh ground for opposition under Art. 53(c) EPC - (no): no approval of proprietor
Admittance - auxiliary request filed during oral proceedings - (yes): exceptional circumstances and no fresh case

Application title

A hearing device for diminishing loudness of tinnitus

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T013517.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 2388/17 (Predictive search results/Google) of 4.11.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

4.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

11751746.6

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Predictive query completion and predictive search results

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T238817.20201104

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0428/18 (Predictive search results II/Google) of 4.11.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

4.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

11752020.5

Keywords

Amendments - first to third auxiliary requests
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendment after summons - main request and fourth auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Predictive query completion and predictive search results

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T042818.20201104

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 401 KB)
T 1778/18 (G-CSF Flüssigformulierung/BIOCEUTICALS) of 3.6.2020

Online on

18.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

3.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K38/18
A61K9/06

Application no.

09158328.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein), Hilfsanträge 1 bis 4 (nein)

Application title

G-CSF Flüssigformulierung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T177818.20200603

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 400 KB)
R 0002/19 (Fundamental violation of the right to be heard) of 6.10.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

EBA

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C55/28

Application no.

05791246.1

Keywords

Petition for review - admissible (yes)
Petition for review - obligation to raise objection (no)
Petition for review - review of substantive law excluded
Petition for review - fundamental violation of the right to be heard (no)
Petition for review - clearly unallowable

Application title

POLYLACTIC ACID BLOWN FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:R000219.20201006

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 1715/14 (Optoelektronischer Sensor / Sick) of 2.12.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01S17/93

Application no.

09179696.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Optoelektronischer Sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T171514.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 299 KB)
T 2279/15 () of 15.10.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01Q9/16
H01Q21/10
H01Q5/00
H01Q1/24
H01Q9/04
H01Q21/24

Application no.

10831783.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

INSTALLATION METHOD OF RADIATING ELEMENTS DISPOSED ON DIFFERENT PLANES AND ANTENNA USING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T227915.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1979/16 (Triggering retransmissions/QUALCOMM) of 29.10.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W72/04
H04L1/18
H04L5/00
H04L1/06
H04W72/14

Application no.

11730835.3

Keywords

Oral proceedings - held by videoconference upon request
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Demodulation reference signals (DM-RS) for PHICH or PDCCH based retransmission in LTE-A wireless communication

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T197916.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 305 KB)
T 1538/17 (Real time database replica/ORACLE INTERNATIONAL) of 1.10.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

06826229.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)- main and auxiliary requests
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (no)

Application title

Apparatus and method for creating a real time database replica

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T153817.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 1861/17 (Rückkopplungsunterdrückung/SIVANTOS) of 12.11.2020

Online on

17.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

10187394.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 1 bis 3 (nein): "subjektive Aufgabe" wird nicht glaubhaft gelöst
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Parametereinstellungen
Unzulässige Erweiterung - Hilfsantrag 4 (ja)

Application title

Hörgerät mit Frequenzverschiebung und zugehöriges Verfahren

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T186117.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 462 KB)
T 0232/14 (Method and apparatus for identifying, authenticating, tracking and … of 6.10.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/00

Application no.

09722519.7

Keywords

Inventive step - determining ranges of unit identifiers (no
Inventive step - not technical and obvious)
Inventive step - technical effect of saving storage (no
Inventive step - bonus effect)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING, AUTHENTICATING, TRACKING AND TRACING MANUFACTURED ITEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T023214.20201006

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0610/15 (Combined dual-mode and bandwidth extension decoding / SAMSUNG) of 9.11.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

9.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G10L21/02
G10L19/14

Application no.

07851633.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter in auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - choice of closest prior art
Inventive step - (no)
Admission of new requests - (no)

Application title

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND MEDIUM FOR BANDWIDTH EXTENSION ENCODING AND DECODING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T061015.20201109

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 0492/16 (Peptides for pain treatment/NONO) of 10.12.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K38/08
A61P29/00

Application no.

09812187.4

Keywords

Main request - clarity of dependent claims (yes), novelty (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Agents and methods for treatment of pain

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T049216.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 1387/16 () of 7.10.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

7.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24C7/08
F24C15/10
A47L15/42
D06F39/00

Application no.

08105876.0

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Kombination bekannter Merkmale
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Hausgerät mit einer Steuereinheit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T138716.20201007

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 441 KB)
T 2028/16 () of 15.10.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41H5/26

Application no.

08785694.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung
Neuheit - Geheimhaltungsverpflichtung (ja)
Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (nein)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)

Application title

ABSENKBARE OPTIKAUFNAHME INSBESONDERE FÜR EIN MIT EINER WAFFE AUSGERÜSTETES KAMPFFAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T202816.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 585 KB)
T 2314/16 (Distributing rewards by assigning users to partial advertisement … of 7.9.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q50/00
G06Q30/00
G06Q30/02

Application no.

11800813.5

Keywords

Technical effect - reduced computational load (no - technical, but no embodiment to enable verification)
Inventive step - distributing rewards by assigning users to partial areas of an advertisement banner (yes
Inventive step - involves technical considerations of the web page system)

Application title

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, METHOD OF PROCESSING REWARD PAYMENT, REWARD PAYMENT PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH REWARD PAYMENT PROCESSING PROGRAM RECORDED THERON

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T231416.20200907

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 2071/17 () of 3.12.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23B51/02

Application no.

11161167.9

Keywords

Inventive step main request
Inventive step - (no)
Statement of grounds of appeal - auxiliairy requests not substantiated

Application title

A cutting head comprising a drill tip and a drill having such a cutting head

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T207117.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 419 KB)
T 2394/18 () of 8.10.2020

Online on

16.12.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24C7/08
F24C15/10
A47L15/42
D06F39/00

Application no.

11180226.0

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Hausgerät mit einer Steuereinheit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T239418.20201008

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 412 KB)
T 2295/15 () of 12.11.2020

Online on

15.12.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/26
H04N13/00

Application no.

09820314.4

Keywords

Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary request - inventive step (no)

Application title

SHARING OF MOTION VECTOR IN 3D VIDEO CODING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T229515.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 2049/16 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

15.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B42D25/29
B42D25/328
G09F3/02
B41M3/14
G02B5/18
G02B27/42
G09F3/03

Application no.

07831864.9

Keywords

Inadmissible extension (yes: main request)
Exclusion of document D20 (no)
Novelty (no: auxiliary request 1)
Admissibility of auxiliary requests 2 to 16 (no)

Application title

Display and Information-Printed Matter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T204916.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2380/15 () of 26.11.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04N5/913

Application no.

06723851.9

Keywords

Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag 1: Klarheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag 2: erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND EINRICHTUNG ZUM WEITERÜBERTRAGEN SOWIE ZUM BEARBEITEN UND/ODER WIEDERGEBEN UND/ODER SPEICHERN VON TON- UND/ODER BILDINHALTEN SOWIE GERÄT ZUM BEARBEITEN UND/ODER WIEDERGEBEN UND/ODER SPEICHERN VON TON- UND/ODER BILDINHALTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T238015.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1322/16 () of 8.12.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B5/022

Application no.

05003570.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

Blood pressure measuring device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T132216.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 262 KB)
T 1241/17 (Circuit for compressing data/MOVIDIUS) of 17.11.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M7/30

Application no.

08717870.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no after amendment)
Claims - clarity (yes after amendment)
Inventive step - (yes over the prior art on file)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes after amendment)

Application title

A circuit for compressing data and a processor employing same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T124117.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 1575/17 (Céramique mate/COMADUR) of 10.9.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C04B41/91
G04B37/22

Application no.

11172580.0

Keywords

Statut légal de la requérante
Recevabilité du recours - recours suffisamment motivé (oui)
Preuves produites tardivement - recevable (non)
Modifications - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (non)
Requête produite tardivement - recevable (oui)
Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui)
Nouveauté - requête principale (oui)
Activité inventive - (oui)
Activité inventive - analyse a posteriori
Activité inventive - effet supplémentaire (oui)
Activité inventive - état de la technique le plus proche

Application title

Procédé de fabrication d'une céramique mate non marquante

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T157517.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 431 KB)
T 0122/18 (Beschichtungsmasse/STO) of 27.11.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

27.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B28/02
C04B26/02
C09D1/04
E04F13/00
C09D5/02
C04B28/10

Application no.

10152699.4

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Verhältnis von Art. 83 zu Art. 84 EPÜ
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Priorität - Grundlage im Prioritätsdokument (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Lösung

Application title

VISKOSE, KORNHALTIGE AUSHÄRTENDE BESCHICHTUNGSMASSE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T012218.20201127

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0669/18 (Multimedia object presentation/VODAFONE) of 22.10.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

11182757.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Presentation of multimedia objects at user devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T066918.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2021/18 (Nicotine-Containing Pharmaceutical Composition / MODORAL) of 1.12.2020

Online on

14.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/20
A61K31/465

Application no.

12769823.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 2-6 (no)

Application title

NICOTINE-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T202118.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 0929/15 (Identifying a user issuing a voice request/ACCENTURE) of 17.11.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G10L15/26
G06F3/048
H04L29/08

Application no.

11425055.8

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Inventive step - after amendment (yes)

Application title

Client and server system for natural language-based control of a digital network of devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T092915.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 288 KB)
T 2154/15 () of 22.10.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M3/156

Application no.

08008268.8

Keywords

Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)

Application title

D. c. converter, speaker apparatus and d. c. converter control method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T215415.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0104/16 (Meningococcal serogroup Y/GLAXOSMITHKLINE) of 2.12.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/095

Application no.

05733998.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Immunising against meningococcal serogroup Y using proteins

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T010416.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 1195/16 () of 23.11.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01N3/28
F01N13/14
F01N13/18
F01N1/24

Application no.

05850238.6

Keywords

-

Application title

GEHÄUSE FÜR EIN BAUTEIL EINER ABGASANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T119516.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 376 KB)
T 1604/16 () of 7.12.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61G3/06
B60P1/43
B60R3/02

Application no.

09775807.2

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Review of a finding of fact of the department of first instance - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

FOLDABLE RAMP ALLOWING AN INVALID WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER ENTER INTO A VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T160416.20201207

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 548 KB)
T 2903/18 () of 7.12.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H1/4382
B32B5/14
B32B5/26
B32B27/02
D04H13/00
D04H1/42

Application no.

08868572.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

COMPOSITE NONWOVEN FIBROUS WEBS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T290318.20201207

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 280 KB)
T 2034/19 (Formulierungen enthaltend Triazinone und Eisen / BAYER) of 17.9.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K47/10
A61K47/12
A61K9/00
A61K31/53
A61K33/26
A61K45/06
A61P7/06
A61P33/02

Application no.

08758648.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

FORMULIERUNGEN ENTHALTEND TRIAZINONE UND EISEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T203419.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 838 KB)
T 0265/20 (Deemed approval to the text intended for grant) of 26.10.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

26.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G16H40/00
G16H40/40
G16H40/60
G16H40/67

Application no.

11820257.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appellant adversely affected despite decision to grant a patent
Approval by paying fee for grant and publishing and filing translations - binding effect

Application title

SYSTEM FOR ENABLING TEST DATA FROM A CLINICAL ANALYTIC DEVICE TO BE COMMUNICATED TO AN ELECTRONIC PATIENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T026520.20201026

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 0755/20 (Implicit authentication in an NGN system using the line ID / Telekom) of 29.10.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/24
H04L12/28
H04L29/08
H04L29/06

Application no.

11729565.9

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Remittal - (no)
Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT USE OF A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK AND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND A CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T075520.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 0900/20 (Implicit authentication in an NGN system using the line ID / Telekom) of 29.10.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/24
H04L12/28
H04L29/08
H04L29/06

Application no.

11729563.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Remittal - (no)
Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT USE OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND A CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T090020.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 410 KB)
T 1686/20 () of 8.12.2020

Online on

11.12.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L21/336
H01L21/00
H01L27/01
H01L29/76

Application no.

06773179.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

SHORT CHANNEL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T168620.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 255 KB)
T 2708/16 (Digital-to-analog converter using a chopper voltage reference for a … of 11.9.2020

Online on

10.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M3/00

Application no.

09740614.4

Keywords

Claims - independent claims of sole request
Claims - after amendment (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - after amendment (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Multi-level feed-back digital-to-analog converter using a chopper voltage reference for a switched capacitor sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T270816.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 497 KB)
T 1243/17 (Procédé de pilotage/NAILLON) of 4.12.2020

Online on

10.12.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06F9/44

Application no.

99400939.7

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non)
Stagnation de la procédure d'examen sans explication - (oui)
Obligation de la requérante de raccourcir la procédure autant que possible remplie - (non)
Violation de l'article 6(1) CEDH - (non)

Application title

Procédé de pilotage d'un processus décisionnel lors de la poursuite d'un but dans un domaine d'application déterminé, tel qu'économique, technique organisationnel ou analogue et système pour la mise en oeuvre du procédé

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T124317.20201204

Distribution

C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 371 KB)
T 1102/18 () of 4.12.2020

Online on

10.12.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01B11/00
G06T5/00
G06T7/00

Application no.

15002762.1

Keywords

Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR ÜBERWACHUNG EINER KALIBRIERUNG MEHRERER UMGEBUNGSSENSOREN EINES KRAFTFAHRZEUGS UND KRAFTFAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110218.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 323 KB)
T 1166/18 (Nasswäscher/CFT) of 20.11.2020

Online on

10.12.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01D47/06
E21C35/22
B01D46/52
B01D46/00
E21F5/20

Application no.

12722276.8

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - Berichtigung von Mängeln (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung

Application title

NASSWÄSCHER MIT REDUZIERTEN ENERGIEBEDARF ERFORDERNDEM KOMPAKTDEMISTER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T116618.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 275 KB)
T 2805/19 (Procédé de pilotage/NAILLON) of 4.12.2020

Online on

10.12.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06N5/04

Application no.

00402875.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non),
Stagnation de la procédure d'examen sans explication - (oui)
Obligation de la requérante de raccourcir la procédure autant que possible remplie - (non)
Violation de l'article 6(1) CEDH - (non)

Application title

Procédé de pilotage de processus décisionnel lors de la poursuite d'un but dans un domaine d'application déterminé, tel qu'économique, technique, organisationnel ou analogue

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T280519.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 415 KB)
T 0676/16 (Mutual authentication/QUALCOMM) of 1.12.2020

Online on

09.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W12/06

Application no.

13169907.6

Keywords

Oral proceedings - postponement (no): request not filed as soon as possible
Right to be heard - (yes)
Added subject-matter - all requests (yes)
Clarity - all requests (no)

Application title

Mutual authentication with modified message authentication code

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T067616.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2530/16 () of 4.12.2020

Online on

09.12.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J61/44
C09K11/78
C09K11/64
C09K11/81

Application no.

09792200.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (main request, no, effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim)
Amendments - added subject-matter (auxiliary request, yes)

Application title

ENHANCED COLOR CONTRAST LIGHT SOURCE AT ELEVATED COLOR TEMPERATURES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T253016.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1778/17 () of 25.11.2020

Online on

09.12.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

25.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G69/46

Application no.

11749194.4

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Anträge - zugelassen (ja: Hauptantrag b und Hilfsanträge 1b bis 5b)
Einspruchsgründe - Erweiterung von Patentansprüchen (ja: Hauptantrag b und Hilfsanträge 1b bis 4b)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja: Hilfsantrag 5b)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON VERARBEITUNGSSTABILEM POLYAMID

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T177817.20201125

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 494 KB)
T 1025/18 (Pharmaceutical compositions containing Formoterol/MYLAN) of 22.10.2020

Online on

09.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/12
A61K9/72
A61K9/08
A61P11/08
A61K31/167

Application no.

02709742.7

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests 1-11 - Inventive step (No)
Admission of auxiliary requests 12-25 into the proceedings (No)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FORMOTEROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T102518.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 569 KB)
T 1798/18 (Structured polycyclic peptide / BICYCLERD) of 19.11.2020

Online on

09.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K47/48
G01N33/68

Application no.

10703808.5

Keywords

Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Priority - basis in priority document (no)
Inventive step - after amendment

Application title

STRUCTURED POLYCYCLIC PEPTIDE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T179818.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 0517/16 (Quellcodeerzeugung/ALLGEIER) of 18.11.2020

Online on

08.12.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

18.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F9/44
G06F11/36

Application no.

05008903.6

Keywords

Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verfahren und System zum Erzeugen eines Quellcodes für ein Computerprogramm

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T051716.20201118

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 468 KB)
T 2271/16 (Book-binding application/CANON) of 23.9.2020

Online on

08.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

23.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/21

Application no.

05008167.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Document processing apparatus, control method therefor, computer program, and computer-readable storage medium

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T227116.20200923

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1762/17 (Different combinations in the same area/NEC) of 10.11.2020

Online on

08.12.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/041
G06F3/023
G06F3/048
H03M11/04
H04M1/00
H04M1/02
G06F3/0488
H04M1/23
G06F3/0484

Application no.

12782531.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - all requests (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - clarity of disclosure (no)

Application title

INPUT DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T176217.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 302 KB)
T 0578/18 () of 6.11.2020

Online on

08.12.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

6.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D7/02
F03D11/00

Application no.

12166371.0

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Methods and apparatus for controlling wind turbine thrust

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T057818.20201106

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 370 KB)
T 0378/16 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M5/20
A61M5/32

Application no.

01270353.4

Keywords

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

Application title

AUTO-INJECTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T037816.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 408 KB)
T 0833/16 () of 29.9.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F19/00

Application no.

05735388.0

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

APPARATUS FOR PREVENTION OF READING OF MAGNETIC CARDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T083316.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0948/16 (Hearing aid with occlusion reduction I/SIVANTOS) of 2.12.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

07821151.3

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: cancellation of oral proceedings following respondent's announcement of non-attendance
Added subject-matter - main request (yes): unallowable intermediate generalisation
Admittance of requests - auxiliary requests 1 to 3 (no)

Application title

Hearing aid having an occlusion reduction unit, and method for occlusion reduction

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094816.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 0952/16 (Hearing aid with occlusion reduction II/SIVANTOS) of 2.12.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

07821154.7

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: cancellation of oral proceedings following respondent's announcement of non-attendance
Added subject-matter - all requests (yes): unallowable intermediate generalisation
Clarity - auxiliary request 7 (no)

Application title

Hearing aid having an occlusion reduction unit, and method for occlusion reduction

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T095216.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 0483/17 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16C19/38
F03D11/04
F16C33/36
F16C35/063

Application no.

12175578.9

Keywords

Late-filed document - admitted (yes)
Novelty - public prior use (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Late-filed argument - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings

Application title

Retainer segment of roller bearing for supporting main shaft of wind-power generator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048317.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 428 KB)
T 1837/17 () of 23.11.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B5/124
G01V8/22
G06F3/042

Application no.

09702040.8

Keywords

Added subect-matter (no, amended claims)
Inventive step (yes, amended claims)

Application title

RETROREFLECTOR FOR USE IN TOUCH SCREEN APPLICATIONS AND POSITION SENSING SYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183717.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 2852/18 () of 17.11.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B88/04
E05F5/00
E05F5/02

Application no.

13172385.0

Keywords

-

Application title

Einzugvorrichtung für Möbel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T285218.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0392/20 () of 2.12.2020

Online on

07.12.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N25/48
G01N21/84
G01N33/558

Application no.

13706780.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

THERMAL CONTRAST ASSAY AND READER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T039220.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 239 KB)
T 0127/14 (DNA SEQUENCING BY OLIGONUCLEOTIDE EXTENSION/SOLEXA) of 1.12.2020

Online on

04.12.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H21/04
C12P19/34
C12Q1/68

Application no.

96912800.8

Keywords

Main request - Novelty (no)
First and second auxiliary requests - Admission into the appeal proceedings (no)
Third auxiliary request - Novelty (no)
Fourth auxiliary request - meets all requirements of the EPC (yes)

Application title

DNA SEQUENCING BY PARALLEL OLIGONUCLEOTIDE EXTENSIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T012714.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 491 KB)
T 1214/15 (Abasic site/ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE) of 24.11.2020

Online on

04.12.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/68

Application no.

10011728.2

Keywords

Admission of new evidence - (no)
Main request - inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee - (no)

Application title

Preparation of templates for nucleic acid sequencing

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T121415.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 432 KB)
T 1291/16 (Focusing on audio scenes/NOKIA) of 4.9.2020

Online on

04.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R3/00
H04S7/00

Application no.

13161611.2

Keywords

Oral proceedings before the board
Oral proceedings - held by videoconference upon request
Admittance of claim requests filed shortly before the oral proceedings - (no): amendments do not overcome objections raised under Art. 84 EPC

Application title

Focusing on a portion of an audio scene for an audio signal

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T129116.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 293 KB)
T 1974/16 (Multiple subscriber profiles/THALES) of 30.11.2020

Online on

04.12.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L29/06

Application no.

11749378.3

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: no oral proceedings necessary
Novelty - main request (no)
Admittance of new requests - all auxiliary requests (no): should have been filed earlier

Application title

System and method for securely using multiple subscriber profiles with a security component and a mobile telecommunications device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T197416.20201130

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0108/18 () of 26.11.2020

Online on

04.12.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16F15/34

Application no.

11002919.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Dokument zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Auswuchtgewicht mit Haltefeder

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T010818.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 592 KB)
T 0709/16 () of 21.10.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

21.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/12
H04N7/26

Application no.

04712388.0

Keywords

Main request - inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request I - admitted (no)
Auxiliary Request II (request for remittal) - granted (no)

Application title

PICTURE CODING METHOD AND PICTURE DECODING METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T070916.20201021

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 411 KB)
T 1363/16 () of 29.9.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B5/04

Application no.

04753283.3

Keywords

Novelty - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 3 (no)
Claims - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 3 (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary request 4 (no)

Application title

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CATHETER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T136316.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 0631/17 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D1/06

Application no.

07723681.8

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsanträge (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Antrag eindeutig gewährbar (nein)

Application title

ROTORBLATT EINER WINDENERGIEANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T063117.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 400 KB)
T 1799/17 () of 22.10.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L15/23
A47L15/42

Application no.

02781329.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsanträge (nein)

Application title

UMSTEUEREINRICHTUNG, INSBESONDERE FÜR EINE GESCHIRRSPÜLMASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T179917.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0557/18 () of 17.11.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01B21/08
A01B49/02
A01B5/08

Application no.

11831819.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (nein)

Application title

BODENBEARBEITUNGSGERÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T055718.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1185/18 (Coated detergent composition and manufacture process/Dalli-Werke GmbH … of 27.11.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D17/00
C11D1/66
C11D3/20
C11D3/22
C11D3/37
C11D3/38

Application no.

07018340.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Coated detergent composition and manufacture process

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118518.20201127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 252 KB)
T 0666/20 () of 30.11.2020

Online on

03.12.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

30.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61G1/013
A61G1/044
A61G1/01

Application no.

15775450.8

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit
Patentansprüche - (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

RETTUNGSTRAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T066620.20201130

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 314 KB)
T 2257/15 () of 26.10.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

26.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D5/36
C09D5/03
C09D11/02
C09C1/00

Application no.

06734845.8

Keywords

Amendments
Sufficiency of disclosure

Application title

MULTILAYER EFFECT PIGMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T225715.20201026

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 2160/16 () of 2.10.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C51/41
C07C57/04
B01J14/00
C08F20/06
C08F220/06

Application no.

06793091.7

Keywords

Spät vorgebrachte Argumente
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

NEUTRALISATIONSVERFAHREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T216016.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 469 KB)
T 2602/17 (Metadata for graph-based computations/Ab Initio) of 26.11.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30
G06F9/44

Application no.

06785623.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Inventive step - all requests (no)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features

Application title

Managing metadata for graph-based computations

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T260217.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 574 KB)
T 1097/18 () of 4.9.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42D15/00
B42D25/00

Application no.

10703800.2

Keywords

Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Neuheit gegenüber der Druckschrift E1 (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz zur weiteren Entscheidung

Application title

Optisch variables Sicherheitselement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T109718.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 641 KB)
T 1298/18 () of 27.11.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47B13/00
A47C15/00

Application no.

12748337.8

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

FURNITURE HAVING LOAD-BEARING OR NON-LOAD BEARING STRUCTURES FOR STORAGE OF WATER OR OTHER MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T129818.20201127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 2534/18 (COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING DISEASES … of 24.11.2020

Online on

02.12.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K33/18
A61K38/44
A61K9/08
A61K9/14
A61K9/06
A61P27/02

Application no.

13768403.1

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Remittal to the examining division

Application title

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T253418.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 0461/17 (Encapsulated aerosol generating agent/BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO) of 22.9.2020

Online on

01.12.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24B15/16
A24B15/28
A24F47/00

Application no.

10768538.0

Keywords

Main request - novelty - (no)
Auxiliary requests - admitted
Auxiliary request 1 - novelty - (no)
Auxiliary request 2 - allowable

Application title

CONTROL OF PUFF PROFILE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T046117.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 450 KB)
T 0188/18 (Preparation of hydrolysed whole grain flour/QUAKER OATS) of 18.9.2020

Online on

01.12.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A21D2/26
A21D6/00
A23L1/00
A23L1/03
A23L1/10
A23L1/105
A23L1/187

Application no.

10727309.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - reproducibility (no)

Application title

METHOD OF PREPARING HIGHLY DISPERSIBLE WHOLE GRAIN FLOUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T018818.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 451 KB)

November 2020

T 1879/15 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

30.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H3/04
C07H3/06

Application no.

09715865.3

Keywords

Priority - partial priority (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

OLIGOSACCHARIDE INGREDIENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187915.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 485 KB)
T 1151/16 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

30.11.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C4/10

Application no.

03784932.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features

Application title

PLASMA SPHEROIDIZED CERAMIC POWDER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T115116.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 0969/19 (SHELLAC BASED SPRAYABLE SUNSCREEN/Mantrose-Haeuser Co. Inc.) of 23.11.2020

Online on

30.11.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/00

Application no.

12831671.8

Keywords

Amendments (Yes)
Consisting of - Disclaimer (No)
Remittal to Examining Division

Application title

SHELLAC BASED SPRAYABLE SUNSCREEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T096919.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 292 KB)
T 0943/14 (Digitales Signieren/GIESECKE+DEVRIENT) of 23.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F21/00

Application no.

07009498.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum digitalen Signieren und/oder Verschlüsseln einer auf einer Datenverarbeitungseinheit gespeicherten Datei

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094314.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1928/14 (Risk management of sports-associated businesses) of 23.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q40/00
G06Q10/00
G06Q50/00

Application no.

09835790.8

Keywords

Further processing - request admissible (yes)
Further processing - omitted act completed within the period for making the request (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Admission of request into appeal proceedings (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance

Application title

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS-ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T192814.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 268 KB)
T 1730/16 (Risedronate dosage regime/ALLERGAN) of 28.10.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

28.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/663
A61P19/10

Application no.

02795891.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee at 25%
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of the request for oral proceedings

Application title

METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF BONE DISORDERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T173016.20201028

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 1962/16 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09J7/02
B32B7/06
B32B7/12

Application no.

07788353.6

Keywords

Änderungen - neue Ansprüche im Beschwerdeverfahren
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

HAFTKLEBESTREIFEN FÜR FEUCHTIGKEITSUNEMPFINDLICHE WIEDERABLÖSBARE VERKLEBUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T196216.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 347 KB)
T 2116/16 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B17/107
G08B29/04

Application no.

10186854.5

Keywords

Änderungen - Haupt- und Hilfsantrag
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Haupt- und Hilfsantrag (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Rauchmelder mit Ultraschall-Abdecküberwachung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T211616.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 275 KB)
T 2504/16 (Hydrophilic diagnostic devices/ADHESIVES RESEARCH) of 10.9.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N33/53
G01N33/543
G01N33/537
B01L3/00

Application no.

10158529.7

Keywords

Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Amendments - change of category
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Divisional application - added subject-matter (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Hydrophilic diagnostic devices for use in the assaying of biological fluids

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T250416.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 0457/17 () of 19.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L15/04

Application no.

10015538.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Threaded joint for steel pipes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T045717.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 1929/17 () of 24.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J3/22
B60C1/00
C08K3/04
C08L21/00
C08L21/02

Application no.

10753524.7

Keywords

-

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING RUBBER-WET MASTERBATCH, RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND TIRE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T192917.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 244 KB)
T 0670/19 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

27.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A45D44/00

Application no.

09760368.2

Keywords

Patentable invention - technical character of the invention (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT SCALES AND METHODS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T067019.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 275 KB)
T 0777/15 (Crystalline form of aripiprazole/OTSUKA) of 17.11.2020

Online on

26.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/496
C07D215/22
A61P25/18

Application no.

02782507.4

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked
Appellant-opponent 5: Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds (not filed)
Appellant-opponent 5: partial reimbursement (no)
Appellant-opponent 2: partial reimbursement of appeal fee (yes) - 25%

Application title

LOW HYGROSCOPIC ARIPIPRAZOLE DRUG SUBSTANCE AND PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T077715.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 339 KB)
T 1730/15 () of 9.11.2020

Online on

26.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

9.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/445
G06F17/30

Application no.

03772570.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

METHOD OF ANNOUNCING SESSIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T173015.20201109

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 0099/17 () of 5.10.2020

Online on

26.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D11/00

Application no.

11152368.4

Keywords

Amendments

Application title

Ink set, ink container, inkjet recording method, recording device, and recorded matter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T009917.20201005

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2046/18 (Lapse of patent) of 19.11.2020

Online on

26.11.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/28
H04W52/02
H04W84/18

Application no.

11754505.3

Keywords

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

Application title

AUTOMATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T204618.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 2099/15 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D487/04
A61K31/437
A61P29/00

Application no.

06825074.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - amendments
Admissibility of appeal
Late-filed evidence - documents not admitted in first instance proceedings
Inventive step

Application title

FUSED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS KINASE MODULATORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T209915.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 514 KB)
T 1882/16 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60L11/18
H02J7/00
H02J7/02

Application no.

10730480.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur induktiven Übertragung elektrischer Energie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T188216.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 306 KB)
T 1981/16 (Random access procedure/ERICSSON) of 17.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B7/26
H04J3/06
H04W56/00
H04W74/08

Application no.

06828846.3

Keywords

Added subject-matter - main request (no)
Remittal to the opposition division for further prosecution
Remittal - (yes): opposition proceedings may be continued even if the oppositions are withdrawn

Application title

Technique for performing a random access procedure over a radio interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T198116.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 326 KB)
T 2024/16 () of 5.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H33/70

Application no.

05405049.7

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Hauptantrag - Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Hauptantrag - Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Vortrag in der Beschwerdeschrift nicht ausreichend substantiiert - zugelassen (nein)
Neuer Einwand unter Artikel 56 EPÜ erstmals in der mündlichen Verhandlung - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Düsenbefestigung für elektrisches Schaltgerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T202416.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 483 KB)
T 1642/17 (Anti-CXCR7 Ig variable domains/ABLYNX) of 16.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K16/28

Application no.

12713656.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)

Application title

Bispecific anti-CXCR7 immunoglobulin single variable domains

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T164217.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 294 KB)
T 2891/19 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47C7/02
A47C7/18

Application no.

05789301.8

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

A SEAT PORTION FOR A SEAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T289119.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 0646/20 () of 11.11.2020

Online on

25.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D7/02
F03D1/06

Application no.

07747361.9

Keywords

Further processing - time limit for requesting further processing
Further processing - request admissible (no)
Admissibility of appeal - party adversely affected by decision (no)

Application title

WIND TURBINE WITH SLENDER BLADE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T064620.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1057/15 (Datenträger für einen Straßenfertiger/VÖGELE) of 29.9.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B19/042
G06F9/445
G07C5/08
E01C19/48

Application no.

05017896.1

Keywords

Offenkundige Vorbenutzung - glaubhaft (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag, Hilfsantrag I (nein)
Zulassung ins Beschwerdeverfahren - Hilfsanträge II und III (nein): hätten bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können

Application title

Baumaschine und Verfahren zum Installieren von Anwendungs-Software in einer Baumaschine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T105715.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 405 KB)
T 2480/16 () of 7.9.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

7.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01R4/68
H02G15/34
H01B12/16

Application no.

13306075.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum elektrisch leitenden Verbinden von zwei supraleitfähigen Kabeln

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T248016.20200907

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 308 KB)
T 0612/17 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C8/00

Application no.

05766902.0

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)

Application title

INTERNAL CONNECTION DENTAL IMPLANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T061217.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 268 KB)
T 2134/17 (Composition cosmétique capillaire coiffante/ L'OREAL) of 19.11.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K8/86
A61K8/39
A61K8/81
A61Q5/06

Application no.

07290051.7

Keywords

-

Application title

Composition cosmétique capillaire coiffante comprenant un polymère fixant non ionique particulier et un ester de polyethylèneglycol et d'acide gras, procédé de fixation de la coiffure et utilisations

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T213417.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 333 KB)
T 0588/18 () of 5.10.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D11/00

Application no.

11177753.8

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

Ink set, ink container, inkjet recording method, recording device, and recorded matter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T058818.20201005

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2620/18 (Ermäßigte Beschwerdegebühr) of 16.9.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01L1/047
F16H53/02
F01L1/344

Application no.

13783579.9

Keywords

Beschwerdegebühr (nicht vollständig entrichtet) - Beschwerde gilt als nicht eingelegt
ermäßigte Beschwerdegebühr - fehlende Berechtigung
Korrektur des Abbuchungsauftrags (nein)
Grundsatz des Vertrauensschutzes (nein)
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer (nein)

Application title

NOCKENWELLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T262018.20200916

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 498 KB)
T 2728/18 (COMPOSITION COMPRENANT UN COLORANT NATUREL /L'OREAL) of 11.11.2020

Online on

24.11.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61Q5/06
A61K8/34
A61K8/49
A61K8/97
A61Q5/10
A61K8/41

Application no.

10710088.5

Keywords

Extinction du brevet dans tous les Etats contractants - clôture de la procédure de recours,

Application title

COMPOSITION COMPRENANT UN COLORANT NATUREL ET UN ALCOOL MONOHYDROXYLE ALIPHATIQUE, COLORATION DE FIBRES KERATINIQUES LA METTANT EN OEUVRE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T272818.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 233 KB)
T 0971/16 () of 5.11.2020

Online on

23.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B17/06

Application no.

13185438.2

Keywords

Inventive step (no)

Application title

Methods and devices for threading sutures

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T097116.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 1963/18 (Nutritional composition comprising indigestible oligosaccharides/ … of 12.11.2020

Online on

23.11.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/42
A61K31/702
A61K31/202
A61K35/74
A61P11/00
A61P31/00
A23L1/30

Application no.

10180272.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Nutritional composition comprising indigestible oligosaccharides

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T196318.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 1421/20 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

23.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G5/36
H04N5/00
H04N5/44
G06T1/20

Application no.

03023968.5

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Auxiliary Requests - amendment to a party's case - raising new issues - undue burden - not admitted

Application title

Network environment for video processing modules

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T142120.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 460 KB)
T 0886/14 (Lottery game/Al-Ziyoud, Aiman H.) of 16.11.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

04731698.9

Keywords

Inventive step - implementing progressive jackpot lottery game (no
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical game rules)

Application title

LOTTERY SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH REAL-TIME PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T088614.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 1864/15 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N21/845
H04N21/2343
H04N21/442
H04N21/658
H04N21/858
H04L29/06

Application no.

09824007.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

DYNAMIC FRAGMENTATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T186415.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 1914/15 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D251/26
C07D251/34

Application no.

10780474.2

Keywords

Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition
Amendments
Sufficiency of disclosure
Novelty
Late allegation of fact
Inventive step

Application title

Method for storing triallyl isocyanurate

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T191415.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 669 KB)
T 1416/16 () of 20.10.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q20/00

Application no.

09743702.4

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request, 1st and 2nd auxiliary requests (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary request - not admitted

Application title

PAYMENT PROCESSING PLATFORM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T141616.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 364 KB)
T 1564/16 () of 18.9.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M5/24
B42D15/10
G06K19/02

Application no.

07814639.6

Keywords

Added matter (yes)

Application title

Laser Marking of Pigment Layers on Documents

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T156416.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 0083/18 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66F9/075
B66F9/08

Application no.

08004305.2

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)

Application title

Schwingungskompensation am Hubgerüst eines Flurförderzeugs

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T008318.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 427 KB)
T 0849/18 (Hearing-aid antenna/STARKEY) of 17.11.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

09250303.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Decision in written proceedings: cancellation of arranged oral proceedings following the respondent's announcement of non-attendance

Application title

Antenna used in conjunction with the conductors for an audio transducer

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T084918.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 292 KB)
T 0995/18 () of 22.10.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60H1/00

Application no.

11776719.4

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Zulassung (nein)
Hilfsantrag 1 - Zulassung (Ja)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Zulassung (nein)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 1 (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)

Application title

FAHRZEUG MIT EINER KLIMAANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T099518.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2670/18 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

20.11.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B17/042
F16L15/00
F16L15/04

Application no.

13872310.1

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

SCREW COUPLING FOR STEEL PIPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T267018.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 2208/15 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N19/154
H04N19/186
H04N19/117
H04N19/17
H04N19/59
H04N19/172
H04N19/61
H04N19/136

Application no.

07829308.1

Keywords

Oral proceedings - held in absence of appellant
Claims - clarity (no)
Claims - missing essential features

Application title

Method and apparatus for improving the interpolation accuracy of chrominance signals

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T220815.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0570/16 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N13/00
G06F1/16
H04N13/02
H04N13/04

Application no.

11164284.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - after amendment

Application title

Hand-held electronic device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T057016.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 1905/16 (Immune molecules/KYOWA KIRIN) of 16.11.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/09

Application no.

08002266.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Method of modulating the activity of functional immune molecules

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T190516.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 251 KB)
T 2039/16 (Range of aseptically produced infant foods/Nestlé) of 17.9.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L5/20
A23L13/00
A23L15/00
A23L17/00
A23L19/00
A23L3/16

Application no.

08801858.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

RANGE OF ASEPTICALLY PRODUCED INFANT FOODS HAVING LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF UNDESIRED BY-PRODUCTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T203916.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0468/18 () of 5.11.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02D41/24
F02D41/14
F02D41/00

Application no.

11151817.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds indicating the reasons for setting aside the impugned decision (no)

Application title

A method of controlling a diesel engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T046818.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 264 KB)
T 1246/18 (Dünnschichtige Heizestrickonstruktion/Knauf) of 29.9.2020

Online on

19.11.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B28/14
F24D3/14
C04B14/00

Application no.

09179498.2

Keywords

Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Dünnschichtige Heizestrichkonstruktion auf Trenn- und Dämmschicht

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T124618.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0886/15 (Power supply circuit board with radiation plate / Murata … of 1.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01Q1/50
G06K19/07
G06K19/077
H05K1/16
B42D15/10
G09F3/00
H01Q1/44

Application no.

07741395.3

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
added feature not the deliberate result of technical considerations

Application title

ARTICLE PROVIDED WITH FEED CIRCUIT BOARD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T088615.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 2108/15 () of 21.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61J1/05

Application no.

05010458.7

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der
eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Behälter für die Bereitstellung medizinischer Flüssigkeiten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T210815.20201021

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 759 KB)
T 1381/16 () of 17.11.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E05B37/00
E05B67/24
E05B35/10
E05B37/10

Application no.

12179284.0

Keywords

-

Application title

Method of improving airline luggage inspection

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T138116.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 2379/16 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

09000216.3

Keywords

Patentierbare Erfindung - technische und nichttechnische Merkmale
Patentierbare Erfindung - technischer Charakter der Erfindung
Patentierbare Erfindung - computerimplementierte Erfindung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Aufgabe-Lösungs-Ansatz

Application title

Verfahren zur Ermittlung einer Vergleichbarkeit von Dienstleistungsangeboten oder Produkten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T237916.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 351 KB)
T 1095/17 (Anti-LOR-1 antibody for use in treating fibrosis/TECHNION) of 10.6.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K16/40
C12N9/06
C12N15/53
A61P35/00
G01N33/574
C12Q1/68

Application no.

08020752.5

Keywords

Main (sole) request - inventive step (no)

Application title

Pharmaceutical compositions and methods useful for modulating angiogenesis, inhibiting metastasis and tumor fibrosis, and assessing the malignancy of colon cancer tumors

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T109517.20200610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 368 KB)
T 0187/18 () of 23.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16C9/02
F16C33/10
F16C17/02

Application no.

12196480.3

Keywords

Amendment to appellant's case - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Main bearing for crankshaft for internal combustion engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T018718.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 0210/18 (Bewegt-Bett-Vergaser) of 23.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C10J3/32
B01J8/10

Application no.

09799493.3

Keywords

Änderung - zulässig (ja)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG IN FORM EINES BEWEGT-BETT-VERGASERS UND VERFAHREN ZUM BETREIBEN EINES SOLCHEN IN EINER ANORDNUNG ZUR THERMISCHEN ZERSETZUNG VON ABPRODUKTEN UND ABFALLSTOFFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T021018.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 372 KB)
T 0492/18 () of 12.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D1/06

Application no.

12156864.6

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Participation in oral proceedings by way of private video connection (no)

Application title

Arrangement to reduce noise originated by a wind turbine blade

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T049218.20201012

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 1752/18 () of 2.10.2020

Online on

18.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60T17/02
F04B35/04
F04B49/02

Application no.

12184115.9

Keywords

Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Amendments - main and auxiliary requests 1, 1A
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2

Application title

Compressed air system for a motor vehicle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T175218.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 644 KB)
T 0436/15 (User Interface Modification/CORIZON) of 12.11.2020

Online on

17.11.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F9/44

Application no.

05759370.9

Keywords

Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - all requests

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER INTERFACE MODIFICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T043615.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 1984/16 (Substitute milk product/ARLA FOODS) of 28.9.2020

Online on

17.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C11/04
A23C17/00

Application no.

11702852.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SUBSTITUTE MILK PRODUCT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T198416.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 1539/18 (ISOPENTYLESTER / EVONIK) of 10.11.2020

Online on

17.11.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61Q1/00

Application no.

12710517.9

Keywords

Neuheit - Auswahlerfindung (ja)
Rechtliches Gehör - Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme (nein) , wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel (ja)

Application title

ISOPENTYLESTER ZUR VERWENDUNG IN KOSMETISCHEN, DERMATOLOGISCHEN ODER PHARMAZEUTISCHEN KOMPOSITIONEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T153918.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 305 KB)
T 0123/20 () of 11.11.2020

Online on

17.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60K6/48
B60K6/543
B60L11/14
B60W10/02
B60W20/00
F16H61/12
F16H61/662

Application no.

14806922.2

Keywords

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

Application title

MALFUNCTION DETERMINATION DEVICE AND MALFUNCTION DETERMINATION METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T012320.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2200/15 () of 10.11.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/68
A61D19/00
G01N15/14
C12N5/00

Application no.

10184282.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Method for providing sex-sorted animal sperm

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T220015.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 267 KB)
T 2265/15 () of 10.11.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61D19/00
C12N5/00
G01N15/14

Application no.

10184018.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Apparatus and methods for providing sex-sorted animal sperm

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T226515.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 277 KB)
T 2727/16 (Coffee process/Zürcher Hochschule Für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Laux … of 14.9.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23F5/02
A23F5/04
A23F5/08
A23F5/26
A23F5/28
A23F5/32
A23F5/36
A23F5/48
A23F5/50
A61K36/74

Application no.

09805827.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed request - request clearly allowable (no)

Application title

COFFEE PROCESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T272716.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 450 KB)
T 0478/17 () of 8.9.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 405/06
A61K 31/4025
A61P 35/00

Application no.

10785289.9

Keywords

Inventive step
Amendments - admittance of the objection

Application title

AN AMORPHOUS AND A CRYSTALLINE FORM OF GENZ 112638 HEMITARTRATE AS INHIBITOR OF GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T047817.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 462 KB)
T 0649/17 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F37/26

Application no.

09756708.5

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1, 2 and 4 (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request 3 (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - auxiliary request 3 (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - auxiliary request 11
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

A HORIZONTAL AXIS WASHING MACHINE WITH RECESS IN THE TUB TO ACCOMODATE DRUM SEAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T064917.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 507 KB)
T 1036/17 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J3/18

Application no.

06761928.8

Keywords

Continuation of the appeal procedure after withdrawal of the opposition
Amendments - Main request
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Inventive step - Main request (yes)

Application title

Wind farm power control system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103617.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 400 KB)
T 1310/17 (Anwendungen auf SIM-Karten/TELEKOM) of 11.11.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04L29/08
H04W8/18

Application no.

10190259.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein): Unterschied betrifft administrative (nicht-technische) Aspekte
Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren - (ja): mündliche Verhandlung nicht erforderlich

Application title

Verfahren und System zur Provisionierung von Anwendungen auf SIM-Karten eines mobilen Endgerätes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T131017.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1622/17 () of 9.10.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01C7/04

Application no.

12162080.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Seeding machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T162217.20201009

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 2457/17 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E05F11/38
B60J1/17

Application no.

07822988.7

Keywords

-

Application title

IMPROVED CLAMP AND BASE FOR SECURING GLASS TO A DEVICE INTENDED FOR MOTOR VEHICLE WINDOWS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T245717.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 249 KB)
T 2788/17 (Prebiotic formulation of human milk oligosaccharides) of 27.10.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/30
A23L1/308
A23L1/09

Application no.

12707135.5

Keywords

Main request:
Subject-matter excluded from patentability - (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

MODULATION OF GROWTH OF BIFIDOBACTERIA USING A COMBINATION OF OLIGOSACCHARIDES FOUND IN HUMAN MILK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T278817.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 0395/18 (Oligosaccharides for preventing allergic reactions in infants) of 11.9.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C9/20

Application no.

12703533.5

Keywords

Main request: sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Auxiliary requests 1 to 6: sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Auxiliary request 7: added matter - (no); sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Admissibility of late filed submissions - (yes)
Violation of the right to be heard - (no)
Serious doubts that a therapeutic effect is achieved - (yes)
Oral proceedings by videoconference

Application title

MATERNAL SUPPLEMENT TO ENHANCE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF AN INFANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T039518.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 494 KB)
T 0225/19 (Berechtigung zur Zahlung der ermäßigten Beschwerdegebühr) of 16.10.2020

Online on

16.11.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C67/00

Application no.

11779556.7

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerdegebühr (nicht vollständig entrichtet)
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde gilt als nicht eingelegt

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Herstellen eines dreidimensionalen Bauteils

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T022519.20201016

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 429 KB)
T 0426/16 () of 17.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q40/00
G06Q10/00
G06Q50/00

Application no.

08807366.3

Keywords

Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - all requests

Application title

WATER AS COMMODITY FOR FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T042616.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 503 KB)
T 0950/16 () of 25.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M25/088
A61M25/04
A61F2/24

Application no.

09820051.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed documents
Late-filed document - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings
Late-filed document - justification for late filing (no)
Late-filed document - admitted (no)

Application title

MEDICAL DEVICES AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERING MEDICAL DEVICES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T095016.20200925

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 1110/16 () of 15.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07F9/6574

Application no.

08744593.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure
Novelty
Inventive step

Application title

ISOTHERMAL PROCESS FOR PHOSPHOROMONOCHLORIDITE SYNTHESIS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T111016.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 503 KB)
T 2364/16 () of 16.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01H1/04
E01H1/05

Application no.

06002096.3

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)

Application title

Kehrmaschine zum Reinigen von Wegen, Straßen o. dgl. Nutzflächen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T236416.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 686 KB)
T 2457/16 () of 12.10.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01N57/20

Application no.

10010490.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit
Unvollständiger Sachvortrag in der Beschwerdebegründung, Nichtzulassung von Anträgen

Application title

Herbizide Mittel für tolerante oder resistente Maiskulturen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T245716.20201012

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 336 KB)
T 2610/16 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H33/66
H01H33/14
H01H33/666

Application no.

04820595.9

Keywords

Hauptantrag - unzulässige Zwischenverallgemeinerung (ja)
Neue Hilfsanträge 1 bis 4 nach Zustellung der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung - Vorliegen außergewöhnlicher Umstände (nein)

Application title

Schaltgerät für den Mittel- und Hochspannungsbereich

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T261016.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 373 KB)
T 2703/16 (Bi-directional drive current/GE) of 18.8.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B11/01

Application no.

11166788.7

Keywords

Added subject-matter - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Admittance of requests filed shortly before oral proceedings - main request and auxiliary requests 1, 3, 4 (no): no exceptional circumstances, fresh case and not clearly allowable

Application title

Systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling bi-directional servo actuator with PWM control

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T270316.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 348 KB)
T 0149/17 () of 4.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04B49/24

Application no.

07765559.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR INCLUDING EQUIPMENT FOR CONTINUOUS REGULATION OF THE FLOW RATE IN THE SAID COMPRESSOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T014917.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0417/17 () of 26.10.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

26.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C7/00
A61C7/08

Application no.

10010227.6

Keywords

Divisional application - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Method for fabricating a plurality of dental incremental position adjustment appliances

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T041717.20201026

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 1638/17 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C21/00

Application no.

08723862.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - Auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A CARCASS PART OF SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163817.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 451 KB)
T 1764/17 () of 22.9.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A62B17/04

Application no.

08855060.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (no)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

RESPIRATOR SYSTEM INCLUDING REMOVABLE HEAD SUSPENSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T176417.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0113/18 () of 9.11.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03G15/02
C08G65/18
C08L71/03
G03G15/00
G03G15/08
G03G15/16
C08G65/333

Application no.

12765709.6

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Novelty - alleged anticipatory disclosure does not disclose claimed subject matter and is not prior art partial priority being acknowledged

Application title

CONDUCTIVE MEMBER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T011318.20201109

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 0540/18 () of 20.10.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23B29/04
B23B27/10
B23B27/08

Application no.

12197927.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation (no)
Novelty patent as maintained by the examining division
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step patent as maintained by the opposition division
Inventive step - (yes)
Late filed requests - could have been filed in the first instance proceedings (yes)
Late filed facts - could have been submitted in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

Coupling for a cooling system in a cutting tool

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T054018.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 566 KB)
T 1189/18 () of 27.10.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23K37/08
D21F5/02
D21F5/18

Application no.

12724883.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Spät vorgebrachte Argumente - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES YANKEEZYLINDERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118918.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2940/18 () of 4.11.2020

Online on

13.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

4.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F21S8/00

Application no.

07846754.5

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)

Application title

OPERATIONS- ODER UNTERSUCHUNGSLEUCHTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T294018.20201104

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 269 KB)
T 0712/14 (Portable acoustic monitor/Arbitron Inc.) of 26.6.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

26.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

05734009.3

Keywords

Inventive step - indicating usage of a publication using a piezoelectric transducer and an acoustic transmitter (yes
Inventive step - non-obvious solution)

Application title

GATHERING DATA CONCERNING PUBLICATION USAGE AND EXPOSURE TO PRODUCTS AND/OR PRESENCE IN COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T071214.20200626

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 1759/14 () of 15.10.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03F7/20

Application no.

05803386.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Converging versions of claims - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Justification for late filing - auxiliary request 3 (no)

Application title

A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING PERIODIC AND/OR QUASI-PERIODIC PATTERN ON A SAMPLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T175914.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 546 KB)
T 2077/14 () of 6.11.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

6.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/12

Application no.

06850301.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main and auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

VIDEO ENCODING FOR SEAMLESS SPLICING BETWEEN ENCODED VIDEO STREAMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T207714.20201106

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 2088/15 (Maskierungsmodul für Videoüberwachunssystem / Robert Bosch) of 22.9.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K9/00
G08B13/196
H04N7/18

Application no.

08871630.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Aufgabe-Lösungs-Ansatz
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative

Application title

MASKIERUNGSMODUL FÜR EIN VIDEOÜBERWACHUNGSSYSTEM, VERFAHREN ZUR MASKIERUNG VON SELEKTIERTEN OBJEKTEN SOWIE COMPUTERPROGRAMM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T208815.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 395 KB)
T 0764/16 (Bewegungsprofil/BOSCH) of 27.10.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B19/19
G05B19/416

Application no.

10724704.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zulassung von nach der Ladung eingereichten Anspruchssätzen - Hilfsanträge 1 bis 5 (nein): eine von der Einschätzung der Einspruchsabteilung abweichende vorläufige Meinung ist kein "außergewöhnlicher Umstand"

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Generierung eines variablen Bewegungsprofils für eine Antriebseinheit einer Maschine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T076416.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 353 KB)
T 0383/17 () of 9.11.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

9.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02G5/06

Application no.

08860626.4

Keywords

Änderungen Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)

Application title

Schottisolator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T038317.20201109

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 1801/17 () of 29.6.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

29.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02M35/10
F02M35/104

Application no.

08721880.6

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (no)
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Claims - support in the description (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Late-filed argument - adjournment of oral proceedings would have been required (yes)
Apportionment of costs - (no)

Application title

INTAKE MANIFOLD FOR MULTI-CYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T180117.20200629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 0373/18 (Phosphordiesterase 1B inhibitors in the treatment of psychotic … of 15.10.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/495
A61K31/519

Application no.

10775209.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure for further medical use
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary requests (no)
Main request A, first and second auxiliary request A - not admitted

Application title

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T037318.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 428 KB)
T 1490/19 () of 2.10.2020

Online on

12.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/4458
A61K9/50

Application no.

09164379.1

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

Methylphenidate modified release formulations

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T149019.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 409 KB)
T 1556/14 (nab-Paclitaxel combinations/ABRAXIS) of 15.10.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/337
A61K31/555
A61K38/22
A61K31/7068
A61P35/00

Application no.

06735710.3

Keywords

Apportionement of costs - admissibility (no)

Application title

COMBINATIONS AND MODES OF ADMINISTRATION OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS AND COMBINATION THERAPY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T155614.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 254 KB)
T 0371/16 () of 29.9.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H47/00

Application no.

10158367.2

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Sichere Schalteinrichtung und modulares fehlersicheres Steuerungssystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T037116.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 455 KB)
T 2646/16 (Raumklangsimulation/SHURE) of 23.10.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04S7/00

Application no.

12822957.2

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren - (ja): Ankündigung der Nichtteilnahme an der anberaumten mündlichen Verhandlung
Unzulässige Erweiterung - alle Anträge (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Raumklangsimulation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T264616.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1503/17 () of 16.6.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

16.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C7/00

Application no.

11720984.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - substantial procedural violation (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - request clearly allowable (no)

Application title

3D-FOOD PRODUCT FORMING APPARATUS AND PROCESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150317.20200616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 384 KB)
T 2582/17 (Combinations of HKI-272 and vinorelbine / WYETH) of 11.8.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

11.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/436
A61K31/4745
A61P35/00

Application no.

13169077.8

Keywords

Main request - sufficiency of disclosure over entire scope of the claim (yes)
Main request - inventive step - non-obvious alternative (yes)

Application title

Antineoplastic combinations containing HKI-272 and vinorelbine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T258217.20200811

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 0171/18 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J5/007
A01J5/04
F04B37/14
F04B41/06
F04B49/02
G05D16/20

Application no.

05754093.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

CONTROLLABLE VACUUM SOURCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017118.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 0305/18 () of 23.7.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01C7/04

Application no.

11779702.7

Keywords

Novelty
Amendments
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests

Application title

SEED DISTRIBUTION ELEMENT FOR PRECISION SEED DRILLS, SEED DRILL INCLUDING SAID ELEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T030518.20200723

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 376 KB)
T 0894/20 (Target-image detection in a digital camera/OMRON) of 5.11.2020

Online on

11.11.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K9/00
G06K9/32
H04N5/232
H04N5/77
H04N5/907
H04N9/804

Application no.

14154828.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Target-image detecting device, control method and control program thereof, recording medium, and digital camera

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T089420.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 335 KB)
T 1870/15 () of 8.10.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F7/10

Application no.

11719488.6

Keywords

Late-filed main request and auxiliary requests 1A, 1, 2, and 3 - admitted (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary request 1B - admitted (no)
Inventive step - main request and auxiliary requests 1A, 1, 2, and 3 (no)

Application title

PERSONALIZATION DATA PROVIDING UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187015.20201008

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 426 KB)
T 1908/15 () of 9.9.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

9.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B5/00
A61N1/36
A61N1/372
A61N1/05
A61N1/08
A61B5/08

Application no.

09161958.5

Keywords

Main request - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - prohibition of reformatio in peius (yes)
Auxiliary requests 2 to 4 - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)

Application title

Obstructive sleep apnea treatment device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T190815.20200909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2184/16 (Ethanol production/SEKAB E-TECHNOLOGY) of 31.8.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

31.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P7/06
C12P19/00
C12M1/36

Application no.

09710344.4

Keywords

Admission of new evidence filed in appeal (no);
Main request - meets all requirements of the EPC (yes);

Application title

METHOD OF PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL FROM TWO DIFFERENT STARTING MATERIALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T218416.20200831

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 579 KB)
T 0302/17 () of 9.10.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L23/10
C08L23/12

Application no.

10709235.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

POLYOLEFIN MASTERBATCH AND COMPOSITION SUITABLE FOR INJECTION MOLDING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T030217.20201009

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 409 KB)
T 0916/17 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02P3/22

Application no.

09781916.3

Keywords

Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 2 und 4 - Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge 1 und 3
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (ja)
Hilfsanträge 1 und 3 - Änderungen zulässig (nein)

Application title

Umrichter mit verteilten Bremswiderständen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T091617.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 382 KB)
T 2086/17 () of 7.10.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

7.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G59/50
C09D163/00

Application no.

12183423.8

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Anträge - zugelassen (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Härtbare Zusammensetzungen auf der Basis von Epoxidharzen ohne Benzylalkohol

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T208617.20201007

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 453 KB)
T 2573/17 (Linking objects in databases/AVEVA) of 4.9.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

14157283.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes
Inventive step - over document D1)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Linking objects in databases

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T257317.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 0711/20 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

10.11.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B25J9/16
B25J13/00
B65G47/90
G05B19/418

Application no.

15183816.6

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

ROBOT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PICKING WORKPIECE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T071120.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 376 KB)
T 1813/15 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/06
A61M16/08

Application no.

11191742.3

Keywords

Novelty - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance on the basis of auxiliary request 2

Application title

Patient interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T181315.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 673 KB)
T 0464/17 (Composition for the Transdermal Delivery of Fentanyl / 3M) of 16.10.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/70
A61K31/4468

Application no.

09176388.8

Keywords

Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (no)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Composition for the Transdermal Delivery of Fentanyl

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T046417.20201016

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 1768/17 () of 21.10.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

21.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G65/00

Application no.

09740326.5

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Auxiliary requests dealt with in the contested decision
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 1-3 (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

HIGH PURITY DIPHENYL SULFONE, PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF FOR THE PREPARATION OF A POLY(ARYLETHERKETONE)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T176817.20201021

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 992 KB)
T 2638/17 () of 3.11.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G18/66
C08G18/24
C08J9/00
C08G18/48

Application no.

10005107.7

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (nein) Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Änderungen - Hauptantrag, Hilfsanträge 1-4
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja) Hilfsantrag 5

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polyurethan-Weichschaumstoffen mit niedriger Emission

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T263817.20201103

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 647 KB)
T 2799/17 () of 28.10.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

28.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05D15/24
E06B9/17
E06B7/23

Application no.

10012416.3

Keywords

-

Application title

Tor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T279917.20201028

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 756 KB)
T 0316/18 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D11/00

Application no.

09753562.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

A WIND TURBINE ROTOR, A WIND TURBINE AND USE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T031618.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 2487/19 (Nitrile adsorption/ExxonMobil) of 1.10.2020

Online on

09.11.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J20/00
B01J21/04
B01J29/70
B01J29/90
C07C2/12
C07C7/12

Application no.

12729489.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

INTEGRATED NITRILE POISON ADSORPTION AND DESORPTION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T248719.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 1833/16 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/42
A61F13/84

Application no.

07805137.2

Keywords

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

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLES INCLUDING A MONITORING SYSTEM POWERED BY AMBIENT ENERGY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183316.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 250 KB)
T 0084/17 (Fabric treatment with probiotics /UNILEVER) of 22.9.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/38
C11D3/386
A61Q19/00

Application no.

08804202.3

Keywords

Novelty (granted claims)
Novelty - no
Late-filed requests (Auxiliary Requests 1 to 4)
Late-filed request - not admitted

Application title

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO FABRIC TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T008417.20200922

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 0517/17 (Event notification system/HTC) of 27.10.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M1/725
H04M19/04
G06Q10/06

Application no.

12150583.8

Keywords

Added subject-matter - (yes)
Decision in written proceedings - (yes): cancellation of arranged oral proceedings following announcement of non-attendance
Reimbursement of appeal fee at 100%
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no): appeal not allowable
Partial reimbursement of appeal fee at 25% - (yes): timely withdrawal of request for oral proceedings; T 0073/17 not followed

Application title

Event notification method and portable apparatus with event notification function

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T051717.20201027

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0640/17 (Use of PIBSI as a fuel antioxidant / INNOSPEC) of 30.9.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

30.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L1/14
C10L1/224
C10L1/22

Application no.

10196654.7

Keywords

Divisional application - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative

Application title

Use of additives for improving oxidation stability of a fuel oil composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T064017.20200930

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 1182/17 (Black-plate/Nippon Steel) of 22.10.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B15/09
B05D7/14
B05D7/24
C09D5/08
C09D7/12
C09D133/00
C09D167/00
C09D175/04
C09D175/06

Application no.

10780680.4

Keywords

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

Application title

CHROMATE-FREE BLACK COATED METAL PLATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118217.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 239 KB)
T 0844/18 (CRISPR-Cas/BROAD INSTITUTE) of 16.1.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

16.1.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/63

Application no.

13818570.7

Keywords

Priority - main request (no)
Novelty - main request (no)

Application title

Engineering of systems, methods and optimized guide compositions for sequence manipulation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T084418.20200116

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 785 KB)
T 1048/18 () of 8.10.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G02B5/30
B42D25/29
B42D25/355

Application no.

05742370.9

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)

Application title

FOLIE MIT POLYMERSCHICHT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T104818.20201008

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 401 KB)
T 1737/19 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F21V8/00
G02B6/00

Application no.

09750141.5

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

LIGHT-GUIDE APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T173719.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 1525/20 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

06.11.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

14763303.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE AND DISCOVERY SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T152520.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 228 KB)
T 1715/17 () of 16.10.2020

Online on

05.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F2/38
C08F8/00
C08G81/02

Application no.

08170049.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Method For Making Polymers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T171517.20201016

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 2057/17 () of 30.10.2020

Online on

05.11.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K3/04
H01L21/48

Application no.

09722883.7

Keywords

Admittance of the main request, the 1st and 2nd auxiliary requests (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - All requests
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

HEATSINKS OF THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE PLASTIC MATERIALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T205717.20201030

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 435 KB)
T 1854/19 (Capsicum plants with powdery mildew resistance/SEMINIS) of 27.10.2020

Online on

05.11.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/68
C12N15/82

Application no.

12827559.1

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Methods and compositions for producing Capsicum plants with powdery mildew resistance

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T185419.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 269 KB)
T 1422/15 () of 26.10.2020

Online on

04.11.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

26.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01S7/493
H01L27/148

Application no.

05785265.9

Keywords

Lapse of patent in all designated states

Application title

A range image sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T142215.20201026

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 243 KB)
T 2192/15 () of 30.10.2020

Online on

04.11.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00
A47B67/00
G06F19/00

Application no.

08853918.4

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

ACTIVE TAG-BASED DISPENSING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T219215.20201030

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 0922/17 () of 4.8.2020

Online on

04.11.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

4.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M3/335
H02J5/00

Application no.

04704453.2

Keywords

Amendments - main request
Amendments - allowable (no)
Inventive step - third auxiliary request
Inventive step - obvious alternatives

Application title

Adaptive inductive power supply

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T092217.20200804

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0596/19 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

03.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/173
H04N5/44
H04N5/445
H04N21/434
H04N21/435
H04N21/4782
H04N21/61
H04N21/858
H04N5/50
H04N21/235
H04N21/438

Application no.

15158232.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Method of connecting to internet via broadcast receiving device and apparatus for the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T059619.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
G 0001/18 (Formation du recours) of 18.7.2019

Online on

02.11.2020

Board

EBA

Decision date

18.7.2019

Proc. language

FR

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

Recours réputé formé
Recours recevable
Taxe de recours - remboursement

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:G000118.20190718

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 134 KB)
T 0584/14 (Isolator instances/RED BEND SOFTWARE) of 14.10.2020

Online on

02.11.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F9/455

Application no.

07857090.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

SYSTEM FOR ENABLING MULTIPLE EXECUTION ENVIRONMENTS TO SHARE A DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T058414.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1029/15 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

02.11.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/173

Application no.

06812274.6

Keywords

Inventive step - main and auxiliary request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

METHOD OF CONNECTING TO INTERNET VIA BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T102915.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0361/17 (Gerätebeschreibungen für Feldgeräte/ENDRESS) of 9.10.2020

Online on

02.11.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

9.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B19/04
G06F9/445
H04L29/06
H04L12/40
G05B19/042
H04L12/24

Application no.

03766223.6

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - (ja): Beschwerde hinreichend begründet
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein): naheliegende Lösungen von zwei Teilaufgaben

Application title

Verfahren zum Aktualisieren von Gerätebeschreibungen für Feldgeräte der Prozessautomatisierungstechnik

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T036117.20201009

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 346 KB)
T 0601/17 () of 27.10.2020

Online on

02.11.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24F13/02
F24F13/14
F24C15/20

Application no.

10005732.2

Keywords

Allgemeine Grundsätze - Vertrauensschutz
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Antrag eindeutig gewährbar (nein)

Application title

Dunstabzugshaube mit einer Umleiteinrichtung zum Umleiten eines Luftstroms

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060117.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 407 KB)

October 2020

T 1155/16 () of 23.10.2020

Online on

30.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B6/03
G06T11/00

Application no.

08012420.9

Keywords

Inventive step (yes)

Application title

X-ray computed tomography apparatus, reconstruction processing apparatus and image processing apparatus

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T115516.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 286 KB)
T 1217/17 () of 25.9.2020

Online on

30.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A24C5/18

Application no.

08160816.8

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Substantiierung nicht ausreichend
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringes
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)
Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (nein)
Rechtliches Gehör - mündliche Verhandlung vor der Beschwerdekammer

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Aufbringen von Aromastoffen auf einen Tabakstrang, Zigarettenpapier oder Filter von Zigaretten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T121717.20200925

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 621 KB)
T 0482/19 () of 12.10.2020

Online on

30.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A43B13/04
A43B13/12
A43B13/16
A43B13/18
B29D35/12
A43B13/02
A43B13/38
A43B1/00
B29D35/14

Application no.

13151596.7

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Grounds for opposition - main request and auxiliary requests 1, 2, 4-11
Novelty (yes)
Novelty - auxiliary request 3
Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 3
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

Soles for sports shoes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048219.20201012

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
T 0778/18 (Sustained release of antiinfectives/Insmed Incorporated) of 2.9.2020

Online on

29.10.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

2.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/127
A61K31/7036
A61P11/00

Application no.

11159754.8

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary request 2 - Inventive step (No)
Frequency of a dose administration - Inventive (No)
Auxiliary requests 1 and 3 - Not admitted into the proceedings

Application title

Sustained release of antiinfectives

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T077818.20200902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 1020/17 () of 22.10.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F2/42
C08F10/02

Application no.

10795345.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary requests - not substantiated - not admitted

Application title

METHOD FOR REPLACING INCOMPATIBLE ETHYLENE POLYMERIZATION CATALYSTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T102017.20201022

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 2524/17 () of 15.10.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D1/184
B62D1/19

Application no.

10779470.3

Keywords

Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 1
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)

Application title

LENKSÄULE FÜR EIN KRAFTFAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T252417.20201015

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0005/18 () of 18.6.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60J10/02

Application no.

09749539.4

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung - Hauptantrag (JA) - Hilfsantrag (NEIN)
Mangelnde Klarheit - Hilfsantrag (NEIN)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (JA)

Application title

PROFILELEMENT ZUM VERBINDEN EINER FAHRZEUGSCHEIBE MIT EINEM WASSERKASTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T000518.20200618

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0100/18 () of 18.9.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05F15/00
E05F3/22

Application no.

08849006.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät vorgebrachte Argumente - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung

Application title

TÜRANTRIEB

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T010018.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 280 KB)
T 0538/18 () of 23.10.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60H1/32
F17C7/04

Application no.

11718969.6

Keywords

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

Application title

REFRIGERATION VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR COOLING ITS REFRIGERATION SPACE USING A LOW-TEMPERATURE-LIQUEFIED COMBUSTIBLE GAS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053818.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 278 KB)
T 0257/19 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E01C15/00

Application no.

09840447.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF A WORLD STANDARD RAINBOW HIGHWAY MADE OF RAINBOW COLORS AND METHOD THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T025719.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 335 KB)
T 1642/20 () of 23.10.2020

Online on

28.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K35/30
B23K35/02
C22C38/04
C22C38/08
C22C38/12

Application no.

16193999.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

HIGH STRENGTH WELDING CONSUMABLE BASED ON A 10% NICKEL STEEL METALLURGICAL SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T164220.20201023

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 1721/13 (Enabling a device through a wireless interface/CANON) of 15.9.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F9/445

Application no.

04253586.4

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

Device and method for enabling the use of a device through a wireless interface.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T172113.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 359 KB)
T 0943/15 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M37/00
B05B1/14
B05C5/00
B41J2/175
B67D5/00

Application no.

08797151.1

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request and auxiliary request 1
Claims - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary request 2 - admitted (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 3
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 3
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

FLUID TRANSFER DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094315.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 531 KB)
T 0534/17 () of 5.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B5/008
G01B5/20
G01B21/04

Application no.

12169307.1

Keywords

Added subject-matter (no)
Novelty and inventive step (yes)

Application title

Cross-sectional profile measuring method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053417.20201005

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 465 KB)
T 1483/17 (Ti-MWW Zeolite/Lyondell) of 12.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J29/89

Application no.

11788621.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - Claim interpreted in the light of the description

Application title

PROCESS FOR MAKING TITANIUM-MWW ZEOLITE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T148317.20201012

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 1891/18 (Glycosyl hydrolase and grease cleaning polymer / PROCTER & GAMBLE … of 6.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/386
C11D3/37

Application no.

08870461.4

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes) : unexpected improvement shown
Inventive step - burden of proof on the respondents/opponents

Application title

A laundry detergent composition comprising glycosyl hydrolase

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T189118.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 1897/18 (Glycosyl hydrolase and random graft copolymer /PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 6.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/386
C11D3/37

Application no.

10178151.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes) : unexpected improvement shown
Inventive step - burden of proof on the respondents/opponents

Application title

A laundry detergent composition comprising glycosyl hydrolase

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T189718.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 2753/18 (Verfahren zum Behandeln von kunststoffhaltigen Abfällen/Fraunhofer- … of 20.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08J11/08
B29B17/02

Application no.

10800702.2

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM BEHANDELN VON KUNSTSTOFFHALTIGEN ABFÄLLEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T275318.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 301 KB)
T 1218/19 () of 20.10.2020

Online on

27.10.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61Q19/02
A61K8/36
A61K8/49
A61K8/97

Application no.

13708808.4

Keywords

-

Application title

A PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T121819.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 281 KB)
T 1369/16 () of 22.9.2020

Online on

26.10.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D7/00

Application no.

01962728.0

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR ECHTHEITSPRÜFUNG VON DOKUMENTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T136916.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 416 KB)
T 1856/16 (Antibodies with variant Fc regions/MACROGENICS) of 24.8.2020

Online on

26.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/395
C07K16/28

Application no.

04701279.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Identification and engineering antibodies with variant Fc regions and methods of using same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T185616.20200824

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 376 KB)
T 1055/17 (Exhaust system/Johnson Matthey) of 28.9.2020

Online on

26.10.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D53/94
F01N3/08
F01N3/035

Application no.

11709786.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPRISING A NOX STORAGE CATALYST AND CATALYSED SOOT FILTER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T105517.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0306/18 () of 18.9.2020

Online on

26.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A01G3/037

Application no.

13166553.1

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (non)
Nouveauté - requête auxiliaire 2' (non)
Activité inventive - requête auxiliaire 1" (oui)
Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui)
Répartition des frais - (non)

Application title

Outil électroportatif

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T030618.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 386 KB)
T 0758/18 (Augmented reality using KBS database/INHA) of 28.8.2020

Online on

26.10.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

28.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/00
G06F17/00

Application no.

13833994.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

INTERACTION METHOD AND INTERACTION DEVICE FOR INTEGRATING AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY AND BULK DATA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T075818.20200828

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 276 KB)
T 0330/15 (Hochfrequenzfilter / Ericsson) of 16.10.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01P1/202
H01P1/20

Application no.

10728135.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja nach Änderung)

Application title

HOCHFREQUENZFILTER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T033015.20201016

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 300 KB)
T 0081/16 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41H7/04
F41H11/16
F41H7/02

Application no.

07765117.2

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Änderungen - zulässig Hauptantrag (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

GEPANZERTES UNTERSTÜTZUNGSFAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T008116.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 443 KB)
T 0358/16 (Water absorbing agent/NIPPON SHOKUBAI) of 15.9.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J3/12
A61L15/60
B01J20/26
C08J3/24
B01J20/28
B01J20/30

Application no.

06713923.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 1 (no)
auxiliary request 2 - allowable (yes)

Application title

WATER ABSORBING AGENT, WATER ABSORBING ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF WATER ABSORBING AGENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T035816.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 0802/16 () of 20.10.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07D1/00
G07D11/00

Application no.

06823337.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

BILL HANDLING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T080216.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 1233/16 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D07B1/16
C08J5/10

Application no.

08797931.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Late-filed document - admitted (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

Use of a friction stabilizer in a polymer jacket material of a cord and corresponding method of making a cord assembly comprising a jacket

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T123316.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
T 2414/16 () of 20.8.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B25B27/10

Application no.

09713367.2

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Einspruchsgründe - Hauptantrag
Neuheit - (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1
Neuheit - (ja)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 3
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 2
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 3

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM UNLÖSBAREN VERBINDEN VON WERKSTÜCKEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T241416.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 431 KB)
T 0091/17 () of 2.10.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F27B11/00
F27D17/00
C21D9/667

Application no.

11719752.5

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM VORWÄRMEN VON GLÜHGUT IN EINER HAUBENGLÜHANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T009117.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 417 KB)
T 1207/17 (Konversionsschicht/Hydro) of 20.8.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C25D11/04
C25D17/00
C23C22/76
B05B5/14

Application no.

08105723.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Erzeugen einer Konversionsschicht

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T120717.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 453 KB)
T 1592/17 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B64C27/48

Application no.

10400058.3

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

Blade to rotor hub joint

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T159217.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 0311/18 (Tetrafluoropropene compositions/Chemours) of 15.9.2020

Online on

23.10.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A62D1/00
C08J9/14
C09K3/30
C09K5/04

Application no.

09756626.9

Keywords

Main and third aux. requests - Novelty (no)
First and fourth aux. requests - Disclaimer - allowable (no)
second and fifth to twelfth aux. requests - inventive step (no)
thirteenth aux. request - allowable (yes)

Application title

TETRAFLUOROPROPENE COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T031118.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 1521/15 () of 5.10.2020

Online on

22.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B6/03
A61B5/113
A61N5/10

Application no.

04703444.2

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Novelty - claim 1
Inventive step (yes)
Inventive step - claims 1 and 6
Added subject-matter (no)

Application title

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCANNING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T152115.20201005

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 415 KB)
T 0853/17 () of 3.9.2020

Online on

22.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G64/20
C08G64/40
B29C47/76

Application no.

10726422.8

Keywords

Versuche - zugelassen
Hauptantrag - naheliegende weitere Vorrichtung zur Hestellung von Polycarbonat
Hilfsanträge 1 und 2 - zugelassen
Hilfsanträge 1 bis 5 - naheliegende weitere Vorrichtungen zur Herstellung von Polycarbonat
Hilfsanträge 6 und 7 - zugelassen
Hilfsantrag 6 - Polycarbonat definiert durch Reinheitsgrad - ausführbar aber naheliegend
Hilfsantrag 7 - Polycarbonat definiert durch Reinheitsgrad - naheliegend

Application title

POLYCARBONATE MIT EXTREM HOHER REINHEIT UND GUTER EIGENFARBE UND THERMISCHER BESTÄNDIGKEIT SOWIE EINE VORRICHTUNG UND EIN VERFAHREN ZU IHRER HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T085317.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 658 KB)
T 1176/17 (Keramischer Versatz/Refractory Intellectual Property) of 14.10.2020

Online on

22.10.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B35/626
C04B35/043

Application no.

12172161.7

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Feuerfester keramischer Versatz und daraus gebildeter Stein

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T117617.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0131/18 () of 2.10.2020

Online on

22.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47J27/14
F24C14/00
B08B9/093

Application no.

12795745.4

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR REINIGUNG EINES TIEGELS SOWIE GARGERÄT MIT EINEM TIEGEL UND EINER REINIGUNGSEINRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T013118.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 455 KB)
T 1554/16 () of 29.7.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B37/72
B21B37/44

Application no.

08734984.1

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht kurz vor der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Änderung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUR BEEINFLUSSUNG DER TEMPERATURVERTEILUNG ÜBER DER BREITE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T155416.20200729

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0074/17 () of 16.9.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D11/00
F03D1/06
F03D7/02

Application no.

06761975.9

Keywords

Durch die Einreichung eines neuen Hauptantrags ersetzter und implizit zurückgenommener Hauptantrag
Änderungen - zulässig (nein)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - vor der Einspruchsabteilung zurückgenommenen Antrag

Application title

WINDKRAFTANLAGE MIT EINER ROTORBLATTLAGERUNG SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUM BETRIEB EINER DERARTIGEN WINDKRAFTANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T007417.20200916

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 568 KB)
T 1121/17 (Oral Care Whitening Compositions / COLGATE-PALMOLIVE) of 16.10.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/22
A61K8/81
A61K8/891
A61Q11/00

Application no.

12809970.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)

Application title

ORAL CARE WHITENING COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T112117.20201016

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 1774/17 () of 9.9.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

9.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16B37/04
F16B19/10
F16B33/00

Application no.

10012461.9

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments to a party's case
Amendments - admitted (yes) / (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR USING AN EXPANDABLE COLLET ANCHOR SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T177417.20200909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1874/17 () of 7.9.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

7.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J7/04

Application no.

09752529.9

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment

Application title

Method and device for automatically bringing a fluid into contact with the teats of an animal

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187417.20200907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 285 KB)
T 0335/18 () of 12.10.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47F5/08
A47B77/00
A47B88/20

Application no.

13000834.5

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung (ja)

Application title

Einrichtungssystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T033518.20201012

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 459 KB)
T 2984/19 () of 16.10.2020

Online on

21.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16H57/04
F16D23/06

Application no.

15803195.5

Keywords

Inventive step - amended claims (yes)

Application title

ARRANGEMENT IN A GEARBOX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T298419.20201016

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 271 KB)
T 1877/14 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/32
H04N5/217
H01L27/146
H04N3/15

Application no.

06254480.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Image sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187714.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 437 KB)
T 2323/14 (Multi-mode device/QUALCOMM) of 6.10.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F1/32
G06F15/78

Application no.

11166665.7

Keywords

Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - both requests

Application title

Dual processor architecture for multi mode device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T232314.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0689/15 () of 17.9.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N1/00

Application no.

03749490.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Late-filed auxiliary request - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings

Application title

A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEMORY PVR FUNCTIONS IN A BROADCAST ENVIRONMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T068915.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 0484/16 (Hybridantriebssteuerung/MTU) of 13.10.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

13.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B61L25/02

Application no.

09777481.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR STEUERUNG EINES HYBRIDANTRIEBS IN EINEM SCHIENENFAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048416.20201013

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0947/16 () of 28.9.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F1/84

Application no.

02757284.1

Keywords

Amended claims submitted during oral proceedings: Admittance (no)
Remittal for further prosecution (no)

Application title

CORIOLIS FLOW METER WITH EXCITATION OPTIMIZATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094716.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 0109/17 () of 15.7.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04F10/00

Application no.

03014975.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit im Einspruchsbeschwerdeverfahren
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)

Application title

Markise mit Infrarotstrahler und/oder Lautsprecher

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T010917.20200715

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 504 KB)
T 0756/17 () of 20.8.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M25/06
A61M5/32

Application no.

10709132.4

Keywords

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

Application title

NEEDLE-TIP SHIELDING MECHANISM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T075617.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 0978/17 () of 16.7.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

16.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F13/06
A61F13/08

Application no.

13001669.4

Keywords

Zulässigkeit des Einspruchs - Staatsangehörigkeit der Einsprechenden
Zulässigkeit des Einspruchs - juristische Personen
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag XVII (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsanträge I bis III (nein)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - D85 hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag XVII (nein)

Application title

STÜTZBANDAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T097817.20200716

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 444 KB)
T 1631/17 () of 31.7.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

31.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C13/20
A61C5/10

Application no.

06754370.2

Keywords

Ausnahmen von der Patentierbarkeit - Verfahren zur chirurgischen Behandlung
Ausnahmen von der Patentierbarkeit - implizite Verfahrensschritte

Application title

VERFAHREN UND MATERIALSATZ ZUM HERSTELLEN VON ZAHNERSATZTEILEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163117.20200731

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 2221/17 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21D28/24
B21D28/28
B21D53/88
B60R19/00

Application no.

14163019.4

Keywords

-

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Herstellung eines Energieabsorptionsprofils für ein Kraftfahrzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T222117.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 346 KB)
T 2337/19 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

20.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C19/045

Application no.

13747655.2

Keywords

-

Application title

BESTIMMEN DER LAGE DER KONDYLEN-GELENKACHSE ZUM ERSTELLEN EINES VIRTUELLEN ARTIKULATORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T233719.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 309 KB)
T 1439/16 () of 2.9.2020

Online on

19.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

2.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G23/08
H02K7/10

Application no.

09169230.1

Keywords

Oral proceedings - non-attendance of party
Late-filed auxiliary requests - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (yes)
Late-filed argument - amendments at the oral proceedings
Late-filed argument - admitted (no)
Late-filed argument - procedural economy
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Motorized roller and motor unit for motorized roller

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T143916.20200902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2415/16 () of 20.8.2020

Online on

19.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B25B27/10

Application no.

13158294.2

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Rücknahme der Beschwerde während der mündlichen Verhandlung vor Verkündung der Entscheidung
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - anteilig (ja)

Application title

PRESSWERKZEUG SOWIE AUFSATZ FÜR EIN PRESSWERKZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T241516.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 0174/17 () of 18.8.2020

Online on

19.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05B11/00
B60R25/02
H01F7/18
H01H47/10

Application no.

12705129.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

SPERRANORDNUNG FÜR MINDESTENS EIN SPERRSTÜCK UND ZUGEHÖRIGES ZÜNDSCHLOSS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017417.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 320 KB)
T 2092/18 () of 25.8.2020

Online on

19.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66D1/74
B66D1/50
B66D1/52

Application no.

12714090.3

Keywords

Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - Main request and auxiliary requests I-IV, VII and IX
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (no)
Amendments - Auxiliary request V
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - Auxiliary request VI
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

A DEVICE FOR TIGHTENING ROPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T209218.20200825

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 365 KB)
T 1756/15 () of 30.7.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

30.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B18/18
A61B18/22
A61F9/011
A61M25/01
A61B18/24

Application no.

04758955.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

DIRECTIONAL LASER PROBE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T175615.20200730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 1032/16 (Onions with high soluble solids content and low pungency/NUNHEMS) of 4.3.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

4.3.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/06
A01H5/10

Application no.

09703613.1

Keywords

Main request - inventive step (no);
auxiliary requests 1 to 4 - admitted (no)

Application title

Onions with high storage ability, high soluble solids content and/or low pungency

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103216.20200304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 1255/17 () of 13.10.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

13.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F26B5/14
B30B9/26

Application no.

08008475.9

Keywords

Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung (nein)
Neuheit - nicht ausreichend bewiesen
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht in der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Beweismittel erstinstanzlich zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Entwässern von schütt- oder fließfähigem Aufgabegut durch dessen Verdichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T125517.20201013

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 462 KB)
T 1489/17 () of 2.9.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A22C21/02
A22C21/04

Application no.

02012165.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Vorbereitung von geschlachtetem Geflügel auf das Rupfen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T148917.20200902

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 337 KB)
T 2114/17 () of 22.9.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01N3/28

Application no.

12178935.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zum Einschieben eines Monolithen mit Lagerungsmatte in ein Gehäuse

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T211417.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 396 KB)
T 0561/18 (Spinach plant resistant to Peronospora farinosa/ENZA ZADEN BEHEER) of 21.7.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/82
C12N9/02
A01H5/08

Application no.

12155885.2

Keywords

Main request - insufficiency of disclosure (yes);
auxiliary request I - added subject-matter (yes);
Form of decision - abridged form in respect of one or more issues

Application title

Disease resistant plants

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T056118.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 384 KB)
T 0560/20 () of 7.10.2020

Online on

16.10.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

7.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C65/00

Application no.

12821396.4

Keywords

Substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (yes)

Application title

Polymer blend membranes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T056020.20201007

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 290 KB)
T 1610/15 () of 9.10.2020

Online on

15.10.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

9.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42D15/10

Application no.

06707555.6

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde (ja)
Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Datenseite zur Einbindung in ein Passbuch

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T161015.20201009

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 453 KB)
T 1360/16 () of 12.10.2020

Online on

15.10.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/08
G06Q50/22
B65G1/00

Application no.

10736923.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PORTABLE INVENTORY TRACKING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T136016.20201012

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 1338/17 () of 9.9.2020

Online on

15.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

9.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01L1/352

Application no.

06003222.4

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 2 (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsanträge 1 und 3 (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 4
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)

Application title

Linearspannsystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T133817.20200909

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 529 KB)
T 2484/17 () of 8.10.2020

Online on

15.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T13/68
B60T17/00
B60T17/02
F04B49/02
F04B49/22

Application no.

11711777.0

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)

Application title

EINRICHTUNG, VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR DRUCKLUFTSTEUERUNG UND DRUCKLUFTVERSORGUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T248417.20201008

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 409 KB)
T 0214/18 (Phenylephrine composition with PEG/PFIZER) of 3.9.2020

Online on

15.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/137

Application no.

07836046.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Enhanced stability phenylephrine liquid compositions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T021418.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0890/15 () of 29.9.2020

Online on

14.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/44
H04N5/445

Application no.

09807081.6

Keywords

main request and auxiliary request - inventive step (no)

Application title

USING A/V DEVICE TO SEND CONTROLLED DEVICE COMMUNICATION-RELATED PARAMETERS TO PROGRAM REMOTE CONTROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T089015.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 0632/16 () of 2.12.2019

Online on

14.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

2.12.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/485
A61P25/04
A61K9/20
A61K9/70

Application no.

07802995.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary requests - held inadmissible (yes)

Application title

BUPRENORPHINE WAFER FOR DRUG SUBSTITUTION THERAPY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T063216.20191202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 533 KB)
T 0421/14 () of 3.9.2019

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

3.9.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/44

Application no.

05732613.4

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - after amendment
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Evidence submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Evidence - inadmissible (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHODS OF USING SUSTAINED RELEASE AMINOPYRIDINE COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T042114.20190903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 776 KB)
T 1288/15 () of 16.6.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

16.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/24
H04H60/68

Application no.

10713450.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and second auxiliary request (no)
Late-filed first auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

TRANSMISSION SCHEME FOR TEXT-BASED INFORMATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T128815.20200616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 475 KB)
T 1549/15 () of 8.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/775

Application no.

09157981.3

Keywords

main request - inventive step (no)
auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

Input Detection Device For Lower Stand-By Power Consumption

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T154915.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 0294/16 (Taste masking compositions of praziquantel/LAVET.) of 10.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/16

Application no.

13002434.2

Keywords

Main request - Novelty (Yes)
Remittal to the examining division

Application title

Taste masking compositions of praziquantel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T029416.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 0799/16 () of 4.9.2019

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

4.9.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/44

Application no.

11160247.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Methods of Using Sustained Release Aminopyridine Compositions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T079916.20190904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 689 KB)
T 1467/16 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/532
A61F13/536
A61F13/15
A61F13/53
A61F13/539

Application no.

10182065.2

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:2020:T146716.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 250 KB)
T 1953/16 () of 16.7.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

16.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K1/24
H02K1/32

Application no.

10726133.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

Synchronous reluctance machine using rotor flux barriers as cooling channels

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T195316.20200716

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 438 KB)
T 0039/17 () of 27.8.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

27.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J3/48
F03D9/00
F03D7/02

Application no.

11701227.8

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)
Partial reimbursement of the appeal fee - withdrawal more than one month after summons (no)

Application title

Arrangement for Generating a Control Signal for Controlling a Power Output of a Power Generation System

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T003917.20200827

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 0344/17 () of 6.8.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

6.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02P6/16
H02P27/08
H02M1/14

Application no.

11152387.4

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus
Änderungen - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Verfahren und Steuersystem zum Ansteuern eines bürstenlosen Elektromotors

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034417.20200806

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 480 KB)
T 1711/17 () of 8.10.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

8.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C35/21

Application no.

10170500.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

A selective synthesis of organophosphites

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T171117.20201008

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 2299/17 () of 16.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47J27/08
A47J27/092

Application no.

13190721.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Spät vorgebrachte Argumente - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Abbau des Druckes im Garraum eines Druckgargerätes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T229917.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 349 KB)
T 2682/17 () of 13.7.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

13.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01C19/00
E01C19/48
E01C23/088
E01C23/01
E01C23/07

Application no.

11715663.8

Keywords

Patentansprüche - mangelnde Klarheit kein Einspruchsgrund
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

ÜBERWACHUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINE BODENBEARBEITUNGSMASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T268217.20200713

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 432 KB)
T 2690/17 () of 18.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D7/14

Application no.

06754924.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

LENKVORRICHTUNG, INSBESONDERE FÜR EINE HINTERRADLENKUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T269017.20200918

Distribution

D

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0487/18 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L15/20
A61F13/15
A61L9/00
A61L15/22
C08J3/20
C08K11/00
A61L15/46
A61L15/60
C08J3/24

Application no.

09749072.6

Keywords

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

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG WASSERABSORBIERENDER POLYMERPARTIKEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048718.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 372 KB)
T 1597/18 (Gestrichene dreilagige Faserstoffbahn /VOITH PATENT) of 10.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21H27/30
D21H19/36
D21F11/04
D21H23/48
D21F3/02
D21F5/04
D21F9/00
D21G1/00
D21G9/00

Application no.

11721321.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Verfahrensmodifikation

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung einer gestrichenen, mehrlagigen Faserstoffbahn

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T159718.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 396 KB)
T 2584/18 (Controlled Release 25-Hydroxyvitamin D/Opko Ireland Global Holdings, … of 28.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/48
A61K31/593
A61K47/06
A61K47/14
A61K47/44

Application no.

14166756.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

Controlled Release 25-Hydroxyvitamin D

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T258418.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 2922/18 () of 25.8.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60W20/00
B60W10/06
B60W10/08
B60W20/10
B60K6/48

Application no.

13862482.0

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

TORQUE DISTRIBUTION METHOD FOR ENGINE AND MOTOR OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T292218.20200825

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0244/19 () of 15.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R13/08

Application no.

05806451.0

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

AKUSTIK-VERKLEIDUNGSTEIL FÜR EIN FAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T024419.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 343 KB)
T 1091/19 (Irplast/Sealing-Temperature) of 16.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B27/32
B32B27/08
B32B7/02

Application no.

12166536.8

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)

Application title

Multilayer films

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T109119.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 339 KB)
T 1850/19 (Sicherheitsmodul/MAHLTIG) of 1.9.2020

Online on

13.10.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F21/56
G06F21/60

Application no.

05782466.6

Keywords

Einspruch gilt als eingelegt - (ja)
Priorität - Wirksamkeit eines Prioritätstags (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

SICHERHEITSMODUL UND VERFAHREN ZUM STEUERN UND KONTROLLIEREN EINES DATENVERKEHRS EINES PERSONALCOMPUTERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T185019.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 546 KB)
T 0917/16 (Conjugate vaccine/PFIZER) of 8.10.2019

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

8.10.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/095
A61K39/102
A61K39/116
A61P31/04

Application no.

06762248.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Immunogenic composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T091716.20191008

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 342 KB)
T 0607/17 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01C3/00
G01C11/02
G01C11/06
G01S7/481
G01S11/12
G01S17/02
G01S17/42
G01S17/89
G06T7/00

Application no.

07018458.5

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Surveying method, surveying system and surveying data processing program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060717.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 2312/17 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L3/02
C08J5/18

Application no.

08843316.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

POLYMERES MATERIAL UND VERFAHREN ZU DESSEN HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T231217.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 506 KB)
T 0042/18 () of 4.9.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D11/00
B41M5/52

Application no.

08878797.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed document - admitted (no)

Application title

SURFACE COATING COMPOSITION FOR INKJET MEDIA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T004218.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 500 KB)
T 0241/18 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F4/649
C08F10/06
C08F4/646
C08F110/06

Application no.

04784378.4

Keywords

Late-filed documents
Late-filed document - admitted (no)- construction of new case on appeal (D9, D10)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no) raised after issue of the summons to oral proceedings; had been raised in opposition but was not invoked in the statement of grounds
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SELF LIMITING CATALYST COMPOSITION AND PROPYLENE POLYMERIZATION PROCESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T024118.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 434 KB)
T 0645/18 (Polysaccharide-protein conjugate/WYETH) of 18.9.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/395
A61K39/02
A61K39/09

Application no.

07865465.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Multivalent pneumococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugate composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T064518.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 2067/18 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B63H20/02
B63H20/06
B63H20/08
B63H20/36
B63B7/08

Application no.

10737118.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - not open to examination

Application title

APPARATUS FOR MOVING AN OUTBOARD MOTOR INSTALLED ON A BOAT AND BOAT WITH FOLDAWAY OUTBOARD MOTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T206718.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 276 KB)
T 2422/18 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B17/29

Application no.

12008531.1

Keywords

Reduzierte Beschwerdegebühr
Vertrauensschutz (nein)
Geringfügiger Fehlbetrag (nein)
Beschwerde gilt als nicht eingelegt

Application title

Medizinisches Instrument

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T242218.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0883/20 () of 7.10.2020

Online on

12.10.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/02

Application no.

12189192.3

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

Recommendation system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T088320.20201007

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 229 KB)
T 1657/15 () of 6.10.2020

Online on

11.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

6.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B05D7/14

Application no.

05002160.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

Metal plate coated with polyester resin, and can using the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T165715.20201006

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0512/16 () of 28.9.2020

Online on

11.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D33/00
A47G21/00

Application no.

11002622.6

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Papierbeutel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T051216.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 360 KB)
T 1363/17 () of 8.7.2020

Online on

09.10.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B5/18
B42D15/00
G09F3/02

Application no.

07831863.1

Keywords

Amendments (Main request, Auxiliary Request Main A, Auxiliary requests 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes) (Auxiliary Request 5)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

INDICATION BODY AND LABELED ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T136317.20200708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1957/17 () of 16.9.2020

Online on

09.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08K5/00
C08K5/17
C08K5/3465

Application no.

09755877.9

Keywords

Neuheit - (Hauptantrag: ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (Hauptantrag: nein)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

VULKANISIERBARE KAUTSCHUKMISCHUNG, INSBESONDERE AUF BASIS ACM ODER AEM, UND VULKANISAT, INSBESONDERE EIN SCHLAUCHMATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T195717.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 480 KB)
T 0323/18 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

09.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B62L3/02

Application no.

05076711.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure of the invention defined in claim 1 (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Master cylinder lever for a hydraulic disc brake having on the fly dead-band adjustment

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T032318.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 0958/19 (Onion plant/SEMINIS) of 2.10.2020

Online on

09.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/06
A01H5/10

Application no.

06787541.9

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Exceptions to patentability - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Low pungency, long day onion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T095819.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 275 KB)
T 0959/19 (Onion seed/SEMINIS) of 2.10.2020

Online on

09.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/06
A01H5/10

Application no.

11186853.5

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Exceptions to patentability - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Low pungency, long day onion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T095919.20201002

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 280 KB)
T 0976/16 () of 8.7.2020

Online on

08.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B35/04
B21B37/46

Application no.

09748284.8

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Nacharbeitbarkeit (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM EINSTELLEN EINER ANTRIEBSLAST FÜR EINE MEHRZAHL AN ANTRIEBEN EINER WALZSTRASSE ZUM WALZEN VON WALZGUT, STEUER- UND/ODER REGELEINRICHTUNG, SPEICHERMEDIUM, PROGRAMMCODE UND WALZANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T097616.20200708

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1444/16 () of 7.7.2020

Online on

08.10.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

7.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B37/26

Application no.

09736931.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Lösung
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR EINSTELLUNG EINER AUSLAUFDICKE EINES EINE MEHRGERÜSTIGE WALZSTRASSE DURCHLAUFENDEN WALZGUTS, STEUER- UND/ODER REGELEINRICHTUNG UND WALZANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T144416.20200707

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 335 KB)
T 0042/17 () of 14.7.2020

Online on

08.10.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

14.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01M15/10
F02B77/08

Application no.

11010203.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

Exhaust gas analyzing system and exhaust gas analyzing method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T004217.20200714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 324 KB)
T 0604/20 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

08.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/02
A61L15/58
A61L26/00
C09J7/02

Application no.

11157972.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Adhesive laminates and applications thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060420.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0350/17 (CASALE/UREA-MELAMINE) of 4.9.2020

Online on

07.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J19/24
C07C273/16
C07D251/62
C07C273/12

Application no.

07818806.7

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)

Application title

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR UREA AND MELAMINE PRODUCTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T035017.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 489 KB)
T 0516/18 () of 23.9.2020

Online on

07.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23B27/14
B23B51/00
B23C5/16
C23C16/30

Application no.

05795484.4

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Interpretation of unclear claims in the light of the description in order to asses compliance with Article 123(2) EPC
No added subject-matter (combination of range ends)
Remittal to the department of first instance for further prosecution

Application title

EDGE REPLACEMENT TYPE CUTTING TIP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T051618.20200923

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 0801/18 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

07.10.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60G17/018
B62K25/00
B62K25/04

Application no.

11153607.4

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests 1 and 3
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance - adaption of description (yes)

Application title

Method and apparatus for suspension adjustment

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T080118.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 627 KB)
T 0099/19 (BH4 for Phenylketonuria / BIOMARIN) of 7.7.2020

Online on

07.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

7.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61P3/00
A61K31/519
C07D475/04

Application no.

04819152.2

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)
Inventive step - technical prejudice or disincentive in the art (no)

Application title

TREATMENT OF PHENYLKETONURIA WITH BH4

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T009919.20200707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 536 KB)
T 0175/19 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

07.10.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/34
A61K8/73
A61Q19/08

Application no.

10726573.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

A FLUID COMPOSITION COMPRISING A HYALURONAN POLYMER AND MANNITOL FOR IMPROVING SKIN CONDITION.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017519.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 288 KB)
T 1635/15 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65B61/24
B65B9/10
B65D5/40
B65D5/74
B65D5/06
B65B9/20

Application no.

01954369.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PAPER PACKAGING CONTAINER, PAPER PACKAGING CONTAINER AND WEB-SHAPED PACKAGING MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163515.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0481/16 () of 1.10.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65B1/22
B65B5/06
B65D77/00

Application no.

09744697.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PACKAGING POTATO CRISPS, AS WELL AS THE PACKAGE OBTAINED

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048116.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0597/16 () of 10.8.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

10.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08B13/196
H04N7/18
G06T15/20

Application no.

13153773.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and first auxiliary request (no)
Second auxiliary request insufficiently substantiated - admitted (no)
Third to fifth auxiliary requests filed after notification of the summons - admitted (no)

Application title

System and method of optimal video camera placement and configuration

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T059716.20200810

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 441 KB)
T 0786/16 (Linking ACK resources/QUALCOMM) of 24.9.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W4/00

Application no.

07865065.2

Keywords

Clarity - main request and 1st to 5th auxiliary requests (no)
Admittance of late-filed request - "5th auxiliary request revised" (no)
Remittal to the examining division (no)

Application title

Acknowledgement of control messages in a wireless communication system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T078616.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 359 KB)
T 1013/17 () of 10.9.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L23/28
C08L23/02
C08L23/08
C08L101/00

Application no.

07806259.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Late submitted material - document admitted (no)- D18, D19, D20, D21
Late submitted material - document admitted (yes) D16, D17

Application title

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR DAMPING MATERIAL AND DAMPING MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T101317.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 437 KB)
T 1712/17 (Pharmaceutical Formulations Containing Methylnaltrexone / PROGENICS) of 22.9.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/08
A61K45/06
A61K47/12
A61K47/18
A61K9/19
A61K31/047
A61K31/195
A61K31/485

Application no.

04759349.6

Keywords

Late-filed request - request identical to request not admitted in first instance proceedings
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - special reasons for remitting the case

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS CONTAINING METHYLNALTREXONE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T171217.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 1718/18 () of 12.8.2020

Online on

06.10.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

12.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C19/06
A61K9/00
A61K9/70

Application no.

11706973.2

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 2 and 3 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 4 (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

DENTAL STRIP FOR ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL TREATMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T171818.20200812

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 443 KB)
T 1053/15 (Abschirmung gegen Strahlen / Alishahi) of 25.9.2020

Online on

05.10.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

25.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61N1/16
E04H9/12

Application no.

01925178.4

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUM ABSCHIRMEN GEGEN STRAHLEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T105315.20200925

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 316 KB)
T 1833/15 () of 30.9.2020

Online on

05.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

30.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02M7/48
H02J3/38
F03D7/04

Application no.

04739904.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag, Hilfsanträge 2, 4 und 6 (nein)
Änderung veranlasst durch Einspruchsgrund - Hilfsanträge 1, 3 und 5 (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge 1a, 3a, 5a und 6a
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - bedingter Antrag auf Zulassung prozessual unwirksam
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Windenergieanlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183315.20200930

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 351 KB)
T 1836/15 () of 28.9.2020

Online on

05.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K1/27

Application no.

07010082.1

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

Magnet retaining arrangement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183615.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 326 KB)
T 0381/15 (Solid milk and method of production the same/MEIJI) of 23.9.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

23.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C9/18
A23C9/16

Application no.

05757958.3

Keywords

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

Application title

SOLID MILK AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T038115.20200923

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 1054/15 () of 22.7.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00
H04L12/58

Application no.

08006061.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

System and method for generating a graphical user interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T105415.20200722

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 0860/16 (Sublingual immunotherapy/ALK-ABELLÓ) of 12.11.2019

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

12.11.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/35
A61K39/36

Application no.

09730293.9

Keywords

Main (sole) request - inventive step (no)

Application title

Mucosomal allergen-specific immunotherapy with initial dosing after start of pollen season

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T086016.20191112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 1188/16 () of 10.9.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/00
A61M1/00

Application no.

09755801.9

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

SUPER-ABSORBENT, REDUCED-PRESSURE SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118816.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 293 KB)
T 1329/16 () of 27.8.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N3/02
F01N3/18
F02D45/00

Application no.

07850903.1

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - request clearly allowable (no)

Application title

CONTROL METHOD OF EXHAUST EMISSION PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND EXHAUST EMISSION PURIFICATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T132916.20200827

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2219/16 (Hose-Plasticizer/FITT) of 14.7.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

14.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B27/22
B32B1/08

Application no.

07815095.0

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - undue burden (yes)

Application title

FLEXIBLE HOSE WITH NON-PHTHALATE PLASTICIZERS ADDITIVES FOR TRANSPORTING FOOD LIQUIDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T221916.20200714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2245/18 () of 14.9.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01G3/06
A01G23/02
A01G31/00
A01G9/10

Application no.

07862903.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD OF ACCELERATING THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TREES VIA ENHANCED ROOT DEVELOPMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T224518.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 281 KB)
T 2571/18 (Abiraterone and prednisone combination against prostate cancer/ … of 14.8.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

14.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61P35/00
A61K31/58
A61K45/06

Application no.

12160586.9

Keywords

Priority - basis in priority document (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)

Application title

Methods and compositions for treating cancer

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T257118.20200814

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 2908/18 (Produit alimentaire multicouche/NESTLE) of 15.9.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A23L5/00
A23L9/10
A23L19/00
A23P20/00
A23C9/13
A23G3/34
A23G3/28
A23C9/133
A23C9/154
A23G3/20
B65B1/04

Application no.

06794237.5

Keywords

Requête principale - Suffisance de l'exposé (oui)
Renvoi de l'affaire (oui)
Remboursement partiel de la taxe de recours (oui)

Application title

PRODUIT ALIMENTAIRE MULTICOUCHE ET PROCÉDÉ POUR SA PRÉPARATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T290818.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 405 KB)
T 0177/19 () of 29.9.2020

Online on

02.10.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

29.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61Q19/08
A61K8/46
A61K8/67
A61K8/73
A61K8/44
A61K8/49
A61K8/65

Application no.

08785671.2

Keywords

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

Application title

INJECTABLE DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT OF WRINKLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017719.20200929

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 264 KB)
T 1080/15 () of 28.8.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

28.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B6/00
G06T3/00
G06F3/048

Application no.

10760099.1

Keywords

Main request - novelty (no)
First, third, fifth, sixth auxiliary request, auxiliary request IIIb - inventive step (no)
Auxiliary requests IIa and VII - admitted (no)

Application title

GENERATING COMPOSITE MEDICAL IMAGES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T108015.20200828

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 540 KB)
T 2329/15 () of 8.9.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B8/14

Application no.

04754059.6

Keywords

Novelty (no)
Admissibility of a new auxiliary request filed at oral proceedings (no)

Application title

SUBCUTANEOUS BIOPSY CAVITY MARKER DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T232915.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 0178/16 () of 18.8.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M7/5387
H02M1/32

Application no.

04724628.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - late-filed ground for opposition (not admitted)
Grounds for opposition - discretion of Opposition Division not to admit was correctly exercised
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Configuration and Method for Protecting Converter Means

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017816.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 1184/17 (Handhabung wässriger Methansulfonsäurelösungen/BASF) of 4.9.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22C38/44
C22C38/50
C07C309/00

Application no.

10768963.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HANDHABUNG VON WÄSSRIGEN METHANSULFONSÄURELÖSUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T118417.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 321 KB)
T 1482/17 (Henkel/Pulverkomponente) of 18.9.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C11D17/04
B65B9/04
B65D65/46

Application no.

05776193.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Could-would approach
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Zulassung von Hilfsanträgen eingereicht in der mündlichen Verhandlung - Ausnahmsweise zugelassen

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG PORTIONIERTER WASCH- ODER REINIGUNGSMITTEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T148217.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 403 KB)
T 2160/17 () of 28.9.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

28.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F19/00

Application no.

08252742.5

Keywords

Added subject matter - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - special reasons for remitting the case
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Self-service terminal

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T216017.20200928

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 0639/19 (Ulipristal acetate contraception/HRA) of 28.8.2020

Online on

01.10.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

28.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/56
A61K31/57
A61K9/20
A61K9/06

Application no.

10717084.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - all requests
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR ON-DEMAND CONTRACEPTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T063919.20200828

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)

September 2020

T 1496/15 () of 28.7.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V8/20
G01V8/22

Application no.

08018504.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

Application title

Mehrstrahliges Reflexionslichtgitter und Verfahren zum Ausrichten eines mehrstrahligen Reflexionslichtgitters

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T149615.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 429 KB)
T 1820/16 () of 25.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/04

Application no.

13178377.1

Keywords

Patentable invention - (no)
Patentable invention - mathematical method
Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

Method for solving multidimensional optimization problems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T182016.20200925

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 466 KB)
T 0030/17 (Signalling control information/ERICSSON) of 21.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B7/06
H04B7/04

Application no.

08836979.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes): feature taken with its ordinary meaning not originally disclosed (no need to invoke Art. 69(1) EPC)

Application title

Method and arrangements for signaling control information in a communication system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T003017.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 382 KB)
T 0260/17 (Aqueous mineral materials / OMYA INTERNATIONAL) of 15.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09C1/02
C09C3/04
D21H17/00
C09C1/04
D21H17/69

Application no.

09796366.4

Keywords

Inventive step (all requests)
Inventive step - (no) : improvement not shown over the closest prior art

Application title

Process for manufacturing aqueous suspensions of mineral materials or dried mineral materials, the obtained products, as well as uses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T026017.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 0593/17 (Medizinisches Instrument / Ferton) of 16.6.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

16.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61N7/00
A61H23/00

Application no.

04026391.5

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag (Hilfsantrag XI)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Medizinisches Instrument zur Behandlung von biologischem Gewebe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T059317.20200616

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 419 KB)
T 2085/17 () of 25.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/04

Application no.

14739834.1

Keywords

Patentable invention - (yes)
Patentable invention - technical character of the invention
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR SOLVING MULTIDIMENSIONAL OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T208517.20200925

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0130/18 () of 10.7.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D11/00
F03D1/06

Application no.

10839557.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)

Application title

ROTARY BLADE OF WINDMILL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROTARY BLADE OF WINDMILL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T013018.20200710

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2618/19 (Everolimus solid brain tumour/NOVARTIS) of 18.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/436
A61P35/00

Application no.

14164565.5

Keywords

Basis of decision - agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor

Application title

Treatment of solid brain tumours with a rapamycin derivative

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T261819.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 263 KB)
T 0863/20 () of 24.9.2020

Online on

30.09.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R29/18
G01R31/02

Application no.

09178807.5

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

Meter phase identification

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T086320.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 226 KB)
T 0114/16 () of 11.8.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

11.8.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H03K17/955

Application no.

04103172.5

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (non)
Clarté - première et troisième requêtes subsidiaires (non)
Extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée - requêtes subsidiaires (oui)

Application title

Procédé de commande d'un dispositif de détection de présence d'un utilisateur pour véhicule automobile

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T011416.20200811

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 352 KB)
T 0833/17 (Cosmetic and pharmaceutical foam /FOAMIX) of 21.9.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/12

Application no.

03772600.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)

Application title

COSMETIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL FOAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T083317.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 2082/17 (PROCESS FOR PREPARING METAL HYDROXIDES, HYDROXYL ORGANOMETALS AND … of 22.9.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K33/00
A61K33/24
A61K33/44
C01B31/00
C01B31/02
C01B31/08

Application no.

10759993.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING METAL HYDROXIDES, HYDROXYL ORGANOMETALS AND WHITE CARBON SUITABLE FOR USE IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T208217.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 2663/17 (Dishwashing detergent composition / PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 18.9.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/386

Application no.

08164650.7

Keywords

Basis of decision - agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor

Application title

Automatic dishwashing detergent composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T266317.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 241 KB)
T 1396/18 (ORAL COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING TOOTH SENSITIVITY/ COLGATE) of 31.8.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

31.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/25

Application no.

10712276.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

ORAL COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING TOOTH SENSITIVITY AND METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T139618.20200831

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 2723/18 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

29.09.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01C23/01
E01C19/48
G01J5/00

Application no.

14182526.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

System für Straßenfertiger mit einer Temperaturmessvorrichtung, Verfahren zur Bestimmung eines Abkühlverhaltens eines von einem Straßenfertiger eingebauten Belages und computerlesbares Speichermedium

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T272318.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0002/16 (Sicherheitselement/L Kurz Stiftung) of 27.8.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B29/00
D21H21/44

Application no.

08707598.2

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative

Application title

SICHERHEITSELEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T000216.20200827

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 410 KB)
T 0188/16 (Strassenmautsystem /Kapsch TrafficCom) of 25.6.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

25.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B15/00

Application no.

09450193.9

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erster Hilfsantrag - Klarheit (nein)
Zweiter Hilfsantrag - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Fahrzeuggerät für ein Strassenmautsystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T018816.20200625

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0404/16 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M1/36

Application no.

06838361.1

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
added subject-matter (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

CITRATE ANTICOAGULATION SYSTEM FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T040416.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 605 KB)
T 1170/16 () of 1.9.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/514
A61F13/53
A61F13/15
A61F13/532
A61F13/535
B05C1/08
B05C11/10
B05C19/04
B32B37/00
G06F17/50

Application no.

05016289.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Process for producing sandwich structures with particulate material pattern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T117016.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 359 KB)
T 1797/16 () of 30.6.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

30.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41J2/165

Application no.

09005738.1

Keywords

Zulassung der Hilfsanträge 1 und 2, eingereicht in der mündlichen Verhandlung (ja)
Änderung veranlasst durch Einspruchsgrund (ja)
Neuheit (Hauptantrag, Hilfsantrag 1: nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (Hilfsantrag 2: nein)
Klarheit (Hilfsantrag 2: ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hilfsantrag 2: ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Reinigung von Wischelementen für einen Tintendruckkopf

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T179716.20200630

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 480 KB)
T 0264/17 () of 22.9.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L27/18
A61L27/54
C08L71/02

Application no.

12794927.9

Keywords

Neuheit - zweite (bzw. weitere) medizinische Verwendung
Neuheit - Stoff oder Stoffgemisch im Sinne von Artikel 54(4) bzw. 54(5) EPÜ

Application title

SYNTHETISCHES SCHMIERMITTEL ZUR VERWENDUNG ALS SYNOVIALFLÜSSIGKEITSERSATZ

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T026417.20200922

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 441 KB)
T 1004/18 () of 15.9.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60K11/04

Application no.

08011494.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Verspätet eingereichte Hilfsanträge 1 bis 3 - Zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Frontendmodul für Fahrzeuge

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T100418.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 317 KB)
T 2562/18 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M1/36

Application no.

11153847.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 1 and 2 (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the original
application and the parent application as filed - auxiliary
request 1 (yes) - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2 (yes)

Application title

Citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T256218.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 727 KB)
T 0777/19 () of 6.7.2020

Online on

28.09.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

6.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B17/122
A61B17/128
A61B17/00
A61B17/12

Application no.

15158361.4

Keywords

Subject-matter extends beyond content of original or earlier application - main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 4B (yes) - auxiliary request 5 (no)
Claims - clarity and support in the description
Claims - auxiliary request 5 (yes)
Amendments - extension of the scope of protection of the patent (no)
Insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 5 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 5 (yes)

Application title

MEDICAL DEVICE FOR CAUSING HEMOSTASIS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T077719.20200706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 724 KB)
T 1568/15 (Phase cut dimmer / Tridonic) of 10.6.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

10.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B33/08

Application no.

10766043.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

PHASE CUT DIMMING OF LEDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T156815.20200610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 0752/16 (Relatives Extinktions-Minimum) of 27.8.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

27.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05D21/02

Application no.

08801762.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein): Umformulierung der objektiven Aufgabe
Zulassung von nach der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung eingereichten Anspruchssätzen - Hilfsanträge 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 3 (nein): keine "außergewöhnlichen Umstände"

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur kontinuierlichen Aufbereitung belasteter Fluide

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T075216.20200827

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2778/17 () of 16.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01L1/12
G01L3/10
G01L5/10
G01M5/00

Application no.

12854092.9

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (no)

Application title

STRESS MONITORING DEVICE OF MAGNETO-ELASTIC AND MAGNETO-ELECTRIC EFFECT TYPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T277817.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0534/18 (Liquid nicotine formulation / McNeil AB) of 18.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

18.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/00
A61K31/465

Application no.

09002569.3

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance

Application title

A liquid pharmaceutical formulation comprising nicotine for the administration to the oral cavity

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053418.20200918

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 0702/18 (VOC-reduzierte Reinigungslösung und Konzentrat / CHEMISCHE WERKE … of 1.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C11D3/43
C09D9/00
C09D9/04

Application no.

11727630.3

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Hilfsanträge 1A und 2A : (ja)
Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus - Hauptantrag sowie Hilfsanträge 1 und 1A : (ja)
Mangelnde Klarheit - Hilfsantrag 2 : (ja)
Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus - Hilfsantrag 2A : (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hilfsantrag 2A : (ja)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 2A : (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 2A : (ja)

Application title

VOC-reduzierte, mildalkalische wässrige Reinigungslösung mit nichtionischen Tensiden sowie dessen Konzentrat

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T070218.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 433 KB)
T 1430/19 (High amylose durum wheat grains/BARILLA) of 2.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

2.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/10
A21D2/18
C08B30/00

Application no.

08425721.1

Keywords

Main request - exceptions to patentability (no); remittal to the examining division (yes)

Application title

High amylose durum wheat grains, meal and starch

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T143019.20200902

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 280 KB)
T 2873/19 () of 22.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B39/00
A61M39/00
F16L11/04
A61M25/00
A61M5/00
A61J1/20
F16L11/10
B65B3/04
A61M39/08
A61M39/12
B65B3/00

Application no.

16197448.0

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Einheitlichkeit der Erfindung - Rückerstattung der zusätzlich entrichteten Recherchengebühr (nein)

Application title

SCHLAUCHSET UND ABFÜLLNADEL ZUR VERWENDUNG IN EINEM SCHLAUCHSET ZUM ABFÜLLEN EINES FLIESSFÄHIGEN MEDIUMS, INSBESONDERE EINES PHARMAZEUTIKUMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T287319.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 365 KB)
T 3279/19 () of 17.9.2020

Online on

25.09.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N21/95

Application no.

10751799.7

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - fehlende Beschwerdebegründung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR DETEKTION VON RISSEN IN HALBLEITERSUBSTRATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T327919.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 236 KB)
T 2044/15 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

24.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/00

Application no.

05722457.8

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

APPLICATION-BASED VALUE BILLING IN A WIRELESS SUBSCRIBER NETWORK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T204415.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 274 KB)
T 0822/16 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

24.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D7/12
B42D15/00

Application no.

02790486.1

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsanträge 1 und 2 (nein)
Reformatio in peius

Application title

WERTDOKUMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T082216.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2351/17 () of 21.9.2020

Online on

24.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

21.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B27B31/06
B27G1/00
B27M1/08

Application no.

10177849.6

Keywords

Spät eingereichter Antrag - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Ausrichten von Werkstücken

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T235117.20200921

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 367 KB)
T 0686/18 (Geschäumte Polymermasse/TESA) of 14.7.2020

Online on

24.09.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

14.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08J9/32
C09J7/00
C09J7/02
C09J5/08
C08K7/22
B29C44/22
C08K5/00

Application no.

11188670.1

Keywords

Hauptantrag: Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Hauptantrag: Neuheit - (ja)
Hauptantrag: Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja) (rückschauende Betrachtungsweise)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Neuformulierung der technischen Aufgabe

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung schäumbarer Polymermassen, Verfahren zur Herstellung geschäumter Polymermassen daraus, geschäumte Polymermassen und Klebeband damit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T068618.20200714

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 401 KB)
T 0595/16 (Kontrollbedüftiges Fahrzeug/TOLLCOLLECT) of 14.9.2020

Online on

23.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

14.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B15/00

Application no.

01273553.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

KONTROLLVERFAHREN ZUR STRASSENGEBÜHRENERFASSUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T059516.20200914

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 289 KB)
T 0911/16 () of 23.6.2020

Online on

23.09.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

23.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G49/04
B01J35/10
B01J23/85

Application no.

03785754.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

HYDROPROCESSING OF HYDROCARBON USING A MIXTURE OF CATALYSTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T091116.20200623

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 1609/16 (Process to reduce acidity of crude oil/Saudi Arabian Oil Company et … of 9.9.2020

Online on

23.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

9.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G31/08
B01J21/06
C10G75/00

Application no.

08858300.0

Keywords

Late-filed main request - admitted (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS TO REDUCE ACIDITY OF CRUDE OIL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T160916.20200909

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 0602/15 () of 17.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V8/10

Application no.

05016032.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Optischer Sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060215.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 407 KB)
T 0984/15 (Configuring proximity indication/HTC) of 8.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W36/14

Application no.

11000052.8

Keywords

Novelty - (yes): no direct and unambiguous link between separate sections of a technical specification
Inventive step - technical prejudice in the art (no): obvious improvement of a technical specification

Application title

Methods and system to configure proximity indication in wireless communication systems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T098415.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0012/16 (Animal models/KYMAB) of 15.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

15.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K67/027
C07K16/00
C07K16/46
C12N15/85

Application no.

10734546.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Animal Models and Therapeutic Molecules

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T001216.20200915

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 264 KB)
T 1376/17 () of 3.6.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D1/06

Application no.

03814464.8

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz

Application title

WINDTURBINENROTORBLATT MIT VERRINGERTER SCHALLEMISSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T137617.20200603

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 312 KB)
T 2402/17 () of 8.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01B5/008
G01B21/04

Application no.

11717500.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit: Hauptantrag (nein), Hilfsantrag (ja)
Anspruch: Relation zwischen relativen Begriffen - Klarheit (ja)

Application title

BETRIEB EINER KOORDINATENMESSMASCHINE ODER EINER WERKZEUGMASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T240217.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0490/18 (Multi-language input with accents on touch screen / Samsung) of 16.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/0488

Application no.

14191284.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - obvious modification
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Multi-language input method and multi-language input apparatus using the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T049018.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306 KB)
T 1322/18 (Re-establishment of rights/Mignon Belle) of 17.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M21/02
A61G7/05
A61M21/00
A61N5/06

Application no.

10835717.9

Keywords

Re-establishment of rights - time limit for filing notice of appeal
Re-establishment of rights - all due care (no)
Appeal deemed not to have been filed

Application title

SLEEP INDUCTION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T132218.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 274 KB)
T 2288/18 () of 3.9.2020

Online on

22.09.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60P3/20
H04L12/24
H04B5/00
H04B7/00
B60H1/00
B60H1/32
F25D29/00
B65D88/74
H04L29/08
H04W4/02

Application no.

10797532.8

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PERFORMANCE AND POSITION MONITORING OF A MOBILE HVAC&R UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T228818.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 0344/15 (Gapmer antisense compound/IONIS) of 11.9.2020

Online on

21.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/113

Application no.

07811872.6

Keywords

Basis for a decision on the appeal (no) - revocation of the patent

Application title

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING GENE EXPRESSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034415.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 261 KB)
T 0452/14 (Integrating charts in documents / MICROSOFT) of 13.2.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

13.2.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00
G06F17/00
G06F17/21

Application no.

06802783.8

Keywords

Inventive step - handling user action with non-visible instance of spreadsheet (no
Inventive step - obvious)

Application title

INTEGRATING CHARTS IN DOCUMENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T045214.20200213

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 2110/14 (Optimizing translation lookaside buffer entries / QUALCOMM … of 4.6.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

4.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F12/10

Application no.

06739038.5

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step (yes
Inventive step - after amendment)
Inventive step - contiguity check of individual entries at each TLB miss (yes
Inventive step - non-obvious modification)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING TRANSLATION LOOKASIDE BUFFER ENTRIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T211014.20200604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0770/15 (RFID Tag / Sato Holdings) of 18.6.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

18.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K7/14

Application no.

04077912.6

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

A method for applying a RFID tag carrying label on an object

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T077015.20200618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 0848/15 () of 24.6.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

24.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q40/00

Application no.

06700549.6

Keywords

Remittal to the department of first instance - (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A RISK OF LOSSES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T084815.20200624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 361 KB)
T 1154/16 () of 13.8.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

13.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21F3/02
C08G18/10
C08G18/48
C08G18/76

Application no.

08777456.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)

Application title

SHOE PRESS BELT FOR PAPER MAKING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T115416.20200813

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 0996/17 () of 26.8.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

26.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01D21/00

Application no.

07016524.6

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum drahtlosen Austausch von Daten und Funksystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T099617.20200826

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 622 KB)
T 1547/17 () of 11.9.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B57/00
F02B41/10
F02M25/07
F02D23/02
F02B37/24
F02D41/00
F02D41/14

Application no.

08705768.3

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD FOR REDUCING DIESEL ENGINE EMISSIONS, AND DIESEL ENGINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T154717.20200911

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 1230/18 () of 7.7.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

7.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D65/10
B01D69/02
G01N15/08

Application no.

10171837.7

Keywords

Claims - all requests
Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

Method for improved scaling of filters

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T123018.20200707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 409 KB)
T 1449/18 () of 3.9.2020

Online on

16.09.2020

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N15/02
B01D45/04
B01D45/12
B01D21/00
B01D21/26
B01L3/00

Application no.

12156921.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Claims - essential features

Application title

Systems and methods for particle focusing in microchannels

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T144918.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 2214/14 (New onset diabetes/UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH) of 8.9.2020

Online on

15.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

8.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/11

Application no.

07813820.3

Keywords

Main request - requirements of the EPC met

Application title

MICROSPHERE-BASED COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING AND/OR REVERSING NEW-ONSET AUTOIMMUNE DIABETES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T221414.20200908

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 376 KB)
T 2022/15 () of 20.8.2020

Online on

15.09.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/32
H03M7/36

Application no.

06798249.6

Keywords

All requests - inventive step (no)

Application title

DYNAMIC IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE AND DYNAMIC IMAGE DECODING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T202215.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 401 KB)
T 1769/16 (Adaptive directional audio signals/CIRRUS) of 30.7.2020

Online on

15.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R3/00
H04R1/40
H04R25/00

Application no.

04761108.2

Keywords

Added subject-matter - (yes)

Application title

Method and apparatus for producing adaptive directional signals

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T176916.20200730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 411 KB)
T 0243/17 () of 20.7.2020

Online on

15.09.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

20.7.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C07D223/16
C07B37/10
C07B43/06

Application no.

09290466.3

Keywords

Recevabilité du recours
Document produit tardivement
Activité inventive
Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention

Application title

Procédé de synthèse de la 7,8-diméthoxy-1,3-dihydro-2H-3-benzazépin-2-one, et son application à la synthèse de l'ivabradine et de ses sels d'addition avec un acide pharmaceutiquement acceptable

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T024317.20200720

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 638 KB)
T 0487/17 () of 10.9.2020

Online on

15.09.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16F7/09
D06F37/22
D06F37/20

Application no.

09786334.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity in opposition proceedings
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

FRICTION SHOCK ABSORBER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T048717.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 1832/16 () of 3.9.2020

Online on

14.09.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/15
A61F13/20

Application no.

07736086.5

Keywords

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

Application title

LEG CUT-OUT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183216.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 254 KB)
T 2493/16 (HIV-1 primers/BIOMERIEUX) of 7.9.2020

Online on

14.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

7.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/70

Application no.

10183902.5

Keywords

Auxiliary request 2 upheld at first instance (sole request) - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Nucleic acid sequences that can be used as primers and probes in the amplification and detection of all subtypes of HIV-1

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T249316.20200907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2721/16 (HIV-1 primers/BIOMERIEUX) of 7.9.2020

Online on

14.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

7.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/70

Application no.

04077617.1

Keywords

Auxiliary request 1 upheld at first instance (sole request) - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Method for using nucleic acid sequences as primers and probes in the amplification and detection of all subtypes of HIV-1

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T272116.20200907

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1255/18 () of 16.6.2020

Online on

14.09.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K3/22
C08K3/34
C08K9/04
C09D5/08
C09D7/12

Application no.

12003913.6

Keywords

Divisional application - subject matter extends beyond the content of the earlier application (yes) (all requests)
Auxiliary requests 4 to 7 submitted after notification of the summons to oral proceedings - admitted into the proceedings (yes) - exceptional circumstances

Application title

Coating compositions exhibiting corrosion resistance properties, related coated substrates, and methods

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T125518.20200616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 414 KB)
T 1353/19 () of 9.9.2020

Online on

14.09.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.9.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08G83/00
C08G69/26
C08G69/08
C08G69/14
C08L101/00
C08L77/02
C08L77/06

Application no.

11711914.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non)

Application title

COMPOSITION POLYAMIDE DE HAUTE VISCOSITE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T135319.20200909

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 335 KB)
T 2362/13 (Logistics central station/SCHNEIDER LOGISTICS) of 1.9.2020

Online on

11.09.2020

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/60

Application no.

01977530.3

Keywords

Inventive step - providing different user interfaces and functions to different classes of users
Inventive step - (no
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical requirements)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERFACING WITH A SHIPPING SERVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T236213.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0020/16 (OspC-Dimere/EUROIMMUN) of 11.2.2020

Online on

11.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

11.2.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07K14/20
G01N33/569

Application no.

08021660.9

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (nein)
Änderungen - Hilfsäntrage 6 und 7Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 8 (nein)
Hilfsantrag 10 - zugelassen (nein)
Änderungen - Hilfsantrang 11Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)

Application title

Polypeptide und Verfahren zur spezifischen Detektion von Antikörpern bei Patienten mit einer Borrelieninfektion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T002016.20200211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 496 KB)
T 0967/16 (Oxcarbazepine Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/ACADEMIA SINICA PHARMIGENE) of 4.8.2020

Online on

11.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

4.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q1/68

Application no.

07797432.7

Keywords

Main request (claims as granted) - inventive step (no);
Auxiliary requests 1 to 7 - withdrawn;
Auxiliary request 8 - admission in appeal (no);

Application title

METHOD FOR PREDICTING A RISK OF ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS BY DETERMINATION OF HLA-B 1502

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T096716.20200804

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 443 KB)
T 0746/18 (Cinacalcet formulations / K.H.S. PHARMA HOLDING GMBH) of 4.9.2020

Online on

11.09.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/16
A61K9/20
A61K31/137

Application no.

12007638.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Immediate release formulations of cinacalcet

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T074618.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 283 KB)
T 2352/18 ("La Jurisprudence des Chambres de recours", Neuvième é … of 25.8.2020

Online on

11.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

25.8.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B61L25/02

Application no.

15161677.8

Keywords

Nouveauté (non)
Requêtes subsidiaires produites tardivement - irrecevables

Application title

Procédé de calcul d'un intervalle de positions d'un véhicule ferroviaire sur une voie ferrée et dispositif associé

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T235218.20200825

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 488 KB)
T 1168/15 () of 3.7.2020

Online on

10.09.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

3.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M5/32
A61M5/315
A61M5/145

Application no.

05799659.7

Keywords

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

Application title

INJECTION DEVICE WITH A PROCESSOR FOR COLLECTING EJECTION INFORMATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T116815.20200703

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 608 KB)
T 0681/16 (Radio head device/ALCATEL) of 4.9.2020

Online on

10.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B1/04
H03G3/30
H04B1/18

Application no.

11290161.6

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings - (yes): no request for oral proceedings
Added subject-matter - (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee - (no): no substantiation

Application title

Radio head device and method of operating a radio head device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T068116.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 277 KB)
T 1030/19 (Tetraploid corn salad/NUNHEMS) of 30.8.2020

Online on

10.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H1/08
A01H5/12

Application no.

10793168.5

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - (no)

Application title

Tetraploid corn salad

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103019.20200830

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 282 KB)
T 1341/19 (High amylose durum wheat grains/BARILLA) of 3.9.2020

Online on

10.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/10
A21D2/18
C08B30/04
A23L1/16

Application no.

12195780.7

Keywords

Sole claim request - exceptions to patentability (no); remittal to the examining division (yes)

Application title

High amylose durum wheat grains, meal and starch

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T134119.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 280 KB)
T 0763/16 (Buffer state reports/NOKIA) of 3.9.2020

Online on

09.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

3.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W4/00
H04L12/56

Application no.

07705514.3

Keywords

Clarity - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - main request (yes)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Apparatus, method and computer program product providing threshold-based buffer state reports from user equipment to a wireless network

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T076316.20200903

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 299 KB)
T 1487/17 (Danisco/enzyme-substrate) of 29.7.2020

Online on

09.09.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

29.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/386
C11D17/00

Application no.

09756878.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Admissibility of appeal
Inventive step - non-obvious combination of known features
Inventive step - could-would approach
Late filed request - admitted (yes)

Application title

DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CO-FORMULATED ENZYME AND SUBSTRATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T148717.20200729

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 1247/18 (Search-based application development framework/ORACLE INTERNATIONAL) of 4.9.2020

Online on

09.09.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

4.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

07759453.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (decision under appeal provides no suitable basis for assessing inventive step)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Search-based application development framework

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T124718.20200904

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 3142/19 (Analyzing Cytological Specimens/HOLOGIC) of 1.9.2020

Online on

09.09.2020

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K9/00

Application no.

14722003.2

Keywords

Amendments - combination of optional features
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REVIEWING AND ANALYZING CYTOLOGICAL SPECIMENS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T314219.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 1452/14 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

08.09.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/16
H04N7/24

Application no.

09720027.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T145214.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 1875/16 (Secured synchronisation message/ABB) of 28.7.2020

Online on

08.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L29/06

Application no.

10165325.1

Keywords

Novelty - main and sixth auxiliary requests (no)
Inventive step - first to fifth auxiliary requests (no)
Prohibition of reformatio in peius: seventh auxiliary request not to be challenged

Application title

Secure clock synchronization

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187516.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 2337/16 (Steuerelektronik/PHOENIX) of 15.6.2020

Online on

08.09.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

15.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B19/05

Application no.

08707499.3

Keywords

Bindungswirkung der vorangegangenen Beschwerdekammer-Entscheidung - (nein): keine abschließende Entscheidung zur erfinderischen Tätigkeit und neuer Sachverhalt
Berücksichtigung von durch die Einspruchsabteilung zugelassenen Beweismittel - Dokumente ED1 und ED2 (ja): Nicht-Berücksichtigung würde Art. 12(2) VOBK 2020 entgegenstehen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein): Juxtaposition

Application title

Steuer- und/oder Datenübertragungsmodul

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T233716.20200615

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1 MB)
T 0349/17 () of 12.8.2020

Online on

07.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B05B7/32
C09D7/14
C09D175/04

Application no.

06803385.1

Keywords

Late submitted material - document admitted by first instance (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instantce - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COATING COMPOSITIONS WITH CUSTOMIZABLE PROPERTIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034917.20200812

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 1436/17 (Hot formed steel part/Tata) of 1.7.2020

Online on

07.09.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

1.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21D8/00
C21D8/02
C22C38/22
C22C38/28
C22C38/38
C22C38/02
C22C38/04
C22C38/12
C22C38/14
C21D1/673
C21D9/48
C21D9/46

Application no.

11772882.4

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

METHOD OF HOT FORMING A STEEL BLANK AND THE HOT FORMED PART

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T143617.20200701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 0165/18 (Verfahren zur Bildung einer Filtermatte/HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK) of 9.7.2020

Online on

07.09.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

9.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01D29/11
B29C65/08
B29C65/16

Application no.

10781621.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Änderung
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR BILDUNG EINER FILTERMATTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T016518.20200709

Distribution

D

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 306 KB)
T 0870/14 (Meningococcal Hib vaccine/GLAXOSMITHKLINE) of 20.7.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/095
A61K39/102
A61K39/09

Application no.

08075538.2

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary requests 1 to 8: inventive step - (no)

Application title

Combined meningitis vaccines

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T087014.20200720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 468 KB)
T 1399/16 () of 22.6.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

22.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41N1/08
B41N3/03

Application no.

10188553.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Lithoband für die elektrochemische Aufrauung sowie Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T139916.20200622

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 643 KB)
T 1935/17 (Pool of storage/DELL) of 12.8.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

12.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/06
G06F11/14

Application no.

10010835.6

Keywords

Divisional application - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Virtual disk drive system and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T193517.20200812

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 291 KB)
T 2432/17 () of 1.9.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B02C25/00
B02C2/00

Application no.

05803668.2

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings without oral proceedings - (yes)
Novelty - (no)

Application title

A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CRUSHER AND A CRUSHER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T243217.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 292 KB)
T 0601/19 () of 1.9.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05D5/00
C23C14/00
C09D5/28

Application no.

14730738.3

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - (ja)

Application title

GLANZGRADEINSTELLUNG VON KUNSTSTOFFSUBSTRATEN MIT METALLISCHEM FINISH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T060119.20200901

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 305 KB)
T 2839/19 () of 4.8.2020

Online on

04.09.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

4.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L5/00
C08L3/00
C03C25/32
C07H5/04
C08F251/02
C08L51/02
C09D105/00
E04B1/78
E04B1/84
B29C70/68
C03C17/28
F16L59/02
F16L59/14
C09D167/04

Application no.

12198249.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Binders and materials made therewith

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T283919.20200804

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 252 KB)
T 0460/17 () of 24.7.2020

Online on

03.09.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

24.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G18/40
C08G18/62
C08G18/79
C09D175/04

Application no.

10152208.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Two-component polyurethane clear coat kit system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T046017.20200724

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 1602/17 () of 31.8.2020

Online on

03.09.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

31.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H1/64
C03C25/32
C08B37/00
C08L5/00
C09J179/00
D04H3/12

Application no.

11009802.7

Keywords

Priority - (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Article 100(c)- validly invoked as gorund of opposition - no
Interpretation of the claims - unduly broad (Appellant); unduly narrow (Respondent)

Application title

Improved spunbond polyester mat

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T160217.20200831

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 495 KB)
T 3218/19 (Light emitting devices/PRINCETON) of 20.8.2020

Online on

03.09.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L21/00
C09K11/06
H05B33/14
H01L51/50
H01L51/30

Application no.

10180580.2

Keywords

Main request: added subject-matter - no
Remittal to opposition division for further prosecution - yes

Application title

Very high efficiency organic light emitting devices based on electrophosphorescence

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T321819.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 288 KB)
T 1338/16 (Contention-free parallel LDPC decoder/SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS) of 29.6.2020

Online on

02.09.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

29.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M13/11
H03M13/00

Application no.

09832102.9

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 3 - not admitted
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes
Amendments - auxiliary request 4)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request 4 (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes after amendment
Remittal to the department of first instance - auxiliary request 5)

Application title

Contention-free parallel processing multimode LDPC decoder

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T133816.20200629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 437 KB)
T 1636/17 (Optimal flight/BOEING) of 17.8.2020

Online on

02.09.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

17.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08G5/00
G01C21/20
G06Q10/04

Application no.

13182817.0

Keywords

Main request - Novelty - (no)
Auxiliary requests 1 and 2 - Inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary requests 3 to 5 - Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Optimized flight plan management system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163617.20200817

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0344/15 (Gapmer antisense compound/IONIS) of 26.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

26.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/113

Application no.

07811872.6

Keywords

Basis for a decision on the appeal (no) - revocation of the patent

Application title

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING GENE EXPRESSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034415.20200826

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 255 KB)
T 1353/15 () of 27.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

01916492.0

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)

Application title

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOMIZING PET FOOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T135315.20200827

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 368 KB)
T 1031/16 (Myoblasts for treating the urinary sphincter muscle / UNIVERSITY OF … of 24.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

24.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K35/34
C12N5/0775
A61P13/02

Application no.

08169379.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - all requests (yes)

Application title

Use of myoblasts in the manufacture of a medicament for treating stress urinary incontinence

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103116.20200824

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 604 KB)
T 1817/16 () of 4.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B7/02
E21B19/083
E21B19/14
E21B19/15

Application no.

06821780.1

Keywords

Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - violation of the right to be heard (yes)

Application title

WELL DRILLING MACHINE WITH NEW DRILL PIPE LOADER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T181716.20200804

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 293 KB)
T 2461/16 () of 17.7.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

17.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25B15/10
F25B27/00

Application no.

09785156.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

MODULAR COOLING APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T246116.20200717

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 0650/17 () of 18.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01D5/08
F02C7/18
F01D11/02

Application no.

03751268.8

Keywords

Substantial procedural violation - (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

GAS TURBINE SEALING AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T065017.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0292/20 (Combination for treating HCV patients / ABBVIE) of 13.8.2020

Online on

01.09.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

13.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/454
A61K31/4985
A61K31/7056
A61P31/22

Application no.

14725812.3

Keywords

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

Application title

COMBINATION OF DIRECT ACTING ANTIVIRAL AGENTS AND RIBAVIRIN FOR TREATING HCV PATIENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T029220.20200813

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 236 KB)

August 2020

T 2090/16 (Programmable control of a hearing aid/STARKEY) of 30.6.2020

Online on

28.08.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

11250440.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and auxiliary request 4 (no)
Admission of late-filed requests - auxiliary requests 1, 2, 2', 3 and 5 (no): no exceptional circumstances

Application title

System for programming special function buttons for hearing assistance device applications

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T209016.20200630

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 486 KB)
T 0277/17 (Cyanocobalamin/PAR) of 20.8.2020

Online on

26.08.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/714
A61K9/08
A61K47/10

Application no.

06785533.8

Keywords

Clarity - main request and auxiliary requests 1, 2 and 4 (no)
Added subject-matter - auxiliary request 3 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 5 and 6 (no)
Partial reimbursement of appeal fee - (no) - late withdrawal of the request for oral proceedings

Application title

CYANOCOBALAMIN LOW VISCOSITY AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS FOR INTRANASAL DELIVERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T027717.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 400 KB)
T 0617/16 (Multi-mode base station/QUALCOMM) of 10.7.2020

Online on

24.08.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

10.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B7/26
H04W52/02

Application no.

11174472.8

Keywords

Admissibility of prior-art document admitted by the opposition division - (yes): denial would contravene Art. 12(2) RPBA 2020
Inventive step - all requests (no): juxtaposition of obvious features

Application title

Multi-mode base station method and apparatus for use in a wireless communications system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T061716.20200710

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 480 KB)
T 0670/16 (Gebührenguthaben/KAPSCH) of 17.8.2020

Online on

24.08.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

17.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07B15/00

Application no.

01988918.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Verspätet eingereichter Antrag - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR ERHEBUNG VON NUTZUNGSGEBÜHREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T067016.20200817

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 313 KB)
T 2210/16 (Verringern des Mikrofonrauschens/SIVANTOS) of 25.6.2020

Online on

24.08.2020

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

25.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

12190794.3

Keywords

Ausführbarkeit - Haupt- und Hilfsantrag (nein): im Anspruch angegebener technischer Effekt nicht für alle unter den Schutzbereich fallenden und technisch sinnvollen Ausführungsarten erzielbar

Application title

Hörvorrichtung mit einer Einrichtung zum Verringern eines Mikrofonrauschens und Verfahren zum Verringern eines Mikrofonrauschens

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T221016.20200625

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2072/17 () of 10.7.2020

Online on

24.08.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D11/00
G01N25/72

Application no.

12182635.8

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur thermischen Überprüfung des Bauzustandes von Windkraftanlagen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T207217.20200710

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0533/15 (Transmitter arrangement / Philips) of 13.7.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

13.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R33/34
G01R33/3415
G01R33/561

Application no.

08737988.9

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD AND RF TRANSMITTER ARRANGEMENT FOR GENERATING RF FIELDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053315.20200713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0891/15 () of 22.6.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

22.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/00
H04N5/222

Application no.

04780741.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

DIGITAL MEDIA DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T089115.20200622

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 335 KB)
T 1504/15 () of 29.5.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

29.5.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/445
H04N5/781

Application no.

11162898.8

Keywords

Main request - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
First and second auxiliary requests - mixture of technical and non-technical features (yes), inventive step (no)

Application title

A receiving device and method for presenting information about available programming

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150415.20200529

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 527 KB)
T 1826/15 () of 18.8.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

18.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N1/60

Application no.

07808525.5

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING AT LEAST ONE FIRST-SPECTRUM IMAGE INTO A SECOND-SPECTRUM IMAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T182615.20200818

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 1267/16 (diabetes/EPSHTEIN) of 6.12.2019

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

6.12.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K41/00
C07K16/28
C07K16/40

Application no.

11773314.7

Keywords

All claim requests - clarity (no)
Postponement of oral proceedings (no)
Right to be heard - violation (no)

Application title

A combination pharmaceutical composition and methods of treating diabetes and metabolic disorders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T126716.20191206

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 505 KB)
T 2294/16 () of 16.7.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60C25/138

Application no.

09173532.4

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - common general knowledge (admitted)
Sufficiency of disclosure - support by the description (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Extension of scope of protection - interpretation of claims as granted (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Tyre-changing machine for fitting and removing vehicle wheels

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T229416.20200716

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 500 KB)
T 1504/17 () of 17.8.2020

Online on

21.08.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63F13/211
A63F13/40

Application no.

11176961.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Information processing program, information processing apparatus, information processing system and information processing method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150417.20200817

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0623/16 () of 17.8.2020

Online on

20.08.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J1/62
H01J63/04
C09K11/06
H01J29/32
H05B33/14
H01J1/74

Application no.

02734378.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - support by the description (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - reproducibility (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - completeness of disclosure
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request (yes)
Essential features

Application title

HIGH EFFICIENCY MULTI-COLOR ELECTRO-PHOSPHORESCENT OLEDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T062316.20200817

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 419 KB)
T 1050/19 () of 20.7.2020

Online on

20.08.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F21S8/00
F21V21/40
F21V23/04
F21W131/205

Application no.

10181051.3

Keywords

Antrag auf mündliche Verhandlung - nicht verspätet
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Beweismittel erstinstanzlich zugelassen (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Rechtfertigung der Verspätung (nein)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - nicht zugelassen
Teile der Entscheidung in gekürzter Form (Zustimmung der Beteiligten)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Operationsleuchte mit steriler Bedieneinrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T105019.20200720

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 391 KB)
J 0012/18 () of 19.5.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

19.5.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/08
A61B5/087
G01F1/68

Application no.

17195173.4

Keywords

Divisional application - designation of contracting states
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Late-filed facts - submitted during oral proceedings
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)

Application title

CONDUIT CONNECTOR FOR A PATIENT BREATHING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J001218.20200519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
J 0013/18 () of 19.5.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

19.5.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/06
A61M16/08

Application no.

17179765.7

Keywords

Divisional application - designation of contracting states
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Late-filed facts - submitted during oral proceedings
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)

Application title

PATIENT INTERFACE AND ASPECTS THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J001318.20200519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
J 0014/18 () of 19.5.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

19.5.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/06
A61M16/00
A61M16/08

Application no.

16174992.4

Keywords

Divisional application - designation of contracting states
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Late-filed facts - submitted during oral proceedings
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)

Application title

INTERFACE COMPRISING A ROLLING NASAL BRIDGE PORTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J001418.20200519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
J 0007/19 (Withdrawal of application/Nitto Denko) of 15.1.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

15.1.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C03C17/34
G09F9/30
B32B17/06
B32B7/12
G02F1/1333
H01L51/50
H05B33/02
H05B33/10

Application no.

09734244.8

Keywords

"Request for correction of a withdrawal of an application (not allowed)"

Application title

TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J000719.20200115

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
J 0010/19 (Unterbrechung des Verfahrens wegen Insolvenz des Patentinhabers) of 13.7.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

13.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L31/18
H01L31/0216
H01L31/068

Application no.

08850615.9

Keywords

-

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM HERSTELLEN EINER SOLARZELLE MIT EINER OBERFLÄCHENPASSIVIERENDEN DIELEKTRIKUMDOPPELSCHICHT UND ENTSPRECHENDE SOLARZELLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J001019.20200713

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 347 KB)
J 0003/20 () of 19.5.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

19.5.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/00
A61M16/10
A61M16/20
A61M16/08

Application no.

18183683.4

Keywords

Divisional application - designation of contracting states
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Late-filed facts - submitted during oral proceedings
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)

Application title

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SUPPLYING GASES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:J000320.20200519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 370 KB)
T 1224/15 (Structure multicouche a base de polyamide / ARKEMA FRANCE) of 21.7.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B32B27/34
C08K5/20
B29C45/16

Application no.

05775238.8

Keywords

Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui)
Recevabilité des requêtes subsidiaires (requêtes subsidiaires 3 et 6 - oui)
Modifications - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (requête principale et requêtes subsidiaires 1, 2, 4 et 5
Modifications - oui) (requête subsidiaire 6
Modifications - non)
Nouveauté (requête subsidiairie 3
Nouveauté - non) (requête subsidiaire 6
Nouveauté - oui)
Renvoi à la première instance - (oui)

Application title

STRUCTURE MULTICOUCHE A BASE DE POLYAMIDE POUR RECOUVRIR DES SUBSTRATS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T122415.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 452 KB)
T 2098/16 () of 5.8.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

5.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C13/00

Application no.

04000286.7

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit im Einspruchsbeschwerdeverfahren
Patentansprüche - Merkmal des erteilten Anspruchs
Patentansprüche - nicht zu prüfen
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Herstellung von Zahnersatz

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T209816.20200805

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1877/19 () of 13.8.2020

Online on

19.08.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

13.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B3/091
A47C4/04
A47C11/00

Application no.

14001369.9

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - (ja)

Application title

Klappgestell für Bänke oder Tische

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187719.20200813

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 293 KB)
T 1503/16 () of 12.8.2020

Online on

18.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

12.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J3/28
F03D7/02
F03D1/06
H02J3/38

Application no.

07722543.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)
Reply to the appeal sufficiently substantiated (no)

Application title

Wind turbine with a protection system for an electric generator and use thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150316.20200812

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1412/17 () of 3.7.2020

Online on

18.08.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J31/54

Application no.

11727180.9

Keywords

Novelty - Main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

ADVANCED HEATING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T141217.20200703

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2472/17 (Non-invasive collection of colorectal mucocellular layer/DIAGNODUS) of 13.8.2020

Online on

18.08.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

13.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N33/50
G01N33/574

Application no.

12730009.3

Keywords

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

Application title

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVE COLLECTION OF COLORECTAL MUCOCELLULAR LAYER AND DISEASE DETECTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T247217.20200813

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 294 KB)
T 0892/18 () of 28.7.2020

Online on

18.08.2020

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63F13/06
G07F17/32

Application no.

06786488.4

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative

Application title

SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS GAMING WITH LOCATION DETERMINATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T089218.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 285 KB)
T 0633/16 () of 10.7.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03H1/18
G09F3/02
B31D1/02

Application no.

04747491.1

Keywords

documents E6 to E10 filed with statement of grounds of appeal - admitted (yes)
Wikipedia extracts cited by appellant - admitted (no)
appellant's new line of attack - alleged lack novelty based on E3 - admitted (yes)
appellant's new line of arguments - admitted (yes)
main request - claim 1 - novelty (yes)
main request - claim 1 - inventive step (no)
auxiliary requests 1 and 1a - claim 1 - added subject-matter (yes)
auxiliary request 1b filed after oral proceedings have been arranged - admitted (yes)
auxiliary request 1b - claims 1 and 6 - inventive step (yes)

Application title

FORGERY PREVENTING LABEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T063316.20200710

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 520 KB)
T 1689/16 () of 29.7.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

29.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F6/20
A61B17/12
A61N1/36

Application no.

09822269.8

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)

Application title

AN APPARATUS FOR TEMPORARY MALE CONTRACEPTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T168916.20200729

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2253/16 () of 8.7.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

8.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60M1/30

Application no.

10152165.6

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Neuheit - Definition des Anspruchsgegenstandes durch Bezugnahme auf weiteren Gegenstand
Beschwerdevorbringen - im Verfahren berücksichtigt (nein) - nicht ausreichend substantiiert
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - unberücksichtigt geblieben (ja) - keine außergewöhnlichen Umstände

Application title

Stromschiene

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T225316.20200708

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 439 KB)
T 0206/17 () of 7.8.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

7.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K5/16
C08L75/08
C09J175/08
C08L101/10
C09J201/10
C08K5/57
C09K3/10

Application no.

12183144.0

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step (no)- effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Inventive step - obvious alternative
Auxiliary requests not properly substantiated - not be taken into account

Application title

Curable composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T020617.20200807

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 618 KB)
T 2530/17 () of 22.7.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

22.7.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08F10/02
C08F2/00

Application no.

12707885.5

Keywords

Activité inventive - (oui)
Faits produits tardivement - recevable (non)

Application title

POLYMERISATION RADICALAIRE DE L'ETHYLENE AMORCEE PAR DES PEROXYDES ORGANIQUES A HAUTE PRODUCTIVITE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T253017.20200722

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 456 KB)
T 1400/19 () of 14.7.2020

Online on

17.08.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B63B35/12
B63H1/20

Application no.

11807145.5

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

A PROPULSION UNIT FOR A MARINE VESSEL AND A MARINE VESSEL HAVING A PROPULSION UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T140019.20200714

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 285 KB)
T 2158/15 () of 28.7.2020

Online on

14.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B25/06
G08B29/06
G08B29/08
G01R31/02

Application no.

09700171.3

Keywords

Beschwerdebegründung - vollständiger Sachvortrag eines Beteiligten
Beschwerdebegründung - Hauptantrag (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge I bis VIII (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge I bis VIII (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge Ia und Va
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zulässig (nein)

Application title

Überwachungsvorrichtung für ein Meldesystem, Meldesystem und Verfahren zur Überwachung des Meldesystems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T215815.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0942/17 () of 30.6.2020

Online on

14.08.2020

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F214/26
C08F2/24
C08J9/00

Application no.

10828382.1

Keywords

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

Application title

AQUEOUS POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE EMULSION AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF, AQUEOUS POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE DISPERSION OBTAINED USING THE EMULSION, POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE FINE POWDER, AND STRETCH-EXPANDED BODY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094217.20200630

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 575 KB)
T 2232/16 () of 10.8.2020

Online on

13.08.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L25/07
H01L23/373

Application no.

09790134.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

GROUNDING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T223216.20200810

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1503/18 (Electronic device using pen input device, determining tilt / Samsung) of 30.7.2020

Online on

13.08.2020

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

30.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/0354
G06F3/0488

Application no.

13175799.9

Keywords

Time limits - interruption in the delivery of mail
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Inventive step - obvious alternative
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features

Application title

Input method and electronic device using pen input device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150318.20200730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 318 KB)
T 2214/15 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

11.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08B25/04
G01R11/00
G01R21/00

Application no.

09729412.8

Keywords

Lack of support - main, first and second auxiliary request - (no)
Admissibility of auxiliary requests - second auxiliary request (yes) - third auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Device State Detecting Device, Device State Detecting Method, Device State Detecting Server, Device State Detecting System, Liver Abnormality Detecting Device, Liver Abnormality Detecting System, Liver Abnormality Detecting Method, and Device State Database Maintaining Server

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T221415.20200721

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 451 KB)
T 0492/17 () of 2.7.2020

Online on

11.08.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

2.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01N25/02
A01N25/30
A01N43/56
A01N43/80
A01P13/00

Application no.

09783537.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit
Änderungen

Application title

ZUSAMMENSETZUNG ZUR VERBESSERUNG DER WIRKSAMKEIT VON HERBIZIDEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T049217.20200702

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 516 KB)
T 0201/18 () of 27.7.2020

Online on

11.08.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

27.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/506
A61P35/00

Application no.

09704256.8

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD OF OPTIMIZING THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES MEDIATED BY THE TYROSINE KINASE RECEPTOR KIT WITH IMATINIB

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T020118.20200727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 235 KB)
T 0796/15 () of 3.8.2020

Online on

10.08.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

3.8.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M1/00

Application no.

08846963.0

Keywords

Rücknahme des Patents im Beschwerdeverfahren - nicht möglich
Auslegung des Antrags
Antrag auf Widerruf des Patents durch den Patentinhaber

Application title

PRÜFEINHEIT FÜR WUNDDRAINAGEAUFLAGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T079615.20200803

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 246 KB)
T 2101/15 () of 22.8.2019

Online on

10.08.2020

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

22.8.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/155
A61K31/40
A61P3/10
A61K9/20
A61K9/48
A61K31/4439

Application no.

06815305.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - main request, auxiliary request 1
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2

Application title

FORMULATION COMPRISING METFORMIN AND VILDAGLIPTIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T210115.20190822

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 488 KB)
T 2149/15 () of 19.6.2020

Online on

10.08.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V8/12

Application no.

09100159.4

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Optoelektronischer Sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T214915.20200619

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 406 KB)
T 1613/16 (Multilayer structure/A. Schulman, Inc.) of 24.7.2020

Online on

10.08.2020

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B27/08
B32B27/32
B29C51/14

Application no.

12171722.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - all claim requests
Claims - clarity (no)
Claims - auyiliary request I

Application title

Multilayer structure

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T161316.20200724

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 1650/19 () of 5.8.2020

Online on

10.08.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B25J5/00
B25J9/00
B25J9/16
B25J11/00
G05D1/02

Application no.

13151003.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Beacon collision avoidance method for a mobile robot system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T165019.20200805

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 0769/15 () of 20.3.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

20.3.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01B17/30

Application no.

05798826.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Electric bushing and a method of manufacturing an electric bushing

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T076915.20200320

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 1135/15 () of 19.2.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

19.2.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G07B17/02

Application no.

04292729.3

Keywords

Requête produite tardivement - requête aurait pu être produite en première instance (non)
Modifications - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (non)
Revendications - clarté
Revendications - requête principale (oui)
Décision sur le recours - renvoi à la première instance (oui)

Application title

Procédé d'impression pour machine à affranchir compacte et machine à affranchir associée

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T113515.20200219

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2042/15 () of 24.6.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B6/00

Application no.

06781500.1

Keywords

Inventive step (no)

Application title

METHOD OF CONTROLLING X-RAY DIAGNOSIS DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T204215.20200624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 411 KB)
T 0289/16 () of 18.6.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07B17/00

Application no.

09305638.0

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Continuation of the appeal procedure after withdrawal of the opposition

Application title

Postal indicia generating system and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T028916.20200618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 0400/16 () of 23.6.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B17/04

Application no.

05750101.7

Keywords

Added subject-matter (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Admissibility of a late-filed document (no)

Application title

SUTURE DEVICES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T040016.20200623

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 0014/20 () of 24.7.2020

Online on

06.08.2020

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

24.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B31/02
B65B59/04

Application no.

16164932.2

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)
Mündliche Verhandlung - Fernbleiben eines Beteiligten
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUR VERPACKUNG VON LEBENSMITTELN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T001420.20200724

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 346 KB)
T 1734/14 (Quiescent current diagnostics device / Rosemount Inc.) of 9.1.2020

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

9.1.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R31/28
G08C19/02

Application no.

04757422.3

Keywords

Amendments - main request, sixth and eighth auxiliary request
Amendments - allowable (no)
Late-filed first, second and third auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth auxiliary request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - sixth auxiliary request (no)

Application title

PROCESS DEVICE WITH QUIESCENT CURRENT DIAGNOSTICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T173414.20200109

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0694/15 (Visualisation / Counterflo) of 4.6.2020

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

4.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R19/145
G01R13/02
G02B6/44
H05B33/12
G01R13/40
H01B7/36
H01R13/66
H01R13/717

Application no.

06716969.8

Keywords

Inventive step - closest prior art
Inventive step - problem and solution

Application title

VISUALISATION ARRANGEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T069415.20200604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 1842/15 (FVIII/vWF for the treatment of a bleeding event/CSL BEHRING) of 10.10.2019

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.10.2019

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/37
A61P 7/04

Application no.

09777111.7

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary requests 1 to 11 - sufficiency of disclosure (no)
auxiliary request 12 - novelty (yes), sufficiency of disclosure (no)
auxiliary request 12A - inventive step (yes)

Application title

Von Willebrand Factor or Factor VIII and von Willebrand Factor for the treatment of coagulopathy induced by inhibitors of thrombocytes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:T184215.20191010

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 694 KB)
T 1418/17 () of 17.7.2020

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23P19/06
F16B37/06

Application no.

09008497.1

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag zugelassen
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Entscheidung teilweise in gekürzter Form
Öffentliche Zugänglichkeit einer offenkundigen Vorbenutzung

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Einpressen von Befestigungselementen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T141817.20200717

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 495 KB)
T 0452/19 (Brassica oleracea plants with improved nutritional value/SEMINIS … of 22.7.2020

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

22.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/10
A01H1/04
C12Q1/68
C12N15/11

Application no.

13184376.5

Keywords

Sole claim request - exceptions to patentability (no); remittal to the examining division (yes)

Application title

Brassica oleracea plants with improved nutritional value

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T045219.20200722

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1028/19 (Plants with an intense fruit phenotype/NUNHEMS) of 27.7.2020

Online on

05.08.2020

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

27.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/08
C07K14/415
C12Q1/68

Application no.

14766735.6

Keywords

Main request - exceptions to patentability (no); remittal to the examining division (yes)

Application title

Plants with an intense fruit phenotype

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T102819.20200727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 1961/14 (Main counter ions/AJINOMOTO) of 30.7.2020

Online on

04.08.2020

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

30.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P13/08

Application no.

01120248.8

Keywords

Main request (patent as granted) - sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal to the opposition division - (yes)

Application title

Method for producing basic amino acid

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T196114.20200730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 441 KB)
T 0115/17 () of 23.7.2020

Online on

04.08.2020

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

23.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24F7/06
F24F11/00
F24F11/02
F24F11/04

Application no.

12172716.8

Keywords

Spät eingereichtes Dokument
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Rücknahme des Einspruchs
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Steuerung des Volumenstroms eines Ventilators

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T011517.20200723

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 350 KB)
T 0170/19 (Shampoo Containing A Gel Network / PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 24.7.2020

Online on

03.08.2020

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

24.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/34
A61K8/86
A61Q5/02
A61K8/36
A61K8/04

Application no.

08856247.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance - special reasons for remitting the case

Application title

SHAMPOO CONTAINING A GEL NETWORK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T017019.20200724

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 326 KB)

July 2020

T 1994/16 () of 28.7.2020

Online on

31.07.2020

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65H69/00
B65H63/06

Application no.

09775790.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und zweiter Hilfsantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Kombination technischer und nicht-technischer Merkmale
Änderung veranlasst durch Einspruchsgrund - erster Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

QUALITÄTSUBERWACHUNG VON SPLEISSEN IN EINEM LÄNGLICHEN TEXTILEN PRÜFGUT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T199416.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0568/17 (Database transactions/OPEN TEXT SOFTWARE) of 28.7.2020

Online on

31.07.2020

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

28.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

09755851.4

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - not rendered obvious by document D1
Remittal to the department of first instance - (yes)

Application title

Method for performing transactions on data and a transactional database

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T056817.20200728

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 0882/18 (Glasbauelement/SIKA) of 3.7.2020

Online on

31.07.2020

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

3.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C03C17/30
C03C27/04
E04F13/14
C09D183/04
C08G77/16

Application no.

13710340.4

Keywords

-

Application title

GLASBAUELEMENT UND VERFAHREN ZU DESSEN HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T088218.20200703

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 334 KB)
T 0915/15 (Sicherheitsdokument/LEONHARD KURZ) of 26.6.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

26.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B29/00
D21H21/44

Application no.

08707586.7

Keywords

Hauptantrag - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Hilfsanträge 1 bis 12 - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Hilfsanträge 13 und 14 - Zulassung (nein)

Application title

SICHERHEITSDOKUMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T091515.20200626

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1041/15 () of 27.7.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G09B7/00

Application no.

08019720.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Mischung technischer und nichttechnischer Merkmale
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

Koordination und/oder Durchführung von Unterrichtzwecken dienenden Lehreinheiten mit optischen und/oder akustischen Lehrinhalten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T104115.20200727

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 353 KB)
T 1561/15 () of 24.6.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.6.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M16/00
A61M16/12
G09B23/28
A61H31/00

Application no.

07400032.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (nein)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz - (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Abgabe von Sauerstoff im Rahmen einer Reanimation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T156115.20200624

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 463 KB)
T 1994/15 () of 27.7.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J1/15
G05D23/27

Application no.

10737667.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEATING A TIP APEX OF A CHARGED PARTICLE SOURCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T199415.20200727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 0891/16 () of 26.6.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

26.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F17/32

Application no.

04765712.7

Keywords

main request - added subject-matter (yes)
auxiliary request 1 - added subject-matter (yes)
late-filed auxiliary request 1a - admitted (no) - article 13(1) RPBA 2020 in combination with article 25(1) RPBA 2020

Application title

DOORFRAME FOR GAMING MACHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T089116.20200626

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 1372/16 () of 4.6.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

4.6.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D183/04
C04B41/49
C08J3/03

Application no.

05850021.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)

Application title

HIGH-VISCOSITY AQUEOUS EMULSIONS OF FUNCTIONAL ALKOXYSILANES, CONDENSED OLIGOMERS THEREOF, ORGANOPOLYSILOXANES, THEIR PREPARATION AND USE FOR SURFACE TREATMENT OF INORGANIC MATERIALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T137216.20200604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 496 KB)
T 1504/16 (System for manufacturing frozen edible products/GRAM) of 17.7.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

17.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23G9/14
A23G9/16
A23G9/20
A23C3/00

Application no.

05772325.6

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Auxiliary requests - admission (no)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FROZEN EDIBLE PRODUCTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T150416.20200717

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 0717/19 () of 21.7.2020

Online on

30.07.2020

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

21.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L15/04
C10M103/06
C10M169/02
C25D5/26
C25D7/00
C10N10/12
C10N40/00
C10N50/08
C10N50/10

Application no.

06797658.9

Keywords

Withdrawal of the approval of the text of the patent

Application title

Threaded joint for steel pipes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T071719.20200721

Distribution

D

Decision