Decisions in 2021

All board of appeal decisions released for publication in 2021 are shown in the list below by month.

Available months in 2021

August 2021

T 0961/17 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L 55/165
F16L 55/18

Application no.

10782540.8

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Features of public prior use established beyond reasonable doubt (yes)
Novelty (no: main request, auxiliary requests 1 to 9)
Admittance (no: auxiliary requests 10 to 12)

Application title

Apparatus and method for installing a liner in a pipe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096117.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 2 MB)
T 1790/17 (Redesigning product or process parameters/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 18.3.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/06

Application no.

14178116.1

Keywords

Patentable invention - redesigning a product based on user feedback (no
Patentable invention - business method)
Patentable invention - controlling manufacture of a product with improved process data (yes
Patentable invention - technical)
Amendment after summons (yes
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances)
Remittal (yes
Remittal - exceptional circumstances)

Application title

Method for redesigning one or more product or process parameters of a manufactured article

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179017.20210318

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1844/17 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61P 35/00
A61K 31/337
A61K 31/517
A61K 39/00
A61K 39/395
A61K 45/06
C07K 16/28
C07K 16/30
C07K 16/32

Application no.

11730112.7

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor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

Application title

USE OF ERBB3 INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184417.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 233 KB)
T 0137/18 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B 5/20
G01B 21/20
G06F 17/10
G01B 21/10
G01B 5/213
G01B 5/08

Application no.

12004633.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Method of measuring a circle shape characteristic and circular shape characteristic measuring device and program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013718.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 530 KB)
T 1328/18 (Melting furnace/Danieli) of 29.6.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21C 5/52
F27B 3/18
F27D 13/00

Application no.

13707029.8

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR MANAGING THE CHARGE IN A MELTING FURNACE AND CORRESPONDING LOADING APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132818.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 308 KB)
T 2472/19 (Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery / Seiko) of 25.5.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 2/02
H01M 2/04
H01M 4/485
H01M 10/0569
H01M 10/0525
H01M 10/42

Application no.

15152014.5

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247219.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 0921/20 () of 19.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23C 5/10
B23B 27/14
B23C 5/06
B23C 5/20

Application no.

10755810.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)

Application title

MILLING CUTTER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T092120.20210719

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 2011/20 (Obscured finish line/ALIGN) of 27.7.2021

Online on

04.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00
A61C 5/04

Application no.

06766123.1

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

METHOD FOR MANIPULATING A DENTAL VIRTUAL MODEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201120.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1120/16 (Alternative implementations/MATHWORKS) of 15.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/44

Application no.

07837681.1

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main and second auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account
Amendment after summons - first auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account
Amendment after summons - third and fourth auxiliary requests (yes)
Inventive step - third and fourth auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

SPECIFYING IMPLEMENTATIONS OF CODE FOR CODE GENERATION FROM A MODEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112016.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 401 KB)
T 2597/16 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B44C 5/06
A41G 1/00
B29C 47/88
B29C 47/00

Application no.

10180635.4

Keywords

Late-filed objections
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Method for producing imitation branches and imitation branch

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259716.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 435 KB)
T 0159/17 (Chimeric antibodies/ABLEXIS) of 25.1.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/13

Application no.

09818482.3

Keywords

Main request - requirements of the EPC fulfilled (yes)

Application title

NON-HUMAN MAMMALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015917.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 1796/17 () of 6.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41F 15/40
B41F 15/08

Application no.

08009863.5

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - prima facie allowable (main request: no, auxiliary request: yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Remittal - special reasons (yes)

Application title

Liquid transfer member pressing force adjusting method and apparatus of rotary stencil printing plate liquid coating machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179617.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 433 KB)
T 2782/17 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16B 21/16

Application no.

12718271.5

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

BOLZEN UND SPANNSYSTEM MIT BOLZEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278217.20210722

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0731/18 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B 1/52
E06B 1/70

Application no.

11155904.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Türanlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073118.20210722

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 340 KB)
T 1632/18 (Dynamically enabling customized web content/LIVEPERSON) of 21.5.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

11717807.9

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Amended claims filed with the statement of grounds of appeal - first to fifth auxiliary requests - not admitted

Application title

System and method for dynamically enabling customized web content and applications

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163218.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2472/18 (First and second levels of access/BAXTER) of 24.6.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00

Application no.

10717918.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Auxiliary requests - diverging versions of claims

Application title

THERAPY MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247218.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2783/18 (Risperidone sustained delivery/INDIVIOR) of 19.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 47/34
A61K 47/22
A61K 31/519
A61K 9/00

Application no.

15000500.7

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

Sustained delivery formulations of risperidone compounds

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278318.20210719

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2861/18 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

03.08.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66B 5/00
B66B 13/22

Application no.

12746315.6

Keywords

Grundlage der Entscheidung - Rücknahme der Zustimmung zur vorgelegten oder gebilligten Fassung des Patents

Application title

FUNKTIONSÜBERWACHUNG EINES SICHERHEITSELEMENTES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T286118.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 238 KB)
T 0907/14 (Tracking delivery items/US POSTAL SERVICE) of 13.7.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 7/00

Application no.

04789244.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING DELIVERY ITEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090714.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2386/16 (MALWARE DETECTION USING FILE PREVALENCE TO INFORM AGRESSIVENESS OF … of 27.4.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 11/00
G06F 21/56
H04L 29/06

Application no.

10828858.0

Keywords

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

Application title

USING FILE PREVALENCE TO INFORM AGRESSIVENESS OF BEHAVIORAL HEURISTICS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T238616.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0454/17 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V 8/22

Application no.

11177080.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Optoelektronischer Sensor mit Linienanordnung von Einzelemittern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T045417.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 484 KB)
T 2379/17 (Pairwise sequencing of a polynucleotide template/ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE … of 31.5.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/68

Application no.

10000700.4

Keywords

"Main Request - requirements of the EPC met (yes)"

Application title

Methods for sequencing a polynucleotide template

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237917.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 540 KB)
T 2150/18 (Ranked in order of severity/AETHON) of 28.6.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00
G05B 19/418
G05B 23/02
G06Q 10/06
G06Q 10/08
G05B 23/00
G05D 1/02
G05D 1/00

Application no.

12833034.7

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 2 and 3 (no)

Application title

MONITORING, DIAGNOSTIC AND TRACKING TOOL FOR AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215018.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 2242/19 (Hemostatic compositions / BAXTER) of 21.7.2021

Online on

02.08.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/14
A61K 9/16
A61L 24/10
A61P 7/04

Application no.

11724603.3

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

PROCESS FOR MAKING DRY AND STABLE HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224219.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)

July 2021

T 0185/16 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 33/02
B29C 33/38
B29C 35/02

Application no.

10001532.0

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure (no)
Non-admittance of late-filed auxiliary requests 1, 3, 5, and 7 (prima facie not allowable)
Inadmissibility of auxiliary requests 2, 4, 6 and 8 (reformatio in peius)

Application title

Mould, apparatus and method for manufacturing a composite part including at least one fibre reinforced matrix

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018516.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 462 KB)
T 0014/17 (Water soluble packages with differential solubility/UNILEVER) of 26.5.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/18
C11D 17/04

Application no.

03798909.2

Keywords

Auxiliary request 3A:
Admission - (yes)
Added subject-matter - (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

POLYMERIC FILM FOR WATER SOLUBLE PACKAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001417.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 376 KB)
T 0107/17 (Base station change/ERICSSON) of 8.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 36/02

Application no.

05704774.8

Keywords

Added subject-matter - all requests (yes): unallowable generalisation

Application title

Method and system for base station change of packet switched communications in a mobile communications system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010717.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0943/17 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 13/06
A47J 31/40
B67D 1/00

Application no.

12183955.9

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - (yes)
General principles - Double Patenting (No)

Application title

Method and apparatuses for providing a selectable beverage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094317.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 1031/17 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F 37/28
D06F 39/14

Application no.

05076913.2

Keywords

Divisional application - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application
Divisional application - main request (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - amendments give rise to new objections (yes)

Application title

A door and a drum type washing machine and a clothes drier using the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T103117.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 2198/17 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60L 9/30
B60L 11/18
B60L 7/20
B61C 5/00
B60L 7/14
B60L 11/08
F02B 63/04

Application no.

12705648.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Anordnung und Verfahren zum Versorgen von elektrischen Traktionsmotoren in einem Schienenfahrzeug, insbesondere in einem Zugverband, mit elektrischer Energie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T219817.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 526 KB)
T 0193/18 () of 27.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

27.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02J 3/00
H02J 13/00
G06Q 50/06

Application no.

12002956.6

Keywords

Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - angefochtene Entscheidung begründet (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - entspricht der Billigkeit wegen eines wesentlichen Verfahrensmangels (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Verteilung von elektrischer Energie in einem Stromnetzwerk mit einer Vielzahl von Verteilungsnetzzellen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T019318.20210727

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 308 KB)
T 1486/18 (Scrubbing method/Valmet) of 1.6.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/50
F01N 3/04
F01N 13/00
B01D 53/34

Application no.

07397015.4

Keywords

Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

A method and an equipment for reducing the sulphur dioxide emissions of a marine engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T148618.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 386 KB)
T 1601/18 (Scheduling of ARQ data retransmissions in a multihop relay wireless … of 7.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 1/16
H04L 1/18

Application no.

08153723.5

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment (yes)
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (yes)

Application title

Apparatus and method for asynchronous control message transmission for data retransmission in wireless relay communication system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T160118.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2455/18 (Controlled release formulations/ALPHAPHARM) of 18.5.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/26
A61K 9/20
A61K 9/28
A61K 9/16

Application no.

07718791.2

Keywords

Main request(a) and Auxiliary requests 1(a)-4(a) - Novelty and amendments (No)
Auxiliary requests 5 and 5a - Novelty (No)
Auxiliary requests 6(a)-10(a) - Amendments (No)
Auxiliary requests 11(a)-17(a) - Inventive step (No)

Application title

CONTROLLED RELEASE FORMULATIONS COMPRISING UNCOATED DISCRETE UNIT(S) AND AN EXTENDED RELEASE MATRIX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T245518.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 525 KB)
T 0290/19 (SCR catalyst protection/Babcock) of 26.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

26.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/46
B01D 53/86
B01J 20/12
B01J 20/16

Application no.

11185716.5

Keywords

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

Application title

System and method for protection of scr catalyst and control of multiple emissions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T029019.20210726

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 1287/19 (Personal Care Cooling Compositions / PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 4.5.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/19
A61K 8/24
A61K 8/34
A61K 8/42
A61K 8/49
A61K 8/55
A61Q 11/00

Application no.

09792822.0

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Late-filed request - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request, auxiliary request 1 (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS PROVIDING ENHANCED COOLING SENSATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T128719.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 1876/20 () of 20.7.2021

Online on

30.07.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

20.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/21
G06F 17/30
H04L 29/08
G06F 17/24
G06Q 30/02
H04W 4/08

Application no.

13850795.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

Systems and methods for collecting, classifying, organizing and populating information on elecronic forms

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187620.20210720

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 229 KB)
T 0435/16 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M 5/00
B41M 7/00
C09D 11/10
C09D 11/00

Application no.

10193757.1

Keywords

Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Claims - lack of clarity no ground for opposition
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Correction of error (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal (yes)

Application title

Method for forming inkjet image

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T043516.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 677 KB)
T 0037/17 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D 5/00

Application no.

08876403.0

Keywords

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

Application title

CLEARCOAT COMPOSITION FOR COATING ON WATERBORNE BASECOAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003717.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 449 KB)
T 1140/17 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60G 7/00
F16C 7/02
F16C 7/08
B21D 53/88
B62D 65/12
B21D 35/00

Application no.

13166812.1

Keywords

erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Querlenker sowie Verfahren zum Herstellen des Querlenkers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114017.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1178/17 () of 21.6.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47L 15/42

Application no.

09719504.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

CONVEYOR DISHWASHER AND METHOD OF OPERATING A CONVEYOR DISHWASHER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T117817.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 1368/17 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 21/00

Application no.

13158720.6

Keywords

Lapse of patent in all designated states

Application title

A method and apparatus for processing a poultry carcass part

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136817.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 233 KB)
T 2758/18 () of 9.6.2021

Online on

29.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47L 15/24

Application no.

12176400.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Improved multistage rinsing module for tunnel dishwashers, and a tunnel dishwasher provided with such a module

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T275818.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 472 KB)
T 1251/16 (Unstructured recombinant polymers/AMUNIX) of 6.5.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/16
C12N 15/10

Application no.

07752636.6

Keywords

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

Application title

UNSTRUCTURED RECOMBINANT POLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T125116.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 457 KB)
T 1958/16 (IL-B50 antagonists for treating allergic diseases/MERK) of 6.8.2020

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

6.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/17

Application no.

01273862.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Antagonist antibodies of a mammalian cytokine or its receptor for the treatment of allergy

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T195816.20200806

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 621 KB)
T 1590/17 (Unstructured recombinant polymers/AMUNIX) of 7.5.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/53
G01N 33/567
C12N 15/06

Application no.

11172812.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Unstructured recombinant polymers and uses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T159017.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 425 KB)
T 1772/17 () of 8.7.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16C 33/46

Application no.

03020732.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Käfig für ein Wälzlager

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T177217.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2683/17 () of 23.7.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47C 19/04

Application no.

05818557.0

Keywords

Main request withdrawn before the opposition division not admitted
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests not admitted in the fist instance proceedings
Late-filed facts could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

BED LIFTING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T268317.20210723

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 511 KB)
T 2702/18 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R 19/00
B62D 49/04
E01C 19/48

Application no.

12007317.6

Keywords

Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung
Neuheit - stillschweigende Geheimhaltungsverpflichtung (nein)

Application title

Baumaschine, insbesondere Straßenfertiger oder Beschicker

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T270218.20210624

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 342 KB)
T 2244/19 () of 21.6.2021

Online on

28.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F 47/00
G01F 1/28
G01P 13/00

Application no.

10816778.4

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Insufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 2 (no)
Clarity - auxiliary request 2 - no power to examine
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2 (yes)

Application title

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224419.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1051/15 (Software upgrade/ABB) of 17.6.2021

Online on

27.07.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/445
G06F 11/14

Application no.

10176966.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

A low or medium voltage electric power distribution network

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T105115.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0897/17 (Mettre un véhicule à la disposition d'un utilisateur/VU LOG) of 4.5.2021

Online on

27.07.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 10/00
G07C 5/00
G07B 15/00

Application no.

08787925.0

Keywords

Activité inventive - le système de type « auto-partage de véhicules » requiert de faire un pronostic de l'endroit et du temps pour la disponibilité des véhicules (non
Activité inventive - critère commercial)

Application title

PROCÉDÉ ET SYSTÈME PERMETTANT DE METTRE UN VÉHICULE PUBLIC INDIVIDUEL À LA DISPOSITION D'UN UTILISATEUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089717.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 339 KB)
T 1185/17 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

27.07.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15
B32B 3/30

Application no.

10169558.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - diverging versions of claims

Application title

Feminine hygiene article with printed pattern and embossed pattern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118517.20210601

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 362 KB)
T 0026/18 (Apparatus for manufacturing tissue/CARTARIE TRONCHETTI) of 19.7.2021

Online on

27.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21H 27/40

Application no.

08015030.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious modification

Application title

Apparatus for pasting two or more plies for manufacturing tissue products

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T002618.20210719

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0327/18 () of 22.7.2021

Online on

27.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

22.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F15B 20/00
F15B 9/09

Application no.

07717213.8

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - added subject-matter (main request, auxiliary request
Amendments - yes)

Application title

Safety override circuit for pneumatic positioner and method of use thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T032718.20210722

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
R 0005/19 (Verletzung des rechtlichen Gehörs) of 15.3.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B 17/06
G08B 17/107
G08B 29/18
G08B 29/24
G08B 17/113

Application no.

08101643.8

Keywords

Antrag auf Überprüfung - Rügepflicht
Verletzung des rechtlichen Gehörs (ja) - überraschende Entscheidungsbegründung

Application title

Gefahrenerkennung mit Einbezug einer in einem Mikrocontroller integrierten Temperaturmesseinrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:R000519.20210315

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 501 KB)
T 2128/15 () of 5.7.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

5.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/34
C03B 23/09

Application no.

05804031.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR REDUCING OR ELIMINATING RESIDUE IN A GLASS MEDICAL CONTAINER AND CONTAINER MADE IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T212815.20210705

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 339 KB)
T 2273/15 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B 3/84
C03C 17/22
C03C 17/06

Application no.

09723307.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)

Application title

HEATING ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227315.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 0405/17 () of 10.5.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 307/40
C07D 307/44
C07D 307/46

Application no.

10770891.9

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID AND ESTERS THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040517.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 556 KB)
T 2995/18 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03F 3/217
H03F 3/30
H03F 1/52
H03F 1/30
H03F 1/08
H03F 3/193

Application no.

13891690.3

Keywords

Main request - Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Class-D amplifier

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T299518.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0723/19 (Water and feed preservative/ANITOX) of 30.4.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23K 20/195
A23K 20/10
A23K 50/00
A01N 31/00
A23L 3/3463
A23L 3/3472
A23K 20/105
A23K 20/111
A23K 20/121
A23L 3/3508
A23L 3/3535
A01N 37/02

Application no.

15201119.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - taken into account (no)

Application title

WATER AND FEED PRESERVATIVE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072319.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 475 KB)
T 2507/19 () of 23.6.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B61D 19/02
E05B 13/00
E05B 39/02
E05F 15/72

Application no.

10194313.2

Keywords

Zulassung mit Beschwerdebegründung behaupteter offenkundiger Vorbenutzung der Beschwerdeführerin (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Anspruch 1 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Anspruch 13 (ja)
Neuheit gegenüber neuer Druckschrift
Neuheit - Anspruch 13 (ja)

Application title

Notbetätigungseinrichtung für ein Fahrzeug, insbesondere ein Schienenfahrzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T250719.20210623

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 521 KB)
T 2613/19 (Production of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids/COMMONWEALTH) of 12.5.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 33/12
C11C 3/00
C12N 15/52
C12N 15/82
A01H 5/10

Application no.

13803782.5

Keywords

Right to be heard - oral proceedings before board of appeal
Oral proceedings held by video conference despite disagreement of party (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

PRODUCTION OF LONG CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS IN PLANT CELLS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T261319.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 422 KB)
T 0095/21 () of 21.7.2021

Online on

26.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

21.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01F 23/284
G01F 23/296

Application no.

12152457.3

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

Hüllkurvenberechnung mittels Phasendrehung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009521.20210721

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 363 KB)
T 1911/15 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 19/4097

Application no.

05000898.6

Keywords

Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed facts - document could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

System and method for generating design data

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T191115.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 495 KB)
T 2335/16 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B 5/012
G01B 7/012

Application no.

10000459.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Surface sensing device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T233516.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 0401/17 (Thermostatventil/BORGWARNER) of 9.7.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

9.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05D 23/13
F01P 7/16
G05D 23/02

Application no.

05008741.0

Keywords

Zulassung ins Verfahren - Dokument D16 (ja): prima facie relevant für die Beurteilung der Neuheit
Unzulässige Erweiterung - Haupt- und Hilfsantrag A (nein): zulässige Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag A (ja)

Application title

Thermostatventil

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040117.20210709

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 365 KB)
T 1529/17 (Vanillin production in yeast/EVOLVA SA) of 7.5.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 1/00
C12P 1/02
C12P 1/04
C12P 7/02

Application no.

04741794.4

Keywords

Amendments and Novelty
Amendments - main request (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - 7th to 12th auxiliary request (no)

Application title

A METHOD OF PRODUCING A LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT PLANT SECONDARY METABOLITE IN A YEAST CELL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T152917.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 415 KB)
T 1587/17 (Production system/AMYRIS) of 30.4.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 7/02
C12P 7/04
C12P 5/02
C12P 5/00
C12M 1/02
C10L 1/02

Application no.

07777278.8

Keywords

Appeal - admissible - (yes)
Admission of a new line of argument - (no)
Main request - requirements of the EPC met - (yes)

Application title

Bio-organic compound production system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158717.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 678 KB)
T 2206/17 () of 18.5.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 8/22
A61K 8/49
A61Q 5/04
A61Q 5/08
A61Q 5/10
A61Q 11/00
A61K 8/81
C11D 3/28
C11D 3/37
C11D 7/32
C01B 15/037
C01B 15/08
C01B 15/12
C11D 3/39

Application no.

11740561.3

Keywords

Neuheit - implizite Offenbarung
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

ZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN ENTHALTEND WASSERSTOFFPEROXID ODER WASSERSTOFFPEROXID FREISETZENDE SUBSTANZEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220617.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 503 KB)
T 0577/19 () of 12.7.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/46
A61K 9/00
A61K 47/10
A61K 47/12
A61M 15/00
A61P 11/00

Application no.

12806382.3

Keywords

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

Application title

AN INHALABLE MEDICAMENT COMPRISING TIOTROPIUM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057719.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 0340/21 (Stable dispersions/Belenos) of 19.7.2021

Online on

23.07.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01B 31/04

Application no.

09161106.1

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

Stable dispersions of single and multiple graphene layers in solution

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034021.20210719

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 1861/16 () of 28.4.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09F 3/02
B29C 65/00
B29C 65/36
B29D 23/20

Application no.

06816730.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Method of producing a squeeze tube with maximally labeled surface area

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186116.20210428

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 507 KB)
T 0167/17 () of 7.6.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B25C 1/08

Application no.

09002589.1

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Obligation to raise objections - objection dismissed

Application title

Combustion-type power tool

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016717.20210607

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 0301/17 () of 18.5.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21B 35/06

Application no.

10798325.6

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsanträge
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsanträge
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - Hauptantrag
Änderung nach Ladung - Ermessensausübung
Änderung nach Ladung - Hauptantrag
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (ja)
Änderung veranlasst durch Einspruchsgrund - (nein)
Neuheit - (nein)

Application title

STAUCHWALZWERK MIT EINER ANTRIEBSEINHEIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T030117.20210518

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1292/17 () of 14.7.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N 3/28
F01N 3/20
F01N 3/021
B01D 53/94
F01N 13/18

Application no.

08828117.5

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation (yes)
Remittal - (no)

Application title

EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129217.20210714

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 2054/18 (Herstellung von Pankreatin-Pellets / NORDMARK) of 15.7.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 9/16
A61K 9/50
A61K 38/46

Application no.

10150491.8

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Pankreatin-Pellets, insbesondere Pankreatin-Mikropellets, und hiernach hergestellte Pankreatin-Pellets

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T205418.20210715

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0243/19 () of 30.6.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08F 2/10
C08F 20/56
C08F 4/40
C08F 2/50
C08F 4/04

Application no.

14164736.2

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Tatsachen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON WASSERLÖSLICHEN HOMO- ODER COPOLYMEREN UMFASSEND (METH)ACRYLAMID

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024319.20210630

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 438 KB)
T 0758/19 () of 30.6.2021

Online on

22.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

30.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F28D 9/00
F28F 9/007
F28F 9/00

Application no.

13198879.2

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

Plate heat exchanger with mounting flange

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T075819.20210630

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 588 KB)
T 1948/16 () of 2.7.2021

Online on

21.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

2.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C 45/76

Application no.

10773240.6

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - neuer Einspruchsgrund (nein)
Zulassung eines neuen Einwandes nach Artikel 123 (2) EPÜ (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Regelung der Herstellung eines Produktes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194816.20210702

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 326 KB)
T 2137/16 (Process for producing lactose-free milk/VALIO) of 28.5.2021

Online on

21.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C 9/123
A23C 19/032
A23C 19/076
A23C 9/12
A23C 9/142

Application no.

08801419.6

Keywords

Main request: inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary request: added subject-matter - (no); sufficiency of disclosure - (yes); inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LACTOSE-FREE MILK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213716.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 0505/17 (Process for preparing long shelf life milk/ARLA) of 18.6.2021

Online on

21.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C 9/142
A23C 7/04
A23C 3/037

Application no.

10702017.4

Keywords

Claims as granted: inventive step
Claims - (yes)

Application title

LONG SHELF LIFE MILK AND MILK-RELATED PRODUCTS, AND A PROCESS AND MILK PROCESSING PLANT FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T050517.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 2583/17 (High pressure homogenization in combination with functionalized egg/ … of 12.7.2021

Online on

21.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23D 7/01
A23D 7/015
A23D 7/04
A23L 1/24
A23D 7/005
A23L 1/035
B01F 3/08

Application no.

11177007.9

Keywords

Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes/no)
Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - 1st and 2nd auxiliary requests (no)
Inventive step - 3rd auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

High pressure homogenization in combination with functionalized egg for production of emulsion-based food products

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T258317.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 432 KB)
T 1560/18 () of 2.7.2021

Online on

21.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 15/00
A61L 2/18
A61L 2/22
D06F 33/02
D06F 39/00
A47L 15/42

Application no.

12728221.8

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)

Application title

REINIGUNGSVORRICHTUNG MIT ENERGIESPEICHER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T156018.20210702

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 328 KB)
T 1462/16 () of 12.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00

Application no.

03734294.6

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Reply to statement of grounds of appeal - reasons set out clearly and concisely (no)

Application title

WOUND TREATMENT APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T146216.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 1724/16 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 15/00
G07F 15/12
G07F 7/10
G07F 7/00

Application no.

01931905.2

Keywords

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

Application title

A UTILITY METERING SYSTEM INCORPORATING A TRANSACTION AUTHORISATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T172416.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 423 KB)
T 2696/16 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05K 13/04
H01L 21/67

Application no.

03701466.9

Keywords

Sprache in der mündlichen Verhandlung - Übersetzungskosten
Sprache in der mündlichen Verhandlung - Übersetzung in eine Amtssprache des EPA
Ansprüche, eingereicht mit der Beschwerdeerwiderung, zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichte Dokumente - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung - Verfahrensökonomie - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

CHIPENTNAHMEVORRICHTUNG, BESTÜCKSYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM ENTNEHMEN VON CHIPS VON EINEM WAFER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T269616.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 462 KB)
T 1267/17 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F01L 1/352

Application no.

05701151.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung
Änderungen - Hilfsanträge (ja)

Application title

ELEKTRISCHER NOCKENWELLENVERSTELLER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126717.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0940/18 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F 1/84
G01N 9/00

Application no.

04776899.9

Keywords

Novelty and inventive step (yes)

Application title

METER ELECTRONICS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A RESIDUAL MATERIAL IN A FLOW METER ASSEMBLY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094018.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 1536/18 (SCHUTZ UND MODULATION VON DERMAL EPIDERMAL JUNCTIONS / BASF Beauty … of 23.6.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

23.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 8/97
A61Q 7/00
A61K 36/48
A61K 36/73

Application no.

03798892.0

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Zulassung im Beschwerdeverfahren
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag, Hilfsanträge VI, X, XI (nein)
Verschlechterungsverbot - Hilfsanträge VII-IX und XII-XIII

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM SCHUTZ UND ZUR MODULATION VON DERMAL EPIDERMAL JUNCTIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153618.20210623

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 470 KB)
T 1857/18 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F 47/00

Application no.

12748326.1

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Claims - clarity (yes)

Application title

SMOKING ARTICLES AND USE THEREOF FOR YIELDING INHALATION MATERIALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T185718.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 1422/19 (Content item visibility/GOOGLE) of 19.5.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/00
G06F 17/30

Application no.

14768301.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Estimating visibility of content items

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142219.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 359 KB)
T 0290/21 () of 15.7.2021

Online on

20.07.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

15.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 21/482
H04N 21/431
H04N 21/4782
H04N 21/81

Application no.

15826262.6

Keywords

"Missing statement of grounds"

Application title

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OVERLAYING A DIGITAL MINI GUIDE ONTO A VIDEO STREAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T029021.20210715

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 0713/16 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F22B 31/00

Application no.

03767428.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Spät eingereichter Hilfsantrag - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsanträge (nein)
Änderungen - zulässig
Änderungen - Hilfsanträge (nein)

Application title

DURCHLAUFDAMPFERZEUGER MIT ZIRKULIERENDER ATMOSPHÄRISCHER WIRBELSCHICHTFEUERUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071316.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 443 KB)
T 1040/16 (Matériau polymère transparent/IMERYS) of 13.7.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

13.7.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08J 3/20
C08L 69/00
C08J 5/00

Application no.

09797107.1

Keywords

Activité inventive (requête principale, requêtes subsidiaires) (non)

Application title

PROCÉDÉ DE PRÉPARATION D'UN MATÉRIAU POLYMÈRE TRANSPARENT COMPRENANT DES NANOPARTICULES MINÉRALES AYANT UN FACTEUR DE FORME STRICTEMENT SUPÉRIEUR À 1,0

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T104016.20210713

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0600/17 (Kraftfahrzeug / Audi) of 2.6.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

2.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01S 7/40
G01S 13/87
G01S 13/93
G01S 13/38

Application no.

08021579.1

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Berichtigung von Mängeln - offensichtlicher Fehler
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Änderung

Application title

Kraftfahrzeug mit einer Kombination von vorwärtsgerichteten Radaren mit überlappenden Antennenkeulen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T060017.20210602

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1187/17 () of 12.7.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

12.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16L 11/08

Application no.

11804734.9

Keywords

Inadmissible extension (no)
Novelty (yes)
Remittal to the examining division for further prosecution (yes)

Application title

Composite pipe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118717.20210712

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 594 KB)
T 1571/17 (Liquid enteral nutritional composition suitable for tube feeding/ … of 8.6.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/01
A61K 36/47
A61K 35/20
A23L 1/30
A23L 1/29
A23L 1/305

Application no.

10701940.8

Keywords

Inventive step - formulation of the technical problem
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal

Application title

LIQUID ENTERAL NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION SUITABLE FOR TUBE FEEDING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157117.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 2349/17 () of 6.7.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 67/02
C08J 5/18

Application no.

02777112.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

TRANSPARENT POLYESTER RESINS AND ARTICLES THEREFROM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T234917.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 525 KB)
T 0085/18 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01F 3/10

Application no.

11191948.6

Keywords

Nichtberücksichtigung im Beschwerdeverfahren eines Beweismittels, welches die Einspruchsabteilung zugelassen hat - (nein) - keine fehlerhafte Ermessensausübung
Neuheit - (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag
Zulassung eines neuen Hilfsantrags im Beschwerdeverfahren - (nein) - neuer Hilfsantrag ist Kombination von Hilfsanträgen, die schon im Einspruchsverfahren gestellt wurden, Vorlage war schon im Einspruchsverfahren geboten
Zulassung neuer Beweismittel im Beschwerdeverfahren - (nein) - Dokumente hätten im Einspruchsverfahren vorgelegt werden können und sollen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 1a

Application title

Induktives Bauelement mit verbesserten Kerneigenschaften

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008518.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 404 KB)
T 1836/18 (On-site bleach/CHRISTEYNS) of 21.6.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 11/00
D06F 39/02
A47L 15/44
C11D 3/39

Application no.

14187618.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Device for on-site preparation and application of a bleach and/or disinfectant, corresponding method and use of a flowmeter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183618.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1929/18 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

19.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01T 13/39
H01T 21/02

Application no.

12714689.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Elektrode für eine Zündkerze sowie Verfahren zu deren Herstellung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T192918.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 311 KB)
T 2251/13 (Projection surface with built-in track pad/ORDAMO) of 13.4.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 30/00

Application no.

07848533.1

Keywords

Inventive step - building track pad into projection surface (yes
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative)

Application title

INTERACTIVE FOOD AND DRINK ORDERING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T225113.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 291 KB)
T 2463/16 () of 31.5.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J 3/26

Application no.

11153557.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendment after summons - objection based on different documents
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

System and method for mitigating an electric unbalance of a three-phase current at a Point of Common Coupling between a wind farm and a power grid

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T246316.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 459 KB)
T 0459/17 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 43/04
H01B 3/44
C08L 23/08

Application no.

11161485.5

Keywords

Requests submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal - Not hold inadmissible
Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features

Application title

Silane crosslinkable polymer composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T045917.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 428 KB)
T 0714/17 () of 17.6.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16F 15/134
F16F 15/14

Application no.

09743840.2

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

DÄMPFUNGSEINRICHTUNG MIT FLIEHKRAFTPENDEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071417.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 387 KB)
T 1022/17 () of 28.5.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

E04B 2/90

Application no.

08865786.1

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (non),
Motifs d'opposition - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (non),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Nouveauté - connaissances générales,
Activité inventive - (oui),
Activité inventive - combinaison non évidente de caractéristiques connues,
Activité inventive - modification non évidente,
Modification après délai imparti dans une notification (règle 100(2) CBE) - circonstances exceptionnelles (non),
Modification après délai imparti dans une notification (règle 100(2) CBE) - prise en compte (non),

Application title

Façade semi-rideau

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T102217.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 837 KB)
T 0312/18 () of 28.6.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F42B 15/01

Application no.

11005432.7

Keywords

Widerruf auf Veranlassung der Patentinhaberin

Application title

Verfahren zum Steuern eines Gefechtsflugkörpers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031218.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 246 KB)
T 1142/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01T 4/12

Application no.

13174895.6

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary requests Ia, I, II - insufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Auxiliary request III - Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Gas discharge tube

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114218.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 491 KB)
T 2923/18 (Methods of treating cancer / ABRAXIS BIOSCIENCE) of 6.7.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/14
A61K 31/337
A61K 31/555
A61P 35/00
A61K 45/06
A61N 5/10
A61K 33/24

Application no.

11763292.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T292318.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 0311/19 () of 16.6.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24D 1/02
A24C 5/60
C09C 1/00

Application no.

13157079.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Inventive step - main request, first and second auxiliary requests (no)
Inventive step - third auxiliary request (yes)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Remittal - regarding auxiliary requests 1-3 (no) -regarding adaptation of the description (yes)

Application title

Smoking article with colour shifting marking

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031119.20210616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 470 KB)
T 1080/19 () of 2.6.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

2.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05B 7/00
B05B 13/06
B05B 12/00

Application no.

04011308.6

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Ermessensfehler in erster Instanz (nein)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - reformatio in peius

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Hohlraumkonservierung und Vorzerstäuber

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108019.20210602

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 437 KB)
T 1146/19 () of 17.6.2021

Online on

16.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 26/06
B22F 3/105
B23K 26/34
B29C 67/00

Application no.

13193905.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Method of and device for controlling an irradiation system for producing a three-dimensional workpiece

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114619.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 470 KB)
T 1625/15 () of 12.5.2021

Online on

15.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F41H 7/04

Application no.

06795301.8

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)

Application title

ARMORED VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T162515.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 340 KB)
T 0785/16 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

15.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M 1/36
A61B 5/029

Application no.

09757301.8

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUR BESTIMMUNG DES BLUTVOLUMENS UND/ODER BLUTVOLUMENSTROMS UND VERFAHREN ZUM BETREIBEN DERSELBEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078516.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 456 KB)
T 0772/17 (Procédé et dispositif de traitement d'information / TRUSTCORP) of 15.4.2021

Online on

15.07.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 10/00

Application no.

08737586.1

Keywords

Activité inventive - garantir la valeur probante des opérations portant sur des documents dématérialisés (non
Activité inventive - pas une innovation technique)

Application title

PROCÉDÉ ET DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT D'INFORMATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T077217.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 362 KB)
T 1482/18 () of 1.7.2021

Online on

15.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.7.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D 15/02
B60T 7/12
G08G 1/16
G06K 9/00
B60R 21/015
B60R 16/00
B60T 7/22
B60W 30/06
B60W 30/18
B60W 50/00

Application no.

12766377.1

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - Verfahrensökonomie
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - eingereicht in der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

BESTIMMUNG DER STELLUNG VON BAUELEMENTEN EINES FAHRZEUGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T148218.20210701

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 396 KB)
T 0850/20 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

15.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G03H 1/22
H04N 13/00

Application no.

09168975.2

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Lösung

Application title

Einrichtung zur Rekonstruktion von Videohologrammen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085020.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 376 KB)
D 0003/20 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

DBA

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

-

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:D000320.20210430

Distribution

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 441 KB)
T 1468/16 () of 28.5.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00
A43B 13/40

Application no.

09718606.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no) -
novelty - (yes) - inventive step - (yes)

Application title

OFFLOADING AND REDUCED-PRESSURE TREATMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T146816.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 535 KB)
T 1742/16 (Silk fibroin hydrogels/ALLERGAN) of 20.5.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/17

Application no.

10726699.1

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - main request and auxiliary request 1
Novelty - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 2 (yes)

Application title

Silk fibroin hydrogels and uses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T174216.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 497 KB)
T 1141/17 (Automatic selection of a marketing script/FRASER) of 15.4.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 30/00

Application no.

05753764.9

Keywords

Inventive step - using ANI and DNIS to identify the caller and callee (no
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical requirements)

Application title

DYNAMIC BUSINESS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECT MARKETING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114117.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1487/18 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07H 1/08
C12N 15/10

Application no.

09757160.8

Keywords

Änderungen
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Ausreichende Offenbarung
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Zurückverweisung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR ISOLIERUNG VON NUKLEINSÄUREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T148718.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 496 KB)
T 0274/19 (Process for printing images on absorptive surfaces / Kornit Digital … of 6.7.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06P 5/00
D06P 5/20
D06P 5/30
B41F 33/00
B41L 35/14
B41M 5/00
B41J 11/00
B41J 3/407

Application no.

05745218.7

Keywords

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

Application title

A PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR PRINTING IMAGES ON ABSORPTIVE SURFACES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027419.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 2149/19 (Dabigatran etexilate/KRKA) of 25.6.2021

Online on

14.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/50

Application no.

11732405.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL ORAL DOSAGE FORMS COMPRISING DABIGATRAN ETEXILATE AND ITS PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214919.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 2165/16 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/36
A61M 1/34

Application no.

03736434.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no) -
insufficiency of disclosure (no) - lack of novelty (no) -
lack of inventive step (no)
Amendment to case - reasons for submitting amendment in appeal
proceedings (no) - amendment admitted (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no) -
cogent reasons (no) - taken into account (no)

Application title

APPARATUS FOR AN EXTRACORPOREAL TREATMENT DEVICE TO CONTROL BLOOD WITHDRAWAL AND INFUSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216516.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 646 KB)
T 0172/17 () of 12.5.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61G 5/00
A61G 5/10
A61G 5/14
A61G 5/12

Application no.

08009043.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - notice of appeal
Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (no)
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)

Application title

Wheelchair which stands up simplified

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017217.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 450 KB)
T 2296/17 () of 21.5.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 1/06
F16B 11/00

Application no.

09781993.2

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 1 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 1 (yes)

Application title

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF PREPARING AN ASSEMBLY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T229617.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 1888/18 (Multi-symbol deinterleaver/QUALCOMM) of 6.7.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

6.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M 13/27
H03M 13/29

Application no.

05724226.5

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - all requests (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - full (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - partial (yes)

Application title

Efficient multi-symbol deinterleaver

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T188818.20210706

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 2008/18 () of 31.5.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J 31/40
A47J 31/60
A23G 9/04
A23G 9/30

Application no.

11184078.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

Beverage production machine and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200818.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 2855/18 () of 5.7.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01B 3/46

Application no.

14003537.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Amendments - allowable (no)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Transporting and working system for plough of the carried type

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T285518.20210705

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 1660/19 (Catalytic water treatment/Ecolab) of 21.5.2021

Online on

13.07.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C02F 5/00
C02F 1/72
C02F 1/50

Application no.

10766731.3

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

CATALYTIC WATER TREATMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166019.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2587/16 () of 7.7.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

7.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/778
H01L 29/812
H01L 29/10
H01L 29/20
H01L 29/205

Application no.

06735699.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1 and 2 (no)

Application title

ALUMINUM FREE GROUP III-NITRIDE BASED HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTORS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T258716.20210707

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0112/17 () of 6.5.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 16/38
B03C 3/12
B03C 3/51
B03C 3/74
F01N 3/01
F01N 3/022
F01N 9/00
F01N 3/027

Application no.

08858288.7

Keywords

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

Application title

BESCHICHTETES WERKZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T011217.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 524 KB)
T 2171/17 (Interlayer composition/PERFORMANCE MATERIALS) of 6.5.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 17/10
C08K 3/00
C08K 3/26
C08J 5/18
C08L 29/14
B29C 47/00

Application no.

03728677.0

Keywords

Added matter (all requests) - (yes)

Application title

Interlayer composite structure for laminating glass with controlled diffusing properties at high transmission and a process for making same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217117.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 0025/18 (Process for purifying biological materials/UPM-KYMMENE) of 27.5.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11B 13/00
B01D 3/14
C10L 1/18
C10G 3/00

Application no.

11826131.2

Keywords

Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative

Application title

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PURIFYING MATERIAL OF BIOLOGICAL ORIGIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T002518.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 511 KB)
T 1749/18 () of 25.5.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02C 6/08
F01D 9/06
F01D 25/12

Application no.

09173331.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Gas turbine ejector and method of operation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T174918.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
T 2278/18 (Dampfbremse/SILU) of 16.6.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/08
E04D 12/00
E04B 1/62

Application no.

13153018.0

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)
Neuheit - allein dem Wortlaut nach unterschiedliche Erfindungsdefinition

Application title

Feuchtevariable gerichtete Dampfbremse

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227818.20210616

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 378 KB)
T 2490/18 (Polymer composition/IMERTECH) of 16.6.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 11/04
C08K 9/04
C09C 1/02
C08L 23/10

Application no.

13160881.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Methods and compositions related to recycling polymer waste

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T249018.20210616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 291 KB)
T 2885/18 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/28
H01S 3/067
H01S 3/16
G02B 6/02
G02B 6/024
G02B 6/036
C03C 13/04
G02B 6/028

Application no.

09804732.7

Keywords

Admittance of new allegation of fact on appeal (no)
Admittance of amendment to a party's appeal case (no)
Novelty (main request: no; first auxiliary request: yes)
Inventive step (first auxiliary request: no)
Admission of new requests (second to sixth auxiliary requests: no)

Application title

YTTERBIUM-DOPED OPTICAL FIBER, FIBER LASER, AND FIBER AMPLIFIER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T288518.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 457 KB)
T 2469/19 () of 9.6.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07C 1/24
G06K 9/20

Application no.

14869653.7

Keywords

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

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVENT TIMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T246919.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2772/19 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 291/06

Application no.

13727188.8

Keywords

Novelty
Inventive step
Late-filed evidence
Late-filed objection
Late-filed facts

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ACESULFAME POTASSIUM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T277219.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 0222/21 (Virtual Machine Migration/MICROSOFT) of 8.7.2021

Online on

12.07.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

8.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/455

Application no.

11790209.8

Keywords

-

Application title

VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION TECHNIQUES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T022221.20210708

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 0222/16 (Innospec / oxidation stability of biofuels) of 23.4.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L 1/14
C10L 1/224
C10L 1/22
C10L 10/18

Application no.

08788601.6

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Request not admitted by the opposition division - admitted

Application title

USE OF A DISPERSANT TO IMPROVE OXIDATION STABILITY OF A FUEL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T022216.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0516/17 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/26
H04N 7/50

Application no.

07826752.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

DISCARDABLE LOWER LAYER ADAPTATIONS IN SCALABLE VIDEO CODING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T051617.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 0987/17 (Polyamide-based multilayer tube/Arkema) of 22.4.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/34
F16L 11/04
C08G 69/26
C08G 69/36
C08L 77/00
C08L 77/02
C08L 77/06
F16L 11/12
F16L 11/08
B32B 27/18

Application no.

06075797.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)

Application title

Polyamide-based multilayer tube for transferring fluids

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098717.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 0282/18 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 5/04
G02B 5/18
G02B 5/28
B42D 25/324
B42D 25/36
B42D 25/373

Application no.

08155661.5

Keywords

Admission of document filed in appeal (no)
Novelty and inventive step (main request: yes)

Application title

Structured surfaces that exhibit color by rotation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T028218.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 500 KB)
T 2249/18 (Stain treatment device / UNILEVER P.L.C./N.V.) of 5.7.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 17/04
C11D 11/00
C11D 3/386
D06F 39/02

Application no.

14728578.7

Keywords

Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes new issues raised (admitted)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

STAIN TREATMENT DEVICE AND PROCESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224918.20210705

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0140/19 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66C 13/08
B66C 13/46
B66C 13/06

Application no.

08008276.1

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - deutliche Offenbarung
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Änderungen - Offenbarung durch Zeichnung
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung räumt aufgeworfene Fragen aus (ja)

Application title

Kran mit Kransteuerung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014019.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 460 KB)
T 0340/19 () of 2.6.2021

Online on

09.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E02B 17/00
E02D 13/00

Application no.

13159505.0

Keywords

Neuheit (ja)
Neuheit - implizite Offenbarung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Verminderung der Ausbreitung von Schall, Schwingungen und Druckstößen in einer Flüssigkeit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034019.20210602

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 404 KB)
T 2764/19 (Header-embedded control data/STARKEY) of 11.6.2021

Online on

08.07.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00
H04L 1/00
H04L 29/06
H04R 27/00

Application no.

06772250.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no): claim construction by a skilled reader and arbitrary distinguishing feature
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary requests (no): no clear and complete disclosure for the claimed embodiment

Application title

Communication system for wireless audio devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T276419.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 559 KB)
T 2059/20 () of 2.7.2021

Online on

08.07.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

2.7.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/32
G06Q 20/40

Application no.

14796365.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION FOR NFC-BASED PAYMENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T205920.20210702

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 229 KB)
T 0891/18 (Determining a priority level for an incoming packet) of 9.6.2021

Online on

07.07.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 12/28

Application no.

12005566.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Alleviating congestion in a cable modem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089118.20210609

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1174/18 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

07.07.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B42D 15/00

Application no.

13150092.8

Keywords

Novelty (no: main request)
Admittance (no: auxiliary requests 1,2,4,5; yes: auxiliary requests 3, 7)
Inventive step (no: auxiliary request 3)
Amendments are occasioned by a ground for opposition (yes)
Lack of clarity (no)
Added subject-matter (no)
Remittal to the opposition division for further prosecution (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)

Application title

Identity document with secure image

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T117418.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 891 KB)
T 2828/18 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

07.07.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 25/10
A61B 1/31
A61B 1/018

Application no.

12754885.7

Keywords

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

Application title

BALLOON-EQUIPPED ENDOSCOPIC DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T282818.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 0727/16 () of 31.5.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 1/02

Application no.

07112821.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Container for a flowable product, process of manufacture and the use thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072716.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 0954/16 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B67D7/42

Application no.

09712244.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - allowable (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

HOOD FOR FUEL NOZZLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T095416.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 420 KB)
T 0486/17 () of 22.6.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 489/08
A61K 31/485

Application no.

08732176.6

Keywords

Main request - withdrawn - no objections to the subject-matter of the first auxiliary request

Application title

IMPROVED PREPARATION OF OXYMORPHONE FROM ORIPAVINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T048617.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 266 KB)
T 0828/17 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05C 17/005
B01F 5/06

Application no.

10727335.1

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
NeuheIt - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

AUSTRAGANORDNUNG MIT EINER VERBINDUNGSVORRICHTUNG ZWISCHEN EINER MEHRKOMPONENTEN-KARTUSCHE UND EINEM ZUBEHÖRTEIL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082817.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 367 KB)
T 2015/17 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C 205/06
C07C 201/08

Application no.

11152982.2

Keywords

Priorität - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderungen ursprünglich offenbart
Änderungen - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur kontinuierlichen Herstellung von Nitrobenzol

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201517.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 428 KB)
T 0168/18 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 6/00
B01J 8/00
G05B 17/00

Application no.

09783236.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (all requests: no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE DEGASSING OF POLYMER POWDER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016818.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 550 KB)
T 0295/18 () of 19.4.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B25J 9/16
G05B 19/418

Application no.

11196187.6

Keywords

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

Application title

Method for anti-collision control and the management of picking devices with shared working areas in a packaging line

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T029518.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 455 KB)
T 1797/18 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

06.07.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D 1/06

Application no.

11152375.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung

Application title

Rotorblatt für eine Windenergieanlage, Windenergieanlage und Verfahren zum Herstellen eines Rotorblatts

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179718.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0537/17 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

05.07.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/44

Application no.

09837022.4

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

ANTENNA DIVERSITY FOR CONTROL DEVICE APPLICATIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T053717.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 1345/18 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

05.07.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C 5/04
A61C 5/02
A61K 6/00

Application no.

06829216.8

Keywords

Neuheit - Neuheit der Verwendung
Neuheit - zweite (bzw. weitere) medizinische Verwendung
Ausnahmen von der Patentierbarkeit - Verfahren zur chirurgischen Behandlung

Application title

VERWENDUNG VON KNOCHENKLEBSTOFF ZUR ABDICHTUNG EINES APIKALEN FORAMENS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T134518.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1694/18 (Contraceptive microbicides/ EVOFEM) of 15.6.2021

Online on

05.07.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/10
A61K 9/14
A61K 38/00
A61P 31/18

Application no.

13804259.3

Keywords

Auxiliary request 1 - Admissible (Yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - Amendments (Yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF CONTRACEPTIVE MICROBICIDES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T169418.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 0729/19 (Header-embedded volume control data/STARKEY) of 29.6.2021

Online on

05.07.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00

Application no.

13150071.2

Keywords

Added subject-matter - all claim requests (yes)
Decision in written proceedings - (yes): withdrawal of the proprietor's appeal
Reimbursement of proprietor's appeal fee at 25% - (yes)

Application title

Communication system for wireless audio devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072919.20210629

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 441 KB)
T 2481/19 (Controlling turbo decoder input/SAMSUNG) of 21.4.2021

Online on

05.07.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M 13/29

Application no.

03026868.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Method and apparatus for controlling turbo decoder input

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T248119.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 538 KB)
T 0855/14 (Portable computer power management/HEWLETT-PACKARD) of 28.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/32
G06F 1/26

Application no.

11155615.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Power management system and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085514.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1093/15 () of 28.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

28.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 25/01
A61M 25/10
A61M 25/00

Application no.

09011598.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Rapid exchange catheter having a support mandrel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109315.20210628

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 1544/16 (Induction of tolerance to egg proteins/NESTLÉ) of 18.5.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/305
A61K 38/01
A61P 37/08

Application no.

07786738.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1A to 1C and 2 (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary requests 3, 4A, 5A, 6A to 6D, 7A to 7D and 8A to 8D
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 9A to 9E (no)

Application title

INDUCTION OF TOLERANCE TO EGG PROTEINS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T154416.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1592/16 () of 21.5.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00

Application no.

09789695.5

Keywords

Novelty - main and first auxiliary request (no); second auxiliary request (yes)
Admittance of a declaration and hearing of a technical expert (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - second auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Reduced pressure wound closure systems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T159216.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 464 KB)
T 1382/17 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01R 13/02
G01R 23/16

Application no.

07819786.0

Keywords

Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR TRIGGERUNG EINER AUFZEICHNUNG EINES MESS-SIGNALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T138217.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 325 KB)
T 1763/17 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M 5/00
G01N 35/00

Application no.

11706274.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag 2 (nein)
Zulassung von Anträgen nach Zustellung der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung (nein)

Application title

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR VERABREICHUNG VON MEDIKAMENTEN FÜR EINEN PATIENTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T176317.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 408 KB)
T 2607/17 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09B 19/24

Application no.

11743324.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical features

Application title

VIRTUAL TESTING AND INSPECTION OF A VIRTUAL WELDMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260717.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1077/18 () of 24.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25B 31/00
F25B 1/047

Application no.

05743350.0

Keywords

-

Application title

COMPRESSOR LUBRICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T107718.20210624

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 1218/18 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 233/82

Application no.

15154215.6

Keywords

Inventive step

Application title

1,3-diiodohydantoin compound and production method thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T121818.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 0264/19 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

02.07.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F21K 99/00
A61B 1/00
A61B 1/06
F21V 9/16
F21S 8/04
F21V 8/00

Application no.

15152858.5

Keywords

exposé insuffisant (non),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),
Modification après signification - prise en compte (non),

Application title

Appareil d'éclairage opératoire à source laser déportée

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026419.20210608

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Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 435 KB)
T 0937/17 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

01.07.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 33/08
H01L 33/32
H01L 33/06
H01S 5/343
H01S 5/34

Application no.

09010817.6

Keywords

Novelty (no)
Novelty - implicit disclosure in prior art (yes)

Application title

Light emitting device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T093717.20210608

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 325 KB)
T 2232/17 (Natalizumab for diseases treatable with steroids/BIOGEN) of 24.2.2021

Online on

01.07.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395
A61P 1/00
A61P 11/06
A61P 37/00

Application no.

05768245.2

Keywords

-

Application title

Natalizumab for use in treating diseases needing steroid treatment

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T223217.20210224

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 533 KB)
T 0630/18 (Sicherungsanordnung für den Eisenbahnverkehr/SIEMENS) of 1.6.2021

Online on

01.07.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B61L 27/00
B61L 3/12

Application no.

12166387.6

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Inbetriebnahme einer Sicherungsanordnung für den Eisenbahnverkehr und Sicherungsanordnung für den Eisenbahnverkehr

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T063018.20210601

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 272 KB)

June 2021

T 1111/16 () of 29.4.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 16/26
C23C 16/02
H01J 37/32
C23C 14/35

Application no.

00993868.9

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Hauptantrag
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Eignung der Änderung zur Lösung der aufgeworfenen Fragen (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Hilfsantrag
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Eignung der Änderung zur Lösung der aufgeworfenen Fragen (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)
Rügepflicht - Einwand zurückgewiesen
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung
Zurückverweisung - (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

DLC-SCHICHTSYSTEM SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES DERARTIGEN SCHICHTSYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111116.20210429

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 664 KB)
T 0981/17 () of 8.4.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

8.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D01H 4/14
D01H 11/00

Application no.

07801687.0

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge 1-4
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)
Änderung des Vorbringens durch Streichung der Vorrichtungsansprüche
Änderung des Vorbringens - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 5 (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM BETREIBEN EINER SPINNVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098117.20210408

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 442 KB)
T 1228/17 (Conflicts scheduling in overlapping networks/ROSEMOUNT) of 20.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 12/56
H04L 12/28

Application no.

07751936.1

Keywords

Main request - First auxiliary request - added subject-matter (yes)
Second and third auxiliary requests - Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T122817.20210520

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 2795/17 (Stable enzyme solutions/NOVOZYMES) of 10.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/04
C11D 3/20
C11D 3/386
C11D 3/16
C11D 3/02

Application no.

08718284.6

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - Main request and auxiliary requests 2, 4, 6, 8-10
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1, 3, 5, 7 (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests 11 to 13
Late-filed auxiliary requests - Admitted (no)

Application title

STABLE ENZYME SOLUTIONS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T279517.20210510

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 438 KB)
T 0346/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F23R 3/28
F23R 3/34

Application no.

08775142.6

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung

Application title

BRENNER FÜR EINE BRENNKAMMER EINER TURBOGRUPPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034618.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0780/18 () of 18.6.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M 5/458
H02M 7/493
H02M 1/088
H03K 17/0812
H03K 17/12
H03K 17/687

Application no.

07075681.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Power level balance of frequency converters connected in parallel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078018.20210618

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 1504/18 (Communication stack assembling/ROCHE) of 24.3.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 12/28
G06F 9/46
H04L 29/06

Application no.

08858269.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests

Application title

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION STACK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T150418.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1573/18 () of 25.6.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

25.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/02
C08F 2/14
C08F 4/02
C08F 4/654
C08F 4/655
C08F 210/16

Application no.

09013267.1

Keywords

Absence of contentious issues concerning the new Main Request

Application title

Ethylene polymer compositions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157318.20210625

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 270 KB)
T 2950/18 (Managing media in a network/III HOLDINGS 2) of 5.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

09728073.9

Keywords

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

Application title

System and method for managing, controlling and/or rendering media in a network

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T295018.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 2988/18 (Hyaluronic acid-based gels including lidocaine Hydrochloride/ALLERGAN … of 21.4.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/73
A61L 27/20
A61K 47/36

Application no.

09785850.0

Keywords

Admission of new arguments (Yes)
All requests - Amendments (No)

Application title

HYALURONIC ACID-BASED GELS INCLUDING LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T298818.20210421

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1647/19 () of 4.6.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B22D 41/00

Application no.

12173052.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Metal-flow impact pad and diffuser for tundish

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T164719.20210604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 267 KB)
T 1659/19 (High octane number gasoline / CHIMEC) of 4.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L 1/223
C10L 1/23
C10L 10/10

Application no.

09773001.4

Keywords

Admittance of the main request and of the first and second auxiliary requests - (no) - not prima facie allowable
Admittance of the third and fourth auxiliary requests - (no) - no exceptional circumstances justified with cogent reasons
Filing of an additional request during oral proceedings after having received the conclusion of the board on the pending requests (no) - no exceptional circumstances justified with cogent reasons

Application title

Production process of unleaded high octane number gasoline, and so obtained gasolines

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T165919.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2422/19 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

30.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B65D 47/08

Application no.

14199569.6

Keywords

Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),
Faits soumis tardivement - auraient du être soumis en première instance (oui),
Faits soumis tardivement - circonstances du recours justifiant leur admission (non),
Faits soumis tardivement - erreur dans l'exercise du pouvoir d'appréciation (non),

Application title

Dispositif de bouchage articule avec indicateur de première ouverture

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T242219.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 379 KB)
G 0001/21 (Exclusion and objection) of 28.5.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03F 1/02

Application no.

04758381.0

Keywords

Objections against members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal – not admissible: objections filed too late (Art. 24(3), EPC, second sentence), not substantiated by facts and arguments or not person specific; EBA panel composed to deal with a case not competent to change its own composition

Application title

DOHERTY AMPLIFIER WITH OUTPUT HYBRID COUPLER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:G000121.20210528

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 2081/15 (Continuous bank of RAMs for faster fault recovery in a flight control … of 24.3.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 11/16
G06F 11/00

Application no.

09171333.9

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - claim 1 (yes)

Application title

Method and systems for restarting a flight control system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T208115.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 363 KB)
T 0989/16 (Post translationally modified glycoproteins/LIFE TECHNOLOGIES … of 4.12.2020

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 21/00
C07K 17/00

Application no.

07825657.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Auxiliary request 1 - requirements of the EPC met - (yes)

Application title

LABELING AND DETECTION OF POST TRANSLATIONALLY MODIFIED PROTEINS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T098916.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 598 KB)
T 0485/17 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01D 63/08
B01D 63/10

Application no.

15001871.1

Keywords

Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)
Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag 1 - Klarheit (nein)
Hilfsanträge 2 bis 5, 2a, 4a bis 6a - zugelassen (nein)
Hilfsantrag 3a - Neuheit (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUM FILTERN UND TRENNEN VON STRÖMUNGSMEDIEN MITTELS MEMBRANEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T048517.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 487 KB)
T 0933/17 (Colloidal magnetic particles/JANSSEN) of 25.5.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/574
C12N 15/10
G01N 33/543

Application no.

00950339.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

INCREASED SEPARATION EFFICIENCY VIA CONTROLLED AGGREGATION OF MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T093317.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 365 KB)
T 0965/17 () of 28.5.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 21/20
B65G 47/68

Application no.

10736821.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND LINE FOR CONVEYING CONTAINERS, IN PARTICULAR BOTTLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096517.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 398 KB)
T 2731/17 (Antibody expression in myeloid leukaemia cells/GLYCOTOPE) of 11.12.2020

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395
C07K 16/00
C07K 16/28
C07K 16/30
C07K 14/59

Application no.

07818090.8

Keywords

Main request and auxilary request 1: amendments - allowable (no)
Auxiliary request 2: amendments - allowable (yes)
Auxiliary request 2: inventive step (yes)

Application title

Use of human cells of myeloid leukaemia origin for expression of antibodies

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T273117.20201211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 0357/18 (KRONES / WÄRMESCHAUKEL ZUM RÜCKGEWINNEN VON ENERGIE) of 17.6.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C12C 7/22
C12C 7/26
C12C 13/00
C12C 7/06
F28D 20/00

Application no.

10798738.0

Keywords

Hauptantrag - zugelassen (ja)
In der mündlichen Verhandlung erhobener Einwand - zugelassen (nein)
Hauptantrag - Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM RÜCKGEWINNEN VON ENERGIE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035718.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 644 KB)
T 1326/18 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 401/04
A61K 31/505

Application no.

04806748.2

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Novelty
Sufficiency of disclosure
Inventive step
Late-filed document
Late-filed auxiliary requests
Late-filed objection
Remittal

Application title

NOVEL POLYMORPHIC FORM OF IMATINIB MESYLATE AND A PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132618.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 788 KB)
T 2773/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 80/00

Application no.

11180804.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Wind turbine with tower climatisation system using outside air

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T277318.20210517

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 410 KB)
T 0039/19 (Zerkleinerung/BÜHLER) of 22.6.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01F 7/04
B01F 15/00
B01F 15/06
B01F 3/20
B01F 3/22
A23G 1/00
A23G 1/10

Application no.

09784018.5

Keywords

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

Application title

VERFAHREN UND -VERWENDUNG ZUR ZERKLEINERUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003919.20210622

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 363 KB)
T 2431/19 (Partial search/HARMAN) of 24.6.2021

Online on

29.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

24.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/12

Application no.

14151069.3

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - (yes): erroneous application of R. 137(5) EPC
Amended claims relating to unsearched subject-matter in accordance with R. 63 EPC - (no)
Additional search necessary - (no)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee - (yes)
Remittal to the examining division
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Network address management and functional object discovery system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T243119.20210624

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 2233/15 () of 20.4.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12M 1/00

Application no.

08161344.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Continuous perfusion bioreactor system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T223315.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 0810/16 (Propylene polymer film/BOREALIS) of 23.6.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

23.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/18

Application no.

06753931.2

Keywords

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

Application title

FILM COMPRISING PROPYLENE POLYMER WITH HIGH CRYSTALLINITY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081016.20210623

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 1072/16 (Korrosionsschutzbehandlung/TESA) of 19.5.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08J 7/04
C23F 11/12
C23F 11/173

Application no.

10700967.2

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag I (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag II (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig Hilfsantrag II (ja)
Zulassung - Hilfsanträge (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR KORROSIONSSCHUTZBEHANDLUNG VON METALLOBERFLÄCHEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T107216.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0547/17 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K 1/24

Application no.

02022908.4

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - no synergy between distinguishing features

Application title

Pole Tips of a Claw Pole Alternator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T054717.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 1953/17 (Satellite-based ADS-B system/THALES) of 27.4.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08G 5/00
H04B 7/185
H04H 20/06

Application no.

09011585.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

ADS-B monitoring and broadcasting services for global air traffic management using satellites

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195317.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 2357/17 () of 8.6.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G 64/24
C08L 69/00

Application no.

11715190.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Alle Anträge (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (Hilfsantrag 4: ja)

Application title

POLYCARBONATZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN MIT VERBESSERTEN OPTISCHEN UND THERMISCHEN EIGENSCHAFTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T235717.20210608

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 506 KB)
T 0237/18 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41N 1/08
B41N 3/00
C22B 7/00
C22B 21/06
F27D 1/00
C22B 21/00

Application no.

08868693.6

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Novelty - implicit disclosure (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - common general knowledge
Inventive step - obvious solution
Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal (yes)

Application title

METHOD OF REGENERATING METAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T023718.20210422

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 458 KB)
T 0798/18 (Robot workstations/ABB) of 15.6.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 19/4155
B25J 9/16
G05B 19/418

Application no.

05801463.0

Keywords

Admittance of re-submitted requests - main and auxiliary requests 1 and 2 (no): "replacing" requests means "withdrawing" requests
Novelty - auxiliary requests 3 to 5 (no)

Application title

A system and a method for controlling movements of an industrial robot

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T079818.20210615

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 2371/18 () of 28.4.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F28D 7/00
F25J 1/00

Application no.

12155832.4

Keywords

Divisional application - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings

Application title

Vertical heat exchanger configuration for LNG facility

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237118.20210428

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 721 KB)
T 0041/19 () of 18.5.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A24C 5/356
A24C 5/358

Application no.

14164574.7

Keywords

Beweismittel - offenkundige Vorbenutzung
Beweismittel - Beweiswürdigung
Beweismittel - Maßstab bei der Beweiswürdigung
Beweismittel - schriftliche Erklärung unter Eid
Beweismittel - ausreichende Beweiskraft (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - öffentliche Zugänglichmachung
Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung
Neuheit - stillschweigende Geheimhaltungsverpflichtung (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Nacharbeitbarkeit (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung räumt aufgeworfene Fragen aus (nein)

Application title

Schragen aus leitfähigem Kunststoff und Einrichtung sowie Verfahren zum automatischen Entleeren von mit stabförmigen Produkten gefüllten Schragen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T004119.20210518

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 510 KB)
T 0612/19 () of 14.5.2021

Online on

28.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

14.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C 1/04
B22C 1/16
B22C 9/12
B22C 1/26
B22C 1/18
B22C 1/24

Application no.

08843523.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 5 (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände
Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsantrag 5a (nein)
Hilfsanträge 9 und 10 - nicht substantiiert - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

FORMSTOFFMISCHUNG MIT VERBESSERTER FLIESSFÄHIGKEIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T061219.20210514

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 549 KB)
T 2129/17 (Optimisation d'un plan d'allocation de ressources/MBDA France … of 7.6.2021

Online on

25.06.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 10/06

Application no.

14290028.1

Keywords

Activité inventive - la révendication modifiée requiert de refaire une recherche pour obtenir l'état technique approprié
Décision sur le recours - renvoi à la première instance (oui)

Application title

Procédé et dispositif d'optimisation d'un plan d'allocation de ressources

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T212917.20210607

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D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 321 KB)
T 2131/17 (Optimisation multi-objectif/MBDA France) of 7.6.2021

Online on

25.06.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06Q 10/06
G06Q 50/28

Application no.

14290029.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - la revendication modifiée requiert de refaire une recherche pour obtenir l'état technique approprié
Décision sur le recours - renvoi à la première instance (oui)

Application title

Procédé et dispositif d'optimisation multi-objectif

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213117.20210607

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D

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 326 KB)
T 1325/18 () of 20.4.2021

Online on

25.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K 1/10
A01K 5/02

Application no.

12820977.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

FEED CONTROL SYSTEM, FEEDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING ANIMALS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132518.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 339 KB)
T 1304/16 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/24
H04N 7/26
H04N 7/50

Application no.

10726396.4

Keywords

Main request - amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
First auxiliary request, second auxiliary request, third auxiliary request, fifth auxiliary request - amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (no)
Fourth auxiliary request - amendment to appeal case - amendment gives rise to new objections (yes)

Application title

MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODING OVER MPEG-2 SYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T130416.20210423

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 405 KB)
T 0555/17 (Diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis/TRUSTEES) of 25.3.2021

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/53
A61K 35/30
A61K 39/395
A61K 35/24
C07K 14/00
C07K 16/00

Application no.

07836873.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)

Application title

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALITIS OR EPILEPSY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T055517.20210325

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 325 KB)
T 2321/17 () of 21.6.2021

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

21.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24B 13/00
B65B 37/00

Application no.

11186405.4

Keywords

Description adapted to the claims

Application title

Method and apparatus for introducing additives to smokeless tobacco products

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232117.20210621

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 251 KB)
T 2456/17 (Combination for control of plant insect infestations/MONSANTO) of 20.8.2020

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.8.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/82

Application no.

07104762.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Compositions and methods for control of insect infestations in plants

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T245617.20200820

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 531 KB)
T 2592/17 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 9/007
A61M 1/00

Application no.

09795867.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY VISCOSITY OF ASPIRATED MATERIAL DURING OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259217.20210325

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 270 KB)
T 1151/18 (Hochvoltbatterie/AUDI) of 9.6.2021

Online on

24.06.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

9.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01M 10/42
H01M 2/02
H01M 2/04
H01M 2/10

Application no.

12728173.1

Keywords

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

Application title

HV-BATTERIE, INSBESONDERE TRAKTIONSBATTERIE FÜR EIN FAHRZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T115118.20210609

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D

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 355 KB)
T 0144/16 (METH(ACRYLIC) ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS/Sika Schweiz) of 9.3.2021

Online on

23.06.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09J 4/06
C09J 175/16
C08F 290/06

Application no.

02707060.6

Keywords

Inventive step - obvious alternative

Application title

EASY TO MANUFACTURE METH(ACRYLIC) ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014416.20210309

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D

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 2720/16 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

23.06.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B24D 15/00
G02B 27/22

Application no.

10740385.9

Keywords

Méthode dans l'exercice d'activités intellectuelles (non)
Nouveauté (oui)
Activité inventive (oui)

Application title

Elément de sécurité à effet de parallaxe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T272016.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2412/17 () of 3.5.2021

Online on

23.06.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16K 37/00

Application no.

09716483.4

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)

Application title

Diagnostic Method for Detecting Control Valve Component Failure

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241217.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 617 KB)
T 2430/18 (Group share space/SAMSUNG) of 17.6.2021

Online on

23.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

17.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 1/2745
G06Q 50/00
H04M 1/725
H04W 4/02
H04W 4/20

Application no.

13161975.1

Keywords

Admittance of claim requests filed after the summons - all requests (no): no exceptional circumstances justified with cogent reasons and requests should have been filed earlier

Application title

Content Sharing Method and Mobile Terminal Using the Method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T243018.20210617

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 302 KB)
T 1221/19 (Polynucleotide arrays/ILLUMINA) of 15.6.2021

Online on

23.06.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12Q 1/6837
B01J 19/00

Application no.

07008271.4

Keywords

Adapted description - added matter (no); clarity (yes);

Application title

Methods of sequencing polynucleotide arrays, and preparation methods therefor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T122119.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 417 KB)
G 0004/19 (Double patenting) of 22.6.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

22.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 35/74
A23L 1/30
A61P 37/08
A61P 1/12

Application no.

10718590.2

Keywords

Admissibility of referral - (yes)
Interpretation of Article 125 EPC
Procedural provision absent from the Convention
Supplementary means of interpretation under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
Legal basis for a refusal under Article 97(2) EPC for double patenting

Application title

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC DIARRHOEA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:G000419.20210622

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 424 KB)
T 2286/15 (Power control in LTE systems/ERICSSON) of 8.6.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 72/12

Application no.

08874891.8

Keywords

Inventive step - ex-post facto analysis (yes)

Application title

Method and arrangement in a telecommunications system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T228615.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 0259/16 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 3/036

Application no.

07819550.0

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR NETZHAUTDIAGNOSTIK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T025916.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 428 KB)
T 1767/16 () of 16.4.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 13/00

Application no.

14162888.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - first and second auxiliary requests (no)
Amendment to appeal case - third and fourth auxiliary requests
Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (no)
Amendment to appeal case - fifth auxiliary request
Amendment to appeal case - amendment gives rise to new objections (yes)

Application title

Display apparatus and method for applying on screen display (OSD) thereto

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T176716.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 2684/17 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04G 11/20
E04G 11/28

Application no.

06761666.4

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

Application title

TEILBARER KLETTERSCHUH EINER KLETTERSCHALUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T268417.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1 MB)
T 0339/18 (Fabric cleaning/Unilever) of 2.6.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

2.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/37
C11D 11/00
C11D 3/386

Application no.

09765764.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - main request (patent as granted)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - claim requests clearly allowable (no)

Application title

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO FABRIC CLEANING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T033918.20210602

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 446 KB)
T 1015/18 () of 18.5.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 15/14

Application no.

12167890.8

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens nach Ladung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

Düse zur Partikelausrichtung im Flüssigkeitsstrom

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T101518.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 433 KB)
T 1615/18 (Automated banking machine/DIEBOLD) of 10.6.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/00
G07F 19/00

Application no.

06006668.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Cash dispensing automated banking machine and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161518.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 0256/19 (Own-voice signal processing/SONOVA) of 4.5.2021

Online on

22.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00

Application no.

12794164.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 2, 3, 5 to 7, 7a (no)
Clarity - auxiliary request 4' (no)

Application title

Own voice shaping in a hearing instrument

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T025619.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 537 KB)
T 1867/15 (Portable device/TOBII) of 4.6.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

4.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/16
G06F 3/01

Application no.

11187816.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Portable device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186715.20210604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 339 KB)
T 0348/17 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E05D 5/04
E05D 7/082

Application no.

09788420.9

Keywords

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

Application title

HINGE OF A ROOF WINDOW PIVOT SASH AND A UNIT FOR FASTENING THE HINGE TO THE FRAME, IN PARTICULAR OF A ROOF WINDOW SASH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034817.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0690/17 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15
A61F 13/472
A61F 13/53
A61F 13/539

Application no.

10758782.6

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests 4 and 5
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Late-filed request - circumstances of appeal case justify admittance (no)

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ABSORBENT ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T069017.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 408 KB)
T 0539/18 (Stabilised Subtilisin/Novozymes) of 11.5.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/386
C07K 5/06
C07K 5/08

Application no.

12733657.6

Keywords

Late-filed ground/objection of lack of novelty - admitted in first-instance proceedings (no) - reasons to overrule the discretionary decision taken in first-instance proceedings (no)
Late submitted material - justification for late filing (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Industrial application - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

STABILISED SUBTILISIN COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T053918.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 512 KB)
T 0738/18 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B42D 15/00
G02B 27/22

Application no.

10740387.5

Keywords

Admission de la requête auxiliaire 2 (oui)
Modifications répondant à un motif d'opposition (oui)
Clarté (oui)
Extension indue (non)
Nouveauté de l'objet de la revendication 1 (oui)
Attaque fondée sur l'absence d'activité inventive (non admise)

Application title

Elément de sécurité à effet de parallaxe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073818.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 2 MB)
T 0819/18 () of 22.3.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B67C 7/00
B65G 47/84

Application no.

10751671.8

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUM HERSTELLEN VON FLÜSSIGKEITSBEHÄLTNISSEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081918.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1262/18 (Efficiently calculating a data packet's cyclic redundancy check ( … of 16.6.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

16.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 1/16
H03M 13/09
H04L 1/00

Application no.

10829067.7

Keywords

Unity of invention - after amendment (yes)
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ERROR DETECTION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126218.20210616

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 294 KB)
T 1297/18 (Patients with non-specific complaints/BRAHMS) of 7.4.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/569
G01N 33/74

Application no.

11706838.7

Keywords

Admittance - main request, auxiliary request 1 (no)
Clarity - auxiliary requests 2-7 (no)

Application title

PROCALCITONIN FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS AND GUIDANCE OF ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH NON-SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129718.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1733/18 () of 11.6.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 20/06
C08F 2/00
C08F 6/12

Application no.

10820690.5

Keywords

Inventive step - unexpected improvement shown

Application title

POLYACRYLIC ACID SALT-BASED WATER ABSORBENT RESIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173318.20210611

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 429 KB)
T 1772/18 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 9/14
B01D 46/52

Application no.

10163462.4

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Staubsaugerfilterbeutel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T177218.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 421 KB)
T 1979/18 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01G 17/06
F16B 2/24

Application no.

06830113.4

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - skilled person
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

CLASPING DEVICE FOR WIRE-LIKE BODIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197918.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 1407/19 (Virion-like delivery particles/GSK) of 15.6.2021

Online on

21.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/155

Application no.

11741348.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Virion-like delivery particles for self-replicating RNA molecules

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T140719.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 263 KB)
T 0041/16 () of 20.4.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09K 19/02
C09K 19/30
G02F 1/13
C09K 19/12
C09K 19/44

Application no.

10004670.5

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Flüssigkristallines Medium

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T004116.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 430 KB)
T 1860/16 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B06B 1/16
E02D 7/18

Application no.

08001601.7

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Patentansprüche - mangelnde Klarheit kein Einspruchsgrund
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Kombination bekannter Merkmale
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

Schwingungserzeuger für ein Vibrationsrammgerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T186016.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 486 KB)
T 0104/17 () of 15.6.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

15.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L 9/015
F24F 3/16
A61L 2/20
B01D 46/00
B08B 15/02
A61L 9/16

Application no.

10702591.8

Keywords

Rückwirkende Nichtzulassung von im Einspruchsverfahren behandelten Dokumenten (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Verbesserung

Application title

DEKONTAMINATIONSANORDNUNG SOWIE VERFAHREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010417.20210615

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 378 KB)
T 1332/17 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 9/14
B01D 46/52

Application no.

10163463.2

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

Staubsaugerfilterbeutel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T133217.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 384 KB)
T 1838/17 () of 5.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04C 2/16

Application no.

04022049.3

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Nacharbeitbarkeit (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (ja)
Beweismittel - Beweislastumkehr

Application title

Grossformatige OSB-Platte mit verbesserten Eigenschaften, insbesondere für den Baubereich

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183817.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 428 KB)
T 0064/18 () of 5.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 15/44
A47L 15/00

Application no.

11767721.1

Keywords

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

Application title

DOSIERSYSTEM FÜR EINE GESCHIRRSPÜLMASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T006418.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 368 KB)
T 0182/18 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09K 5/04
C09K 3/30
C08J 9/14
A61K 9/12
A61L 9/16

Application no.

05742057.2

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITIONS OF TETRAFLUOROPROPENE AND HYDROFLUOROCARBONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018218.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 377 KB)
T 0888/18 () of 26.3.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 25/00

Application no.

10727660.2

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

A URINARY CATHETER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T088818.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 1111/18 () of 21.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F27D 3/16
C22B 9/05
C22B 21/06
F27D 27/00

Application no.

13742381.0

Keywords

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

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUM RAFFINIEREN VON METALLSCHMELZEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111118.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 632 KB)
T 1444/18 () of 3.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 1/00

Application no.

12724565.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATING A WIND TURBINE BLADE AND METHOD OF BLADE HANDLING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144418.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 0421/19 (Tinnitus-Filtermittel/SIVANTOS) of 18.5.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04R 25/00

Application no.

11176905.5

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung - Haupt- und Hilfsanträge 1 bis 8 (ja)
Erweiterung des Schutzbereichs - Hilfsanträge 1 bis 8 (ja)

Application title

Hörhilfe- und/oder Tinnitus-Therapie-Gerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T042119.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 388 KB)
T 2326/19 () of 2.6.2021

Online on

18.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47F 11/10
A47F 5/10

Application no.

14169527.0

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Änderungen - Offenbarung durch Zeichnung
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

Regalsystem mit elektrischer Versorgung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232619.20210602

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0935/14 (Associated accounts/BLACKBERRY) of 28.4.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/445
G06F 21/00
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06

Application no.

10154934.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Claim interpretation - broad vs. vague claims

Application title

System and method for providing access to a service relating to an account for an electronic device in a network

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T093514.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 0356/16 (Tooth whitening products / PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 8.6.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

8.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 6/02
A61K 8/22
A61Q 11/00

Application no.

03755465.6

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Tooth whitening products

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035616.20210608

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 1522/16 () of 22.3.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16D 25/0638
F16D 25/10
F16F 15/14
F16D 13/68
F16D 21/06

Application no.

09806172.4

Keywords

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

Application title

KUPPLUNGSAGGREGAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T152216.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2218/16 (Gene therapy of motor neuron disorders/BEZZUBOVA) of 12.3.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 15/864
A61K 48/00

Application no.

08836776.8

Keywords

Admission of the main request - (yes)
Admission of late filed arguments - (no)
Requirements of the EPC met - (yes)

Application title

Widespread gene delivery to motor neurons using peripheral injection of AAV vectors

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T221816.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 739 KB)
T 2310/16 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/20
H01L 21/205
C30B 25/02
C30B 29/40
H01L 29/778

Application no.

10013685.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Method of controlling stress in gallium nitride films deposited on substrates

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T231016.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2393/16 (Phone orientation/BLACKBERRY) of 4.6.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

4.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/16
H04M 1/725

Application no.

10155522.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)

Application title

System and method for activating components on an electronic device using orientation data

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239316.20210604

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 0671/17 (Recycling polymer waste/IMERTECH) of 20.4.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 11/04
C08K 9/04
C09C 1/02

Application no.

11290277.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Methods and compositions related to recycling polymer waste

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T067117.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 0900/17 () of 20.4.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66F 9/075
B66F 9/24

Application no.

11009489.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens

Application title

Montageeinheit für ein elektrisches Leistungsteil in einem Flurförderzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090017.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 336 KB)
T 1094/17 () of 14.6.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/20
H01L 21/205
C30B 25/02
C30B 29/40
H01L 33/12
H01L 33/32

Application no.

01957415.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary request could have been filed before the Examining Division (yes)

Application title

METHOD OF CONTROLLING STRESS IN GALLIUM NITRIDE FILMS DEPOSITED ON SUBSTRATES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109417.20210614

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 398 KB)
T 1668/17 () of 13.4.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B 27/02
B21B 27/00

Application no.

09704554.6

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - main request
Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Late-filed objections of lack of inventive step
Late-filed objection - based on alleged novelty destroying document
Late-filed objection - admitted (yes)
Late-filed objection - remittal (no)
Main request - novelty (yes) - inventive step (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

ROLLING MILL, AND TANDEM ROLLING MILL HAVING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166817.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 647 KB)
T 1836/17 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16D 25/08

Application no.

12005193.3

Keywords

Hauptantrag: Änderungen - zulässig (nein)
Hilfsantrag: Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Deutlichkeit (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

Ausrücksystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183617.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 422 KB)
T 2594/17 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

17.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09B 19/24
G09B 5/00

Application no.

12721596.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and auxiliary requests 1
Inventive step - 4 (no)
Inventive step - obvious implementation of non-technical features
auxiliary request 3a - exceptional circumstances (yes)
auxiliary request 3a - admitted (no) - raises new issues - detrimental to procedural economy

Application title

VIRTUAL TESTING AND INSPECTION OF A VIRTUAL WELDMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T259417.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0809/17 (Processing of fish/NORDISCHER MASCHINENBAU) of 7.5.2021

Online on

16.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23B 4/01
A23B 4/015
A23L 1/025
A23L 1/325

Application no.

10801148.7

Keywords

Claim 1 as granted: Inventive step - (no)

Application title

PROCESSING OF FISH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T080917.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 2739/17 (Data retrieval/SAP) of 12.3.2021

Online on

16.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

14182687.5

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main and auxiliary request I (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request II and modified auxiliary request II (no)

Application title

Data retrieval via a telecommunication network

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273917.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 468 KB)
T 2783/17 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

16.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B 3/36

Application no.

09722069.3

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)
Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)

Application title

ENDKAPPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278317.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0008/19 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

16.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B64C 11/06
F01D 5/08

Application no.

13786687.7

Keywords

Modifications - extension de l'objet de la demande (non),
Revendications - clarté (oui),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),

Application title

HELICE COMPORTANT UNE ECOPE DYNAMIQUE MOBILE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T000819.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 323 KB)
T 2033/15 () of 10.5.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02K 5/00

Application no.

04011849.9

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)

Application title

Motor, insbesondere dessen Befestigung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T203315.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 302 KB)
T 0577/17 () of 10.6.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 31/048
H01L 31/0216
H02S 20/00

Application no.

04741014.7

Keywords

Amendments - main request, first to seventeenth auxiliary requests
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of proprietor's request for oral proceedings
Reimbursement of proprietor's appeal fee at 25% (yes)

Application title

ENCAPSULATION OF SOLAR CELLS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057717.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 0694/17 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F 58/04
D06F 58/16
D06F 58/24
D06F 58/20

Application no.

09164001.1

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed evidence - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

Appliance for drying laundry

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T069417.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0834/17 (Keeping web sessions alive/SIEMENS) of 10.6.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

10.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/08

Application no.

11153373.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main and auxiliary requests (no): obvious combination of known features

Application title

A method for keeping a web session alive in a web application

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T083417.20210610

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 2666/17 (Zephyros/composite) of 26.4.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 5/18
B32B 5/20
B32B 27/38
C08J 9/00
B62D 29/00

Application no.

11710363.0

Keywords

Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE LAMINATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266617.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0138/18 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 21/02
G02B 21/33
G02B 9/60
G02B 15/163

Application no.

08012853.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request and first auxiliary request (no)
Novelty - ambiguous feature
Admissibility of second to fourth auxiliary requests (no) - exceptional circumstances (no) - procedural economy (no) - suitability of amendment to resolve issues (no)

Application title

Immersion microscope objective and laser scanning microscope system using the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013818.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0966/18 (Synucleinopathic disease/PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES) of 10.11.2020

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/17
A61K 39/00
A61K 45/06
A61K 51/10

Application no.

03783083.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Prevention and treatment of synucleinopathic disease

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T096618.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 542 KB)
T 2994/18 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 27/00
G01N 33/487

Application no.

10011398.4

Keywords

Subject-matter extending beyond the content of the earlier application as filed (yes: main request and auxiliary requests 5 to 14)
Clarity of claims (no: auxiliary request 4)
Admission of requests (no: auxiliary requests 1 to 3 and 4A)

Application title

Glucose measuring instrument

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T299418.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 476 KB)
T 0555/19 (Hot connect for peritectic steel/TATA) of 20.4.2021

Online on

15.06.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21D 8/02
C22C 38/00
C22C 38/06
B22D 11/12
B22D 11/126
B21B 1/46
C22C 38/02
C22C 38/38

Application no.

13744440.2

Keywords

Novelty - multiple selection
Novelty - (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STEEL STRIP OF CARBON STEEL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T055519.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
D 0011/19 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

DBA

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

-

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:D001119.20210426

Distribution

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 344 KB)
J 0014/19 () of 19.4.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C45/14
B29C45/37
B29C33/42
B29C45/00
B65D1/24
B29L31/00

Application no.

12790415.9

Keywords

Aussetzung des Erteilungsverfahrens (ja)
Zeitpunkt der Rechtshängigkeit eines nationalen Verfahrens - Anwendung fremden Rechts (ja)
Rechtsmissbräuchliches Verhalten (nein)
Fortsetzung des Erteilungsverfahrens (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM HERSTELLEN VON GETRÄNKEKISTEN AUS KUNSTSTOFF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:J001419.20210419

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 680 KB)
T 0291/16 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C03B 37/04
D04H 1/42
D04H 1/74
D04H 13/00
D04H 1/4218
D04H 1/4209
D04H 1/4226

Application no.

09720146.1

Keywords

-

Application title

PRODUIT A BASE DE FIBRES MINERALES ET SON PROCEDE D'OBTENTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T029116.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 383 KB)
T 1771/17 () of 10.5.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/162
A61M 5/32
A61M 25/06

Application no.

11710636.9

Keywords

Novelty
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendment to appeal case - new objection not admitted
Amendment to appeal case - claim amendment admitted

Application title

TIP PROTECTOR FOR A SAFETY CATHETER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T177117.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 636 KB)
T 1961/17 (Simulated fault currents/ABB) of 11.5.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B 3/54

Application no.

08170550.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - auxiliary requests 1 to 3 (yes): intermediate generalisation
Admittance - amended auxiliary request 3 (no): no exceptional circumstances

Application title

Electrical power network management system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T196117.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 0243/18 () of 28.5.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 21/24
G02B 21/36
G02B 21/00

Application no.

10013894.0

Keywords

Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Amendments - extension of the protection (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Microscope connecting unit and microscope system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024318.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 431 KB)
T 0414/18 (Compositions comprising rilpiverin/GILEAD) of 21.5.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/20
A61K 31/505
A61K 31/513
A61K 31/675
A61P 31/18

Application no.

11791161.0

Keywords

Inventive step - effect not made credible within the whole scope of claim
Inventive step - Main request and auxiliary requests 2, 4, 6-8, 10, 11
Inventive step - auxiliary request 12 (yes)
Claims - clarity after amendment (no)
Claims - auxiliary requests 1, 3, 5, 9
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Claims - auxiliary request 12
Novelty - public prior use (no)

Application title

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RILPIVIRIN HCL AND TENOVOFIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T041418.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 740 KB)
T 0696/18 () of 25.5.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K 21/00
H02K 1/27

Application no.

09179026.1

Keywords

Statement of grounds of appeal (main request)
Statement of grounds of appeal - mere reference to first-instance submission
Statement of grounds of appeal - substantiated (no)
Late-filed argument (main request)
Late-filed argument - amendments after arranging oral proceedings
Late-filed argument - justified (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

Interior permanent magnet type brushless direct current motor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T069618.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 1313/19 () of 7.4.2021

Online on

14.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C 7/00

Application no.

08762816.0

Keywords

Amendment after expiry of period in R. 100(2) EPC communication - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING DEVIATIONS DURING THE COURSE OF AN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT TO GRADUALLY REPOSITION TEETH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T131319.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 241 KB)
R 0005/18 (Fundamental violation of the right to be heard) of 21.4.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D1/00
F26B3/10
F26B17/10
F26B21/02

Application no.

99900207.4

Keywords

Petition for review – obligation to raise objection – clearly inadmissible

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE REMOVAL OF LIQUID FROM PARTICULATE MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:R000518.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 302 KB)
T 0518/17 (Solubilising subtilisin crystals in a fermentation broth/NOVOZYMES) of 28.1.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 1/14
C12N 9/52
C12N 9/54
C12N 15/31

Application no.

08717479.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Evidence submitted with statement of grounds of appeal
Evidence - admitted (yes)

Application title

Solubilization of protease crystals in fermentation broth

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T051817.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 542 KB)
T 0610/17 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C 8/00

Application no.

07116564.1

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verbindungsanordnung zwischen einem Dentalimplantat und einem Abutment

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T061017.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 383 KB)
T 1200/17 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F23M 5/08

Application no.

05004143.3

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung

Application title

Heizgerät für ein Fahrzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T120017.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 394 KB)
T 0307/18 () of 7.6.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

7.6.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/20

Application no.

04751910.3

Keywords

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

Application title

A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED TAMPONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T030718.20210607

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 394 KB)
T 0593/18 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B42D 25/00
B42D 15/00
G02B 5/18

Application no.

11722750.4

Keywords

Activité inventive (non: requête principale; oui: requête auxiliaire)

Application title

Composant optique d'authentification et procédé de fabrication dudit composant

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T059318.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 1 MB)
T 0707/18 (Campath-1H/ALCAFLEU) of 26.2.2021

Online on

11.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/395
C07K 16/28
A61P 25/00

Application no.

07802348.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with Campath-1H

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T070718.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1971/18 (Determining an analysis chronicle/NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY) of 8.3.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30
H04L 12/58
G06Q 30/02
G06Q 10/10

Application no.

11758903.6

Keywords

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

Application title

Method and apparatus for determining an analysis chronicle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197118.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 385 KB)
T 2264/18 (Record medium for multi-angle video/PHILIPS) of 17.3.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G11B 27/10
G11B 27/32

Application no.

04806578.3

Keywords

Inventive step - second and third auxiliary request (no)
Amendment after summons - third auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendment after summons - fourth auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Method for recording information on a record medium, record medium containing information, and method and device for reading information from a record medium

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226418.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0200/19 (Disambiguation of text with upper and lower case/BlackBerry) of 30.4.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/023

Application no.

05252107.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation employing advanced text case feature

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020019.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 291 KB)
T 1147/19 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60W 30/14
B60W 10/02
B60W 10/06
B60K 31/00
B60W 30/18

Application no.

07748051.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - relationship between Article 83 and Article 84
Claims - lack of clarity no ground for opposition
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR INCREASING ACTIVE DURATION TIME OF AN AUTOMATIC FREEWHEELING FUNCTION IN A VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114719.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 1465/19 () of 28.5.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

28.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T 8/17
B60T 13/66

Application no.

08014326.6

Keywords

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

Application title

Bremssteuermodul

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T146519.20210528

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 347 KB)
T 2296/19 (Navigating through large web pages by enlarging a current item (" … of 3.5.2021

Online on

10.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

12169786.6

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Amendment during oral proceedings - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Portable electronic device, method and graphical user interface for displaying structured electronic documents

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T229619.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 427 KB)
T 1445/16 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

09.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21B 1/02

Application no.

11182491.8

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Mit der Beschwerdebegründung eingereichte Entgegenhaltungen - zugelassen (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Aufbereiten von Hackschnitzeln für die Herstellung von holzhaltigem Faserstoff

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144516.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 419 KB)
T 2637/17 () of 1.6.2021

Online on

09.06.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.6.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B30B 11/08
B30B 15/06
B30B 15/00

Application no.

09004314.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Rechtliches Gehör - Beschwerdeverfahren
Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren ohne mündliche Verhandlung

Application title

Stempel für eine Rundläuferpresse

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T263717.20210601

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 0059/18 (Relaxation ratio / KUREHA) of 18.5.2021

Online on

09.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/34
B32B 27/28
B65D 65/40

Application no.

07706741.1

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - result to be achieved
Sufficiency of disclosure - parameter definition not belonging to common general knwoledge

Application title

Heat shrinkable multilayer film and packaging material using same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T005918.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 0715/19 () of 27.5.2021

Online on

09.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04N 5/232
H04N 7/18
B64D 45/00
B64D 47/08

Application no.

12711418.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - (non)

Application title

AERONEF POURVU D'UN SYSTEME DE SURVEILLANCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071519.20210527

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 313 KB)
T 1617/19 () of 12.5.2021

Online on

09.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 20/12

Application no.

14198294.2

Keywords

Summons to oral proceedings - continuation of proceedings without duly summoned party
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request
Sufficiency of disclosure - enabling disclosure (yes)
Abridged reasons for decision - agreement with finding of deparment of first instance
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Apparatus for and method of friction stir welding

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161719.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 1964/16 () of 21.4.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/168

Application no.

10755204.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no) - lack of novelty (no) - lack of inventive step (no)

Application title

VASCULAR ACCESS MONITORING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T196416.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 598 KB)
T 0395/17 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01L 31/042

Application no.

10009221.2

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel D13 bis D15
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Schwimmende Photovoltaik-Anordnung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T039517.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 342 KB)
T 1425/17 () of 26.3.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65H 29/68

Application no.

07111577.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Rechtfertigung der Verspätung (ja)

Application title

Bogenbremsensystem zum Bremsen von Druckbogen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142517.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 468 KB)
T 2109/17 () of 25.5.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N 3/20
F01N 3/02
F01N 3/035
B01D 53/94
F01N 13/02

Application no.

07865002.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

EMISSION TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T210917.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 2277/17 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F16D 65/097

Application no.

08171286.1

Keywords

Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),
Preuves produites tardivement - recevable (non),

Application title

Système de montage de patin de frein à disque

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227717.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 346 KB)
T 2533/17 () of 15.3.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F01N 3/20

Application no.

12172131.0

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - extension au-delà du contenu de la demande telle que déposée (oui),
Modification des moyens invoqués dans le cadre du recours
Modification après signification - raisons convaincantes (non),
Modification des moyens invoqués - modification donnant lieu à de nouvelles objections (oui),
Modification des moyens invoqués - modification nuit au principe d'économie de la procédure (oui),

Application title

Ensemble coude de post-traitement des gaz d'echappement d'un moteur à combustion comportant un convergent interne

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253317.20210315

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 414 KB)
T 2424/18 () of 28.4.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T 7/10
B60T 7/12
B60T 17/18

Application no.

10158972.9

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Neuheit - Anspruch 3 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Ansprüche 1, 3 (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Betreiben einer Bremseinrichtung eines Haltestellen anfahrenden Kraftfahrzeugs

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T242418.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 639 KB)
T 1478/19 () of 26.5.2021

Online on

08.06.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23Q 17/09
B23F 23/00

Application no.

12193804.7

Keywords

Claims - clarity (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

An arrangement for controlling the process of rotary chip removing machining of a workpiece, and a cutting tool for rotary chip removing machining

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T147819.20210526

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 382 KB)
T 1904/15 (Transfection method/SANDOZ) of 9.4.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

9.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12P 21/02
C12N 15/85
C07K 14/505
C12N 15/90

Application no.

02791720.2

Keywords

Main request filed at the oral proceedings - admission - (yes)
Main request filed at the oral proceedings - requirements of the EPC complied with - (yes)

Application title

Method for producing a recombinant polypeptide

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T190415.20210409

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 588 KB)
T 0795/17 (Antibody 8H9 for treatment of brain cancer/SLOAN KETTERING) of 10.5.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/00
C07K 16/00

Application no.

08744263.8

Keywords

Inventive step - sole request (no)

Application title

Uses of monoclonal antibody 8H9

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T079517.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1005/17 (Sheet member for diaper/Unicharm) of 5.5.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 5/14

Application no.

07767516.3

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

SHEET MEMBER, HIGH-DENSITY REGION-CONTAINING SHEET MANUFACTURING METHOD AND DISPOSABLE DIAPER USING SHEET MEMBER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T100517.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1220/17 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 18/02
C08G 18/28

Application no.

04748700.4

Keywords

Experimental reports submitted in reply to the Board's communication - admitted (yes)
New item of evidence - admitted (no)
Inventive step - improvement credible
Inventive step - solution suggested by the prior art (main request
Inventive step - yes
Inventive step - auxiliary request
Inventive step - no-)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF STABLE POLYCARBODIIMIDE DISPERSIONS IN WATER, WHICH ARE FREE OF ORGANIC SOLVENTS AND MAY BE USED AS CROSSLINKING AGENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T122017.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 619 KB)
T 1244/17 (Bake-stable creamy food filling base/INTERCONTINENTAL) of 18.3.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A21D 13/00

Application no.

10705242.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - Inventive step (yes)

Application title

BAKE-STABLE CREAMY FOOD FILLING BASE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T124417.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 591 KB)
T 0091/18 () of 5.5.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08G 18/48
C08G 65/26

Application no.

10752339.1

Keywords

Admittance of documents (Yes)
Admittance of a new objection in appeal (No)
Sufficiency of disclosure - Main request (Yes)
Inventive step - Main request (Yes)
Referral of a question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (No)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A POLYURETHANE FOAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009118.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 478 KB)
T 2257/18 (Optimizing website visitor actions/SITESPECT) of 16.4.2021

Online on

07.06.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30
G06F 15/16

Application no.

05788823.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request and first to seventh auxiliary requests (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances
Amendment after summons - eighth auxiliary request (no)

Application title

System and method for optimizing website visitor actions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T225718.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 2135/17 (Oral dispersible tablet / RATIOPHARM) of 31.5.2021

Online on

04.06.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/20

Application no.

09797033.9

Keywords

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

Application title

ORAL DISPERSIBLE TABLET

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213517.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 1489/18 (Anti-NKG2A antibodies/INNATE) of 22.3.2021

Online on

04.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/28
A61K 39/395

Application no.

11185913.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Monoclonal antibodies against NKG2A

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T148918.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 244 KB)
T 0469/20 (Fructose intolerance/VITACARE) of 31.5.2021

Online on

04.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

31.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/52
A61P 1/00
A61P 3/00

Application no.

10010195.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Agent for use in the case of fructose intolerance

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T046920.20210531

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 265 KB)
T 0024/17 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/00
C08F 2/00

Application no.

11724839.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed objections
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)

Application title

CONTINUOUS TAKE OFF TECHNIQUE AND PRESSURE CONTROL OF POLYMERIZATION REACTORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T002417.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 661 KB)
T 0945/17 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D01H 1/22

Application no.

12192463.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Movement apparatus for the drafting cylinders of a spinning machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094517.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1705/17 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/20

Application no.

11729430.6

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests 1 and 2
Late-filed auxiliary requests - exceptional circumstances for late filing (no)

Application title

PRESS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ABSORBENT ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170517.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 342 KB)
T 0391/18 (HAART regime/JANSSEN) of 11.2.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/505
A61K 31/52
A61K 31/513
A61P 31/18
A61K 9/20

Application no.

04787096.9

Keywords

Admittance - auxiliary requests 3 and 24 (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request and auxiliary requests 1-23 (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 24 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 24 (yes)

Application title

COMBINATIONS OF A PYRIMIDINE CONTAINING NNRTI WITH RT INHIBITORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T039118.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 533 KB)
T 0366/19 (High-strength formable steel/JFE) of 13.4.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/00
B21B 1/22
B21B 3/00
C21D 9/46
C22C 38/04
C22C 38/58
C23C 2/02
C23C 2/06
C23C 2/28

Application no.

12831286.5

Keywords

Late submitted material - evidence not admitted by opposition division
Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT WORKABILITY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T036619.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 1168/19 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 10/00
C08F 2/00

Application no.

14157217.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Continuous take off technique and pressure control of polymerization reactors

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T116819.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 558 KB)
T 1976/19 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

02.06.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 2/07
A61F 2/966

Application no.

10194549.1

Keywords

Claims - clarity after amendment (no)
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

Stent graft

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197619.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306 KB)
T 0165/16 (Fat Blend/CSK NEDERLAND) of 26.3.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23D 9/04
A23D 9/00
A23G 9/32
A23G 9/48

Application no.

05112989.8

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Novelty - public prior use (no)
Novelty - insufficient evidence
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative

Application title

Fat blend for use in fat-based coatings for ice confection

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016516.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 409 KB)
T 1526/16 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/20
A61M 5/315
A61M 5/32
A61M 5/31

Application no.

11156322.7

Keywords

Late-filed auxiliary requests
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Inventive step

Application title

Substance delivery device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T152616.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 568 KB)
T 2005/16 (Compositions comprising high amounts of micellar casein/NUTRICIA) of 30.4.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23J 3/10
A23L 1/29
A23L 1/305
A23C 3/08

Application no.

11712031.1

Keywords

Main request: added subject-matter - (yes)
Auxiliary request 1: added subjet-matter - (yes)
Auxiliary request 2: clarity - (no)
Auxiliary request 3: added subject matter - (no); clarity, sufficency of disclosure, inventive step - (yes)
Partial reimbursement of the appeal at 25% - (yes)

Application title

CONTROLLING THE TEXTURE OF HIGH-PROTEIN NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MICELLAR CASEIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200516.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 405 KB)
T 2130/17 (CAPACITANCE TOUCH NEAR FIELD-FAR FIELD SWITCHING / Apple) of 5.3.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/041
G06F 3/044

Application no.

13726325.7

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious combination of known features

Application title

CAPACITANCE TOUCH NEAR FIELD-FAR FIELD SWITCHING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213017.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 291 KB)
T 2680/18 (User interface with differential haptic feedback / Nokia) of 11.5.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/01
G06F 3/0481
G06F 3/0488

Application no.

13821082.8

Keywords

Examination procedure - correct exercise of discretion (no)

Application title

USER INTERFACES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T268018.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 282 KB)
T 0033/19 (Eculizumab for use in treating aHUS/ALEXION) of 22.4.2021

Online on

01.06.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/18

Application no.

15152757.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - reasonable expectation of success (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

Methods and compositions for treating complement-associated disorders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003319.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)

May 2021

T 0624/17 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

31.05.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00

Application no.

09789690.6

Keywords

Clarity - main and auxiliary request (no)

Application title

OPEN-CAVITY, REDUCED-PRESSURE TREATMENT DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T062417.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 363 KB)
T 1605/17 (Olefin polymerization / TOTAL) of 11.3.2021

Online on

31.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 19/24
C08F 2/14
C08F 10/02

Application no.

10726484.8

Keywords

Inventive step (all requests)
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - standard optimisation

Application title

Polymerization process with improved polymer homogeneity

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T160517.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 377 KB)
T 1824/18 (Dilution ratio/Neste Oyj) of 19.4.2021

Online on

31.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

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

Application no.

05014428.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (yes)

Application title

Process for the manufacture of diesel range hydrocarbons

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182418.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 380 KB)
T 1953/19 () of 20.5.2021

Online on

31.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

20.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 1/00
B23K 1/002
B23K 1/008

Application no.

14169250.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)

Application title

Hybrid diffusion-brazing process

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195319.20210520

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 382 KB)
T 2017/19 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

31.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B64F 1/305
B64F 1/36
F24F 13/02

Application no.

13005250.9

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis

Application title

Hose management system for supplying conditioned air to an aircraft

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201719.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 464 KB)
T 1297/16 () of 19.4.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01H 33/66

Application no.

09172183.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Inventive step - main request, auxiliary requests 1, 2, 4 (no)
Amendment after summons - order of requests
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary request 3
Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

Main circuit terminal assembly for vacuum circuit breaker

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129716.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 565 KB)
T 2154/16 () of 15.3.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J 7/02

Application no.

03705602.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Device for a battery charger

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215416.20210315

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 373 KB)
T 0469/17 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B07C 5/16
B07C 5/38
A22C 25/04
B25J 9/00
B25J 11/00

Application no.

07706201.6

Keywords

Amendments - main request
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary requests 1 to 3
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Apparatus and method for grading fresh food articles based on weight

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T046917.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 1367/17 () of 25.5.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J 31/36
B65D 85/804
G06K 19/06

Application no.

11701040.5

Keywords

Admissibility of opposition - (yes)
Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO A USER FROM A CAPSULE FOR THE PREPARATION OF A BEVERAGE USING A CODE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136717.20210525

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2305/17 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 7/10
G06F 21/31

Application no.

13744777.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PIN VERIFICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T230517.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 335 KB)
T 0781/18 (Filterelement/MANN+HUMMEL) of 28.4.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01D 29/01
B01D 39/14
B01D 46/52

Application no.

10754454.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)

Application title

FILTERELEMENT UND FILTER ZUR FILTRIERUNG VON FLUIDEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078118.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 308 KB)
T 0828/18 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G 9/00
A22C 21/00

Application no.

11720193.9

Keywords

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

Application title

ROTATABLE ARTICLE SUPPORT FOR A CONVEYOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082818.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1875/18 (Apixaban/BRISTOL-MYERS) of 7.5.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/28
A61K 9/48
A61K 31/437
A61P 7/02

Application no.

11707284.3

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

APIXABAN FORMULATIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187518.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 427 KB)
T 1957/18 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65B 51/04
A22C 11/12

Application no.

07763583.7

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (yes)
Amendments of application
Amendments - allowable (no) auxiliary request 1
Amendments - allowable (yes) auxiliary request 2
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes) special reasons for remitting

Application title

CLIP CONTROL SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195718.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 377 KB)
T 2090/18 () of 1.3.2021

Online on

28.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B67C 3/20

Application no.

11815582.9

Keywords

Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Substantial procedural violation - reimbursement of appeal fee (no)
Amendment to case - amendment within meaning of Art. 12(4) RPBA 2020

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILLING A CONTAINER WITH A POURABLE PRODUCT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T209018.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 330 KB)
T 2170/16 (HERSTELLUNG VON DIREKT TABLETTIERBAREM delta-MANNIT / MERCK PATENT) of 21.5.2021

Online on

27.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 9/16
C07C 29/76
C07C 31/26

Application no.

11784604.8

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON DIREKT TABLETTIERBAREM delta-MANNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217016.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 305 KB)
T 1681/17 () of 29.4.2021

Online on

27.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 7/04
F03D 9/25
H02J 3/16
F03D 7/02
H02J 3/38

Application no.

12178689.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Wind park control system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T168117.20210429

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 1559/18 () of 29.4.2021

Online on

27.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A47L 9/02

Application no.

11306189.9

Keywords

Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),

Application title

Patin d'équilibrage de suceur d'aspirateur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155918.20210429

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 316 KB)
T 3256/19 (Surprising feature mapping/BIOGY) of 21.5.2021

Online on

27.05.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

21.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04K 1/00
G06F 21/30

Application no.

06748170.5

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings - (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - violation of the right to be heard (yes): surprising novelty assessment
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in examination proceedings (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)

Application title

Passcodes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T325619.20210521

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 408 KB)
T 0417/16 (Transmission system for rail vehicles using an automatic address … of 22.2.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B61L 15/00
H04L 29/12

Application no.

08009479.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Transmission system for rail vehicles using an automatic address allocation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T041716.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 1182/16 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N21/442
H04H60/65

Application no.

10769105.7

Keywords

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

Application title

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING USERS WITHIN DETECTION REGIONS OF MEDIA DEVICES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118216.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 352 KB)
T 1556/16 (Magnetic field gradients / Weinberg) of 25.3.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/38

Application no.

09767831.2

Keywords

Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes): limitation of range on the basis of an isolated value
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes): open- vs closed-ended ranges
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DECREASING BIO-EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC GRADIENT FIELD GRADIENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155616.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 410 KB)
T 2205/16 (Eddy current inspection / WESTING HOUSE) of 22.4.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 31/20
G01N 27/90

Application no.

10839967.6

Keywords

Amendment to appeal case - exercise of discretion
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

INSPECTION MODE SWITCHING CIRCUIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220516.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 324 KB)
T 2522/16 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00

Application no.

08425796.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features

Application title

Manufacturing collaboration hub data exchange interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T252216.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 2621/16 () of 29.4.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05D 15/06

Application no.

04015745.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Schiebetürenanlage mit mehreren Schiebetüren

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T262116.20210429

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 343 KB)
T 0482/18 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 21/89
G01N 21/894
A24C 5/34
G01N 21/952

Application no.

07000398.3

Keywords

Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Zulassung (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - rechtfertigende Gründe des Beteiligten (nein)
Neuheit (ja)
Neuheit - Zweckangabe mit enschränkender Wirkung in Verfahrensanspruch

Application title

Optische Kontrolle von Produkten der Tabak verarbeitenden Industrie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T048218.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 647 KB)
T 1096/18 (Dry powder composition for inhalation / SIMA PATENT) of 5.3.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/137
A61K9/00
A61K31/58

Application no.

10778746.7

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features

Application title

THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION IN DRY POWDER FORM FOR INHALATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109618.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 1677/18 (Polyhedron components 2/SAMSUNG) of 3.5.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048

Application no.

05254863.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Three-dimensional motion graphic user interface and method and apparatus for providing the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167718.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 1975/18 (Device discovery tool/FRESENIUS) of 23.4.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F19/00

Application no.

14705805.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DRUG LIBRARY DATA TO A MEDICAL DEVICE LOCATED WITHIN A HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197518.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 276 KB)
T 1992/18 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01C23/088
E01C19/00

Application no.

12725758.2

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Fehlende Substantiierung in der Beschwerdebegründung - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM BESTIMMEN EINER VON MINDESTENS EINER BAUMASCHINE ODER ABBAUMASCHINE MIT EINER FRÄSWALZE GEFRÄSTEN FLÄCHE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T199218.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 566 KB)
T 0598/19 (Fuel cell system/NAVAL GROUP) of 18.5.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M8/04
H02J3/14
B60L11/18
H01M8/04955
H01M8/04014
H01M8/04828
H01M8/04089
B60L3/00
H01M8/04746
H01M8/249
H01M8/0432
H01M8/04537

Application no.

01922748.7

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Partial reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)

Application title

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH LOAD MANAGEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T059819.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 0408/21 (Making high strength steel/ArcelorMittal) of 19.5.2021

Online on

26.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21D9/04
C21D1/667
C22C38/04
C22C38/14

Application no.

13855497.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - party adversely affected by decision
Basis of decision - text submitted or agreed by applicant (no)

Application title

METHOD OF MAKING HIGH STRENGTH STEEL CRANE RAIL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040821.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 312 KB)
T 0507/15 (MRI needle / Philips) of 18.5.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R 33/28

Application no.

10716890.8

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Novelty - (no)

Application title

HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD COMPATIBLE INTERVENTIONAL NEEDLE WITH INTEGRATED PASSIVE L-C CIRCUIT FOR NEEDLE POSITION TRACKING IN MRI

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T050715.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 2418/16 () of 19.5.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

19.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15
B32B 7/02

Application no.

02794270.5

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241816.20210519

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 265 KB)
T 0064/17 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C 22/60
C23C 22/73
C23C 22/34
C09D 5/08

Application no.

11701053.8

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Nacharbeitbarkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung

Application title

ZUSAMMENSETZUNG FÜR DIE ALKALISCHE PASSIVIERUNG VON ZINKOBERFLÄCHEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T006417.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 410 KB)
T 1206/17 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C 9/06
B22D 15/02
B22D 17/22
F02F 3/00

Application no.

11785016.4

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Nacharbeitbarkeit (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

GIESSVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINEN KOLBEN FÜR EINEN VERBRENNUNGSMOTOR UND VERFAHREN ZUM ÖFFNEN UND/ODER SCHLIEßEN EINER GIESSVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T120617.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 682 KB)
T 2268/17 (Composition comprising CTLA4-Ig/BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB) of 20.10.2020

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/17
C07K 14/705
C07K 16/28

Application no.

06848052.4

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary requests 1a, 1b and 1c: amendments -allowable (no) ;
auxiliary request 1d: clarity (no);
auxiliary request 22: admitted (no)

Application title

Compositions and methods for producing a composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T226817.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 516 KB)
T 0361/18 (Infertility treatment/FERRING) of 7.4.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/24
A61P 15/08

Application no.

11778689.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Composition for use in treating infertility

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T036118.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 438 KB)
T 0621/18 (Surrender or lapse of patent/ Second Sight Medical Products Inc.) of 23.4.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/36
A61N 1/05

Application no.

06801749.0

Keywords

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

Application title

AUTOMATIC FITTING FOR A VISUAL PROSTHESIS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T062118.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 1028/18 () of 18.5.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

18.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 5/04

Application no.

08745084.7

Keywords

Added subject-matter (no)
Clarity (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAIN DETECTION AND COMPUTATION OF A PAIN QUANTIFICATION INDEX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T102818.20210518

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 1253/18 () of 16.4.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G 18/48
C08G 18/76
C08J 9/04

Application no.

05798205.0

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Dokumente - zugelassen (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein) Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 1 und 2
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja) Hilfsantrag 3

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON POLYURETHAN-HARTSCHAUMSTOFFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T125318.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 431 KB)
T 0096/20 (Treatment of myasthenia gravis/ALEXION) of 22.4.2021

Online on

25.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/18
A61K 39/395
A61K 38/00
A61P 21/04

Application no.

16179565.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Methods and compositions for treating complement-associated disorders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009620.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1393/16 () of 13.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16L 43/00

Application no.

12167396.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - nicht substantiiert
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Übergangsstück

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T139316.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1557/16 (Lost Frame concealment / HUAWEI) of 4.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G10L 19/02

Application no.

08757725.0

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Claims - clarity (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LOST FRAME CONCEALMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155716.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 1614/16 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04N 7/24

Application no.

08105214.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Hilfsantrag
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung räumt aufgeworfene Fragen aus (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Bereitstellen von Audio- und/oder Videodaten für IP-TV

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161416.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 419 KB)
T 1661/16 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/15
B65H 23/188

Application no.

06733373.2

Keywords

Claims - main request (no)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - uniform application of law
Amendment to appeal case - exercise of discretion
Amendment to appeal case - state of the proceedings
Amendment to appeal case - amendment detrimental to procedural economy (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DETECTION OF A SYCHRONIYING MARK BEING USED IN SYCHRONIYED POSITIONING OF AT LEAST ONE ESSENTIALLZ CONTINUOUS MATERIAL WEB

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166116.20210426

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 1855/16 () of 22.2.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 44/18
B60R 13/08
B62D 29/00

Application no.

09724662.3

Keywords

Novelty - (main request, auxiliary requests 1, 3, 4, 6, 7: no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (yes)
Remittal - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - not admitted (auxiliary requests 2, 5, 8, 9: not substantiated)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (auxiliary requests 3, 4; auxiliary requests 6, 7: resubmitted after withdrawal)

Application title

Baffle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T185516.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 546 KB)
T 2645/16 (Solid oral pharmaceutical compositions containing pregabalin/ UPJOHN) of 30.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/20
A61K 31/197
A61P 25/00

Application no.

06809154.5

Keywords

Admission of D14-D18 (No)
Admission of D19-D22 (Yes)
Main request - Inventive step (Yes)

Application title

SOLID ORAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR ONCE DAILY DOSING CONTAINING PREGABALIN, A MATRIX FORMING AGENT AND A SWELLING AGENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T264516.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 0325/17 (Unpinning anatomical reentries / WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY) of 17.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N 1/00

Application no.

05825356.8

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR LOW-VOLTAGE TERMINATION OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS BY EFFECTIVELY UNPINNING ANATOMICAL REENTRIES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T032517.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 270 KB)
T 0396/17 () of 14.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

14.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/496
A61F 13/15

Application no.

13150761.8

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - all requests (yes)

Application title

A pant-type absorbent article

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T039617.20210514

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 343 KB)
T 0588/17 () of 21.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41A 3/90
F41A 25/02
F41A 25/12

Application no.

12721255.3

Keywords

Neuheit
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Eignung der Änderung zur Lösung der aufgeworfenen Fragen (ja)

Application title

HANDBETÄTIGBARE ODER AUTOMATISCHE SCHUSSWAFFE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T058817.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1240/17 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G 65/26

Application no.

09735325.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

ALKOHOLALKOXYLATE, DIESE ENTHALTENDE MITTEL UND VERWENDUNG DER ALKOHOLALKOXYLATE ALS ADJUVANS FÜR DEN AGROCHEMISCHEN BEREICH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T124017.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 451 KB)
T 1956/17 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F26B 3/084
F26B 17/10
F26B 23/00
B29B 13/06
C08F 6/00

Application no.

12706466.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - allgemeines Fachwissen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Kombination bekannter Merkmale
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Kombinationserfindung (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR TROCKNUNG VON FEUCHTEM POLYMERPULVER UND DAFÜR GEEIGNETE VORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195617.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 544 KB)
T 1981/17 () of 6.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66B 5/18
B66B 5/22

Application no.

11805443.6

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 und 2 (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsantrag 4 berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

EINRICHTUNG FÜR DIE BETÄTIGUNG UND DIE RÜCKSTELLUNG EINER FANGVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198117.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 443 KB)
T 2427/17 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F23M 5/04
F23M 5/08

Application no.

06405256.6

Keywords

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

Application title

Rohrschutzplatte aus einem feuerbeständigen Material sowie eine Wandauskleidung für einen Müllverbrennungsofen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T242717.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 2460/17 () of 18.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16J9/26
C23C14/06
C23C16/34
C23C30/00

Application no.

07820743.8

Keywords

Unzureichende Offenbarung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Kolbenring für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T246017.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2787/17 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41A 9/00
F41A 17/00
F42B 39/26
F41A 99/00
F41A 17/06
F41A 9/37

Application no.

11782024.1

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Auslegung mehrdeutiger Bergriffe
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung des Vorbringens - Änderung zugelassen (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (nein)

Application title

WAFFENSYSTEM, VERFAHREN ZUM VERSCHIESSEN UND ERKENNEN VON MUNITIONSKÖRPERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278717.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 480 KB)
T 0359/18 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K 8/31
A61Q 1/04
A61Q 5/06
A61Q 15/00
A61Q 17/04
A61Q 19/00
A61Q 19/04
A61Q 19/10

Application no.

08759205.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Auswahl

Application title

KOHLENWASSERSTOFF GEMISCHE UND IHRE VERWENDUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035918.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 315 KB)
T 0666/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D 239/47
C07D 251/18
C07D 251/66
C07D 401/04
C07D 401/14
C07D 403/04
A61K 31/53
A61K 31/506
A61K 31/5377
A61P 7/06

Application no.

10747859.6

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel
Erfinderische Tätigkeit

Application title

PYRIMIDINE ALS HEPCIDIN-ANTAGONISTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T066618.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 347 KB)
T 1666/18 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B 1/46
B21B 13/22
B22D 11/12

Application no.

12720979.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

ENERGY-SAVING STEEL PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166618.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 2363/18 (Reformed battery grids/Wirtz) of 26.3.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01M 4/73
H01M 4/84
H01M 4/20

Application no.

09006705.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)

Application title

Reformed battery grids

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T236318.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 2858/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01N 37/06
A01N 37/10
A01N 43/08
A01N 43/16
A01N 43/80
A61Q 19/00
A61K 8/49
A61Q 1/14
A61Q 1/04
A61Q 5/02
A61Q 5/06
A61Q 5/12
A61Q 15/00
A61Q 19/08
A61Q 19/10

Application no.

14157660.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit

Application title

Zusammensetzung enthaltend Sorbitanmonocaprylat und ein ausgewähltes Pyridon

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T285818.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1831/20 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

21.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01F 1/84

Application no.

12713003.7

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM TRIMMEN EINES ROHRS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183120.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
G 0001/21 (Exclusion and objection) of 17.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03F1/02

Application no.

04758381.0

Keywords

-

Application title

DOHERTY AMPLIFIER WITH OUTPUT HYBRID COUPLER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:G000121.20210517

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 1511/15 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/60

Application no.

03781901.8

Keywords

Amendments to main and first auxiliary requests - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed second auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

METHOD, APPARATUS AND INTERFACE FOR TRADING MULTIPLE TRADEABLE OBJECTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T151115.20210427

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1272/16 (Minimum safe distance/BOEING) of 3.2.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08G 5/04
G01S 13/93

Application no.

07835703.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - (not admitted)

Application title

AIRCRAFT COLLISION SENSE AND AVOIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127216.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 1459/16 () of 22.3.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/783
H04N 21/2343

Application no.

14158796.4

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Method and system for playback of motion video

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145916.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 1729/16 () of 28.4.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23C 5/00
B23C 5/10

Application no.

10713554.3

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Ermessensausübung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung der Verfahrensökonomie abträglich (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung räumt aufgeworfene Fragen aus (nein)

Application title

Schaftfräser

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T172916.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 452 KB)
T 2674/17 (Method for obtaining a composition comprising CTLA4-Ig molecules/ … of 8.12.2020

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/17
C07K 14/705
C07K 16/28

Application no.

10153282.8

Keywords

New main request - admitted (no);
Basis of decision - text submitted or agreed by the patent proprietor (no)

Application title

Compositions and methods for producing a composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T267417.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 0350/18 (Instant drink powder/NESTLÉ) of 14.4.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23F 5/36
A23F 5/34
A23F 5/44

Application no.

08803938.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

INSTANT DRINK POWDER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035018.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 0730/18 () of 12.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01D 5/36
G01D 5/38

Application no.

05758458.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SCALE READING APPARATUS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073018.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 0979/18 (Availability of session history data/MEDTRONIC) of 7.4.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 19/00

Application no.

10738058.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

MANAGEMENT OF SESSION HISTORY DATA FOR IMPLANTABLE FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T097918.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 1681/18 (Polyhedron components 3/SAMSUNG) of 3.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

05254600.9

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Three-Dimensional Motion Graphic User Interface and method and apparatus for providing the same.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T168118.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 283 KB)
T 1762/18 (Polyhedron components 1/SAMSUNG) of 3.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

05254862.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Three-dimentional motion graphic user interface and method and apparatus for providing the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T176218.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 265 KB)
T 1958/18 () of 17.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01S 5/343
H01L 21/02
H01L 33/00

Application no.

06782838.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, first and second auxiliary requests
Inventive step - (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed
Amendments - third auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

SEMICONDUCTOR LAYERED STRUCTURE AND ITS METHOD OF FORMATION, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195818.20210517

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 2393/18 (Securely separated/LYNX) of 15.2.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/023
G06F 9/455
G06F 12/14
G06F 21/60

Application no.

12802824.8

Keywords

Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SECURE DOMAIN ISOLATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239318.20210215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 2397/18 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B 88/40

Application no.

15754142.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag II (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag II (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag I
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Änderung räumt aufgeworfene Fragen aus (nein)

Application title

MÖBEL MIT SENSOREINRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239718.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 334 KB)
T 0955/19 () of 26.3.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T 8/17
B60T 13/08
B60T 7/20

Application no.

11001568.2

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Berücksichtigung - (nein) - Hilfsanträge 4, 6

Application title

Verfahren zum Bremsen und Bremssystem eines fremdkraftgebremsten Gerätes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T095519.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 318 KB)
T 1792/19 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23K 1/00
B23K 35/28

Application no.

13722721.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderung des Vorbringens durch Streichung der Verfahrensansprüche
Änderung des Vorbringens - (nein)

Application title

FLUSSMITTELFREIES LÖTEN VON ALUMINIUMVERBUNDWERKSTOFFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179219.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 442 KB)
T 0247/20 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

20.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 5/44
A61F 5/445

Application no.

13728310.7

Keywords

Specific arguments presented at the oral proceedings - no amendment to appeal case
Late-filed document - admitted (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

COMFORT LAYER FOR A COLLECTING BAG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024720.20210325

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 417 KB)
T 2155/15 (Thermal solution I/NEOGRAF) of 23.4.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/20

Application no.

04256484.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Thermal solution for electronic devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215515.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 0781/16 (Process for preparing a dairy product/DANONE) of 19.4.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C 9/13

Application no.

10782533.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A PASTEURISED AND FERMENTED DAIRY PRODUCT SUPPLEMENTED WITH CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078116.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 296 KB)
T 1492/16 () of 12.5.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

12.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/26

Application no.

06252483.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Display driving apparatus and method and medium for implementing the display driving method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T149216.20210512

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 1118/18 (Metal sheet for cans/JFE) of 22.2.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C 38/00
B22D 11/00
B22D 11/124
C21D 9/46
C22C 38/06

Application no.

09722774.8

Keywords

Inventive step - Main request and first auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - second auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

HIGH-STRENGTH METAL SHEET FOR USE IN CANS, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111818.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 449 KB)
T 1829/19 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09J 175/04
B32B 27/40
C08G 18/24

Application no.

07118431.1

Keywords

Änderungen - Kombination von Unteransprüchen
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - offenkundige Vorbenutzung
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

Verbundgebilde mit einer Polyurethanschicht, Verfahren zu deren Herstellung und Verwendung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182919.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 590 KB)
T 2350/19 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

19.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 17/00
A22B 5/00

Application no.

07866893.6

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

Puller and method for use in animal carcass boning or cutting

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T235019.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2296/14 (Encapsulated hardware configuration/PARTNERS FOR CORPORATE RESEARCH … of 6.5.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

6.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/445

Application no.

03768034.5

Keywords

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

Application title

ENCAPSULATED HARDWARE CONFIGURATION/CONTROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T229614.20210506

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 1872/17 (Pigment-bearing ink/SCHWAN-STABILO) of 26.4.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/04
A61K 8/39
A61K 8/44
A61K 8/81
A61Q 1/10

Application no.

08749457.1

Keywords

Inventive step - unexpected improvement shown

Application title

POLYMER-BASED PIGMENT-BEARING INK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187217.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 308 KB)
T 2166/17 (Multilayer reinforced polymeric pipe / GRUPPA POLYMERTEPLO) of 27.4.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 1/08
B32B 5/02
B32B 7/12
B32B 27/12
B32B 27/32
F16L 11/10
F16L 9/12
F24D 3/00
F24D 10/00
F16L 11/04
F16L 11/08

Application no.

11843783.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Multilayer reinforced polymeric pipe and system of pipes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216617.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 325 KB)
T 1913/19 (Beschwerdegegühr / Medical Measurement Systems B.V.) of 19.3.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M 5/168
A61B 5/00
A61B 5/20
A61B 5/03
A61M 39/28

Application no.

14712613.0

Keywords

Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Verletzung des rechtlichen Gehörs (nein)
Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - (nein)
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer - (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG ZUR REGULATION EINES VOLUMENSTROMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T191319.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 416 KB)
T 1671/20 (No statement of grounds / General Electric Company) of 7.5.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B 33/08

Application no.

14702739.5

Keywords

-

Application title

CURRENT SPLIT CIRCUIT FOR EQUALLY SPLITTING CURRENT BETWEEN PARALLEL CONNECTED LED LUMINAIRE STRINGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167120.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 229 KB)
T 2061/20 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

18.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 2/04
C08F 2/06
C08F 2/08
C08F 2/44
C11D 1/72
C11D 3/37

Application no.

15732731.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

DETERGENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T206120.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306 KB)
R 0006/19 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F19/00

Application no.

00989280.3

Keywords

Violation of the right to be heard (No)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PATIENT MONITORING WITH WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:R000619.20210226

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 2317/15 () of 29.4.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12C 3/12
C12C 5/02
C12C 7/20
C07C 45/78
C07C 49/603

Application no.

06024289.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Rho-isoalpha acid hop products and methods

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T231715.20210429

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 520 KB)
T 2520/16 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09B 23/30
G09B 23/28

Application no.

10775498.8

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)

Application title

SYSTEM, METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR INTERACTIVE PRE-OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T252016.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 0363/17 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C 45/00
C08F 10/02
C08L 23/08
C08F 210/16

Application no.

09706717.7

Keywords

Novelty - (main request and several auxiliary requests: no)
Inventive step - (several auxiliary requests: no)
Late-filed requests
Late-filed request - admitted (auxiliary requests 7-14: yes)

Application title

POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITIONS, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM, AND METHOD MAKING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T036317.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 610 KB)
T 1502/17 () of 13.4.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 33/12
A01N 43/653
B27K 3/52
A01P 3/00
A01N 59/20

Application no.

11729649.1

Keywords

Admittance - claim request filed with the statement of grounds of appeal (yes)

Application title

WOOD PRESERVATIVE COMPOSITIONS USEFUL FOR TREATING COPPER-TOLERANT FUNGI

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T150217.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 406 KB)
T 2285/17 () of 11.5.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

11.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G 3/20
G06F 3/01
G08B 21/02
G09G 5/10
H04N 21/442
G06T 7/00
H04N 13/02
G06K 9/00
H04N 13/00
H04N 13/04

Application no.

14170728.1

Keywords

Unity of invention - refund of further search fees (yes)
Examination procedure - correct exercise of discretion (yes)
Late-filed main request - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings - admitted (yes)
Claims - main request
Claims - clarity (yes)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Method and apparatus for protecting eyesight

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T228517.20210511

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 2784/17 () of 16.4.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60H 1/22
F24H 9/18
F24H 3/04

Application no.

10290485.1

Keywords

Neuheit (Hauptantrag, Hilfsantrag 1: nein)
erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hilfsantrag 2 : ja)
änderung des Bescherdevorbringens (Zulässigkeit : nein)

Application title

Wärmeübertrager

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278417.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0725/18 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60C 27/10
B60C 27/06

Application no.

11154659.4

Keywords

Novelty - Main request and first auxiliary request (no)
Late-filed requests
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

Anti slip device for a wheel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072518.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0545/19 (Thermal solution II/NEOGRAF) of 23.4.2021

Online on

17.05.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 1/18

Application no.

08169306.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed second auxiliary request - admitted (yes)
Late-filed third auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

Thermal solution for electronic devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T054519.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 386 KB)
T 1418/15 (Pantoprazole for injection/TAKEDA) of 2.3.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/44
A61J 3/00

Application no.

04766541.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - all requests (no)
Inventive step - obvious alternative

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT FOR INJECTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T141815.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 386 KB)
T 1989/15 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07F 17/32

Application no.

08801882.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nächstliegender Stand der Technik

Application title

ELEKTRONISCHES SPIELGERÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198915.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1294/16 (Image data arrangement/OMRON) of 10.3.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K 9/64
G06T 7/00

Application no.

06022645.3

Keywords

Admittance of late-filed requests under Article 13(1) and (2) RPBA 2020 - (yes)
Technical effect of image data arrangement (no) - in the claimed context
Technical effect of difference in mathematics - mathematical equivalents (no) - in the claimed context
Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - all requests
Substantial procedural violation (no)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)

Application title

Image processing device, image processing method, program for the same, and computer readable recording medium recorded with program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129416.20210310

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 475 KB)
T 1460/16 (Folie für Aufreißverpackungen) of 22.3.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/32
B65D 75/58

Application no.

11154845.9

Keywords

Neue Dokumente eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Antrag zulässig und eindeutig gewährbar (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - Klarheit im Einspruchsbeschwerdeverfahren
Einspruchsgründe - Prüfungsumfang im Einspruchsverfahren
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Folie, insbesondere für Aufreißverpackungen und Verfahren zur Herstellung einer Beutelverpackung unter Verwendung der Folie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T146016.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 443 KB)
T 1583/16 (Cell group detection/ERICSSON) of 29.4.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B 7/26

Application no.

07847958.1

Keywords

Priority - "same invention" (no)
Novelty - main and auxiliary requests 2, 2a, 3-6 and 8 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 9 (yes)

Application title

Secondary synchronization sequences for cell group detection in a cellular communications system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158316.20210429

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 480 KB)
T 2348/16 (Objekterkennung/BOSCH) of 10.5.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06K 9/00
B60Q 1/14

Application no.

12729369.4

Keywords

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

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR ERKENNUNG VON OBJEKTEN IN EINEM UMFELD EINES FAHRZEUGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T234816.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 335 KB)
T 2538/17 (Zinc oxide film in oral compositions / COLGATE) of 19.4.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/44
A61K 8/27

Application no.

11733368.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, auxiliary request 2 (no)
Auxiliary request 1 - admitted (no)

Application title

STABILIZATION OF ZINC OXIDE FILM IN ORAL COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253817.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 385 KB)
T 2732/17 () of 27.4.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B07C 5/36
B65G 47/82

Application no.

13185154.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zum Aussondern eines Gegenstands

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273217.20210427

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 492 KB)
T 1095/18 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 297/08
C08L 23/06
C08L 23/08

Application no.

05808420.3

Keywords

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

Application title

POLYETHYLENE MOLDING COMPOSITION FOR COATING STEEL PIPES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109518.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 533 KB)
T 2356/18 () of 10.5.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

10.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B02C 15/00
B02C 15/04
B02C 23/32

Application no.

13736839.5

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Vorrangiges Ziel des Beschwerdeverfahrens - Beschwerdevorbringen ist auf Einwände gerichtet, die Entscheidung zugrunde liegen (nein)

Application title

VERTIKALROLLENMÜHLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T235618.20210510

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 313 KB)
T 2628/18 () of 4.5.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

4.5.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B60N 2/42
B60N 2/427

Application no.

08865295.3

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (oui),

Application title

DISPOSITIF ET ENSEMBLE D'ABSORPTION D'ÉNERGIE RENFORCÉS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T262818.20210504

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 292 KB)
T 2793/18 () of 3.5.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 21/64
G01N 15/14
B01L 7/00

Application no.

07710306.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING ANALYTES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T279318.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 425 KB)
T 0795/19 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

14.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L 2/26
B67C 7/00
A61C 19/00

Application no.

11702002.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (ja) Rücknahme des Antrages auf mündliche Verhandlung
Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren nach Rücknahme des Antrages auf mündliche Verhandlung
Einspruchsgründe - neuer Einspruchsgrund (ja) nicht berücksichtigt

Application title

AUFNAHMEBEHÄLTER FÜR ÄRZTLICHE, INSBESONDERE ZAHNÄRZTLICHE INSTRUMENTE UND ZUGEHÖRIGES PFLEGESYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T079519.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 368 KB)
T 1189/15 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08C 17/02
G08C 19/28

Application no.

07723002.7

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Amendment occasioned by ground for opposition - (yes)

Application title

Radio receiver and transmitter apparatus for radio- controlled automation systems for opening/closure

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118915.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 2446/16 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G03H 1/20
B42D 15/10

Application no.

08845306.3

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Neuheit - nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung (ja)
Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - Obiter Dictum (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON HOLOGRAMMEN MIT INDIVIDUELL BELICHTETER WASSERZEICHENARTIGER STRUKTUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244616.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 425 KB)
T 0162/17 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C 13/20

Application no.

07786488.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM AUFHEIZEN EINER FÜR DENTALKERAMIK VERWENDETEN, VORGEWÄRMTEN PRESSMUFFEL IN EINEM PRESSOFEN SOWIE STEUERVORRICHTUNG UND DIESE ENTHALTENDER OFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016217.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 304 KB)
T 0757/17 () of 7.5.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

7.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 17/32
A61F 9/007

Application no.

08755967.0

Keywords

Withdrawal of the approval of any text for maintenance of the patent

Application title

SYSTEMS FOR TRANSVERSE PHACOEMULSIFICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T075717.20210507

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 240 KB)
T 1216/17 () of 23.4.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 9/08

Application no.

07824209.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO STAIRLIFTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T121617.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2575/17 (Polyolefin films/FINA) of 3.5.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 5/18
C08K 5/00
C08L 23/10

Application no.

10756751.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - enabling disclosure (no)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

POLYOLEFIN FILMS FOR IN-MOLD LABELS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T257517.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 303 KB)
T 2776/17 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02F 1/00
F02B 77/02
F02F 1/20
C23C 4/02

Application no.

09167884.7

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Zylindrische Lauffläche sowie Verfahren zur Herstellung einer zylindrischen Lauffläche

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T277617.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 389 KB)
T 1173/18 (Nutritional product promoting safer swallowing/NESTEC) of 3.5.2021

Online on

12.05.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/05
A23L 1/0526
A23L 1/30
A23L 1/308
A61K 31/715
A61K 36/185

Application no.

12812921.0

Keywords

Main request: added subject-matter - (no); clarity - (yes); Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

COHESIVE THIN LIQUIDS TO PROMOTE SAFE SWALLOWING IN DYSPHAGIC PATIENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T117318.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 322 KB)
T 2040/14 (Providing prepaid gift cards to devices with or without NFC … of 12.2.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 40/00
G06Q 20/00

Application no.

09807223.4

Keywords

Inventive step - querying a dedicated server to determine whether a mobile device is NFC enabled (yes
Inventive step - no hint in prior art)

Application title

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERING A PREPAID CARD TO A MOBILE DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T204014.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 419 KB)
T 1625/16 () of 20.4.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F 1/66
G01F 1/60

Application no.

09794875.6

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF COORDINATION OF MEASUREMENT SUBSYSTEMS OF A FLOW METER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T162516.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 1554/17 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D04H 3/02
D04H 3/08
D04H 3/14
D04H 3/16
D04H 1/44
D04H 1/54
D21F 1/00

Application no.

12166561.6

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Late-filed auxiliary request 1 - justification for late filing (no)
Amendments - auxiliary requests 2 and 3
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed request 4
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

Method of making a double-sided embossed non-woven fabric

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155417.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 445 KB)
T 2600/17 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/38

Application no.

08736289.3

Keywords

Main request - Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary request 1 - admitted (yes) - broadening of claims (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary request 2 - request clearly allowable (no) - admitted (no)

Application title

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260017.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 1272/18 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05D 7/24
B05D 7/14
B05D 1/00

Application no.

10718958.1

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - Disclaimer
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Rechtfertigung der Verspätung (nein)

Application title

METALLSUBSTRATE MIT KRATZFESTER UND DEHNBARER KORROSIONSSCHUTZSCHICHT UND VERFAHREN ZU DEREN HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127218.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 458 KB)
T 1375/19 (Stabilized clostridial toxin/ALLERGAN) of 3.5.2021

Online on

11.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/00
A61K 47/10
A61K 47/26
A61K 47/32
A61K 38/48

Application no.

13178507.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Non-protein stabilized clostridial toxin pharmaceutical compositions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T137519.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 236 KB)
T 0812/16 () of 15.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

15.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05D 3/06
B29C 37/00
B32B 27/40
C09D 175/16

Application no.

08801604.3

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung
Spät eingereichtes behauptetes Tatsachenvorbringen
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung

Application title

LACK, FLEXIBLER SCHICHTVERBUND MIT EINEM TRÄGER UND EINER DARAUF AUFGEBRACHTEN LACKSCHICHT SOWIE DEREN VERWENDUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081216.20210415

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 466 KB)
T 1420/16 () of 19.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 30/00
G06Q 40/00
H04L 12/24

Application no.

10858489.7

Keywords

Amendments - main request and first auxiliary request
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed request - second auxiliary request
Late-filed request - admitted (no)
Late-filed request - third auxiliary request
Late-filed request - admitted (no)
Late-filed request - fourth auxiliary request
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Inventive step - fourth auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142016.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 401 KB)
T 2728/16 (Parallel patch clamp/MOLECULAR DEVICES) of 26.3.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N 13/00
C12M 1/34

Application no.

05795434.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary requests 1-16 (no)
Auxiliary request 4b - admitted (no)

Application title

PARALLEL PATCH CLAMP SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T272816.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 497 KB)
T 0760/17 (Polymeric film for smoking encased foodstuff/VISKASE) of 15.3.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 13/00
C08J 5/18
C08L 29/04
C08L 77/00

Application no.

05001395.2

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests I to IX - inventive step (no)
Auxiliary requests of the series "A, "B" and "C" - admission (no)

Application title

Smokable polymeric casing

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T076017.20210315

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 0784/17 () of 30.3.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D 1/00
F03D 11/00
F03D 11/04

Application no.

11707994.7

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichter Hilfsantrag
Kein vollständiger Sachvortrag zum Hilfsantrag

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR ÜBERPRÜFUNG DES BAULICHEN ZUSTANDS VON WINDKRAFTANLAGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078417.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 334 KB)
T 2220/17 () of 21.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21F 27/20

Application no.

15002639.1

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM HERSTELLEN EINES KONTINUIERLICHEN GITTERTRÄGERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T222017.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 2606/17 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 47/31
B65G 47/08
B65B 35/44
B65B 57/16
B65G 47/68
B65G 47/71

Application no.

09161269.7

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Transportvorrichtung zum Zuführen von Artikeln zu einer Verpackungsmaschine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260617.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0364/18 () of 16.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04B 7/00
F04B 49/22
F04B 49/24
F04B 53/10
F04B 49/06
F04B 17/02

Application no.

12705171.2

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Extent of opposition

Application title

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HYDRAULIC MACHINE TO REDUCE TORQUE RIPPLE AND/OR BEARING SIDE LOAD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T036418.20210416

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0983/18 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A22C 21/00

Application no.

13162352.2

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Late submitted material - evidence admitted (no)

Application title

Residual fat remover and method for removing residual fat of poultry fillets

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098318.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1276/18 () of 12.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 9/00
A47L 9/20

Application no.

11161193.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Saugreinigungsgerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127618.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 373 KB)
T 1710/18 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04C 29/00
F04C 29/02
F04C 23/00
F04C 18/32
F04C 29/06

Application no.

11852747.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendments - allowable (no)
Late-filed request - request identical to request not admitted in first instance proceedings
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

COMPRESSOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T171018.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 427 KB)
T 2277/18 (Implantat/BRI TECH) of 10.2.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22C 23/00
A61F 2/28
C22C 23/04
C22F 1/06

Application no.

13187287.1

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Rückkehr zur erteilten Fassung - zulässig (nein)
Hilfsantrag - Änderungen - nicht offenbarter Disclaimer - Disclaimer nimmt mehr aus als nötig - zulässig nach G 1/03 (nein)
Hilfsanträge - Einschränkung des Disclaimers - Ausnahme vom Verschlechterungsverbot zulässig nach G 1/99 (nein)
Rüge nach Regel 106 EPÜ - zulässig (nein)

Application title

Implantat für Patienten im Wachstum, Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung und Verwendung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227718.20210210

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 486 KB)
T 2366/18 (Notification feed across multiple client devices/DROPBOX) of 16.3.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30
G06Q 10/06

Application no.

13818558.2

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)
Amendment after summons - third auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

Notification feed across multiple client devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T236618.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 408 KB)
T 2389/18 () of 21.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L 23/16
C08L 23/28

Application no.

13191797.3

Keywords

Zulassung von Dokumenten
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und erster Hilfsantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - zweiter Hilfsantrag (ja)

Application title

HARZVERNETZUNG VON KAUTSCHUKEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T238918.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 446 KB)
T 2576/18 (Controlling an environmental parameter/CHAN) of 14.1.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00
G05D 23/19

Application no.

13790120.3

Keywords

Inventive step - deriving an undisclosed parameter from the prior art and moreover improving it
Inventive step - (yes, beyond the ambit of the skilled person)

Application title

INFORMATION CONTROL SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T257618.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 2944/18 (Short peptides/RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT) of 9.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

9.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/04
C07K 14/47

Application no.

11775737.7

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

Short peptides for enhancing muscle function

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T294418.20210409

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 3029/18 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02D 9/04
F02D 9/10
F02D 11/06
F02D 11/10
F16K 1/22

Application no.

09003474.5

Keywords

Zurückverweisung - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung
Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)

Application title

Abgasklappenantrieb für ein Kraftfahrzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T302918.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 349 KB)
T 2358/19 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F 47/00

Application no.

09732942.9

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

AN ELECTRICALLY HEATED SMOKING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T235819.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 1949/20 () of 5.5.2021

Online on

10.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.5.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B67C 3/00

Application no.

13789795.5

Keywords

Abhilfe durch Prüfungsabteilung
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM HERSTELLEN VON GETRÄNKEBEHÄLTNISSEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194920.20210505

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 287 KB)
T 0925/16 () of 22.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B 19/10

Application no.

11008779.8

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Hilfsanträge I bis V: nicht substantiiert
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Hilfsantrag VI: eingereicht nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Bildung von Zigarettengruppen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T092516.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 373 KB)
T 2204/16 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16K 1/226
F02D 9/04

Application no.

09004906.5

Keywords

Neuheit (Hauptantrag: nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hilfsantrag 2: ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - Dokument eingereicht nach der Beschwerdebegründung
Verspätetes Vorbringen - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Klappenventil

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220416.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 516 KB)
T 0858/17 () of 19.4.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D 167/02

Application no.

09705632.9

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary request 1 - admitted (yes)
Main request and auxiliary request 1 - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary request 2 filed at oral proceedings - admitted (no)

Application title

POWDER COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085817.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 455 KB)
T 1369/17 (Troponin as biomarker for heart failure/ROCHE) of 23.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N 33/68

Application no.

11743231.0

Keywords

Late-filed requests
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Late-filed evidence
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Use of biomarkers in the assessment of the early transition from arterial hypertension to heart failure

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136917.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 479 KB)
T 1876/17 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C 8/00

Application no.

10009889.6

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Implant

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187617.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 2644/17 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 71/00
B65D 85/46
E04D 13/16

Application no.

11778526.1

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal

Application title

PACKING- AND/OR TRANSPORT UNIT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INSULATION LAYER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T264417.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 2662/17 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 1/02

Application no.

10724996.3

Keywords

Änderung des Vorbringens - Änderung zugelassen (ja)
Änderung des Vorbringens - Hauptantrag
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsantrag

Application title

ERMITTLUNG UND LOKALISIERUNG DES SCHIMMELBEFALLS IN INNENRÄUMEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266217.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 415 KB)
T 0044/18 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08L 77/02

Application no.

09153394.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (nein)
Beschwerdebegründung - vollständiger Sachvortrag eines Beteiligten (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polyamiden unter Verwendung von Carbonsäuren und Amiden

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T004418.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 474 KB)
T 0203/18 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05C 5/02

Application no.

12740088.5

Keywords

Verspätetes Vorbringen - zugelassen (nein)
Hauptantrag - Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

DOSIERSYSTEM UND DOSIERVERFAHREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020318.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 359 KB)
T 1556/18 () of 3.5.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.5.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K 9/12
B23K 9/073
B23K 9/09
B23K 9/067

Application no.

10796899.2

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

ARC WELDING CONTROL METHOD AND ARC WELDING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155618.20210503

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 2663/19 () of 5.2.2021

Online on

07.05.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B25J 19/02
G06T 1/00
B65G 47/14

Application no.

13003101.6

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Vollständige oder anteilige Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum automatisierten Entnehmen von in einem Behälter angeordneten Werkstücken

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T266319.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 385 KB)
T 1281/15 (Hochfrequenzmesshalle / Airbus Defence and Space GmbH) of 23.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01R 29/08

Application no.

06829194.7

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (nein)

Application title

HOCHFREQUENZMESSHALLE ZUR VERMESSUNG VON GROSSEN MESSOBJEKTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T128115.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 380 KB)
T 0329/16 () of 9.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

9.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02P 6/18

Application no.

06700603.1

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - rechtfertigende Gründe des Beteiligten (nein)
Rügepflicht - Einwand zurückgewiesen

Application title

Rotorlagendetektion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T032916.20210409

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 444 KB)
T 0527/16 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B 13/189
G08B 29/14
G01V 8/14
H01L 27/14
H04N 17/00

Application no.

08022150.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zum Testen eines optischen Sensors und testbarer optischer Sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T052716.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 382 KB)
T 1756/16 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M 1/16
G01J 3/42
G01N 21/33

Application no.

09001890.4

Keywords

Zulassung des Hauptantrags (ja)
Zulassung von Einwänden (teilweise)
Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur extrakorporalen Blutbehandlung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T175616.20210414

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 412 KB)
T 2434/16 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F41C 23/04

Application no.

08836412.0

Keywords

Inventive step - obvious modification

Application title

AUTOMATIC OR SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH FOLDING CLAMSHELL BUTTSTOCK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T243416.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 2531/16 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 29/808
H01L 27/085

Application no.

09726572.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WHEREIN A FIRST INSULATED GATE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR IS CONNECTED IN SERIES WITH A SECOND FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253116.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 337 KB)
T 0080/17 (SCHAUMSTOFF-VERBUNDELEMENTE) of 14.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 5/18
B32B 7/12
B32B 15/18
B32B 15/20
B32B 27/40
B32B 15/095

Application no.

10721704.4

Keywords

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

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES SCHAUMSTOFF-VERBUNDELEMENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008017.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 353 KB)
T 0572/17 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B 1/00

Application no.

05742752.8

Keywords

Erlöschen des Patents - Einstellung des Beschwerdeverfahrens

Application title

KRAGPLATTENANSCHLUSSELEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057217.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 246 KB)
T 0626/17 (Arachidonic acid for enhancing cognitive abilities / SUNTORY) of 9.2.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/202
A61P 25/28
A23L 1/30

Application no.

03748553.9

Keywords

Main request - amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Main request - sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Main request - novelty of use - second (or further) non-medical use (yes)
Main request - inventive step (yes)
Late-filed objection under Article 100(b) EPC
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Late-filed documents
Late-filed document - admitted (yes)

Application title

COMPOSITION CONTAINING ARACHIDONIC ACID ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID FOR ENHANCING COGNITIVE ABILITIES IN ADULTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T062617.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 474 KB)
T 0875/17 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07F 13/06
A47J 31/44
G07F 9/02

Application no.

06721904.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Zurückverweisung - (nein)

Application title

BEDIENUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR HEISSGETRÄNKEAUTOMATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T087517.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1595/17 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07F 19/00

Application no.

14171785.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Durchführung einer Geldtransaktion

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T159517.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1736/17 (Schaltlogikmodul mit Multiplexer/PHOENIX) of 23.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B 19/05

Application no.

11703663.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag 1 und 2 (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 3 (ja)

Application title

Schaltlogikmodul

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173617.20210423

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 351 KB)
T 1884/17 (Innenliegende Schicht aus TPU / RÖHM) of 22.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 27/30
B32B 27/40

Application no.

07712524.3

Keywords

Änderungen (alle Anträge)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)

Application title

Transparenter Kunststoff-Verbund

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T188417.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 368 KB)
T 2365/17 () of 30.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08K 3/26
C08K 9/04
C08K 13/06
C08J 5/18

Application no.

99922271.4

Keywords

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

Application title

USE OF PARTICULATE CARBONATES IN THERMOPLASTIC FILM COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T236517.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 259 KB)
T 2430/17 (Thrombocythemia/GALENICUM HEALTH) of 28.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/20
A61K 31/517

Application no.

11710202.0

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Basis of proceedings - decision under appeal

Application title

NOVEL COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT OF ESSENTIAL THROMBOCYTHEMIA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T243017.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 368 KB)
T 0321/18 () of 26.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08K 5/00
C08L 9/00
C09J 109/00

Application no.

10739640.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Geltend gemachter Effekt nicht für gesamten beanspruchten Bereich glaubhaft
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Aufgabe umformuliert
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative

Application title

KAUTSCHUK-ZUSAMMENSETZUNG MIT HOHER ELASTIZITÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T032118.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 427 KB)
T 0485/18 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C 2/12
B01J 29/00
B01J 29/04
B01J 29/08
B01J 29/70
B01J 29/40
B01J 29/80
B01J 29/90
B01J 38/12
C10G 29/20
C10G 50/02
B01J 35/10
B01J 21/12
C08F 10/00

Application no.

07788742.0

Keywords

Evidence filed with the notice of opposition inadmissible (no)
Admissibility of late-filed evidence substantively discussed during opposition oral proceedings (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF OLEFIN OLIGOMERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T048518.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 415 KB)
T 1585/18 () of 1.3.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 210/16

Application no.

11700357.4

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (yes)

Application title

NOVEL POLYMERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158518.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 1271/20 (Fehlende Beschwerdebegründung/ECKELT) of 30.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04B 7/185
H04B 5/00

Application no.

13771445.7

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren: keine mündliche Verhandlung beantragt
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerdebegründung
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - fristgerecht eingelegt (nein)
Wiedereinsetzung in den vorigen Stand - (nein): Antrag nicht formgerecht und Wiedereinsetzungsgebühr nicht entrichtet

Application title

Kommunikationssystem in einem Flugzeug mit einer Nahfeldkommunikationsschnittstelle

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T127120.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 1663/20 (Missing statement of grounds) of 30.4.2021

Online on

06.05.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

30.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H05B 37/02

Application no.

10776039.9

Keywords

-

Application title

A DIMMING BRIDGE MODULE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166320.20210430

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 226 KB)
R 0007/19 (petition admissible, but clearly unallowable) of 5.3.2021

Online on

04.05.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/64
B01D 53/02
B01J 20/04
B01J 20/16
B01J 20/12

Application no.

02710558.4

Keywords

obligation to raise objections- no objection raised, but excusable under the circumstances
no requests relevant for the decision ignored

Application title

A METHOD FOR THE REMOVAL OF MERCURY FROM A GAS STREAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:R000719.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
R 0013/20 (Petition clearly inadmissible) of 29.3.2021

Online on

04.05.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

29.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 7/23

Application no.

10720343.2

Keywords

Obligation to raise objections - objection raised (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF DEGARELIX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:R001320.20210329

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 1157/16 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

04.05.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09K 19/44
C09K 19/12
C09K 19/30
C09K 19/02
G02F 1/13

Application no.

10003550.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Flüssigkristallines Medium

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T115716.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 508 KB)
T 2372/18 (Space-time coding/InterDigital) of 28.4.2021

Online on

04.05.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

28.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 1/00
H04L 1/02

Application no.

07821019.2

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A STREAM OF DATA IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM WITH AT LEAST TWO ANTENNAS AND TRANSMITTER IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237218.20210428

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 261 KB)
T 0189/19 (Ranking semi-structured documents/MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING) of 10.3.2021

Online on

04.05.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/30

Application no.

12817909.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Amendments - discretion to admit requests not admitted by the examining division
Amendments - first auxiliary request (yes)
Added subject-matter - first auxiliary request (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances
Amendment after summons - second auxiliary request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - third auxiliary request (no)

Application title

Utilization of features extracted from structured documents to improve search relevance

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018919.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 0129/17 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

03.05.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60H 1/22
F24H 3/04
F24H 9/18

Application no.

08015712.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - neuer Einwand unter Artikel 56 EPÜ erstmals in der mündlichen Verhandlung
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Wärmeerzeugendes Element einer elektrischen Heizvorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T012917.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 449 KB)
T 1995/17 (Chimeric peptide having bactericidal activity/BACTOCLEAR) of 17.9.2020

Online on

03.05.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/00
C07K 14/00

Application no.

07794592.1

Keywords

Main request: inventive step (no)
auxiliary request 1: admitted (no)
auxiliary request 2: inventive step (yes)

Application title

Phage derived antimicrobial activities

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T199517.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 456 KB)
T 2756/17 () of 16.4.2021

Online on

03.05.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01C 21/26
G01C 21/36

Application no.

00310804.0

Keywords

Main and first auxiliary request - Amendments - allowable (no)
Late-filed second auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

Method and system for providing an electronic horizon in an advanced driver assistance system architecture

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T275617.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 2271/18 (Acoustic-feedback reduction/SIVANTOS) of 25.3.2021

Online on

03.05.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00
H04R 3/02

Application no.

12787518.5

Keywords

Clarity - main and auxiliary requests 5 to 9 (no)
Admittance of requests filed after notification of summons - auxiliary requests 1 to 4 (no): no exceptional circumstances and no clear allowability
Admittance of request not admitted by examining division - auxiliary request 10 (no): no incorrect exercise of discretion

Application title

Method and device for reducing acoustic feedback

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227118.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)

April 2021

T 2255/15 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 31/14
A01N 31/04
A01N 31/02
A61L 2/18
A61K 31/045
A61K 31/08
A61K 31/085

Application no.

03291094.5

Keywords

Observations by third parties - admissibility of evidence
Novelty
Discretion not to admit submission
Amendments
Remittal

Application title

Synergistic preparations based on mixtures of glycerol ether with aromatic alcohol for controlling mycobacteria

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T225515.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 642 KB)
T 0170/16 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L1/08
C10G3/00
C11C3/12

Application no.

08709121.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Auxiliary requests 1 and 2 - admitted (yes)
Auxiliary requests 3 and 4 - admitted (no)
Remittal - (no)
Auxiliary requests 1 and 2 - clarity (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PARAFFINIC HYDROCARBONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017016.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 425 KB)
T 0280/16 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07C 5/00
G07C 5/08
G07B 15/06

Application no.

11005964.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Mischung technischer und nichttechnischer Merkmale
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Analyse der Funktion und/oder Daten einer Vielzahl von Vorrichtungen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T028016.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 361 KB)
T 1282/16 () of 26.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

26.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16K 37/00
F16K 31/60
F16K 31/05
F16K 31/08

Application no.

10008949.9

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren (ja)
Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Anteilige Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr (ja)

Application title

Manuell betätigbares Ansteuermodul

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T128216.20210426

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 403 KB)
T 1386/16 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24D12/02
F24D19/10

Application no.

10007980.5

Keywords

Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Stützung durch die Beschreibung (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Neuheit - allgemeines Fachwissen
Neuheit - implizite Offenbarung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - Verfahrensmissbrauch (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

Brauchwassererwärmungseinheit

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T138616.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 488 KB)
T 1692/16 (Échantillons de signaux radio/ORANGE) of 27.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

27.4.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04W 4/00
H04W 28/16
H04W 16/14

Application no.

13189610.2

Keywords

Clarté - requête principale (non)
Activité inventive - requête principale et subsidiaire (non)

Application title

Procédé d'obtention d'échantillons numérisés de signaux radio, procédé de traitement d'une requête de recherche d'échantillons, procédé de traitement de signaux radio, dispositifs et équipements associés

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T169216.20210427

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D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 344 KB)
T 0716/17 () of 22.2.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M3/338
H05B33/08

Application no.

06425407.1

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - sixth auxiliary request (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (no)
Admissibility of appeal - although inadmissible request in notice of appeal (yes)
Auxiliary requests - lack of substantiation - admissible (no)
Auxiliary requests - re-ordering - admissible (no)

Application title

Driver arrangement for LED lamps

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071617.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 428 KB)
T 1619/17 (Adaptive variable length coding/NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY) of 26.2.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M 7/42

Application no.

03700323.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Adaptive variable length coding

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T161917.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 361 KB)
T 1780/17 (Gradient MEMS microphone/HARMAN) of 23.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R19/00
H04R19/04

Application no.

14175485.3

Keywords

Further processing - (yes): omitted act completed and prescribed fee paid in due time
Admittance of claim requests filed after expiry of the period set in R. 100(2) EPC communication - all requests (no): no exceptional circumstances and no cogent reasons

Application title

Gradient micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphone

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T178017.20210423

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 297 KB)
T 0134/18 (Formulations of a SRC/ABL inhibitor / BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB) of 23.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

23.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/16
A61K9/20
A61K9/28
A61K31/506

Application no.

06769997.5

Keywords

Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (no)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

FORMULATIONS OF A SRC/ABL INHIBITOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013418.20210423

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 0233/18 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 5/14

Application no.

08728022.8

Keywords

Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (no)
Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Right to be heard - reimbursement of the appeal fee (yes)

Application title

MEDICAL INJECTOR WITH COMPLIANCE TRACKING AND MONITORING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T023318.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 292 KB)
T 0660/18 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01P 13/00
A01N 25/00
A01N 39/02
A01N 39/04
A01N 37/40
A01N 43/40

Application no.

08726071.7

Keywords

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

Application title

COMPOUNDS DERIVED FROM HERBICIDAL CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND TETRAALKYLAMMONIUM OR (ARYLALKYL) TRIALKYLAMMONIUM HYDROXIDES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T066018.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 1664/18 (Reconnecting a device to a group call/BLACKBERRY) of 20.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 3/56

Application no.

09154007.0

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Clarity - first and second auxiliary requests (no)
Admittance of claim requests filed after summons - third and fourth auxiliary requests (no): no clear allowability

Application title

System and method for reconnecting a device to a group call

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T166418.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 449 KB)
T 2441/18 (Beschichten im Tauchbad mit einer Elektrolytlösung/Muhr&Bender) of 20.4.2021

Online on

30.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C25D 17/00
C25D 5/02
C25D 5/16
C25D 5/18
C25D 5/36
C25D 17/12
B32B 15/01
C21D 8/02
C23C 2/02
C21D 9/52
C21D 9/54
C25D 5/34

Application no.

15168997.3

Keywords

Neuheit - implizite Offenbarung
Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - angefochtene Entscheidung ausreichend begründet (ja)
Allgemeine Grundsätze - Vertrauensschutz

Application title

VERFAHREN UND ANLAGE ZUM HERSTELLEN EINES GEHÄRTETEN FORMTEILS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244118.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 343 KB)
G 0002/19 (Rechtliches Gehör und richtiger Verhandlungsort) of 16.7.2019

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

16.7.2019

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04L29/06
H04L29/08
H04W28/06
H04W80/00
H04W80/02
H04W80/04
H04W88/18

Application no.

10182497.7

Keywords

Anspruch eines Dritten im Sinne von Artikel 115 EPÜ auf mündliche Verhandlung bei Beschwerde wegen Deutlichkeitsmängeln erteilter Patentansprüche - nein
Prüfung der Zulässigkeitsgründe für eine Vorlage nach Artikel 112 (1) a) EPÜ durch die Große Beschwerdekammer
Aufschiebende Wirkung der Beschwerde eines Dritten im Sinne von Artikel 115 EPÜ wegen Deutlichkeitsmängeln erteilter Patentansprüche – nein
Offensichtliche Unzulässigkeit eines Rechtsbehelfs – liegt vor, wenn eine zur Rechtsmitteleinlegung nicht befugte Person (hier: Dritter im Sinne von Artikel 115 EPÜ) einen nach dem EPÜ nicht anerkannten Beschwerdegegenstand verfolgt (hier: Beseitigung von Deutlichkeitsmängeln des Patentanspruchs im Sinne von Artikel 84 EPÜ).
Mündliche Beschwerdekammerverhandlungen in Haar - zulässig

Application title

Verfahren zum Betreiben eines Mobilfunknetzes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:G000219.20190716

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 126 KB)
G 0002/19 (Right to be heard and correct venue for oral proceedings) of 16.7.2019

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

16.7.2019

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04L29/06
H04L29/08
H04W28/06
H04W80/00
H04W80/02
H04W80/04
H04W88/18

Application no.

10182497.7

Keywords

Right of a third party within the meaning of Article 115 EPC to oral proceedings on appeal against a lack of clarity in granted patent claims – no
Examination by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the grounds for admissibility of a referral under Article 112(1)(a) EPC
Suspensive effect of an appeal filed by a third party within the meaning of Article 115 EPC against a lack of clarity in granted patent claims – no
A means of redress is clearly inadmissible where a person without standing to file an appeal (here: a third party within the meaning of Article 115 EPC) relies on a grievance not recognised under the EPC (here: a lack of clarity to be removed from the patent claims for the purposes of Article 84 EPC)
Oral proceedings before the boards of appeal in Haar – permissible

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:G000219.20190716

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 137 KB)
G 0002/19 (Droit d'être entendu et lieu approprié d'une procédure orale) of 16.7.2019

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

16.7.2019

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04L29/06
H04L29/08
H04W28/06
H04W80/00
H04W80/02
H04W80/04
H04W88/18

Application no.

10182497.7

Keywords

Droit d'un tiers au sens de l'article 115 CBE à la tenue d'une procédure orale en cas de recours pour manque de clarté des revendications d'un brevet délivré – non
Examen, par la Grande Chambre de recours, des motifs de recevabilité d'une saisine au titre de l'article 112(1)a) CBE
Effet suspensif du recours formé par un tiers au sens de l'article 115 CBE pour manque de clarté des revendications d'un brevet délivré – non
Irrecevabilité manifeste d'un moyen de recours – moyen de recours manifestement irrecevable lorsqu'une personne non admise à exercer ledit moyen (en l'occurrence un tiers au sens de l'article 115 CBE) invoque un motif de recours non reconnu en vertu de la CBE (en l'occurrence le manque de clarté des revendications du brevet au sens de l'article 84 CBE)
Procédures orales devant les chambres de recours – peuvent avoir lieu à Haar

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2019:G000219.20190716

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 152 KB)
T 1605/16 (Kosmetisches Mittel/HENKEL) of 20.4.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K8/46
A61K8/49
A61Q7/00
A61P17/14
A61Q5/06

Application no.

07788306.4

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung
Grundlage des Verfahrens - angefochtene Entscheidung

Application title

KOSMETISCHES MITTEL ENTHALTEND PURIN UND/ODER EIN PURINDERIVAT UND TAURIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T160516.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 380 KB)
T 0347/17 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10M163/00

Application no.

06785653.4

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Late filed request - not admitted

Application title

ZINC-FREE FARM TRACTOR FLUID

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034717.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 498 KB)
T 1214/17 (Pharmaceutical solutions/UCB PHARMA) of 19.3.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/08
A61K31/4015

Application no.

09716304.2

Keywords

Authorisation - filing of authorisation
Late submitted material - document admitted (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL SOLUTIONS, PROCESS OF PREPARATION AND THERAPEUTIC USES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T121417.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 1992/17 (HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DEVICE WITH OVERLAPPING KEYBOARD AND TOUCH … of 26.1.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/00

Application no.

07845978.1

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T199217.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 303 KB)
T 0185/18 () of 22.4.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

22.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61Q17/02
A61Q17/04
A61Q19/00
A61K8/37
A61K8/06

Application no.

07818208.6

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (nein)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

ALKYLBENZOAT GEMISCHE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018518.20210422

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 336 KB)
T 0906/18 (Epoprostenol formulations/ACTELION) of 2.2.2021

Online on

29.04.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/557
A61K 31/5585
A61K 9/08
A61K 47/18
A61K 47/02
A61K 9/19
A61K 47/26
A61K 9/00

Application no.

07763188.5

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

NOVEL EPOPROSTENOL FORMULATION AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090618.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403