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

April 2021

T 0103/15 () of 21.4.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

21.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29B 11/16
B29L 31/30
B29K 101/10
B29K 301/12
B29K 307/04

Application no.

04010275.8

Keywords

Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)
Late-filed evidence - should have been submitted in first-instance proceedings (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

Method for manufacturing a multiaxial fabric

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010315.20210421

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 533 KB)
T 1116/16 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01F23/284
G01F23/00

Application no.

03020727.8

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Spät eingereichte Dokumente - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Füllstandsmessgerät und Verfahren zu dessen Einsetzen in einen Behälter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111616.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 721 KB)
T 1453/16 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F58/04

Application no.

10790991.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no), auxiliary request 1 (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

A LAUNDRY DRYER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145316.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 507 KB)
T 2499/16 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66B 15/04
B66D 3/04
F16H 55/50

Application no.

06101117.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Treibrolle mit Beschichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T249916.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 241 KB)
T 1423/17 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A47F 3/04

Application no.

05800509.1

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (non),
Motifs d'opposition - manque de nouveauté (non)
Motifs d'opposition - manque d'activité inventive (non)
Preuves produites tardivement - avec les motifs du recours

Application title

VITRAGE ISOLANT, NOTAMMENT POUR OUVRANT D'ENCEINTE REFRIGEREE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142317.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 394 KB)
T 2262/17 () of 18.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01H 4/02
E01H 12/00

Application no.

10013531.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Finisheranordnung und geschlepptes Pistenbearbeitungsgerät mit einer solchen Finisheranordnung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226217.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 455 KB)
T 2396/17 () of 29.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

29.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02K3/04
H02K15/04

Application no.

10837111.3

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)
Reply to appeal - Reference to earlier submissions
Amendment after communication - taken into account (no)

Application title

Method for manufacturing winding coil of electric machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239617.20210329

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 434 KB)
T 0402/18 (Photosensitive resin composition/ASAHI KASEI) of 11.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03F7/00
G03F7/033

Application no.

05806234.0

Keywords

Late-filed request - justification for late filing (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Inventive step - fourth auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040218.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 0683/18 () of 12.4.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02C 3/06
F02K 3/06
F02C 7/36
F01D 25/28

Application no.

12196028.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Gas turbine engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T068318.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 235 KB)
T 0818/18 () of 5.2.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04D 19/04
F04D 17/16

Application no.

10757819.7

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

VACUUM PUMP

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081818.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 386 KB)
T 0852/18 () of 15.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K5/02

Application no.

08741841.4

Keywords

Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Feeding system and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085218.20210315

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 440 KB)
T 0879/18 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A21B3/13
A23G3/54
A23G3/34
A23G1/54
A23G1/00

Application no.

11155965.4

Keywords

Late submitted material - correct exercise of discretion (no)
Late submitted material - request admitted
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation

Application title

FOOD PRODUCT WITH A MOULDED BODY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T087918.20210309

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 407 KB)
T 0884/18 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63B21/002

Application no.

06846239.9

Keywords

Priority - basis in priority document (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

COMBINATION GRIP FOR AN EXERCISE DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T088418.20210129

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 2574/18 (Aluminum hydroxide/MARTINSWERK) of 24.2.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01F7/02
C01F7/18
C08K3/22
C09K21/02

Application no.

07872100.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - reformulation of the technical problem
Inventive step - obvious alternative
Late-filed evidence - could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T257418.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 346 KB)
T 2677/18 (Interactive preview/APPLE) of 22.1.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

07836525.1

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request and first to fourth auxiliary requests (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances justified with cogent reasons
Amendment after summons - fifth to seventh auxiliary requests (no)

Application title

User interface for a file system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T267718.20210122

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 563 KB)
T 2916/18 (GUI reconfiguration mode/APPLE) of 20.4.2021

Online on

23.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

20.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

09170697.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Portable electronic device with interface reconfiguration mode

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T291618.20210420

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 2285/15 (Handover-Verfahren/IPCOM) of 12.2.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04W 36/08

Application no.

10168615.2

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung (nein, nach Änderungen)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die Einspruchsabteilung
Zurückverweisung - (ja): Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit noch nicht geprüft

Application title

Verfahren zum Handover, Mobilstation für ein Handover und Basisstation für ein Handover

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T228515.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 359 KB)
T 0106/16 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/24
H04N 13/02
H04W 4/18

Application no.

08837155.4

Keywords

Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
First auxiliary request - admittance under Article 13(2) RPBA 2020 (no)
Second to fifth auxiliary request - admittance under Article 12(4) RPBA 2007 (no)
Sixth auxiliary request - admittance under Article 13(2) RPBA 2020 (no)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STEREOSCOPIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE/VIDEO CONTENTS ON TERMINAL BASED ON LIGHTWEIGHT APPLICATION SCENE REPRESENTATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010616.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0831/16 () of 13.4.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 10/00
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/173

Application no.

07843693.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

HIERARCHICAL FEDERATION METADATA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T083116.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 1052/16 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/00

Application no.

09759409.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Reduced-pressure, liquid-collection canister with multi-orientation filter

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T105216.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 1746/16 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q 20/00
G07G 1/00

Application no.

12425123.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - skilled person

Application title

Method and apparatus for the transfer of a money amount by using a two-dimension image code

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T174616.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 498 KB)
T 2192/16 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 6/03

Application no.

05730328.1

Keywords

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

Application title

DREHÜBERTRAGER MIT DIELEKTRISCHEM WELLENLEITER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T219216.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 501 KB)
T 0198/17 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B 5/00
G01N 33/493

Application no.

11706599.5

Keywords

Neuheit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

SYSTEM ZUR VERABREICHUNG VON MEDIKAMENTEN UNTER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG VON URINWERTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T019817.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 350 KB)
T 1601/17 () of 7.10.2020

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

7.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D 7/04

Application no.

06706123.4

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary requests 1 and 2 (no)
Claims - clarity after amendment
Claims - auxiliary request 3 (no)

Application title

A METHOD AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE FATIGUE LOADS IN THE COMPONENTS OF A WIND TURBINE SUBJECTED TO ASYMMETRICAL LOADING OF THE ROTOR PLANE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T160117.20201007

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 1630/17 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B66B 1/34
B66B 19/00

Application no.

12708866.4

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR MODERNISIERUNG EINER AUFZUGSANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T163017.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 371 KB)
T 0568/18 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01D 5/14

Application no.

10162710.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hauptantrag: nein)
Zulassung von nach der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung eingereichten Anspruchssätzen (erster und zweiter Hilfsantrag: nein)

Application title

Multiturn-Drehgeber

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056818.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 369 KB)
T 0981/18 (Touch input for scrolling through conversations of messages on a … of 12.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

07841749.0

Keywords

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

Application title

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR INSTANT MESSAGING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098118.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 378 KB)
T 2243/18 () of 15.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23D 35/00
B23P 15/40

Application no.

11776131.2

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Oral submissions - taken into account (yes)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request 2
Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative
Reimbursement of appeal fee - violation of the right to be heard (no)

Application title

SHEAR FOR SHEARING ROLLED PRODUCTS AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION PROCESS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224318.20210315

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 2560/18 (Hearing-aid compression/STARKEY) of 12.4.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00

Application no.

13178787.1

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings - (yes): cancellation of arranged oral proceedings following the proprietor's withdrawal of the appeal
Inventive step - all requests (no)
Partial reimbursement of the proprietor's appeal fee at 25% - (yes)

Application title

Compression of spaced sources for hearing assistance devices

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T256018.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 2738/18 (Touch screen display adjacent to a physical keyboard) of 26.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/0488
G06F 3/048
G06F 1/16
G06F 3/023

Application no.

15702935.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

VIRTUAL COMPUTER KEYBOARD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273818.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 1029/19 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08B 21/18
B65B 37/10
B65B 57/14
B65B 1/12
B65B 57/18

Application no.

11720413.1

Keywords

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

Application title

DOSIERVORRICHTUNG MIT SCHADENSÜBERWACHUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T102919.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 441 KB)
T 1807/19 () of 18.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24D 1/02
A24D 3/02
A24D 3/16
D21H 27/00

Application no.

08861079.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of inventive step (yes)
Main request' - Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Auxiliary request I - Amendments convergent- taken into account (yes)
Auxiliary request I - Clarity and added subject-matter objections- Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Auxiliary request I - Inventive step objection - No amendment to apellant's appeal case
Auxiliary request I - lack of inventive step (no)

Application title

CIGARETTE FILTER, AND FILTER CIGARETTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T180719.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 434 KB)
T 1991/19 (Supercritical water process/Saudi Arabian Oil) of 9.3.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 3/00

Application no.

12795124.2

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SUPERCRITICAL WATER PROCESS TO UPGRADE PETROLEUM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T199119.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0017/21 (Appeal inadmissible/Gemalto SA) of 19.4.2021

Online on

22.04.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

19.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 9/44
G06F 17/30

Application no.

08803230.5

Keywords

-

Application title

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROWSER-BASED ACCESS TO SMART CARDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001721.20210419

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 2375/15 (Spezialapplikationen in Kraftfahrzeugen/DEUTSCHE TELEKOM) of 16.4.2021

Online on

21.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

16.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04W4/04
B60R25/00

Application no.

01111820.5

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsantrag 1 (nein): "integriert" breit auszulegen
Zulassung von verspäteten Anträgen - Hilfsanträge 2 und 3 (nein): keine eindeutige Gewährbarkeit

Application title

Kommunikationssystem zum Abwickeln von Spezialapplikationen in Kraftfahrzeugen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237515.20210416

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0813/17 (PROCESSES FOR SYNTHESIS OF FLUORINATED OLEFINS/ HONYWELL) of 24.2.2021

Online on

21.04.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C17/25
C07C21/18
C07C19/08
C07C17/21
C07C17/23

Application no.

08840751.5

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

PROCESSES FOR SYNTHESIS OF FLUORINATED OLEFINS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081317.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 386 KB)
T 1441/18 () of 12.4.2021

Online on

21.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D7/00
C09D7/12

Application no.

11715568.9

Keywords

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

Application title

IMPROVED LOW TITANIUM DIOXIDE COATINGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144118.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 257 KB)
T 2135/18 (Bio-Oil from sludge/ENI) of 5.3.2021

Online on

21.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C02F11/10
C10G3/00

Application no.

12711246.4

Keywords

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

Application title

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIO-OIL FROM SLUDGE COMING FROM A WASTEWATER PURIFICATION PLANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213518.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 2208/16 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B63B 3/54
B63B 25/16
B63B 27/24
B63B 27/14

Application no.

12187462.2

Keywords

possibilité d'exécuter l'invention (oui)
clarté (oui)
extension de l'objet de la demande (non)
nouveauté (oui)
activité inventive (oui)

Application title

Navire pourvu d'une zone de transfert d'un produit liquide potentiellement dangereux

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220816.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 386 KB)
T 0998/17 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63F3/06
B42D15/00
B32B7/12
B32B15/12
B41M3/00
B41M7/00

Application no.

05761954.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

LOTTERY TICKET WITH METALIZED SCRATCH OFF LAYER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T099817.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 429 KB)
T 2200/17 (TENOFOVIR PRODRUG / GILEAD SCIENCES) of 8.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07F 9/6561
C07H 19/20
G01N 33/53
A61K 31/675
A61P 31/12
A61P 35/00

Application no.

01961695.2

Keywords

Priority - validity of priority date (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Unsubstantiated objection - admitted (no)
Submissions after summons - admitted (no)

Application title

PRODRUGS OF PHOSPHONATE NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES AND METHODS FOR SELECTING AND MAKING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220017.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 657 KB)
T 2235/17 (Easy-open reclosable films / CURWOOD INC.) of 30.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B27/32
B32B7/10

Application no.

06018936.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Easy-open reclosable films having an interior frangible interface and articles made therefrom

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T223517.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 430 KB)
T 2418/17 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D11/00

Application no.

12758751.7

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR ENTEISUNG EINER WINDENERGIEANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241817.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 447 KB)
T 0443/18 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23D 53/04
B23D 55/06
B23D 55/00

Application no.

14001221.2

Keywords

Remittal - fundamental deficiency in first-instance proceedings (no)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)
Discretion correctly exercised by the first instance department (yes)

Application title

Band saw machine, and saw blade driving method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T044318.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 467 KB)
T 0881/18 (Inhibition of Treg cells/IMMUNOVATIVE THERAPIES) of 13.4.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/395
A61K39/00
C07K16/00
C12N5/09
A61P35/00
C12N5/0783
A61K38/17
A61K38/21
A61K35/14

Application no.

11769425.7

Keywords

Priority - same invention (no)
Novelty - (yes)

Application title

Methods and Compositions for inhibition of Treg Cells

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T088118.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 1731/18 (Novel dispersible tablet composition / RUBICON) of 26.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/20
A61K31/55
A61K47/32
A61K47/36
A61K47/38

Application no.

06842712.9

Keywords

Amendments, main request
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary request - admitted (no)

Application title

NOVEL DISPERSIBLE TABLET COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173118.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 1839/18 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J31/60
A47J31/44

Application no.

11702622.9

Keywords

Admissibility of opposition - (yes)
Novelty - (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

BEVERAGE DISPENSER WITH HYGIENIC CLEANING CYCLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T183918.20210319

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 567 KB)
T 2029/18 (Rapidly disintegrating gelatinous coated tablets/Johnson & … of 26.1.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/40
A61K 9/44

Application no.

09075209.8

Keywords

Main request - Amendments (Yes)
Main request - Sufficiency of disclosure (Yes)
Admission of new documents (No)
Request to hear an expert (No)
Request to provide samples (No)
Prior use (No)
Main request - Novelty (Yes)
Main request - Inventive step (Yes)

Application title

Rapidly disintegrating gelatinous coated tablets

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T202918.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 792 KB)
T 1099/19 () of 13.4.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04C2/10

Application no.

07859717.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Claims - product-by-process claims
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)
Amendments of application
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

OIL PUMP ROTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109919.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1337/19 (Azeotrope compositions/Chemours) of 19.3.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C01B 7/19
C07C 17/15
C07C 17/38
C07C 17/383
C07C 21/18
C07C 17/25

Application no.

06827294.7

Keywords

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

Application title

AZEOTROPE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING E-1,3,3,3-TETRAFLUOROPROPENE AND HYDROGEN FLUORIDE AND USES THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T133719.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 1850/20 (Yeditepe/Antimicrobial) of 26.2.2021

Online on

20.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06M 11/82
D06M 16/00

Application no.

12809341.6

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T185020.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 276 KB)
T 0240/16 (Lipid fraction for use in the support of the brain function /NUTRICIA … of 4.2.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/29
A23L1/30
A61K31/00
A23L2/52
A61K31/19
A61K31/201
A61K31/202

Application no.

11195555.5

Keywords

Main request - admission into the appeal proceedings (no)
Auxiliary request 1 - admission into the appeal proceedings (yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - added subject-matter and extension of scope of protection (no) - Clarity (yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - claimed subject-matter limited to a therapeutic application (yes) - Novelty (yes)
Remittal to the opposition division (yes)

Application title

Lipid composition for improving brain function

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024016.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 406 KB)
T 2060/16 (Polyisocyanate production method/ Mitsui Chemicals) of 12.1.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C263/10
C07C265/14

Application no.

11000010.6

Keywords

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

Application title

Polyisocyanate production method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T206016.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 471 KB)
T 2672/16 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F 37/20

Application no.

10196804.8

Keywords

Late-filed main request - admitted (no)
Late-filed main request - procedural economy
Late-filed main request - request clearly allowable (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 1 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 1 (yes)

Application title

Household appliance for treating soft goods with displacement sensor and method for measuring the weight of loaded soft goods

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T267216.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 1260/17 (Equaliser circuit for voltage potentials/ROSEMOUNT) of 30.3.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B 19/042

Application no.

10757532.6

Keywords

Added subject-matter - main and auxiliary requests I to V (yes)
Admittance of auxiliary requests filed after summons - (no): no exceptional circumstances and no clear allowability
Reimbursement of the appeal fee - (no): appeal not allowable

Application title

Industrial process control transmitter with multiple sensors

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126017.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1381/17 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L 21/28

Application no.

07778530.1

Keywords

clarity - (yes)
added subject matter - (no)
novelty - (yes)
inventive step - (yes)

Application title

GATE-COUPLED EPROM CELL FOR PRINTHEAD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T138117.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 2164/17 (Cheese low in saturated fatty acids/FRIESLAND) of 9.4.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

9.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C19/05
A23C19/055

Application no.

10803169.1

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - enabling disclosure (no)

Application title

CHEESE LOW IN SATURATED FATTY ACIDS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216417.20210409

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 2481/17 () of 12.4.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01T 13/20

Application no.

07784479.3

Keywords

Inventive step - all requests (no)
Inventive step - juxtaposition of obvious features
Admissibility of auxiliary requests - (no) - should have been filed in the first instance proceedings
Prohibition of reformatio in peius - Admissiblity of auxiliary requests does not have to be decided in the present case
Partial reimbursement of the appeal fee - 25% (yes)

Application title

Small Diameter/Long Reach Spark Plug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T248117.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 427 KB)
T 1245/18 (Delivery particle/PROCTER & GAMBLE) of 21.1.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 13/00
B01J 13/16
C11D 3/50
C11D 17/00
C11D 3/43
C11D 3/37

Application no.

09753282.4

Keywords

Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

BENEFIT AGENT CONTAINING DELIVERY PARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T124518.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 400 KB)
T 1369/18 () of 14.4.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F21V 7/00
F21S 8/10
F21Y 101/02

Application no.

07425625.6

Keywords

Discretion not to admit submission - submission admitted (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Inventive step - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal

Application title

Modular reflective optical lighting system and lighting device equipped therewith, in particular for vehicles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136918.20210414

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 419 KB)
T 1429/18 (Balanced amounts of branched amino acids/NUTRICIA) of 5.3.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/29
A23L1/305
A61P3/02

Application no.

11712054.3

Keywords

Main request: sufficiency of disclosure (yes) - inventive step (yes)

Application title

LOW PROTEIN INFANT FORMULA WITH INCREASED ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142918.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 3002/18 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F21V 17/16
F21V 13/04
F21V 5/00
F21V 5/04
F21V 7/00
F21V 7/22
F21Y 115/10

Application no.

14191613.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Optisches Element für eine Leuchte, sowie Leuchte

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T300218.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 319 KB)
T 0261/19 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D 175/04
C08G 18/42
C08G 18/40
C08G 18/62
C08G 18/72
C08G 18/76
C08G 18/79
C09D 175/06

Application no.

08798832.5

Keywords

Inventive step - closest prior art
Admittance - claim requests
Admittance - late filed allegation of fact (no)

Application title

POLYURETHANE COATINGS WITH IMPROVED INTERLAYER ADHESION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026119.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 607 KB)
T 1193/19 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 27/26
G02B 27/22
G03B 21/28

Application no.

14742448.5

Keywords

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

Application title

STEREOSCOPIC IMAGING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T119319.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 481 KB)
T 2348/19 (Missing signatures/QUALCOMM) of 13.4.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

13.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W 52/52
H03F 1/02

Application no.

14704496.0

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings - (yes): no oral proceedings necessary or appropriate
Missing signatures of opposition division's chair - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in first-instance proceedings (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)

Application title

Power tracker for multiple transmit signals sent simultaneously

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T234819.20210413

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 437 KB)
T 0081/20 () of 10.2.2021

Online on

19.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G03B 21/00
G02B 27/22
G02B 27/26
G03B 35/26

Application no.

12152963.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)
Priority - validity of priority date (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)

Application title

Combining p and s rays for bright stereoscopic projection

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008120.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 384 KB)
T 0949/16 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

16.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M 1/16
A61M 1/36

Application no.

10005282.8

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)

Application title

Kidney substitution device to automate blood sampling procedure in a kidney substitution treatment machine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094916.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 0658/19 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

16.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22F 3/105
B22F 5/04
F01D 5/28
F01D 25/00
B22F 5/00

Application no.

13197768.8

Keywords

Rechtliches Gehör - Verletzung (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)
Hauptantrag - ausreichende Offenbarung (ja) - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein) - Klarheit (ja) - Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsantrag 1 - Neuheit (ja) - erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Niederschrift über mündliche Verhandlung - Antrag auf Korrektur der Niederschrift (abgelehnt)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Herstellung eines Bauteils

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T065819.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 531 KB)
T 1020/02 (Vapor permeation/BEND RESEARCH) of 16.5.2007

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.5.2007

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D 53/22

Application no.

97306167.4

Keywords

Novelty: main request (no), first auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Vapor permeation system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2007:T102002.20070516

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0831/15 (Dispositif de protection/INGENICO) of 1.3.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06F 21/00
G07F 7/10

Application no.

11181475.2

Keywords

Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - exposé de l'invention permettant sa mise en oeuvre (non),
Revendications - clarté (non),
Renvoi - (non),
Modification des moyens invoqués - justification pour soumettre la modification dans la procédure de recours (non),

Application title

Dispositif de protection, procédé et produit programme d'ordinateur correspondant

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T083115.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1148/15 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 5/00
H04N 5/44

Application no.

07004089.4

Keywords

Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Inventive step - closest prior art
Inventive step - objective technical problem
Inventive step - selection of one of several obvious solutions
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis (no)
Claims - clarity (no)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)
Objection under Rule 106 EPC (dismissed)

Application title

A protocol for control of network or bus attached cable TV set-top box front-end functionality

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114815.20210120

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 627 KB)
T 1755/16 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V 1/145
G10K 11/26

Application no.

08846417.7

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Spät eingereichter Einwand - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

SYSTEM ZUR FESTSTELLUNG EINES OBJEKTS IN EINER ÜBERWACHUNGSFLÄCHE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T175516.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 430 KB)
T 2372/16 (Toray/seal strength) of 22.3.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B 27/00
B32B 27/32

Application no.

08833075.8

Keywords

Novelty - Parametrical feature derived from a second document
Inventive step - closest prior art
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE FILM WITH HIGH HEAT SEAL STRENGTH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237216.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 370 KB)
T 0150/17 () of 5.2.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 23/12
C08F 2/00

Application no.

10745274.0

Keywords

Inventive step - Main request and first auxiliary request (no)

Application title

PROPYLENE POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T015017.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 487 KB)
T 2792/17 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 251/60
C07D 251/62

Application no.

11164887.9

Keywords

Inventive step
Sufficiency of disclosure

Application title

Low-energy-consumption process for the production of high-purity melamine, through the pyrolysis of urea and relative equipment

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T279217.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 793 KB)
T 2005/18 () of 12.4.2021

Online on

15.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

12.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01F 1/84

Application no.

10742957.3

Keywords

Novelty and inventive step (yes, amended claims)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A TEMPERATURE OF A VIBRATING SENSOR COMPONENT OF A VIBRATING METER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200518.20210412

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 359 KB)
T 1776/15 (VERFAHREN ZUR BIOGAS ERZEUGUNG/FRAUHENHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT) of 13.11.2020

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

13.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C12P 5/02
C02F 11/04

Application no.

08786369.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zur Konversion von Biomasse aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen zu Biogas in anaeroben Fermentern

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T177615.20201113

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 577 KB)
T 0328/16 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21F 11/00
D21G 1/00
B31F 1/16
D21H 27/10
B65D 30/02
B31B 19/00

Application no.

09169216.0

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ermittlung von Amts wegen - Beschwerdeverfahren
Antrag auf Aussetzung der mündlichen Verhandlungen mittels Videokonferenz und Neufestsetzung eines Termins zur mündlichen Verhandlung in phyischer Präsenz der Beteiligten - Antragstellung erst nach Eröffnung der mündlichen Verhandlung - zurückgewiesen
Verlegung der mündlichen Verhandlung - schwerwiegende Gründe (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Sackpapier, Sackpapier und Papiersack

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T032816.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 542 KB)
T 1448/16 () of 14.1.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K 1/12

Application no.

08075281.9

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (yes)
Novelty - auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

Method of and implement for milking dairy animals

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144816.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 429 KB)
T 1230/17 (Leichtblech / ThyssenKrupp) of 6.4.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

6.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B 5/20
B32B 27/34
B32B 15/08
B29C 44/32
B32B 15/20
B32B 37/15

Application no.

08804687.5

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES LEICHTBLECHS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T123017.20210406

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 1962/17 () of 19.2.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

19.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 1/04

Application no.

10732299.2

Keywords

Hauptantrag - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Hilfsantrag I neu
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein) Hilfsanträge II bis VI
Weitere Hilfsanträge - Hilfsanträge II bis VI - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)

Application title

HYBRIDLAGER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T196217.20210219

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 412 KB)
T 2003/17 () of 18.1.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

18.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02M 51/06
H01L 41/083
H01L 41/09
H01L 41/053
H02N 2/02
H02N 2/00

Application no.

13700162.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

AKTORMODUL MIT EINEM IN EINEM GEHÄUSE ANGEORDNETEN VIELSCHICHTAKTOR UND KONSTANT EXTREM NIEDRIGEN LECKSTROM AN DER AKTOROBERFLÄCHE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T200317.20210118

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1375/18 () of 8.4.2021

Online on

14.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

8.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01K 31/16
B65G 47/52
B65G 17/36

Application no.

07711721.6

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Einheitlichkeit der Erfindung - (ja)

Application title

FÖRDERVORRICHTUNG FÜR STOSSEMPFINDLICHE PRODUKTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T137518.20210408

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 383 KB)
T 0268/17 (Grouping and de-grouping of icons / Nokia) of 19.1.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/041
G06F 3/048

Application no.

10843654.4

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features
Amendments - auxiliary requests
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

USER INPUT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026817.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 1122/17 () of 6.4.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

6.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 265/30
C07D 413/12
C07D 417/12
C07D 471/04
C07D 487/04
A61K 31/5377
A61K 31/553
A61P 25/00
A61P 9/00

Application no.

10737870.5

Keywords

Agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor - appeal dismissed

Application title

OXAZINE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS BACE INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112217.20210406

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 281 KB)
T 2224/17 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01D 43/10
A01D 45/02

Application no.

11163188.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Maispflücker

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T222417.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 380 KB)
T 2426/17 (Grouped services icons/SAMSUNG) of 7.4.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/048

Application no.

09166052.2

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

Display apparatus and user interface display method thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T242617.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1942/18 (Titanium-containing catalyst/INOVYN) of 26.3.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 27/122
B01J 23/72
B01J 21/04
C07C 17/15

Application no.

04818425.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Catalyst and gas phase method using such a catalyst

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194218.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 342 KB)
T 2307/18 (DIMENSIONAL STABILITY/ECOLAB) of 10.2.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 3/10
C11D 3/33
C11D 11/00
C11D 17/00
C11D 3/04
C11D 3/08

Application no.

10160830.5

Keywords

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

Application title

SOLID CLEANING COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T230718.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 394 KB)
T 2601/18 () of 8.4.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B 6/44
G01B 11/16
G01L 1/24
G02B 6/12

Application no.

13859456.9

Keywords

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

Application title

FIBER OPTIC STRAIN LOCKING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF STRAIN LOCKING A CABLE ASSEMBLY TO TUBING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260118.20210408

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 3058/19 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B67C 3/14
B67C 3/04

Application no.

10194464.3

Keywords

Anwendbarkeit der Artikel 12 und 13 VOBK im Wiedereinsetzungsverfahren
Wiedereinsetzung in den vorigen Stand - einmaliges Versehen in einem zuverlässigen System zur Fristenüberwachung (nein)

Application title

Kühleinrichtung zum Stabilisieren einer Behältnisstruktur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T305819.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 303 KB)
T 3131/19 (Body movement dependent user interface/PHILIPS) of 7.4.2021

Online on

13.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/01

Application no.

08854624.7

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD OF PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T313119.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 0169/03 () of 31.8.2004

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

31.8.2004

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04F 19/04

Application no.

98111379.8

Keywords

Klarheit, ja nach Änderung

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Befestigen von Abschlußleisten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2004:T016903.20040831

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 37 KB)
T 0850/15 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02H 7/26
H02J 13/00

Application no.

04405747.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - (yes)
Admissibility of appeal - newly filed documents relevant to assessment of public availability in impugned decision
Admissibility of documents - (no) - should have been filed in first instance proceedings
Admissibility of documents D7a-f and D8a-f - (yes) - appropriate reaction to change of opinion of Opposition Division and late objection of respondent concerning public availability
Novelty - (yes)
Novelty - prior art disclosure ambiguous, availability not proven beyond reasonable doubt
Inventive step (yes)
Clarity - (yes to the extent that it can be examined)
Added subject-matter - (no)

Application title

Transmission of Protection Commands to a Remote Tripping Device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085015.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 428 KB)
T 0558/16 () of 6.4.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

6.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01T 13/32
H01T 13/39

Application no.

07798759.2

Keywords

Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Appealed decision - sufficiently reasoned (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Admissibility of appeal - patent proprietor (no)

Application title

Spark plug with fine wire ground electrode

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T055816.20210406

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 2607/16 () of 13.1.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N 25/28
A01N 25/06
A01N 37/40
A01N 57/20
B01J 13/16
A01N 25/04

Application no.

11727066.0

Keywords

Late submitted material - evidence admitted (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

MICROENCAPSULATED OILS FOR CONTROLLING PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260716.20210113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 561 KB)
T 1127/17 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D21F 1/44
D21H 21/40

Application no.

09741019.5

Keywords

Late-filed document - admitted (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WATERMARK ELEMENT, WATERMARK ELEMENT, AND ALSO APPLICATIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112717.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0488/18 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01M3/32
G01F23/00

Application no.

11186605.9

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren (ja)
Unterbrechung des Beschwerdeverfahrens wegen Insolvenzverfahren (nein)
Übertragung der Einsprechendenstellung (nein) - kein ausreichender Nachweis
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (ja)
Teilweise Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr (ja)

Application title

Leckagesonde für einen doppelwandigen Tank

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T048818.20210325

Distribution

C

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 623 KB)
T 0508/18 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47F 1/12

Application no.

12164532.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

Application title

Warenvorschubeinsatz für ein Warenvorschubsystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T050818.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 340 KB)
T 2222/18 () of 7.4.2021

Online on

12.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

7.4.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 23/08

Application no.

14193334.1

Keywords

Entscheidung im schrifltichen Verfahren ohne mündliche Verhandlung - (ja)
Klarheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Trommelmotor für lärmempfindliche Umgebung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T222218.20210407

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 302 KB)
T 1707/16 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

09.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D 85/10
B31F 1/07
B65B 19/22
B65B 61/00

Application no.

09756486.8

Keywords

-

Application title

A PACK FOR SMOKING ARTICLES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170716.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 431 KB)
T 0429/17 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

09.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65B 55/08
B67C 7/00
A61L 2/08
A61L 2/24

Application no.

09168082.7

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

Elektronenstrahlsterilisation für Behältnisse

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T042917.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 345 KB)
T 1848/17 (Conditioning shampoo compositions / UNILEVER) of 16.3.2021

Online on

09.04.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 8/26
A61K 8/34
A61K 8/36
A61K 8/41
A61K 8/42
A61Q 5/02
A61Q 5/12
A61K 8/02
A61K 8/04

Application no.

07822032.4

Keywords

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

Application title

CONDITIONING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T184817.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 2703/17 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

09.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G 1/137
G06Q 10/08

Application no.

11158966.9

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät vorgebrachte Argumente - Vorraussetzungen des Art. 13 (2) erfüllt (nein)

Application title

System zur Ergänzung eines Kleingüterlagers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T270317.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 413 KB)
T 0949/18 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

09.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05B 11/00

Application no.

12773285.7

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Beschwerdebegründung - Berücksichtigung unvollständigen Vorbringens (nein)

Application title

SPENDER FÜR PASTÖSE MASSEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094918.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 280 KB)
T 0014/18 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

08.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B05D3/06
B27D3/00
B30B15/06
B41C1/00
B41N1/06
B44B5/02
B44C1/24
B05D3/02
B44C5/04

Application no.

12185205.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings

Application title

Spreading a viscous masking ink on a press plate by use of a heater

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001418.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 318 KB)
T 0028/18 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

08.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B02C15/00

Application no.

10705268.0

Keywords

Erlöschen des Patents in allen benannten Vertragsstaaten - Fortsetzung des Beschwerdeverfahrens (ja)
Einspruchsgrund - Hauptantrag - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der ursprünglich eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)

Application title

WÄLZMÜHLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T002818.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0684/18 () of 18.3.2021

Online on

08.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N 33/00
G01N 27/407
G01N 27/417
G01N 27/419
F02D 35/00
F02D 41/14

Application no.

10715220.9

Keywords

Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Änderung des Vorbringens nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung (nicht zugelassen)

Application title

SENSORELEMENT ZUR BESTIMMUNG EINER EIGENSCHAFT EINES GASES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T068418.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 464 KB)
T 2131/19 () of 31.3.2021

Online on

08.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

31.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D79/00

Application no.

11876615.3

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings without oral proceedings - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

EASY PULL BOTTLE CAP

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213119.20210331

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 307 KB)
T 0437/15 (Digestion buffer/LIFE TECHNOLOGIES) of 6.4.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

6.4.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/10

Application no.

04820001.8

Keywords

Main request - added matter (no)
Remittal to opposition division (yes)

Application title

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREPARING RNA FROM A FIXED SAMPLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T043715.20210406

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1516/16 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B 5/021
A61B 5/022

Application no.

09773783.7

Keywords

Admittance of late-filed evidence submited with the statement of grounds of appeal - (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no); auxiliary request 1 (yes)

Application title

EVALUATE AORTIC BLOOD PRESSURE WAVEFORM USING AN ADAPTIVE PERIPHERAL PRESSURE TRANSFER FUNCTION.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T151616.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 396 KB)
T 2284/16 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61F13/15
A61F13/47
A61F13/532

Application no.

12001502.9

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - Gegenstand geht über den Inhalt der früheren Anmeldung hinaus (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 7 (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 8 (ja)

Application title

Bindenprodukt, Verfahren zum Herstellen eines Hygieneproduktes und Vorrichtung zum Herstellen eines Hygieneproduktes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T228416.20210303

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 511 KB)
T 0266/18 (DATA STORAGE SYSTEM EXPORTING LOGICAL VOLUMES AS STORAGE OBJECTS / … of 30.3.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 3/06

Application no.

12768927.1

Keywords

Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in first instance proceedings (yes)
Appealed decision - reasoned (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - equitable by reason of a substantial procedural violation

Application title

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM EXPORTING LOGICAL VOLUMES AS STORAGE OBJECTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026618.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 283 KB)
T 0917/18 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F28D 9/00
F28F 3/02
F28F 3/08

Application no.

08741887.7

Keywords

Inventive step - combination invention (yes)
Late-filed document - justification for late filing (no)
Oral proceedings - postponement (no)

Application title

A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T091718.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1352/18 (Call routing matrix/AVAYA) of 23.3.2021

Online on

07.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M 3/42

Application no.

05819443.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main and first auxiliary requests (no): mixed invention (administrative rules defined by a user profile)
Admittance of late-filed request - second auxiliary request (no): no exceptional circumstances and fresh case

Application title

Wireless device to manage cross-network telecommunication services

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T135218.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 903 KB)
T 1628/16 (GITR binding molecules/GITR) of 16.9.2020

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

16.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/28
A61P 35/00
A61K 39/395
A61P 31/00

Application no.

06748745.4

Keywords

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

Application title

GITR binding molecules and uses therefor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T162816.20200916

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1372/17 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/496
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/49

Application no.

08829799.9

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim
Amendments - auxiliary request 1 (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - auxiliary requests 10,11
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

ABSORPTIVE ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T137217.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1907/17 () of 30.3.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

30.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B 7/06

Application no.

01999218.9

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no), auxiliary request 1 (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 3 to 5 (no)

Application title

ELEVATOR HOIST ROPE THIN HIGH-STRENGTH WIRES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T190717.20210330

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 2393/17 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47L 15/42

Application no.

12190128.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Water supply device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239317.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 0297/18 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F24H 9/18
H05B 3/24
F24H 3/04

Application no.

10290484.4

Keywords

Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (nein)
Patentierbare Erfindung - technischer Charakter der Erfindung
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Wärmeübertrager

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T029718.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 445 KB)
T 0013/19 (Oral proceedings in absentia/JILDERDA) of 4.3.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R 25/00

Application no.

07793860.3

Keywords

Oral proceedings - non-attendance of appellant
Added subject-matter - main and auxiliary requests (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee - (no): appeal not allowable and no procedural violation

Application title

Hearing aid, expansion unit and method for manufacturing a hearing aid

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001319.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 0219/19 () of 23.3.2021

Online on

06.04.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

23.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60S 3/04
B60S 3/06
B05B 13/04

Application no.

12790451.4

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

IMPROVED DEVICE FOR THE WASHING OF THE WHEELS OF A VEHICLE IN A VEHICLES WASHING INSTALLATION AND RESPECTIVE NEW WASHING CYCLES PERFORMED WITH THIS DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021919.20210323

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 348 KB)
T 0186/16 (Gaine à haute surface spécifique/IFP/) of 1.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B32B 1/08
B32B 27/18
F16L 11/08
F16L 11/12

Application no.

09766013.8

Keywords

Preuves produites tardivement - recevable (oui),
Modification après signification - circonstances exceptionnelles (oui),
Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui),
Modifications - admises (oui),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Activité inventive - (oui),

Application title

CONDUITE AVEC GAINE A PERMEABILITE REDUITE AUX COMPOSES ACIDES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018616.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0266/16 () of 29.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

29.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B26B 21/56
B26B 21/60

Application no.

09790146.6

Keywords

Late-filed facts - admitted (no)
Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Amendments - broadening of claim (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)

Application title

RAZOR BLADES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026616.20210329

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 0078/17 () of 17.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

17.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01R 43/16
H01R 4/18
H01R 13/04
H01R 13/405

Application no.

08801133.3

Keywords

Angefochtene Entscheidung - ausreichend begründet (nein)
Zurückverweisung - wesentlicher Mangel im Verfahren vor der ersten Instanz (ja)

Application title

Im Fliesspressverfahren geformter Steckerstift

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T007817.20210317

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 388 KB)
T 1431/17 (Cow's milk peptide-containing hydrolysate/MJN HOLDING) of 9.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L 1/305
A61K 38/01

Application no.

09015087.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Amendment to appeal case - taken into account (no)

Application title

Nutritional Formulation comprising a cow's milk peptide-containing hydrolysate and/or peptides derived thereof for tolerance induction

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T143117.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 2149/17 () of 1.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16B 5/06
F16B 37/04
B60R 21/213

Application no.

09760610.7

Keywords

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

Application title

PANEL-FASTENING CLIPS, ESPECIALLY FOR CURTAIN OR LATERAL AIRBAGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214917.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1205/18 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04D 29/26
F04D 29/056

Application no.

10704961.1

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

ROTOR ASSEMBLY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T120518.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1555/18 () of 26.3.2021

Online on

01.04.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

26.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01M 13/04
F16C 19/52

Application no.

16153773.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING WHEEL BEARING WEAR WITH MOUNTED ACCELEROMETERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155518.20210326

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)

March 2021

T 0095/15 (Automatische Auswahl eines Antriebs/SEW-EURODRIVE) of 11.3.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B 19/418

Application no.

02772216.4

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Einsprüche - (ja): Einsprüche substanziiert
Patentierbare Erfindung - erteilte Fassung (nein): Verfahren für gedankliche Tätigkeiten als solches
Zulassung spät eingereichter Hilfsanträge - (nein): neuer Sachverhalt ("fresh case") bzw. nicht eindeutig gewährbar
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer - (nein): Antrag gegenstandslos

Application title

Verfahren und Anordnung zur Bestimmung und/oder Fertigung eines Antriebs oder Teilen für einen Antrieb, sowie Schnittstelle und Verfahren zur Bestimmung eines Betriebssicherheitsfaktors SB

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009515.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 404 KB)
T 0753/16 () of 14.1.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06Q 10/00
G06Q 30/00

Application no.

12718907.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM ERSTELLEN VON INDIVIDUELLEN REGALBILDERN FÜR VERSCHIEDENE VERKAUFSSTELLEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T075316.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 319 KB)
T 1696/16 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D 7/16

Application no.

09778614.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

KALIBRIEREN EINES SENSORS ZUR WERTDOKUMENTBEARBEITUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T169616.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 336 KB)
T 2260/16 (AMINO PHOSPHINE / NOVA CHEMICALS) of 18.3.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01J 31/18

Application no.

08733578.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

AMINO PHOSPHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226016.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 0276/17 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H05K 3/20
H05K 1/09
H05K 3/24
E05B 81/00
E05B 85/02

Application no.

06021464.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Lösung
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)
Beschwerdebegründung - Gründe deutlich und knapp angegeben (ja)
Änderung des Vorbringens - Gründe warum Änderung im Beschwerdeverfahren erfolgt (nein)
Änderung des Vorbringens - Änderung zugelassen (nein)
Änderung des Vorbringens - Beweismittel
Änderung des Vorbringens - Antrag
Änderung des Vorbringens - in zulässiger Weise vorgebracht und aufrechterhalten (nein)

Application title

Kraftfahrzeugtürverschluss

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027617.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 466 KB)
T 1451/17 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 33/04

Application no.

06726789.8

Keywords

Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

ACRYLIC BLENDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T145117.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 451 KB)
T 1905/17 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07J43/00
C07J31/00

Application no.

11178005.2

Keywords

Divisional application - added subject-matter
Inventive step
Late-filed facts

Application title

Composition for the preparation of 17-vinyl- triflates as intermediates

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T190517.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 570 KB)
T 2202/17 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E01C13/08

Application no.

09180696.8

Keywords

Divisional application - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (no)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Artificial turf structure and method of manufacturing thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220217.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 515 KB)
T 2261/17 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E04F15/02
E04F15/04

Application no.

08166656.2

Keywords

Right to be heard - opposition procedure
Right to be heard - opportunity to comment (yes)
Right to be heard - violation (no)
Grounds for opposition - fresh ground for opposition (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious modification

Application title

A flooring material comprising sheet-shaped floor elements which are joined by means of joining members

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226117.20210316

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 528 KB)
T 0149/18 (Enteral composition comprising globular proteins/NUTRICIA) of 24.2.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23C1/04
A61P3/02
A23L33/00
A23L33/19
A23L33/17

Application no.

13159400.4

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests: Amendments meeting the "gold standard" according to G 2/10 (no) - Added subject-matter - (yes)

Application title

High protein liquid enteral nutritional composition

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014918.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 341 KB)
T 0247/18 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07D231/12
C07C251/80

Application no.

09715350.6

Keywords

Änderungen
Ausreichende Offenbarung
Neuheit
Erfinderische Tätigkeit

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR REGIOSELEKTIVEN SYNTHESE VON 1-ALKYL-3-HALOALKYL-PYRAZOL-4-CARBONSÄUR E-DERIVATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T024718.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 1 MB)
T 1343/19 (Low frequency glatiramer acetate therapy/YEDA) of 10.9.2020

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/02
A61K 38/16
A61P 25/28
A61K 38/07
A61K 9/00
A61K 31/785

Application no.

15171065.4

Keywords

Main (sole) request: inventive step - (no)

Application title

Low frequency glatiramer acetate therapy

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T134319.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 572 KB)
T 3272/19 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 33/04

Application no.

10185812.4

Keywords

Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes)
Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Divisional application - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - novelty of use
Novelty - second (or further) non-medical use (no: main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 4)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Remittal (yes)

Application title

ACRYLIC BLENDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T327219.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 637 KB)
T 0028/20 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

31.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L 33/04

Application no.

10154164.7

Keywords

Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes and no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - extension of subject-matter (auxiliary request 1: no)
Inventive step - (main request: no)

Application title

ACRYLIC BLENDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T002820.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 478 KB)
T 2241/15 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03K 17/96

Application no.

02803685.3

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (yes)
Auxiliary requests - added subject-matter (yes)
Substantial procedural violation (no)

Application title

Molded/Integrated Touch Switch/Control Panel Assembly and Method for Making Same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224115.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 431 KB)
T 2717/16 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N33/68
C07K14/705

Application no.

03779880.8

Keywords

-

Application title

SCD40L, PAPP-A UND PLAZENTALER-WACHSTUMSFAKTOR (PIGF) ALS BIOCHEMISCHE MARKERKOMBINATIONEN BEI KARDIOVASKULÄREN ERKRANKUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T271716.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 236 KB)
T 0098/17 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B62D 25/04
B62D 29/00

Application no.

08849349.9

Keywords

Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (no)

Application title

A B-PILLAR FOR A VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009817.20210303

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0960/17 (Flavoring of drug-containing chewing gums / JOHNSON & JOHNSON) of 4.2.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 9/36

Application no.

06770085.6

Keywords

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

Application title

FLAVORING OF DRUG-CONTAINING CHEWING GUMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096017.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 414 KB)
T 1707/17 () of 19.2.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

19.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J37/32

Application no.

05794506.5

Keywords

Amendments of main and 1st auxiliary request
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendment after summons (2nd auxiliary request)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

MATERIAL DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170717.20210219

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1875/17 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B42D25/00
B41M3/14
D21H21/48
G07D7/00

Application no.

10726160.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Security devices for security documents

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187517.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 2832/18 () of 25.3.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G01N21/64
A61B1/07
G02B21/00
A61B1/00
G01N21/63
A61B5/00
G02B26/10
G02B23/14

Application no.

08843195.2

Keywords

Requête soumise tardivement - circonstances du recours justifiant son admission (oui),
Renvoi - (oui),
Renvoi - motifs particuliers justifiant le renvoi,

Application title

DISPOSITIF D'IMAGERIE MODULAIRE, MODULE DE BALAYAGE ET D'INJECTION POUR CE DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE D'IMAGERIE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T283218.20210325

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1655/20 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

30.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F21S 8/00
F21S 8/08

Application no.

11000036.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendment to case - amendment within meaning of Art. 12(4) RPBA 2020
Amendment to case - complexity of amendment (no)
Amendment to case - exercise of discretion
Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

Lighting system and assembling method of the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T165520.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 483 KB)
T 1127/16 (Aircraft communication method/BOEING) of 18.2.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04B 7/185

Application no.

06077126.8

Keywords

Added subject-matter - main, 1st and 4th to 13th auxiliary requests (yes): unallowable limitation
Extension of protection conferred - 2nd and 3rd auxiliary requests (yes): "inescapable trap"
Referral to the Enlarged Board - inescapable trap (no): not required and no divergence

Application title

Multi-network aircraft communication systems and methods

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112716.20210218

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 501 KB)
T 1352/16 () of 24.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

24.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F 17/30
G06Q 30/00
G11B 27/00

Application no.

08005605.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Digital downloading jukebox with enhanced communication features

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T135216.20210324

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 1365/16 (Key agreement protocol/BLACKBERRY) of 18.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 29/06
H04L 9/06

Application no.

04733283.8

Keywords

Added subject-matter - all requests (yes): intermediate generalisation; general statements like "the invention ... may equally be utilised in ..." cannot replace a direct and unambiguous disclosure

Application title

Key agreement and transport protocol

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136516.20210318

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 2475/16 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J 31/06
A47J 31/40

Application no.

08709016.3

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (yes)

Application title

DEVICE FOR PREPARING A LIQUID BEVERAGE FROM A CARTRIDGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247516.20210303

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
T 2539/16 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02G 1/08

Application no.

10754493.4

Keywords

Änderungen (Hauptantrag)
Änderungen - Offenbarung durch Zeichnung (nein)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Zulassung von Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens (nein) - Präzisierung der Argumente einer Partei in der Ladung sind keine außergewöhnlichen Umstände

Application title

Einziehfederspitze mit Fußstück

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253916.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 394 KB)
T 2219/17 (Method for producing a mixture of antibodies/MERUS) of 5.11.2020

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K 16/46
A61K 39/00
C12P 21/02
G01N 33/50
C07K 16/00
C07K 16/10
C07K 16/28
C07K 16/30
C07K 16/32
A61K 39/395
C12P 21/00

Application no.

10186063.3

Keywords

Main request: inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Recombinant production of mixtures of antibodies

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T221917.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 0375/18 (Authenticated home appliance management/LG) of 3.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L 12/28

Application no.

12181412.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Information management system for home appliance

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T037518.20210303

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 336 KB)
T 1175/18 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L 1/05
A47L 7/00
A47L 5/24

Application no.

14183727.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Verbesserung nicht für gesamte beanspruchte Breite glaubhaft
Beschwerdeerwiderung - nicht vollständiger Sachvortrag
Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Tragbares Sauggerät für Flüssigkeiten oder Flüssigkeits-/Luftgemische

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T117518.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 328 KB)
T 2244/18 () of 19.3.2021

Online on

29.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

19.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04D 17/12
F04D 29/62

Application no.

04797679.0

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

MULTISTAGE CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T224418.20210319

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
T 0777/17 (Degarelix in metastatic stage prostate cancer/FERRING) of 22.9.2020

Online on

26.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

22.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 38/09
A61P 35/00
A61P 35/04

Application no.

09711390.6

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary requests 2 and 3 - Inventive step (no)
Auxiliary requests 1 and 4 to 7 - admitted into the proceedings (no)
Late-filed argument - admitted into the proceedings (no)

Application title

Treatment of metastatic stage prostate cancer with degarelix

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T077717.20200922

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 514 KB)
T 0807/17 () of 22.2.2021

Online on

26.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F03D 7/02
F03D 7/04

Application no.

08017519.3

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zum Betreiben einer Windenergieanlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T080717.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 354 KB)
T 0368/18 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

26.03.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41F13/004
B41F27/12

Application no.

06017004.0

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung (ja: Hauptantrag)

Application title

Verfahren zum Betreiben einer Druckmaschine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T036818.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0840/18 () of 10.2.2021

Online on

26.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01J 5/017
G06T 5/00

Application no.

12719209.4

Keywords

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

Application title

VISION SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC ATTACHER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T084018.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 426 KB)
T 0737/16 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F28F 9/02
F25B 39/04
F28D 9/00
F28D 21/00

Application no.

03810494.9

Keywords

Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - exposé de l'invention permettant sa mise en oeuvre (oui),
Nouveauté - requête principale (non),
Activité inventive - requête subsidiaire (oui),

Application title

CONDENSEUR, NOTAMMENT POUR UN CIRCUIT DE CLIMATISATION DE VEHICULE AUTOMOBILE, ET CIRCUIT COMPRENANT CE CONDENSEUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073716.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 621 KB)
T 1829/16 () of 12.2.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02C 7/04
A61F 2/16

Application no.

10750216.3

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

MULTIFOCAL CORRECTION PROVIDING IMPROVED QUALITY OF VISION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182916.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 427 KB)
T 1043/17 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B 5/48

Application no.

10195797.5

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (ja)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (ja)
Zurückverweisung - (nein)

Application title

Bauelement mit Rohrleitungen und Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Bauelementes

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T104317.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 431 KB)
T 1954/17 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E04B 1/76
E04B 1/80

Application no.

12700805.0

Keywords

Inventive step - improvement not credible
Inventive step - obvious modification
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)

Application title

COMPOSITE THERMAL INSULATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195417.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 2372/17 (Multi-word autocorrection/APPLE) of 25.2.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F 17/27

Application no.

13730715.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Multi-word autocorrection

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237217.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 366 KB)
T 1982/18 (Fabric conditioner containing a hydrophobic agent / UNILEVER) of 2.3.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D 1/62
C11D 3/00
C11D 3/20

Application no.

11779648.2

Keywords

New documents filed with the grounds of appeal and the reply thereto - admitted
New objection against sufficiency of disclosure not substantiated at first instance - contested by the patent proprietor and not admitted
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step (main request and auxiliary requests 1 and 2)
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - obvious alternative
New arguments submitted during oral proceedings against auxiliary request 3 - not admitted - no exceptional circumstances
Compliance with the requirements of the EPC (Auxiliary request 3) - (yes) - no objections raised in writing

Application title

Fabric conditioners

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198218.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 472 KB)
T 2189/18 (Automatisches Hochfahren eines Antriebssystems/LENZE) of 22.3.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

22.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B 19/042

Application no.

13162507.1

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung - (nein, nach Änderung)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Betreiben eines elektrischen Antriebssystems und Antriebssystem

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T218918.20210322

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 319 KB)
T 2505/18 (Aluminiumband/HYDRO) of 15.3.2021

Online on

25.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41N 1/08
B22D 25/06

Application no.

11156689.9

Keywords

Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Rücknahme der Beschwerde
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Mündliche Verhandlung - Rücknahme des Antrags auf mündliche Verhandlung

Application title

Aluminiumband für lithografische Druckplattenträger mit Wasser basierenden Beschichtungen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T250518.20210315

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 412 KB)
T 0353/16 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N 7/50

Application no.

08791042.8

Keywords

All requests - inventive step (no)

Application title

VIDEO ENCODING DEVICE AND METHOD, VIDEO ENCODING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING THE PROGRAM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035316.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 0816/16 (Nutritional composition/ALPIFLOR) of 4.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 31/19
A61K 31/70
A61K 31/7016
A61K 31/702
A61K 31/715
A23L 1/30
A61P 1/14

Application no.

10171504.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 13 (no)

Application title

Nutritional composition and food supplement containing such a nutritional composition.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T081616.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 2320/16 (Oral proceedings by videoconference) of 4.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D 215/54
A61K 31/47
C07D 401/12
C07D 417/12
C07D 215/56
C07D 401/04
C07D 491/10
C07D 405/12
C07D 413/12
C07D 211/00

Application no.

10173332.7

Keywords

Oral proceedings - by videoconference
Inventive step - reasonable generalisation of the invention (yes)
Inventive step - burden of proof

Application title

SUBSTITUTED 3-CYANOQUINOLINES AS PROTEIN TYROSINE KINASES INHIBITORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232016.20210204

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 766 KB)
T 1671/17 () of 18.3.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

18.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F 13/491
A61F 13/53
A61F 13/49
A61F 13/551

Application no.

09732593.0

Keywords

-

Application title

DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLES HAVING GENDER-SPECIFIC CONTAINMENT FLAPS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167117.20210318

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 250 KB)
T 2161/17 (Heat-treatment of polymeric particles/EVONIK) of 12.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J 3/00
C08J 3/12
A61L 15/60
B29B 9/16

Application no.

12152803.8

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

Heat-treatment of water-absorbing polymeric particles in a fluidized bed

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216117.20210212

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0376/18 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F 210/02
C08J 5/18
B29C 49/00
B29K 105/00
C08F 210/16
C08F 4/659
B29C 47/00

Application no.

09783888.2

Keywords

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

Application title

COPOLYMERS AND FILMS THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T037618.20210224

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 473 KB)
T 0839/18 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16D 55/226
F16D 65/095

Application no.

11181212.9

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit im Einspruchsverfahren
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Rechtliches Gehör - wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

Scheibenbremse eines Kraftfahrzeugs und Bremsbelag

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T083918.20210303

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1128/18 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01B 69/00
A01B 79/00

Application no.

12178798.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Lösung
Beschwerdeerwiderung - unvollständiger Sachvortrag
Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Visualisierungseinrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T112818.20210225

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 349 KB)
T 2587/18 (Search string in compressed data/FUJITSU) of 10.2.2021

Online on

24.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

14177795.3

Keywords

Inventive step - main request and first and second auxiliary requests (no)
Amendment after summons - third auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Information processing system, information processing method, and information processing program

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T258718.20210210

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 374 KB)
T 1737/14 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

23.03.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04N5/00
H04N7/24

Application no.

07764512.5

Keywords

Nouveauté - (non)
Modifications déposées durant la procédures orale
Modifications - admission (non)

Application title

AUTO-ZAPPING PROGRAMME D'UN DECODEUR DU A L'IDENTIFICATION DE L'EVENEMENT TV CHOISI, PAR UTILISATION DE LA TECHNOLOGIE DVB ET DU CODAGE PAR MPEG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173714.20210302

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Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 432 KB)
T 1355/16 () of 8.12.2020

Online on

23.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02M3/335
H02M3/156

Application no.

14157603.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request, auxiliary requests 1 & 2 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary requests 3 to 5 (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

Techniques for controlling a power converter using multiple controllers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T135516.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 2246/17 (WIRELESS AUDIO EQUIPMENT USING A QUADRATURE MODULATION SYSTEM, SIGMA- … of 21.12.2020

Online on

23.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

21.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M3/02
H04B1/04
H04L27/36

Application no.

11808754.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - obvious combination of known features
Inventive step - technical prejudice in the art (no)

Application title

WIRELESS AUDIO EQUIPMENT USING A QUADRATURE MODULATION SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T224617.20201221

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 1257/18 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

23.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C17/20
C07C17/25
C07C21/18

Application no.

10719653.7

Keywords

Grounds for opposition do not preclude the maintenance of the patent as granted

Application title

PROCESS FOR PREPARING 2-CHLORO-3,3,3-TRIFLUOROPROPENE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T125718.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2128/18 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

23.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A24C5/20

Application no.

13196195.5

Keywords

Teilanmeldung - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Transport von band- oder streifenförmigem Material

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T212818.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 362 KB)
T 2037/14 (Alpha Source / Particle Beam source) of 4.3.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G21G4/08
H01J27/18
H01J37/08
H05H1/18

Application no.

09790533.5

Keywords

Late-filed request - amendments after arrangement of oral proceedings
Sufficiency of disclosure - undue burden (yes)

Application title

ECR PARTICLE BEAM SOURCE APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T203714.20210304

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 1786/15 (BMP Antagonists/GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION) of 15.10.2020

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

15.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K38/17
A61K47/48
A61K39/395
A61P3/02
A61P7/06

Application no.

06735151.0

Keywords

Priority - transfer of priority right (no)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Use Of BMP Antagonists To Regulate Hepcidin-Mediated Iron Metabolism And Treat Iron Deficiency

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T178615.20201015

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 0803/16 (Antiperspirant usage / UNILEVER) of 11.3.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/02
A61K8/06
A61K8/97
A61Q15/00

Application no.

10723075.7

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

ANTIPERSPIRANT USAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T080316.20210311

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 279 KB)
T 0862/16 (Connection re-establishment/HTC) of 2.3.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W76/02

Application no.

12004150.4

Keywords

Added subject-matter - main and auxiliary requests 1 to 10 (yes)
Admittance of auxiliary request 11 filed at oral proceedings (yes): exceptional circumstances
Added subject-matter - auxiliary request 11 (no, after amendments)
Extension of protection - auxiliary request 11 (no)
Objection introduced ex officio by the board - request for referral to Enlarged BoA (no)
Remittal to the opposition division for further prosecution
Remittal - (yes): novelty and inventive step not examined yet
Request for reimbursement of the appeal fee - (no): no substantial procedural violation

Application title

Methods for synchronizing PDCP operations after PRC connection re-establishment in a wireless communication system and related apparatuses thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T086216.20210302

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 473 KB)
T 1891/16 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61J1/20

Application no.

04003326.8

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Änderungen nach Anberaumung der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)

Application title

Transfervorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T189116.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 2447/16 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B1/18

Application no.

04772528.8

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Grounds for opposition - fresh ground for opposition (yes)
Late-filed objection - should have been submitted in first-instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

CONTROLLER OF ONE-SHAFT MULTI-CAR SYSTEM ELEVATOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244716.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 476 KB)
T 2723/16 () of 15.2.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K8/44
A61K8/49
A61Q5/08

Application no.

08787221.4

Keywords

Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - unzumutbarer Aufwand (nein)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

REDUKTIVE ENTFÄRBUNG KERATINHALTIGER FASERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T272316.20210215

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 433 KB)
T 0315/17 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H02J17/00

Application no.

06786588.1

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - after amendment
Clarity - (yes) - after amendment
Inventive Step - (yes) - after amendment
Inventive Step - choice of closest prior art

Application title

Wireless Non-Radiative Energy Transfer

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031517.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 468 KB)
T 1576/17 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/00
A61M1/00

Application no.

09748589.0

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request, first auxiliary request
Sufficiency of disclosure - no

Application title

DRESSING REDUCED-PRESSURE INDICATORS AND SYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T157617.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 1583/17 (Use of coated films / Taghleef) of 24.2.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B32B27/40
C08J7/04
D21H19/82
C09D175/04

Application no.

09840260.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - undue burden (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - relationship between Article 83 and Article 84
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

USE OF A FILM FOR THE LAMINATION OF PRINTED MATTER AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF SUCH FILM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158317.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 390 KB)
T 1153/18 () of 16.3.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N21/64
G01N33/542
G01N33/58
G01N35/10
G01N1/31

Application no.

07711875.0

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR ERKENNUNG UND IDENTIFIZIERUNG VON ZIELSTRUKTUREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T115318.20210316

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2692/18 (Pastillieranlage/SANDVIK) of 25.2.2021

Online on

22.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01J2/26

Application no.

11152543.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - stichhaltige Gründe (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR BANDKONDITIONIERUNG BEI PASTILLIERANLAGEN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM HERSTELLEN VON PASTILLEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T269218.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 342 KB)
T 1638/14 (Gefitinib resistant cancer/WYETH) of 1.12.2020

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/4706
A61K38/17
A61P35/00

Application no.

06720163.2

Keywords

Admissibility of opposition (no)
Admissibility of opposition - identification of the opponent
Correction of error (no)
Correction of error - late request and no evidence of true intention

Application title

METHOD FOR TREATING GEFITINIB RESISTANT CANCER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163814.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 361 KB)
T 1090/16 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/494
A61F13/49
A61F13/493
A61F13/496

Application no.

08779461.6

Keywords

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

Application title

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T109016.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 250 KB)
T 1950/16 () of 14.1.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B1/22

Application no.

07859801.8

Keywords

Prior art - availability to the public (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Amendments - auxiliary request I
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Right to be heard - violation (no)
Remittal - (yes)
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in first-instance proceedings (no)

Application title

METHOD OF TEMPER ROLLING OF STEEL STRIP AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH TENSILE COLD ROLLED STEEL SHEET

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195016.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 365 KB)
T 0403/17 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N59/00
E01C5/00
E01H11/00

Application no.

04762849.0

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive Step (yes)
Late-filed submissions - admitted (yes)
Apportionment of costs - (no)

Application title

WEED CONTROL IN JOINTS OF CONCRETE BLOCK AND OTHER PAVING STONE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040317.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 546 KB)
T 1422/17 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04G11/08
E04G17/00
B28B7/18
E04G15/06

Application no.

10779724.3

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

AUSSCHALVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142217.20210223

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 439 KB)
T 1051/18 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M25/088
A61M25/095
A61M31/00
A61B1/05
A61B1/055

Application no.

10762456.1

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - prohibition of reformatio in peius (yes)
Amendments - exception (no)

Application title

OPTICALLY GUIDED FEEDING TUBE.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T105118.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

No PDF available
T 1775/18 (Custom word lists/BLACKBERRY) of 27.1.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/27
H04M1/725

Application no.

09176236.9

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

Systems and methods of building and using custom word lists

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T177518.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

No PDF available
T 2842/18 (Rituximab for use in a method for treating joint damage/ HOFFMANN-LA … of 1.10.2020

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

1.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/395
A61P19/02
A61K31/00
C07K16/28

Application no.

06837634.2

Keywords

Main request, auxiliary request 1: amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes);
auxiliary requests 2 and 3: admitted (no);
Obligation to raise objections - objection dismissed

Application title

Method for treating joint damage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T284218.20201001

Distribution

D

Decision

No PDF available
T 0909/19 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B29C45/37
B29C33/38
B29C33/42
B29C67/00
D21F1/44

Application no.

15001636.8

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Spritzgusswerkzeug und Prägestock zum Einsatz bei der Herstellung von Wasserzeichenpapier

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T090919.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 2446/19 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

19.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F21S8/00
H01R25/14
F21S4/28
F21V21/35
F21V21/02
F21Y115/10
F21Y103/10
F21Y101/00

Application no.

15188707.2

Keywords

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

Application title

LED-LEUCHTE MIT VERSTELLBAREM HALTEELEMENT SOWIE ANORDNUNG ZUR LICHTABGABE MIT EINER SOLCHEN LED-LEUCHTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T244619.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

PDF nicht verfügbar
T 1750/15 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61L31/12
A61L31/18

Application no.

06761706.8

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerdebegründung
Neuheit des erteilten Patents und der Hilfsanträge 1 und 2
Neuheit - (nein)
Hilfsanträge 3 und 4 eingereicht kurz vor der mündlichen Verhandlung - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

STABFÖRMIGER KÖRPER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T175015.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 366 KB)
T 2344/16 (Bestimmung der Streuparameter eines Mehrtor-Messobjekts - Rohde & … of 15.2.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01R35/00

Application no.

03810391.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Aufgabe und Lösung
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - Gelegenheit zur Stellungnahme (ja)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel (nein)
Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - Verletzung des rechtlichen Gehörs (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - rechtfertigende Gründe des Beteiligten (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM MESSEN DER STREUPARAMETER EINES MEHRTOR-MESSOBJEKTES MITTELS EINES MEHRTOR-NETZWERKANALYSATORS MIT NICHTSINUSFOERMIGEN MESSSIGNALEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T234416.20210215

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 393 KB)
T 0102/17 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J31/36
B65D85/804

Application no.

11700261.8

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

CAPSULE FOR THE PREPARATION OF A BEVERAGE COMPRISING AN IDENTIFICATION CODE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T010217.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0539/17 (Sicherheitselement/GIESECKE) of 8.2.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B3/24
B32B29/00
B42D15/00

Application no.

10737935.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES SICHERHEITSELEMENTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T053917.20210208

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 352 KB)
T 0317/18 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K63/10
A01K61/60

Application no.

09818676.0

Keywords

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

Application title

In situ submarine net cleaning and inspecting device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031718.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 405 KB)
T 0734/18 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A47J31/46
A47J31/44

Application no.

10701110.8

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - public prior use
Novelty - burden of proof
Evaluation of evidence - credibility of witness
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

PUMP MOUNT IN A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T073418.20210115

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 459 KB)
T 0957/18 (Synergistic anti-CD47 therapy/LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY) of 24.9.2020

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K39/00
C12P21/08
C07K16/28

Application no.

10817793.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Synergistic anti-CD47 therapy for hematologic cancers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T095718.20200924

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 390 KB)
T 0312/19 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B62L3/02
B62M25/04

Application no.

13198135.9

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Grounds for opposition - novelty as fresh ground for opposition
Grounds for opposition - approval by patent proprietor (no)
Inventive step - main request and auxiliary request 2 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 6 (yes)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request 6bis
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

Bicycle control device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031219.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 0571/19 (Heizvorrichtung/Mahle) of 11.2.2021

Online on

18.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C21D1/42
C21D9/30
F27D11/06
H05B6/10

Application no.

11791569.4

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Angefochtene Entscheidung - ausreichend begründet (nein)
Angefochtene Entscheidung - wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel (ja)
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

HEIZVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T057119.20210211

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 1256/14 (Re-establishment of rights) of 4.12.2020

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K36/02
A61K36/11
A61K36/13
A61K36/14
A61K36/16
A61K36/18
A61K36/185
A61K36/88
A61K127/00
A61K135/00

Application no.

07870565.4

Keywords

Re-establishment of rights - due care in dealing with assistants

Application title

INTEGRATED PRODUCTION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL RICH PLANT PRODUCTS OR ISOLATES FROM GREEN VEGETATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T125614.20201204

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 347 KB)
T 1652/14 (Multi-band branched monopole antenna / Sony Ericsson) of 18.2.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

18.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01Q1/24
H01Q1/38
H01Q5/00

Application no.

08787486.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Claims - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Novelty - main request and auxiliary request 1 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 2 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2 (yes)

Application title

ANTENNA CARRIER AND DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T165214.20210218

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 1807/15 (Oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference) of 12.3.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03F1/02

Application no.

04758381.0

Keywords

Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - point of law of fundamental importance
Oral proceedings - format
Oral proceedings - videoconference
Oral proceedings - right to be heard in oral proceedings
Right to in-person oral proceedings

Application title

Doherty Amplifier with Output Hybrid Coupler

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T180715.20210312

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 553 KB)
T 0140/16 (Vorfolgung verdeckter Objekte / Robert Bosch) of 12.2.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01S13/66
G01S13/93
B60K31/00

Application no.

07821207.3

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hauptantrag (nein)
Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM BETRIEB EINES RADARSYSTEMS BEI MÖGLICHER ZIELOBJEKTVERDECKUNG SOWIE RADARSYSTEM ZUR DURCHFÜHRUNG DES VERFAHRENS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T014016.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 335 KB)
T 0565/16 () of 12.2.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M1/28
A61M1/34
A61M1/16

Application no.

07842194.8

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (yes)

Application title

MEDICAL FLUID SYSTEM WITH FLEXIBLE SHEETING DISPOSABLE UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056516.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 412 KB)
T 2320/17 () of 12.2.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01J5/04

Application no.

08750196.1

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

MILCHSCHLAUCH FÜR EINE MELKEINRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T232017.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 367 KB)
T 0987/18 () of 12.3.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

12.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B27D5/00
B32B27/08
B29C63/00
B29C65/16
A47B95/04

Application no.

13718114.5

Keywords

Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren
Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit
Neuheit - (ja)

Application title

KUNSTSTOFFKANTE, MÖBELPANEEL UND VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES MÖBELPANEELS MIT KUNSTSTOFFKANTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098718.20210312

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 362 KB)
T 0128/19 (Phagocytosis/LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY) of 11.3.2021

Online on

17.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K16/28
A61K39/395
C07K16/46
A61K39/00
C07K16/18

Application no.

09701993.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Methods for manipulating phagocytosis mediated by CD47

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T012819.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 287 KB)
T 0397/16 (ADS-B Satellitenanordnung/THALES) of 25.2.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G08G5/00
H04B7/185

Application no.

09719779.2

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)

Application title

ANORDNUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR FLUGSICHERUNG UND/ODER FLUGLEITUNG VON LUFTFAHRZEUGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T039716.20210225

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 333 KB)
T 2472/16 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N35/00

Application no.

04027974.7

Keywords

Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 1 und 2 - Änderungen - zulässig (nein)
Hilfansanträge 3 bis 6 - Änderungen - refomatio in peius (nein)
Hilfansanträge 3 bis 6 - Erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Analysieren von Proben

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T247216.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 395 KB)
T 2552/16 (Ulipristal for treatment of fibroid-associated bleeding/USA & HRA … of 23.11.2020

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/57
A61P5/36
A61P15/00

Application no.

09706347.3

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendments - allowable (no)
Oral proceedings - held in absence of party

Application title

USE OF ULIPRISTAL FOR TREATING UTERINE FIBROIDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T255216.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 417 KB)
T 1256/17 () of 3.2.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B21B27/10

Application no.

09784174.6

Keywords

Activité inventive - (oui), invention de problème
Activité inventive - (non)

Application title

METHODE ET DISPOSITIF D'ARROSAGE D'UNE INSTALLATION DE LAMINAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T125617.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 790 KB)
T 1653/17 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B11/03
G01B11/25
G06T7/00

Application no.

12002237.1

Keywords

Main request and first auxiliary request - Clarity (no)
Second auxiliary request - Not admissible (reformatio in peius)

Application title

Shape measurement device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T165317.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 349 KB)
T 2215/17 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23F5/20
B23F9/08
B23F21/12
B23F21/20
B23F23/00

Application no.

09798885.1

Keywords

Neuheit - nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Klarheit (ja)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung (nein)

Application title

WERKZEUG MASCHINE UND VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON VERZAHNUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T221517.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 542 KB)
T 0755/18 (Semi-automatic answering/3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES) of 11.12.2020

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30
G06F9/44

Application no.

11827611.2

Keywords

Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features

Application title

User feedback in semi-automatic question answering systems

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T075518.20201211

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 392 KB)
T 2074/18 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B5/00
B23Q11/00
B23Q11/14

Application no.

07705199.3

Keywords

Novelty and inventive step (yes)

Application title

ARTICULATING PROBE HEAD APPARATUS AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T207418.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 354 KB)
T 2061/19 () of 11.3.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

11.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65G17/08
B65G15/30

Application no.

10187811.4

Keywords

Late-filed argument - admitted (no)
Late-filed facts - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Oral proceedings - non-attendance at oral proceedings in first instance proceedings
Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings
Apportionment of costs - (no)

Application title

Link for a conveyor chain and multi-link conveyor chain with such links

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T206119.20210311

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 0170/21 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

16.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23K9/067
B23K9/09
B23K9/167

Application no.

15781272.8

Keywords

Right to be heard - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in first-instance proceedings (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Claims - clarity (yes)

Application title

WELDING TYPE POWER SUPPLY FOR TIG STARTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017021.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 1472/14 (Verwendung anthropometrischer Daten zur Produktherstellung) of 19.1.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06Q30/00

Application no.

10721658.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Mischung technischer und nichttechnischer Merkmale
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - allgemeines Fachwissen - alle Anträge (nein)

Application title

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR PRODUKTOPTIMIERUNG AUF BASIS NATIONALER UND INTERNATIONALER REIHENMESSUNGSDATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T147214.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1140/16 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B66B13/14

Application no.

05779534.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

ELEVATOR ARRANGEMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T114016.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0160/17 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B23C5/20

Application no.

10189749.4

Keywords

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

Application title

Cutting insert with grooved surface defining plural support surfaces

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T016017.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 324 KB)
T 1399/17 (Balanced myristate- and laurate-containing edible oils/BRANDEIS) of 5.3.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23D7/00
A23D9/00
A23L33/00
A23L33/10
A23K20/158
A23L33/12
A61K31/20
A61K45/06

Application no.

11715092.0

Keywords

Oral proceedings - withdrawal of request for oral proceedings
Admissibility of appeal - notice of appeal
Admissibility of appeal - form and content
Adaptation of the description

Application title

BALANCED MYRISTATE- AND LAURATE-CONTAINING EDIBLE OIL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T139917.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 301 KB)
T 0343/18 () of 10.3.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K8/64
A61K8/92
A61Q19/00
A61K8/06

Application no.

09807440.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nächstliegender Stand der Technik
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Lösung

Application title

STABILISIERUNG VON HYDROLISIERTEM MILCHPROTEIN DURCH CITRUSÖLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034318.20210310

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0716/18 (Kosmetische Emulsionen / HENKEL) of 5.3.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K8/34
A61K8/39
A61K8/73
A61K8/86
A61Q15/00
A61K8/06
A61Q19/00

Application no.

07724504.1

Keywords

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

Application title

SCHNELL TROCKNENDE KOSMETISCHE EMULSIONEN ZUR ROLL-ON-APPLIKATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071618.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1877/18 (Ophthalmic compositions / ALLERGAN) of 19.1.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/00
A61K31/717
A61K31/728
A61K47/26

Application no.

05821259.8

Keywords

Late-filed objection - admitted (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 6A, 7A and 8A (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 9A (yes)

Application title

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING EYES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T187718.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 421 KB)
T 1935/18 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A47L9/02
A47L9/24
A47L9/00

Application no.

07356168.0

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (non),
Nouveauté - requêtes auxiliaires (non),

Application title

Suceur d'aspirateur

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T193518.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 365 KB)
T 0407/20 () of 9.3.2021

Online on

15.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60H1/00
B60H3/06
F04D29/42

Application no.

16187644.6

Keywords

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

Application title

LUFTFÜHRUNGSGEHÄUSE UND EINE BELÜFTUNGS-, HEIZUNGS- ODER KLIMAANLAGE MIT EINEM SOLCHEN LUFTFÜHRUNGSGEHÄUSE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040720.20210309

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 335 KB)
T 1045/16 (Virus-resistant melons/MONSANTO) of 8.3.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/08
C12Q1/68

Application no.

06835672.4

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)

Application title

Closterovirus-Resistant Melon Plants

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T104516.20210308

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 2638/16 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C23C16/36
B21C25/02

Application no.

11826120.5

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 1 und 3
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (ja)
Änderung nach Ladung - Hilfsantrag 2
Änderung nach Ladung - berücksichtigt (nein)
Neuheit - implizite Offenbarung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Lösung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM ERZEUGEN EINER BESCHICHTUNG AUF EINEM STRANGPRESSWERKZEUG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T263816.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 485 KB)
T 2697/16 (Antibody production/CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA) of 10.2.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/09
C12N5/10
C12P21/02

Application no.

08838661.0

Keywords

Admission of new evidence and new ground for opposition (no);
Main request fulfils the requirements of the EPC (yes);
Appeal dismissed (yes);

Application title

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T269716.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 548 KB)
T 2781/17 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16C27/04
F01D25/12
F04D25/02
F04D29/059
F02C6/12
F01D25/16
F16C19/18
F16C37/00

Application no.

11305763.2

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Late-filed request - submitted with the statement of grounds of appeal
Late-filed evidence - submitted shortly before oral proceedings

Application title

Turbocharger, notably for a combustion engine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T278117.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 0517/18 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16D55/228

Application no.

11717762.6

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

CALIPER BODY OF A DISC BRAKE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T051718.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 582 KB)
T 1022/18 () of 2.3.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B60R3/02
B61D23/02
B61D23/00
A61G3/06

Application no.

09801227.1

Keywords

Nouveauté - requête principale (oui),
Activité inventive - requête principale (oui),

Application title

DISPOSITIF DEPLOYABLE POUR L'ACCES A UN VEHICULE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T102218.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1046/18 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01B79/00

Application no.

07106652.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung

Application title

Methode zur Datenkonfiguration und Bereitstellung für landwirtschaftliche Arbeitsmaschinen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T104618.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 310 KB)
T 1702/18 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F04B43/04
F04B45/047

Application no.

12183361.0

Keywords

Amendment after summons - taken into account (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)

Application title

Fluid control device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170218.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2178/19 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25J3/04

Application no.

09808556.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - statement of grounds
Admissibility of appeal - filed within time limit (no)

Application title

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING AIR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217819.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 233 KB)
T 3136/19 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

12.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T8/00
B60T8/26

Application no.

00121534.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Verfahren zur Abbremsung eines Fahrzeuges

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T313619.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 277 KB)
G 0001/19 (Pedestrian simulation) of 10.3.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

10.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/50

Application no.

03793825.5

Keywords

Admissibility of referral - (yes)
Transitional provisions of the EPC 2000
Patentability of computer-implemented simulations

Application title

SIMULATION OF THE MOVEMENT OF AN AUTONOMOUS ENTITY THROUGH AN ENVIRONMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:G000119.20210310

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 529 KB)
T 0411/16 () of 13.1.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D21/02
B65D43/16

Application no.

10718307.1

Keywords

Late-filed auxiliary request - admitted (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (yes) at 25% due to withdrawal of the appeal before the decision is announced at the oral proceedings

Application title

LID PART FOR A CONTAINER ASSEMBLY HAVING STACKING PROVISIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T041116.20210113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 1099/16 () of 11.12.2020

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D07B1/16
C08J5/10

Application no.

08797940.7

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - Inventive step
Grounds for opposition - use claim
Grounds for opposition - new technical effect
Grounds for opposition - functional feature (yes)
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal - (no)
Competence of the boards of appeal - composition of the board of appeal
Competence of the boards of appeal - enlargement (no)
Admissibility of appeal - appeal sufficiently substantiated (yes)

Application title

Use of an adhesion enhancer in a polymer jacket material of a metal cord and corresponding method of making a cord assembly comprising a jacket

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T109916.20201211

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 571 KB)
T 0505/18 (Advertising-based mobile device navigation features/BLACKBERRY) of 12.11.2020

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

09154017.9

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - claim 1 (yes)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Claims - clarity
Claims - claim 1 (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - claim 1 (no)
Bundesgerichtshof: BGH26 October 2010X ZR 47/07GRUR 2011125 - Wiedergabe topographischer Informationen
Bundesgerichtshof: BGH23 April 2013X ZR 27/12GRUR 2013909 - Fahrzeugnavigationssystem

Application title

Wireless communications system providing advertising-based mobile device navigation features and related methods

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T050518.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 400 KB)
T 0655/18 () of 8.3.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D65/46
B65B9/04
C11D17/04

Application no.

13739641.2

Keywords

Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Entscheidung im schriftlichen Verfahren - (ja)

Application title

GEFÄRBTE, WASSERLÖSLICHE VERPACKUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T065518.20210308

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 342 KB)
T 0744/18 () of 10.12.2020

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C07C67/08
C07C69/00
C07C69/80

Application no.

09795970.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON CARBONSÄUREESTERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T074418.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 372 KB)
T 0802/18 (AlMgSi-Band/HYDRO) of 14.1.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C22F1/05
B62D29/00

Application no.

11181519.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge
Spät eingereichter Antrag - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Antrag hätte bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)

Application title

Herstellverfahren für AlMgSi-Aluminiumband

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T080218.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 428 KB)
T 2840/18 (Broccoli type/SEMINIS) of 19.2.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

19.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H5/00

Application no.

05103316.5

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - (no)

Application title

Broccoli type adapted for ease of harvest

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T284018.20210219

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 287 KB)
T 1001/19 (ABSCHEIDUNG EINES FLÜCHTIGEN BESTANDTEILS/Scheuch) of 18.2.2021

Online on

11.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

18.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B7/43

Application no.

13791897.5

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR ABSCHEIDUNG EINES FLÜCHTIGEN BESTANDTEILS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T100119.20210218

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 365 KB)
T 1742/15 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N41/10
A01N37/22
A01P13/02

Application no.

07799715.3

Keywords

Inventive step

Application title

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T174215.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 315 KB)
T 1190/16 () of 17.12.2020

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

10197199.2

Keywords

Inventive step - problem and solution approach
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
German Federal Court (BGH)X ZR 173/07 (Walzgerüst II)

Application title

A search method for a containment-aware discovery service

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T119016.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 425 KB)
T 2515/16 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C10L1/02
C10L1/06

Application no.

08011970.4

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Kraftstoffzusammensetzung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T251516.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 403 KB)
T 0409/18 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G1/137

Application no.

10009896.1

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Betrieb einer Kommissioniervorrichtung und Kommissioniervorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T040918.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0434/18 (Primary and secondary samples/ROCHE) of 12.1.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F19/00

Application no.

10803688.0

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)

Application title

MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTATION, EXECUTION, DATA COLLECTION, AND DATA ANALYSIS OF A STRUCTURED COLLECTION PROCEDURE WHICH RUNS ON A COLLECTION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T043418.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 306 KB)
T 0772/18 (Erfassen einer Bewegungscharakteristik eines Fahrzeugs/TELEKOM) of 26.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06Q30/06
G07C5/00
G06Q30/02

Application no.

14157140.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge (nein)

Application title

Verfahren zum Erfassen einer Bewegungscharakteristik eines Fahrzeugs

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T077218.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0850/18 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N21/15
G01N21/33
G01J3/02
G01N21/09

Application no.

11709698.2

Keywords

Inventive step (yes
Inventive step - amended claims)

Application title

DEVICE FOR UV-SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS OF GASEOUS COMPOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T085018.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 332 KB)
T 1104/18 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K11/00
A01K29/00

Application no.

14179858.7

Keywords

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

Application title

Method and system for monitoring the condition of livestock

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110418.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 241 KB)
T 1937/18 (Deferiprone/CHIESI) of 8.12.2020

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/44
A61K31/16
A61P9/00

Application no.

01949158.8

Keywords

Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - reasonable expectation of success

Application title

A NEW USE FOR DEFERIPRONE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T193718.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 2162/18 (Interworking for call waiting/BLACKBERRY) of 26.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04M3/428
H04L29/06

Application no.

09749269.8

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no): difference obvious in view of common technical knowledge

Application title

Method and apparatus for interworking with circuit switching and packet switching nodes for call waiting

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T216218.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 1348/19 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61C9/00

Application no.

03790057.8

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE RETRACTION OF TISSUE DURING CROWN AND BRIDGE PROCEDURES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T134819.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 275 KB)
T 1895/19 (Automatic parameter adaptation in a hearing aid/SIVANTOS) of 24.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

03720029.2

Keywords

Added subject-matter - main and auxiliary requests (yes): unallowable intermediate generalisation

Application title

Programmable auditory prosthesis with trainable automatic adaptation to acoustic conditions

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T189519.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 344 KB)
T 2517/19 (Site-specific conjugation of drugs to antibodies / BYONDIS) of 22.2.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K47/68

Application no.

15724638.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SITE-SPECIFIC CONJUGATION OF LINKER DRUGS TO ANTIBODIES AND RESULTING ADCS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T251719.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 299 KB)
T 3077/19 () of 4.3.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

4.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61H15/00
A47G9/02
A61M21/02

Application no.

09727929.3

Keywords

Amendments - undisclosed disclaimer
Amendments - allowable (no)
Apportionment of costs - not equitable
Novelty - accidental disclosure
Grounds for opposition - late-filed ground for opposition
Grounds for opposition - discretion of opposition division

Application title

WEIGHT QUILT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T307719.20210304

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 364 KB)
T 0132/20 () of 5.3.2021

Online on

10.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

5.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60Q1/08
B60Q1/14
G06K9/00

Application no.

14851180.1

Keywords

Claims - support in the description (yes)
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXTERIOR VEHICLE LIGHTS ON MOTORWAYS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013220.20210305

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 303 KB)
T 2300/15 (Wooden product emissions/AKZO) of 2.3.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B27N7/00
A62D3/00
C08J7/16
C08J7/06
C09J129/04

Application no.

04721051.3

Keywords

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

Application title

METHOD FOR REDUCING EMISSIONS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WOODEN PRODUCT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T230015.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 234 KB)
T 2486/16 () of 12.1.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07C5/00
G06F21/24
G06Q40/00
G06Q50/00

Application no.

08748262.6

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)

Application title

RECORDING AND REPORTING OF DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS WITH PRIVACY PROTECTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T248616.20210112

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 469 KB)
T 0844/17 () of 15.2.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02J3/36
H02M7/00
H02M1/14
H02M7/49

Application no.

10732911.2

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Neuheit (nein)
Hilfsanträge 1 bis 4 eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Umrichten einer elektrischen Grösse umfassend einen Sternpunktreaktor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T084417.20210215

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D

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 387 KB)
T 1735/17 (Optical Line Terminal sleep mode/MITSUBISHI) of 20.1.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/44
H04B10/00
H04Q11/00
H04J14/02

Application no.

10848313.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

COMMUNICATION METHOD, OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL, AND OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173517.20210120

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 353 KB)
T 2401/17 () of 16.2.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B9/68

Application no.

06777678.1

Keywords

-

Application title

STEUERVORRICHTUNG FÜR JALOUSIEN AN HOCHBAUTEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T240117.20210216

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 380 KB)
T 2515/17 (PURIFYING AND HYDROPROCESSING TALL OIL MATERIAL/UPM) of 16.2.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11B13/00
B01D3/14
C10L1/18
C10G3/00

Application no.

11802115.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious combination of modifications

Application title

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PURIFYING MATERIAL OF BIOLOGICAL ORIGIN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T251517.20210216

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 460 KB)
T 1338/18 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08K3/04

Application no.

09797081.8

Keywords

Requête principale et première requête subsidiaire - Nouveauté de l'utilisation (non) - But défini n'est pas une caractéritique d'ordre fonctionnel
Première et deuxième requête subsidiaire - admises à la procédure
Deuxième requête subisidiaire - Renvoi à la première instance

Application title

UTILISATION D'UN GRAPHITE EXPANSE DANS UN MATERIAU POLYMERE.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T133818.20210115

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C

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 509 KB)
T 2010/18 (Oxygen carrier containing pharmaceutical/BILLION KING) of 24.2.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K38/42
A61K47/48
A61K47/30
A61P35/00

Application no.

12811843.7

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary request 1 - added subject-matter and lack of clarity (yes)
Auxiliary requests 2 and 3 - admitted into proceedings (no)
Auxiliary requests 4,5,7,8 - novelty (no)
Auxiliary request 6 - added subject matter (yes)
Abridged reasons for decision

Application title

A heat stable oxygen carrier-containing pharmaceutical composition for different treatment applications

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201018.20210224

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 2137/18 (Kationisches polymeres Retentionsmittel / BASF) of 12.2.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D21H21/10

Application no.

05817729.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hauptantrag und Hilfsanträge 1 bis 4 ) : (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Änderung eines bekannten Verfahrens (Hilfsantrag 6) : (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Änderung eines bekannten Verfahrens
Zulässigkeit des Hilfsantrags 5 : (nein) - eingereicht nach der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung - räumt die Bedenken der Kammer nicht aus
Zulässigkeit des Hilfsantrags 6 : (ja) - eingereicht nach der Ladung zur mündlichen Verhandlung - prima facie gewährbar
Unzulässige Änderung (Hilfsantrag 6) : (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung (Hilfsantrag 6) : (ja)
Änderung verursacht von Einspruchsgründen (Anspruch 3 des Hilfsantrags 6) : (ja)
Zulässigkeit von Dokumenten eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung : (ja) - eingereicht als Reaktion zur Entscheidung der Einspruchsabteilung und sehr relevant
Zulässigkeit von einem von der Einspruchsabteilung nicht zugelassenen Dokument : (ja) - sehr relevant in Kombination mit den anderen neu eingereichten Dokumenten
Zulässigkeit von Versuchen eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung : (nein) - nicht vegleichbar mit den Versuchen des Streitpatents
Neue Angriffslinie für die erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht zugelassen : im Einspruchsverfahren nicht vorgebracht

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Papier, Pappe und Karton

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213718.20210212

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 546 KB)
T 2985/19 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

09.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/22
A61Q5/06
A61Q5/10
A61K8/365

Application no.

11805862.7

Keywords

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

Application title

HAIR COLOURING COMPOSITION COMPRISING GLUCONIC ACID AND/OR ITS SALTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T298519.20210303

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 232 KB)
T 2298/15 (Abriebfestes Gewebeklebeband/TESA) of 9.12.2020

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09J7/04

Application no.

10175165.9

Keywords

-

Application title

Abriebfestes Gewebeklebeband

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T229815.20201209

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 474 KB)
T 1165/16 () of 17.2.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

17.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04N5/345
H04N5/372

Application no.

11723534.1

Keywords

Activité inventive - requête principale et quatrième requête subsidiaire (non)

Application title

PROCEDE D'IMAGERIE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T116516.20210217

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D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 357 KB)
T 0415/17 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C09D133/06
C09D131/04

Application no.

09788849.9

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds
Amendments

Application title

COATING COMPOSITIONS HAVING INCREASED BLOCK RESISTANCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T041517.20210223

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0006/18 (Energy consumption control/LG) of 16.12.2020

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

16.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/28
H02J3/00
H02J3/14
H02J3/28
H02J13/00
G06Q50/06

Application no.

11798421.1

Keywords

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

Application title

NETWORK SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T000618.20201216

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 295 KB)
T 0269/18 () of 3.3.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

3.3.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B27D5/00
B27D1/00
B27G11/00
B29C63/00
B32B21/00

Application no.

11161293.3

Keywords

Einwendungen Dritter - relevant (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Beschichtung von Bauteilen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026918.20210303

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 414 KB)
T 0583/18 (Proprietor disapproves text as granted) of 2.3.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

2.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C02F3/32
C02F3/06
C02F3/22
C02F3/30
C02F3/28

Application no.

09732650.8

Keywords

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

Application title

A PHYTOSYSTEM, ITS USE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF SEWAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T058318.20210302

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 232 KB)
T 0032/19 (Excellent surface quality aluminum alloy/UACJ Corporation) of 15.2.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C21/00
C22C21/06
C22C21/08

Application no.

13001884.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Aluminum alloy sheet that exhibits excellent surface quality after anodizing and method for producing the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T003219.20210215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0049/19 (Printing from portable device/BROTHER) of 1.2.2021

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/12

Application no.

11176471.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Controlling device mounted on portable type terminal device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T004919.20210201

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D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 0377/95 (Herpes-simplex-Virus) of 5.8.1998

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.8.1998

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/245

Application no.

83901021.2

Keywords

Mißbrauch
Neuheitsschonfrist
Prioritätstag
Geltungsbereich des Artikels 55 (1) EPÜ
Befassung der Großen Beschwerdekammer

Application title

MATERIAL UND VERFAHREN FÜR HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUSIMPFUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:1998:T037795.19980805

Distribution

A

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 71 KB)
T 0377/95 (Herpes simplex virus) of 5.8.1998

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.8.1998

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/245

Application no.

83901021.2

Keywords

Abuse
Period of grace
Priority date
Scope of Article 55(1) EPC
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Application title

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS VACCINATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:1998:T037795.19980805

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 65 KB)
T 0377/95 (HSV vaccine/UNIVERSITY PATENTS) of 24.4.2001

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.4.2001

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/245

Application no.

83901021.2

Keywords

Claim 1 of main and auxiliary requests - inventive step (no)

Application title

Materials and methods for herpes simplex virus vaccination

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T037795.20010424

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 583 KB)
T 0377/95 (Herpes simplex virus/UNIVERSITY PATENTS, Inc.) of 5.8.1998

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.8.1998

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/245

Application no.

83901021.2

Keywords

Abuse
Period of grace
Priority date
Scope of Article 55(1) EPC
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Application title

Materials and methods for herpes simplex virus vaccination

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:1998:T037795.19980805

Distribution

A

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
T 0377/95 (Virus herpes simplex) of 5.8.1998

Online on

08.03.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

5.8.1998

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K 39/245

Application no.

83901021.2

Keywords

Abus
Délai de grâce
Date de priorité
Champ d'application de l'article 55(1) CBE
Saisine de la Grande Chambre de recours

Application title

MATERIAUX ET PROCEDES DE VACCINATION CONTRE LE VIRUS D'HERPES SIMPLEX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:1998:T037795.19980805

Distribution

A

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 58 KB)
T 0212/16 (Antiperspirant composition comprising mica and fatty alcohol wax/ … of 1.3.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K8/26
A61K8/34
A61K8/92
A61Q15/00

Application no.

09763975.1

Keywords

Main request - Inventive step (Yes)

Application title

ANTIPERSPIRANT COMPOSITION COMPRISING MICA AND FATTY ALCOHOL WAX

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021216.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 1432/16 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D01G21/00
D01G27/00

Application no.

12169364.2

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Deviation device of webs to a lap winder on a spinning line

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T143216.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 1897/16 () of 5.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01J37/32
H01J37/34

Application no.

09405031.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - notice of appeal
Admissibility of appeal - reasons for setting aside the decision
Claims - clarity (yes)
Inventive step - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

A power supply device for plasma processing

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T189716.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 546 KB)
T 2730/16 () of 7.12.2020

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07H7/04
A61K31/70
A61P3/10

Application no.

07784499.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)
Reasonable expectation to solve objective technical problem (no)

Application title

CRYSTALLINE SOLVATES OF (1S)-1,5-ANHYDRO-1-C-(3-((PHENYL) METHYL) PHENYL)-D-GLUCITOL DERIVATIVES WITH ALCOHOLS AS SGLT2 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T273016.20201207

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 558 KB)
T 1366/17 (DETERGENT COMPOSITION HAVING SHADING DYES AND LIPASE / UNILEVER) of 26.1.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D3/386
C11D3/40
C11D11/00

Application no.

11773287.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious solution

Application title

A DETERGENT COMPOSITION HAVING SHADING DYES AND LIPASE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T136617.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 443 KB)
T 1523/17 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T7/20
B60T13/26
B60T13/68

Application no.

08716656.7

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 1 (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)
Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Änderungen - Hilfsantrag 2 (nein)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)
Patentansprüche - Stützung durch die Beschreibung
Patentansprüche - Hilfsantrag 2 (ja)

Application title

FESTSTELLBREMSANLAGE FÜR NUTZFAHRZEUGE UND BETRIEBSVERFAHREN FÜR EINE FESTSTELLBREMSANLAGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T152317.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 554 KB)
T 2115/17 (Surveillance d'aéronefs par satellite/THALES) of 9.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H04B7/185

Application no.

12190593.9

Keywords

Activité inventive - requête principale et quatrième requête auxiliaire (non): modification évidente
Admission des requêtes présentées avec le dépôt du ou la réponse au mémoire de recours - première à troisième et cinquième requêtes auxiliaires (non): elles auraient pu être produites ou maintenues en première instance
Requêtes produites tardivement - sixième à neuvième requêtes auxiliaires: circonstances exceptionnelles (non)

Application title

Système de surveillance d'aéronefs par satellite multi-spots et dispositif de réception

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T211517.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 434 KB)
T 2775/17 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61B19/00
G09F3/00
G06K19/077

Application no.

13808215.1

Keywords

Activité inventive
Clarté
Modification après signification, pas de circonstances exceptionnelles

Application title

CAPSULE DE RADIO-IDENTIFICATION (RFID)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T277517.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 558 KB)
T 0099/18 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

F21S8/10

Application no.

07112665.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Dispositif d'éclairage ou de signalisation comportant une nappe de guidage galbée

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009918.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0303/18 (Klebeband/TESA) of 19.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

19.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B5/02
B32B5/08
B32B7/12
B32B27/08
B32B27/12
B32B27/32
C09J7/02

Application no.

12157819.9

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung

Application title

KLEBEBAND MIT LAMINAT-TRÄGER GEBILDET AUS EINEM TEXTILEN TRÄGER UND EINER FOLIE ZUM UMMANTELN VON LANGGESTRECKTEM GUT WIE INSBESONDERE KABELSÄTZEN UND VERFAHREN ZUR UMMANTELUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T030318.20210219

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 322 KB)
T 1080/18 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

05.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B95/04

Application no.

08841486.7

Keywords

Verspätetes Vorbringen - korrekte Ermessensausübung (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Offenbarung Figur
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

KANTENLEISTE FÜR MÖBELSTÜCKE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108018.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 329 KB)
T 1151/15 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04N7/10
H03G3/20

Application no.

11009939.7

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Verteilungssystem für ein Telekommunikationsnetz

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T115115.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 445 KB)
T 2392/16 (Fuel from renewable organic material/HALDOR TOPSØE) of 9.2.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10G3/00
C10G45/02
C10G45/58

Application no.

09777387.3

Keywords

Admissibility of the new main request filed during oral proceedings (yes) - reaction to an objection raised by the board for the first time during oral proceedings
Amendments - broadening of claim
Amendments - (no)
Added subject-matter - (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Hydroconversion process and catalyst

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T239216.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 397 KB)
T 2505/16 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61B17/225

Application no.

12170016.5

Keywords

Neuheit (ja)

Application title

Schalldämpfungshülse zum Aufsetzen auf ein Druckwellengerät

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T250516.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 341 KB)
T 0499/17 (Scanner arrangement / BEA) of 9.12.2020

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B61L29/30
B61L29/02

Application no.

09178980.0

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - obvious modification
Amendments - allowable (no)
Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Amendments - claim pertains to different subject-matter

Application title

Scanner arrangement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T049917.20201209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 433 KB)
T 0720/17 () of 8.12.2020

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D85/804
A47J31/00

Application no.

10776705.5

Keywords

Oral proceedings - held in absence of party
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

CAPSULE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE SUCH AS COFFEE FROM SAID CAPSULE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T072017.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1792/17 () of 30.11.2020

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

30.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G49/04

Application no.

09713204.7

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Beschwerdeerwiderung - Berücksichtigung unvollständigen Vorbringens eines Beteiligten (nein)

Application title

HÄNGEBAHNSYSTEM, TAUCHBEHANDLUNGSANLAGE MIT EINEM SOLCHEN, UND VERWENDUNG DIESES HÄNGEBAHNSYSTEMS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T179217.20201130

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2016/17 () of 1.3.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.3.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D23/00
B65D75/52
B65D75/56
B65D77/20
A61J1/10
B65D75/58

Application no.

09718935.1

Keywords

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

Application title

PACKAGING FOR FOOD PRODUCTS, IN PARTICULAR DRIP-FEED

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201617.20210301

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 233 KB)
T 0895/18 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L83/04

Application no.

05712751.6

Keywords

Amendments - allowable-
Amendments - no
Request filed after issue of summons to oral proceedings - admitted - (no) - no "exceptional circumstances"
Basis for examination of allowability of amendments - application as filed not granted patent
Examination of allowability of amendments made prior to grant in combination with further amendments - not equivalent to introduction of a new ground of opposition - duty to examine

Application title

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS WITH THIN-WALL FLAME RETARDANCE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T089518.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 402 KB)
T 1884/18 (Method and device for encoding elements/INTERDIGITAL) of 23.2.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/22
H03M7/30

Application no.

09811130.5

Keywords

Novelty - publication date of document D1
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Method and device for encoding elements

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T188418.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 2193/18 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06M15/11
D06M15/227
D06M15/233
C10M143/10
C10M143/12
C08K5/053
C09J103/02
C09J103/04
C08L3/00
C08L3/02
C08L9/02
C08L9/06
C08L13/00

Application no.

08861555.4

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Inventive step - Main request and first auxiliary request (no)
Substantial procedural violation - (no)

Application title

BASE INTERLINING, METHODS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE AND APPLICATION THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T219318.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 470 KB)
T 2209/18 (NOx-Emissions/Andritz) of 3.2.2021

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D53/56
F22B21/34
F22B21/40
F23J15/00

Application no.

10727752.7

Keywords

Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD OF REDUCING NOx-EMISSIONS USING A REACTIVE AGENT, AND CORRESPONDING BOILER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220918.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 1577/19 () of 4.12.2020

Online on

04.03.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B25B5/12

Application no.

15770794.4

Keywords

VOBK 2020 - Anwendbarkeit auf bereits vor Inkrafttreten anhängige Beschwerdeverfahren - (ja)
Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer - (nein)
vorrangiges Ziel des Beschwerdeverfahrens - Beschwerdevorbringen ist auf Anträge gerichtet, die Entscheidung zugrunde liegen (nein)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens

Application title

KNIEHEBELSPANNVORRICHTUNG, INSBESONDERE ZUR VERWENDUNG IM KAROSSERIEBAU DER KFZ-INDUSTRIE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T157719.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 505 KB)
D 0008/19 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

DBA

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

-

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:D000819.20210225

Distribution

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 300 KB)
T 1418/16 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/00

Application no.

10816319.7

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

BEHAVIOR AND ATTENTION TARGETED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T141816.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0004/17 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/15
A61F13/49
A61F13/496

Application no.

09728908.6

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

DISPOSABLE DIAPER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T000417.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 0560/18 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60J10/82

Application no.

08706800.3

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - rückschauende Betrachtungsweise

Application title

FAHRZEUGDACH

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T056018.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0962/18 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61L15/16
A61L15/64
A61L27/00
A61F13/00
A61L15/28

Application no.

10819241.0

Keywords

Novelty - (no)
Novelty - main request
Clarity - (no) - auxiliary requests 1 to 3
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 4
Inventive step - (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 5

Application title

COMPOSITE LAYERED HEMOSTASIS DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096218.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 1726/18 () of 26.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

26.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L27/15

Application no.

09014568.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Light emitting diode having light emitting cells with different size and light emitting device thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T172618.20210226

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 2219/18 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B64C3/10
B64C11/18
B64C23/06
B64C27/46

Application no.

09767892.4

Keywords

added subject-matter (yes)
inventive step (no)
admission of late filed requests (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)

Application title

CURVED WING TIP

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T221918.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2806/18 () of 23.2.2021

Online on

03.03.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01C11/02
G01S7/497
H04N5/349
G06F17/00
G01S17/02
G01S17/89
G06T17/05

Application no.

11862219.0

Keywords

Admission of requests (no)

Application title

SELF-CALIBRATED, REMOTE IMAGING AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T280618.20210223

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 298 KB)
R 0004/19 (Petition for review) of 26.11.2020

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B13/02
F02D29/02
B60W10/00
H02P9/04

Application no.

08837606.6

Keywords

Petition for review - obligation to raise objection
Petition for review - fundamental violation of Article 113 EPC (no)
Petition for review - clearly unallowable

Application title

OPTIMAL LOAD CONTROLLER METHOD AND DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:R000419.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 1873/14 (System and method for improved service oriented architecture/SAP SE) of 3.12.2020

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/06

Application no.

11010010.4

Keywords

Inventive step - caching service-output values (no
Inventive step - common general knowledge)

Application title

System and method for improved service oriented architecture

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T187314.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2010/15 () of 10.12.2020

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/173

Application no.

09175979.5

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request and first auxiliary request (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - second auxiliary request (no)
Third to eighth auxiliary requests filed after the summons - admitted (no)

Application title

Method and apparatus for delivering video and video-related content at sub-asset level

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T201015.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 493 KB)
T 2209/16 (Hörgerät mit Einmessautomatik/SIVANTOS) of 29.1.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04R25/00

Application no.

06101565.7

Keywords

Ausführbarkeit - (ja)
Unzulässige Erweiterung - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja, nach Änderungen)

Application title

Hörhilfegerät mit benutzergesteuerter Einmessautomatik

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T220916.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 364 KB)
T 2508/17 () of 5.2.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F41A23/20
F41H7/00
B60R21/13

Application no.

11761266.3

Keywords

Mischung technischer und nichttechnischer Merkmale (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Rücknahme des in der Beschreibung zitierten Stand der Technik - Zulassung (ja)
Offenbarung im Internet - Stand der Technik
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nächstliegender Stand der Technik
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - allgemeines Fachwissen

Application title

MILITÄRISCHES FAHRZEUG MIT EINEM ÜBERROLLSCHUTZ UND VERFAHREN ZUR REDUKTION DER FAHRZEUGHÖHE EINES MILITÄRISCHEN FAHRZEUGS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T250817.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 405 KB)
T 0996/18 (Verbundscheibe/Schott AG) of 21.1.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B17/10

Application no.

11183946.0

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 4A
Niederschrift über mündliche Verhandlung - Antrag auf Aufnahme einer Erklärung in die Niederschrift
Prüfung von Artikel 123 (2) EPÜ von Amts wegen

Application title

Verbundscheibe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T099618.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 506 KB)
T 1193/18 (Levothyroxine solution / HELM SWISS) of 8.2.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/08
A61K31/055

Application no.

11711688.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request, auxiliary requests 1-11 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 18 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 12-17 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 18 (yes)
Amendments - auxiliary request 18
Amendments - intermediate generalisation (allowable)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 18
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)

Application title

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATON OF A LEVOTHYROXINE SOLUTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T119318.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 416 KB)
T 0224/19 () of 25.2.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05D15/56

Application no.

16164195.6

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

AUTOMATISCHE SCHIEBEFLÜGELANORDNUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T022419.20210225

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 254 KB)
T 2015/20 (Aclidinium for treatment of asthma/ALMIRALL) of 23.2.2021

Online on

02.03.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

23.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/14
A61K9/72
A61K31/46
A61K45/06
A61K9/00

Application no.

15173011.6

Keywords

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

Application title

INHALATION COMPOSITION CONTAINING ACLIDINIUM FOR TREATMENT OF ASTHMA

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201520.20210223

Distribution

B

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 416 KB)
T 1283/16 (Aktivierungssignal nach Ausscluss aller Referenzobjekten / SICK AG) of 19.10.2020

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

19.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01S17/02
G01B11/24

Application no.

11168837.0

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - Klarheit im Einspruchsbeschwerdeverfahren
Zweideutigkeit des Anspruchswortlaut

Application title

Entfernungsmessender optoelektronischer Sensor zur Montage an einer Durchgangsöffnung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T128316.20201019

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 383 KB)
T 2737/16 () of 24.2.2021

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

24.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G06F1/00
H05K5/02

Application no.

04405799.0

Keywords

Erlöschen des Patents in allen benannten Vertragsstaaten - Beendigung des Beschwerdeverfahrens

Application title

Vorrichtung zum Schutz von in einer aus elektronischen Bauelementen und einem Prozessor bestehenden Schaltanordnung gespeicherten Daten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273716.20210224

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 232 KB)
T 2293/17 () of 10.2.2021

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C7/04

Application no.

09803318.6

Keywords

Inventive step - after amendment (yes)

Application title

HIGH ENERGY REDUCTION IN A PROPANE DEHYDROGENATION UNIT BY UTILIZING A HIGH PRESSURE PRODUCT SPLITTER COLUMN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T229317.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 289 KB)
T 0955/18 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B21B25/00
C23C8/14

Application no.

08710745.4

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed facts - could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PLUG FOR USE IN PIERCING/ROLLING RAW METALLIC MATERIAL, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALLIC TUBE, AND PLUG FOR USE IN PIERCING/ROLLING RAW METALLIC MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T095518.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 1966/18 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D59/04
B60L11/18
B60L15/20
B60L7/12

Application no.

13188245.8

Keywords

erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)
Ausführbarkeit (ja)

Application title

Rangierantrieb mit Zusatzbremsmodul

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T196618.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0088/20 (Use of a food product/ORKLA FOODS) of 18.2.2021

Online on

01.03.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

18.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L19/12
A23L29/238
A23L33/21
A23L7/117
A23L9/10
A21D2/18
A21D2/36
A61K31/736

Application no.

11829685.4

Keywords

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

Application title

USE OF A FOOD PRODUCT COMPRISING VISCOUS FIBRES WHICH HAS A BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE.

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T008820.20210218

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 247 KB)

February 2021

T 2222/15 (Noise reduction / SONOVA) of 9.12.2020

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G10L21/02
H04R3/00

Application no.

08708714.4

Keywords

Novelty - (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR REDUCING NOISE IN AN INPUT SIGNAL OF A HEARING DEVICE AS WELL AS A HEARING DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T222215.20201209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 774 KB)
T 0346/16 () of 1.12.2020

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E02F1/00
E02F3/88
E02F5/28

Application no.

08159701.5

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - fresh ground for opposition (yes)
Main request - added subject-matter (yes)
Novelty - first auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - first auxiliary request (no)
Admissibility late filed request - (yes)
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

Method for delivering large quantities of under water soil to a reclamation area

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034616.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 657 KB)
T 1209/16 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23K9/04
B21B27/03
B22D11/128
B23K35/02
B23K35/30
C22C38/48

Application no.

09734997.1

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Angefochtene Entscheidung - ausreichend begründet (ja)
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz
Zurückverweisung - (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINER ROLLE, MIT EINER AUFTRAGSCHWEISSUNG ; VERFAHREN ZUR WIEDERHERSTELLUNG EINER ABGENÜTZTEN ROLLE MIT EINER AUFTRAGSCHWEISSUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T120916.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 361 KB)
T 0993/17 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D1/00

Application no.

03711857.7

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)
Statement of grounds of appeal - party's complete case

Application title

TRANSITION ZONE IN WIND TURBINE BLADE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T099317.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 472 KB)
T 1152/17 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41F13/004
B41F13/016
B41F31/00

Application no.

09167740.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Method and apparatus for driving printing press

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T115217.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 1865/17 (Generating two-dimensional visual objects/GMC SOFTWARE) of 4.12.2020

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

4.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/21

Application no.

11001927.0

Keywords

Inventive step - main request, revised main request, first to third auxiliary requests (no)
Late-filed request - revised third auxiliary request
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

Method and devices for generating two-dimensional visual objects

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T186517.20201204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 508 KB)
T 2275/18 (EUTECTIC MIXTURES IN PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS/ Unilever) of 22.2.2021

Online on

26.02.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

22.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61Q19/00
A61K8/35
A61K8/365
A61K8/37

Application no.

13796053.0

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - (no)
subject-matter excluded from patentability disclaimed

Application title

EUTECTIC MIXTURES IN PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227518.20210222

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 296 KB)
T 1945/16 () of 16.2.2021

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01N17/04
C07C263/10
B01J19/00

Application no.

10730408.1

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR ERFASSUNG VON WASSEREINTRITTEN IN PHOSGENFÜHRENDEN ANLAGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T194516.20210216

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 322 KB)
T 2267/16 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q20/34

Application no.

13159147.1

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Auxiliary request 2 filed after summons to attend oral proceedings - admitted (no)

Application title

Smart card with external memory

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226716.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 417 KB)
T 0010/17 (Lubricity/Malaysian Palm Oil Board) of 3.2.2021

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C10L1/19
C10L10/08

Application no.

05020081.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)
Late-filed request - admitted (no)

Application title

Fuel lubricity additive

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T001017.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0265/17 () of 25.11.2020

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

25.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L33/00
H01L33/20
H01L33/22
H01L33/26

Application no.

10190784.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Semiconductor light emitting device comprising uneven substrate

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T026517.20201125

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 393 KB)
T 1032/17 (Pimobendan composition / BOEHRINGER) of 1.12.2020

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/501
A61K9/20
A61K9/14
A61K47/12
A61K47/26
A61K47/32
A61K47/38
A61K47/46

Application no.

05715625.9

Keywords

Main request - amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Main request - sufficiency of disclosure - reproducibility (yes)
Main request - inventive step - non-obvious modification
Late-filed evidence - justification for late filing (yes)

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING PIMOBENDAN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103217.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 507 KB)
T 1394/17 () of 12.1.2021

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D9/00
H02J3/38

Application no.

11169135.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Arrangement for generating a control signal for controlling a power output of a power generation system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T139417.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 517 KB)
T 0978/18 () of 14.12.2020

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

14.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/485
A61K9/28
A61K9/16
A61K9/50
A61K9/20
A61P25/04
A61P25/36
A61K9/48

Application no.

10011789.4

Keywords

Divisional application - added subject-matter (yes)
Divisional application - main requests and auxiliary requests I to IV
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Tamper-resistant oral opioid agonist formulations

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T097818.20201214

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 521 KB)
T 0538/20 () of 16.12.2020

Online on

25.02.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

16.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M16/00
A61M16/20

Application no.

11704937.9

Keywords

Re-establishment of rights - (no)

Application title

VENTILATION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053820.20201216

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 278 KB)
T 1013/14 (Accessory and mobile computing device communication using an … of 20.10.2020

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

20.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F13/42

Application no.

10156564.6

Keywords

Novelty (yes
Novelty - after amendment)
Inventive step - tunneling through port associated with accessory specified application communication protocol (yes
Inventive step - after amendment)

Application title

Accessory and mobile computing device communication using an application communication protocol

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T101314.20201020

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 309 KB)
T 0677/16 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N7/167
H04K1/00
H04L9/00
G06F12/14

Application no.

05705512.1

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (yes)

Application title

TRANSCODING CABLECARD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T067716.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 319 KB)
T 1330/16 () of 8.12.2020

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G07D9/00

Application no.

10168070.0

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag, Hilfsanträge 1 und 2
Nicht-recherchierte Merkmale hätten recherchiert werden sollen - Hilfsantrag 3
Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Auszahlung von Banknoten und Verfahren zur Ermittlung des Banknotenbestandes mindestens eines Banknotenbehälters dieser Vorrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T133016.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 420 KB)
T 1917/16 (Fénofibrate/BGP) of 16.11.2020

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K31/215
A61K9/16
A61K9/20
A61K9/50
A61K9/10

Application no.

08021428.1

Keywords

Requête principale et requête subsidiaire A - éléments s'étendant au-delà du contenu de la demande antérieure (oui)
Requête subsidiaire B-bis produite tardivement - recevable (non)
Requête subsidiaire 1B - Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention (oui)

Application title

Composition pharmaceutique de fénofibrate présentant une biodisponibilité élevée et son procédé de préparation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T191716.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 464 KB)
T 2739/16 (Procédé de préparation de polystyrène expansible/ARKEMA) of 27.1.2021

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

C08J9/20
C08F2/18
C08F4/38
C08J9/14

Application no.

10752074.4

Keywords

Requête subsidiaire 1 - aucune objection par la requêrante - admissible (oui)

Application title

PROCEDE DE PREPARATION DE POLYSTYRENE EXPANSIBLE PAR INJECTION EN CONTINU D'UN PEROXYDE ORGANIQUE LIQUIDE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T273916.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 262 KB)
T 0967/17 (FET shunt regulator/HAMILTON) of 18.2.2021

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

18.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05F1/45
H02J7/14
H02P9/48

Application no.

09252891.8

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings - (yes)
Admittance of main request filed in response to a communication under R. 100(2) EPC - (no): not clearly allowable
Added subject-matter - auxiliary request (no, after amendments)
Clarity - auxiliary request (yes, after amendments)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes, after amendments)

Application title

Current controlled shunt regulator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096717.20210218

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 413 KB)
T 1991/17 (Bone mass increase by inducing osteogenesis/ORIENTAL YEAST) of 5.10.2020

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K45/00
A61K38/00
A61P19/02
A61P19/08
A61P19/10
C07K14/705
C12Q1/02
G01N33/15
G01N33/50

Application no.

08765502.3

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - main request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - undue burden
Novelty - auxiliary requests 1 and 3 (no)
Admission of auxiliary requests 2 and 4 (no)

Application title

NOVEL BONE MASS INCREASING AGENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T199117.20201005

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 470 KB)
T 0202/18 (Vehicle communication system/HARMAN) of 19.2.2021

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

19.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R3/02
G10L21/02
G10K11/178

Application no.

06010757.0

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: cancellation of arranged oral proceedings following the appellant's announcement of non-attendance
Clarity - all requests (no)
Partial reimbursement of the appeal fee at 25% - (no): indication of non-attendance not submitted in due time

Application title

System and method for improving communication in a room

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020218.20210219

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 323 KB)
T 0281/19 (Hybrid seed potato breeding/AGVENTURE) of 12.2.2021

Online on

24.02.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01H1/02
A01H5/04

Application no.

10770643.4

Keywords

Main request - exceptions to patentability (no); remittal to the examining division (yes)

Application title

Hybrid seed potato breeding

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T028119.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 305 KB)
T 1156/15 () of 17.12.2020

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01H33/24

Application no.

08157339.6

Keywords

Novelty - availability to the public of a product brochure (yes)
Novelty - distance ratios not directly and unambiguously derivable from drawings and photographs
Inventive step - (yes)
Late filed objection of lack of inventive step - admitted (no) - no justification for late filing and not conducive to procedural economy

Application title

High voltage circuit breaker

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T115615.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 493 KB)
T 1984/15 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09D11/00
C09D11/02
C09D7/00
C09D11/033

Application no.

08717386.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - eine willkürliche Mehrfachauwahl trägt nicht zur erfinderischen Tätigkeit bei (Punkt 4.5 der Entscheidungsgründe, vergleiche jedoch Punkt 10 der Entscheidungsgründe)
Änderungen - ein nicht offenbarter Disclaimer im Sinne der Entscheidung G 1/03 verstößt gegen die Erfordernisse des Artikels 123 (2) EPÜ, wenn er zur erfinderischen Tätigkeit gegenüber einem Stand der Technik gemäß Artikel 54(2) EPÜ beiträgt (Punkt 7 der Entscheidungsgründe)

Application title

DRUCKFARBE ODER DRUCKLACK FÜR LEBENSMITTEL-VERPACKUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T198415.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 471 KB)
T 0661/16 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

D06F37/18

Application no.

03729560.7

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - main request (yes), auxiliary requests 2 to 5 and 7 to 13 (yes)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - admitted (no)
Reformatio in peius - auxiliary request 6 - inadmissible (yes)

Application title

WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER HAVING TILTED DOOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T066116.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 410 KB)
T 0941/16 (anti-PSMA antibody/UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM FREIBURG) of 16.2.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/13
A61K47/48
C07K16/30

Application no.

11151622.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure of all claim requests
Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Request for further oral proceedings (dismissed)

Application title

Monoclonal antibodies and single chain antibody fragments against cell-surface prostate specific membrane antigen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094116.20210216

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 472 KB)
T 1183/16 () of 4.2.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

4.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01B12/00
H01F6/00
H01L39/14

Application no.

04817705.9

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Substantial procedural violation - violation of the right to be heard (no)

Application title

Novel Superconducting Articles

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T118316.20210204

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 1003 KB)
T 2201/16 () of 25.11.2020

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B1/00
A61B1/005

Application no.

11194019.3

Keywords

Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 1 (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)

Application title

Steerable, follow the leader device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T220116.20201125

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 357 KB)
T 1447/17 () of 3.2.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F10/02
C08F110/02

Application no.

10795346.5

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (no) -main reqeust
Auxiliary requests admitted - (no) - no reasoning provided in the written submissions

Application title

METHOD FOR IMPROVING ETHYLENE POLYMERIZATION REACTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144717.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 370 KB)
T 1134/18 () of 10.2.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60H1/00
F28D20/02
F28D1/053
F28D21/00
F28D20/00

Application no.

05815167.1

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelnde Neuheit (nein)
Einspruchsgründe - mangelnde erfinderische Tätigkeit (nein)

Application title

KLIMAANLAGE MIT KÄLTESPEICHER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T113418.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 294 KB)
T 1786/18 (Component carrier indication in LTE/ERICSSON) of 15.1.2021

Online on

23.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L5/00

Application no.

10776839.2

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR RECONFIGURING MAPPING OF CARRIER INDICATOR FILED TO COMPONENT CARRIER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T178618.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 275 KB)
T 0825/16 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F01N3/28
B01D53/94

Application no.

06011736.3

Keywords

Novelty - Main request (no), Auxiliary request 1 (yes)
Late-filed argument - prima facied highly relevant
Late-filed argument - admitted (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 1 (yes)

Application title

Holding and sealing material for use in a catalyst to clean gaseous emission

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082516.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 479 KB)
T 0875/16 (Optical Control of Hair Growth / Koninklijke Philips N.V.) of 19.1.2021

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N5/06
A61B18/18

Application no.

04744741.2

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - undue burden (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - combination of ranges
Sufficiency of disclosure - missing indication of how the claimed effect is measured

Application title

DEVICE FOR LOW INTENSITY OPTICAL HAIR GROWTH CONTROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T087516.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 462 KB)
T 2247/16 (GEL VISCOELASTIQUE A USAGE DERMATOLOGIQUE / ANTEIS) of 24.11.2020

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A61K8/34
A61K8/73
A61Q19/08
A61K9/00
A61K47/10

Application no.

07712641.5

Keywords

Requêtes subsidiaires produites tardivement - requête clairement admissible (oui),
Arguments produits tardivement - recevable (non),

Application title

GEL VISCOELASTIQUE A USAGE DERMATOLOGIQUE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T224716.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 322 KB)
T 0889/17 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08G18/38
C08G18/42
C08G18/72
C08G18/76
C08G18/78
C08G18/79
G02B1/04

Application no.

11731404.7

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein) (alle Anträge)

Application title

POLYURETHANE MIT GERINGEM VOLUMENSCHRUMPF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T088917.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 367 KB)
T 1798/17 () of 17.2.2021

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

17.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F210/06

Application no.

06755094.7

Keywords

Main request - no reason to disregard
Main request - Sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

PROPYLENE-ETHYLENE COPOLYMERS AND PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T179817.20210217

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 487 KB)
T 0745/18 () of 16.2.2021

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E06B1/62

Application no.

11153040.8

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Zurückverweisung - (ja)

Application title

Schaumstoff-Dichtstreifen und Fensterrahmen mit Schaumstoff-Dichtstreifen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T074518.20210216

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 1036/18 (Steel/JFE) of 3.12.2020

Online on

22.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C22C38/00

Application no.

04727389.1

Keywords

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

Application title

STEEL MATERIAL WITH EXCELLENT ROLLING FATIGUE LIFE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T103618.20201203

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 404 KB)
D 0005/19 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

DBA

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

-

Application no.

-

Keywords

-

Application title

-

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:D000519.20210201

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 1324/16 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29C45/14
B29C45/33
F16K5/06
F16K27/06

Application no.

08754042.3

Keywords

Inventive step (yes)

Application title

PLASTIC BASED RADIATOR VALVE AND THE PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T132416.20210208

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 377 KB)
T 1348/16 () of 12.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M5/28
A61M5/24

Application no.

02762777.7

Keywords

Review of a decision of opposition decision to admit a late-filed document
Feature disclosed solely in a drawing
Novelty
Discretion not to admit a request
Amendments - added subject-matter
Inventive step

Application title

2-CHAMBER TYPE PREFILLED SYRINGE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T134816.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 664 KB)
T 0335/17 (Oil/fat powder/KAO) of 9.2.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23D7/00
A23D7/015
A21D2/16

Application no.

03705223.0

Keywords

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

Application title

OIL/FAT POWDER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T033517.20210209

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 241 KB)
T 2378/17 () of 15.2.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

15.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V8/12
F16P3/14

Application no.

13162699.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

System und Verfahren zur Konfiguration eines Überwachungsbereiches einer optoelektronischen Überwachungseinrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T237817.20210215

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 318 KB)
T 2603/17 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B88/10
A47B88/14
F16C29/04
F16C33/40
F16C33/44
F16C33/38

Application no.

13152813.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Zulassung neuer Angriffslinien - (nein)

Application title

Auszugsführung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T260317.20210127

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 381 KB)
T 0262/18 (Touch-screen device providing touch control of web pages) of 13.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
G06F17/30

Application no.

09700007.9

Keywords

Amendment to case - amendment admitted (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

TOUCH EVENT MODEL PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T026218.20210113

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 326 KB)
T 0823/18 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L15/42
A47L15/48
B01D53/26
B01J20/18
D06F58/24

Application no.

09781447.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Lösung

Application title

GESCHIRRSPÜLMASCHINE MIT SORPTIONSTROCKENVORRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T082318.20210122

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 409 KB)
T 1952/18 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60D1/56
B60D1/14
B60R19/34

Application no.

10837960.3

Keywords

Public prior use (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

Application title

BUMPER FOR A VEHICLE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T195218.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 321 KB)
T 0357/19 () of 16.2.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B77/02
A47B51/00
A47B9/00

Application no.

14700538.3

Keywords

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

Application title

INTELLIGENTE UND INTERAKTIVE MÖBELANORDNUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T035719.20210216

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D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 2145/19 (Touch-screen device providing touch control of web pages) of 13.1.2021

Online on

19.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
G06F17/30

Application no.

11184223.3

Keywords

Enabling disclosure - (yes)
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

Touch event model programming interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T214519.20210113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 362 KB)
T 0573/15 (EMBEDDED MULTIMEDIA CAPTURE / Echo 360) of 21.12.2020

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

21.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06K9/00
H04N5/232
H04N1/00
H04L29/06
H04N5/44

Application no.

07812250.4

Keywords

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

Application title

EMBEDDED APPLIANCE FOR MULTIMEDIA CAPTURE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T057315.20201221

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 318 KB)
T 0944/15 (Monitoring patient position / Brainlab) of 3.11.2020

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

3.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61N5/10

Application no.

10711384.7

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Exceptions to patentability - (yes)
Patentable invention - computer implemented invention
Disclaimers

Application title

CONTROLLING A PROCESS OF MONITORING THE POSITION OF A PATIENT DURING A RADIATION TREATMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T094415.20201103

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 448 KB)
T 1935/16 (Plants resistant to fungal pathogens/DUPONT) of 24.11.2020

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N15/82
C12N15/29
A01H5/00
C12Q1/68

Application no.

06740467.3

Keywords

Main and auxiliary reqest 1: Inventive step - (no)
Auxiliary request 2: Exceptions to patentability - essentially biological process for the production of plants (no)

Application title

Polynucleotides and methods for making plants resistant to fungal pathogens

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T193516.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2316/16 () of 12.2.2021

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00
G06Q50/00
G07C5/00
G06Q50/30
G06Q10/10

Application no.

12737697.8

Keywords

Inventive step - mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - main request, auxiliary request 1 (no)
Auxiliary requests 0A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A should have been presented in the examination proceedings
Statement of grounds of appeal - reasons set out clearly and concisely
Statement of grounds of appeal - auxiliary requests 0A, 1A to 5 (no)

Application title

DATA SELECTION FOR TRANSPORT SECTOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T231616.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 439 KB)
T 2635/16 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D231/12
A61K31/4155
A61P35/00
A61P37/00

Application no.

09720914.2

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (yes)
Novelty - (yes): Selection from two lists one being present in a claim of the prior art document
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

(E)-N-(2-AMINO-PHENYL)-3-{1-[4-(1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOL-4-YL)-BENZENESULFONYL]-1H-PYRROL-3-YL}-ACRYLAMIDE SALTS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T263516.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 0525/17 (Thin film with non self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity/MONOSOL) of 21.1.2021

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/70
A61K9/00

Application no.

02782151.1

Keywords

Main request - Article 123(2) EPC, Article 123(3) EPC, Article 84 EPC (Yes)

Application title

THIN FILM WITH NON-SELF-AGGREGATING UNIFORM HETEROGENEITY, PROCESS FOR THER PRODUCTION AND DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS MADE THEREFROM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T052517.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 368 KB)
T 0876/18 (Online remote control of appliance/LG) of 1.12.2020

Online on

18.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04L12/28

Application no.

13183129.9

Keywords

Inventive step - main request
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1, 2, 3, 6 (no)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - auxiliary requests 4, 5 (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - amendment gives rise to new objections (yes)

Application title

Home appliance and online system including the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T087618.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 1137/16 () of 12.2.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

12.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G3/36

Application no.

07018320.7

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (no)
Examination of own motion - appeal proceedings

Application title

Apparatus and method for improving qualities of motion and still images to be output in a mobile communication terminal

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T113716.20210212

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 403 KB)
T 0290/17 () of 2.12.2020

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05F15/632
E05F15/40
E05F15/73

Application no.

05013288.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

Automatische Schiebetüranlage

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T029017.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 513 KB)
T 0726/17 () of 18.1.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B1/76
E04F13/08

Application no.

07007884.5

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (ja)
Änderungen - Streichung von Merkmalen (ja)
Patentansprüche - funktionelle Merkmale (ja)

Application title

Befestigungelement und Verfahren zur Befestigung von Dämmstoffplatten

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T072617.20210118

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 680 KB)
T 0652/18 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02F7/00
F16C9/02

Application no.

05005195.2

Keywords

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

Application title

Maschinengehäuse für eine Brennkraftmaschine

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T065218.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 429 KB)
T 2154/19 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E01C9/00
E01C13/04

Application no.

08009090.5

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Neuheit - Hilfsantrag (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Bodenbelagselement, Bodenbelagsgitter und Anordnung von Bodenbelagsgittern, sowie Herstellungsverfahren eines Bodenbelagsgitters

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T215419.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 527 KB)
T 2210/19 () of 13.1.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F210/02
C08F210/16
C08F4/24

Application no.

11764559.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)

Application title

CHROMIUM CATALYSED ETHYLENE COPOLYMER POWDER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T221019.20210113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 484 KB)
T 1822/20 (Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Kindernahrungserzeugnisses/HIPP) of 5.2.2021

Online on

17.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

5.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A23L3/16
A23L3/22
A23L33/00

Application no.

17162025.5

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - fehlende Beschwerdebegründung

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINES KINDERNAHRUNGSERZEUGNISSES BESTEHEND AUS MEHREREN ZUTATEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T182220.20210205

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 231 KB)
T 0713/14 (SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCING RUMEN BACTERIA MUTANTS/KOREA ADVANCED … of 2.12.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N1/21
C12P7/46
C12N15/74
C12R1/00

Application no.

04734158.1

Keywords

Main request - clarity (no)
Auxiliary request I - admitted - clarity (no)
Auxiliary request II - admitted - inventive step (yes)
Substantial procedural violation - appealed decision sufficiently reasoned (no)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (yes)

Application title

NOVEL RUMEN BACTERIA VARIANTS AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCCINIC ACID EMPLOYING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T071314.20201202

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 567 KB)
T 0048/17 () of 18.11.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

18.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H01H33/24
H01H33/70
H01H33/42

Application no.

07820999.6

Keywords

Possibilité d'exécuter l'invention - (oui),
Nouveauté - (oui),
Réponse au recours
Réponse - ensemble des moyens invoqués par une partie,
Modification après signification - circonstances exceptionnelles (non),
Droit d'être entendu - possibilité de prendre position (oui),

Application title

Chambre de coupure avec cylindre répartiteur de champ pour disjoncteurs haute ou moyenne tension

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T004817.20201118

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 456 KB)
T 0291/17 () of 24.11.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65G43/10
B65G47/84

Application no.

11711469.4

Keywords

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

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM ÜBERGEBEN EINES ARTIKELS VON EINER ERSTEN AN EINE ZWEITE FÖRDEREINRICHTUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T029117.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 356 KB)
T 0615/17 (Equipement mobile pour accéder au web/ALLANI) of 11.11.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

FR

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

10003146.7

Keywords

Requête principale, première, seconde et quatrième requêtes subsidiaires produites tardivement (peu avant ou pendant la procédure orale) - requêtes non admises
Activité inventive - troisième requête subsidiaire (non)

Application title

Procédé et dispositif pour accéder à des sources d'information et services sur le web

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T061517.20201111

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 471 KB)
T 1271/18 () of 24.11.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22D11/12
B22D11/22
G05B17/02
G01K7/42

Application no.

12759035.4

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (ja)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (ja)

Application title

GIESSVERFAHREN, INSBESONDERE STRANGGIESSVERFAHREN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T127118.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 441 KB)
T 2930/18 () of 3.2.2021

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F47/00

Application no.

12750770.5

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)

Application title

HEATING SMOKEABLE MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T293018.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 264 KB)
T 2708/19 (TOPICAL COMPOSITION/GSK Consumer Healthcare S.A.) of 3.12.2020

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/00
A61K31/196
A61K9/06
A61K9/107

Application no.

08844931.9

Keywords

Admission of new documents (Yes)
Admission of auxiliary requests 1-4 (Yes)
Inventive step - All requests (No)

Application title

TOPICAL COMPOSITION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T270819.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 519 KB)
T 0717/20 () of 18.1.2021

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

18.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E04B1/68
E04F13/08
C09K3/10
A47K3/00

Application no.

11004035.9

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag (nein)

Application title

Dicht- und Montageband mit einem Schnittschutz

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T071720.20210118

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 426 KB)
T 1510/20 () of 11.2.2021

Online on

16.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60K6/48
B60W10/06
B60W10/08
B60W10/113
B60W20/00
B60W30/192
F02N11/00
B60W30/19

Application no.

13181926.0

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zum Ansteuern eines Hybridantriebsstranges

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T151020.20210211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 359 KB)
T 1866/17 (IC card command processing/Toshiba) of 16.11.2020

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F17/30

Application no.

13158933.5

Keywords

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

Application title

IC card and command processing method for IC card

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T186617.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 379 KB)
T 2225/17 () of 10.2.2021

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

10.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24D3/04

Application no.

11715872.5

Keywords

Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Statement of grounds of appeal - arguments only by reference to the notice of opposition disregarded
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)

Application title

FILTER CIGARETTE WITH VARIABLE VENTILATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T222517.20210210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 371 KB)
T 2270/17 () of 14.12.2020

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

14.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02K35/02

Application no.

11703701.0

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Form und Inhalt der Beschwerdeschrift
Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - zulässig (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Induktionsgenerator

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T227017.20201214

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 447 KB)
T 2272/17 (Prozessverfolgung bei Versuchstieren/HAMMELBACHER) of 20.1.2021

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G05B19/042
A01K11/00
H01Q1/22
G06F19/00

Application no.

11718261.8

Keywords

Zulassung eines in der mündlichen Verhandlung eingereichten Anspruchssatzes - Hauptantrag (nein): "Forum-Shopping" und keine eindeutige Gewährbarkeit

Application title

Verfahren, Computerprogrammprodukt und Wechselstation zur Prozessverfolgung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T227217.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 360 KB)
T 2597/17 () of 11.12.2020

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C08F220/18
C08F2/22
C08F212/08
D21H19/58

Application no.

11724644.7

Keywords

Hauptantrag - Neuheit eines durch Verfahrensmaßnahme definierten Produkts (Nein)
Hilfsantrag - zugelassen - Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (Ja)

Application title

POLYMERDISPERSIONEN AUS VINYLAROMATISCHEN VERBINDUNGEN UND ACRYLATMONOMEREN, HERGESTELLT IN GEGENWART VON SAATLATEX UND KOHLENHYDRATVERBINDUNGEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T259717.20201211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 415 KB)
T 0219/18 (DAPTOMYCIN PURIFICATION / XELLIA) of 26.1.2021

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K1/18
C07K1/20
C07K5/08
C07K7/08

Application no.

10707694.5

Keywords

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

Application title

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING LIPOPEPTIDES

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021918.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 456 KB)
T 1972/18 () of 1.12.2020

Online on

15.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

1.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01V8/20

Application no.

11176844.6

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Spät eingereichtes Dokument - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Optoelektronischer Sensor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T197218.20201201

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 408 KB)
R 0008/20 (Fundamental violation of the right to be heard) of 10.12.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

EBA

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D213/81
A61K31/44
A61P35/00

Application no.

05797740.7

Keywords

Petition for review - clearly unallowable
Petition for review - fundamental violation of Article 113 EPC (no)

Application title

THERMODYNAMICALLY STABLE FORM OF BAY 43-9006 TOSYLATE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:R000820.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 327 KB)
T 2138/15 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F7/10

Application no.

98907003.2

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request (no)

Application title

MULTI-APPLICATION IC CARD SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T213815.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 360 KB)
T 0564/16 () of 20.11.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

20.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M25/06
A61M5/158
A61M5/32

Application no.

10808424.5

Keywords

-

Application title

Catheter instrument

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T056416.20201120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 539 KB)
T 1939/16 () of 17.12.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L29/778
H01L29/423
H01L29/40
H01L29/207

Application no.

06124388.7

Keywords

Amendments - extension beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)
Amendments - main request, first to fourth auxiliary requests
Novelty - (no)
Novelty - fifth auxiliary request
Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - fifth auxiliary request
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Amendment after summons - sixth to thirteenth auxiliary requests

Application title

Nitride based transistors for millimeter wave operation

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T193916.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 513 KB)
T 0871/17 () of 9.2.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

9.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D75/58
B65D77/20
B32B27/08

Application no.

10007352.7

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Remittal to the department of first instance
Remittal - (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal at 25% - (yes)

Application title

Flexible packaging structure with a built-in opening and reclose feature, and method for making same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T087117.20210209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 1426/17 () of 11.12.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05B81/66
E05B85/26
B60R16/027

Application no.

09776040.9

Keywords

Neuheit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Zulassung der Hilfsanträge I-V und VII-IX (nein) - mangelnde Substantiierung mit der Beschwerdebegründung - Substantiierung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag VI (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - allgemeines Fachwissen
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - naheliegende Alternative

Application title

KRAFTFAHRZEUGTÜRVERSCHLUSS MIT EINER SCHALTUNGSANORDNUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T142617.20201211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 435 KB)
T 1545/17 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H01L41/08
G01B17/02
G01N29/11
G01N29/22
H01L41/113
G01N29/24

Application no.

11173957.9

Keywords

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

Application title

Device and system for measuring material thickness

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T154517.20210122

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 316 KB)
T 0235/18 () of 8.2.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

8.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01L1/12
G01L3/10

Application no.

13815220.2

Keywords

Inventive step (yes
Inventive step - amended claims)

Application title

NON-CONTACT MAGNETOSTRICTIVE SENSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T023518.20210208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 0632/18 (Mehrkomponentenkit/FISCHERWERKE) of 8.12.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C04B26/14
C04B28/02
C08G59/62
C04B111/00

Application no.

04804155.2

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - eingereicht mit der Beschwerdebegründung
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - eingereicht kurz vor der mündlichen Verhandlung
Spät eingereichter Antrag - zugelassen (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - Ausführbarkeit (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - unerwartete Verbesserung
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nach Änderung

Application title

MEHRKOMPONENTENKIT FÜR BEFESTIGUNGSZWECKE UND DESSEN VERWENDUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T063218.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 361 KB)
T 1823/18 () of 16.12.2020

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

16.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B62K25/04
B62K25/28
B62M25/08

Application no.

12156983.4

Keywords

added subject-matter (auxiliary request 5, 7: yes)
lack of clarity (auxiliary request 6,7, 8, 9: yes)
novelty (main request, auxiliary request 10, 11, 12 : no)
admissibility of late filed requests (auxiliary requests 1 to 4 : no)

Application title

Bicycle suspension control apparatus

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T182318.20201216

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 463 KB)
T 0270/19 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47L11/40

Application no.

16153854.1

Keywords

Teilanmeldung - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Teilanmeldung - nach Änderung
Beschwerdeentscheidung - Zurückverweisung an die erste Instanz (ja)
Zurückverweisung - besondere Gründe für Zurückverweisung

Application title

HANDGEFÜHRTES BODENBEARBEITUNGSGERÄT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T027019.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 293 KB)
T 0947/19 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A24F47/00

Application no.

13736600.1

Keywords

Abridged reasons for decision - explicit consent of parties
Abridged reasons for decision - agreement with finding of deparment of first instance
Novelty - main request (no)
Novelty - auxiliary requests 1-3 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 6 (yes)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary requests 4 and 5 (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

ELECTRONIC VAPOUR PROVISION DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T094719.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 290 KB)
T 0849/20 (Missing statement of grounds / Lenovo) of 27.1.2021

Online on

12.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G10L15/22
H04M3/428

Application no.

15201405.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

EXECUTING A VOICE COMMAND DURING VOICE INPUT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T084920.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 228 KB)
T 0877/14 (RF-safe transmission line for interventional MRI / Philips) of 21.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R33/28

Application no.

09764592.3

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request (no)
Claims - support in the description
Claims - main request (no)
Claims - clarity
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Claims - support in the description
Claims - auxiliary request (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter
Amendments - auxiliary request (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (yes)

Application title

CONTINUOUS MECHANICAL TUNING OF TRANSFORMERS INSERTED IN RF-SAFE TRANSMISSION LINES FOR INTERVENTIONAL MRI

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T087714.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 418 KB)
T 0642/16 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61M15/08
A61F5/08

Application no.

07734890.2

Keywords

Novelty - all requests (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

NASAL DELIVERY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T064216.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 302 KB)
T 1108/16 () of 23.11.2020

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B30B15/16
F15B11/024

Application no.

10740535.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (nein)
Spät vorgebrachte Argumente - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (ja)
Spät eingereichter Antrag - Rechtfertigung für späte Vorlage (nein)

Application title

VORGESPANNTER HYDRAULISCHER ANTRIEB MIT DREHZAHLVARIABLER PUMPE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110816.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 443 KB)
T 0340/17 () of 26.11.2020

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K67/02
A01N1/02
G01N1/30

Application no.

12792326.6

Keywords

Late-filed request - request could have been filed in first instance proceedings (yes)

Application title

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PROCESSED SPERM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T034017.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 348 KB)
T 0442/17 (Spinnvlies mit Funktionaladditiven) of 2.12.2020

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

D01F2/00
D04H3/16
D04H3/018
D04H3/007
D01F1/10
D01D5/20
D01D5/14

Application no.

11767163.6

Keywords

Einspruchsgründe - mangelhafte Offenbarung (nein)

Application title

HOCHFUNKTIONELLES SPINNVLIES AUS PARTIKELHALTIGEN FASERN SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR ERZEUGUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T044217.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 358 KB)
T 0559/17 () of 16.11.2020

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

16.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B41M3/14
G07D7/12
B41M1/26
B41M5/00

Application no.

10768457.3

Keywords

Unzulässige Erweiterung (ja: Hauptantrag, Hilfsanträge I-III)
Zulässigkeit des Hilfsantrags VI (ja)
Unklarheit (ja: Hilfsanträge IV, VI-IX)

Application title

Verwendung der Markierstoffe mit schmalen Banden

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T055917.20201116

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 512 KB)
T 0685/18 (Method for preparing a superabsorbent polymer/LG) of 20.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08J3/24
C08J3/075
B01J20/26
C08F20/18
C08F220/06

Application no.

11842769.9

Keywords

Main request and auxiliary requests 1 and 2 - sufficiency (No)

Application title

PREPARATION METHOD OF SUPERABSORBENT POLYMER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T068518.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 334 KB)
T 0699/18 () of 12.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F03D7/02

Application no.

04795549.7

Keywords

Novelty
Remittal - (yes)

Application title

WIND TURBINE SYSTEM CONTROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T069918.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 367 KB)
T 0939/18 (POLYMERKÖRPER/HENKEL) of 11.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C11D3/37
C11D3/39
C11D11/00
C11D17/00
D06L1/00
C11D17/04
D06L3/02

Application no.

10766061.5

Keywords

Spät eingereichte Tatsachen - zugelassen (nein)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - nicht naheliegende Alternative

Application title

WASCHEN MIT POLYMERKÖRPERN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T093918.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 390 KB)
T 0982/18 () of 3.2.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B71/00

Application no.

11843714.4

Keywords

Interlocutory revision - department of first instance should have rectified decision (yes)
Remittal to the department of first instance

Application title

HIGH-EFFICIENCY LINEAR COMBUSTION ENGINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T098218.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 274 KB)
T 0179/19 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A63B21/005
A61B5/11
G01L1/00
G06F19/00
H02P21/00
A63B71/00

Application no.

10168003.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Training apparatus, arrangement and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017919.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 333 KB)
T 0348/20 (Preventing the leakage of juice from frozen fruits/DIRAFROST) of 3.2.2021

Online on

11.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/212
A23P1/08
A23B7/16
A23B7/04
A23B7/154

Application no.

02447020.5

Keywords

Public prior use - (no)
Granted claims - Novelty (yes)
Granted claims - Inventive step (yes)

Application title

Frozen fruits

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T034820.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
J 0010/20 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.1.01

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23J7/00
C07F9/10

Application no.

16874169.2

Keywords

Extension of periods - COVID-19 pandemic - Notice from the EPO
Protection of legitimate expectations (yes)
Statement of grounds of appeal filed within time limit (yes)
Date on which payment is made - payment through bank outside of a Contracting State
Request for further processing within time limit (no)
Request for re-establishment of rights within time limit (no)

Application title

INDUSTRIAL METHOD FOR RECOVERING PHOSPHOLIPIDS AND PRODUCING LECITHIN FROM A RESIDUE FROM THE PRODUCTION OF SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (SPC)

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:J001020.20210122

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 358 KB)
T 1264/15 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05F15/12
E05D15/26

Application no.

10721618.6

Keywords

-

Application title

MÖBELKLAPPENANTRIEB FÜR VERSCHIEDENE KLAPPENTYPEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T126415.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 294 KB)
T 1107/16 () of 7.12.2020

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N13/00
G06F3/14
G09G5/00

Application no.

09764076.7

Keywords

Main request - inventive step (no)
First and second auxiliary requests - inventive step (no)
Third auxiliary request - admitted (no)
Fourth to eighth auxiliary requests - clarity (no)

Application title

3D VIDEO REPRODUCTION MATCHING THE OUTPUT FORMAT TO THE 3D PROCESSING ABILITY OF A DISPLAY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110716.20201207

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 512 KB)
T 0314/17 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.2.06

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61F13/32
A61F13/26

Application no.

09158588.5

Keywords

Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary requests 1 to 4 (no)
Amendments - auxiliary requests 5, 6, 7 and 8
Amendments - added subject-matter (yes)

Application title

Applicator for tampons

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031417.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 375 KB)
T 2700/17 () of 18.1.2021

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

18.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L27/18
C08L69/00
C08L101/00

Application no.

11829307.5

Keywords

Claims - clarity (no)

Application title

DRIPPING INHIBITOR AND RESIN COMPOUND

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T270017.20210118

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 389 KB)
T 0319/18 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

10.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L23/12
B29C45/00
B65D1/02
C08L23/14

Application no.

12707346.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - main request
Fifth auxiliary request - admitted - (no) - complete case not presented with rejoinder; subsequent explanations not taken into account - no "exceptional circumstances"

Application title

POLYOLEFIN-BASED CONTAINERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T031918.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 355 KB)
T 0651/16 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

09.02.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01B21/04

Application no.

08775757.1

Keywords

Novelty - after amendment
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - after amendment
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A SCANNING HEAD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T065116.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 297 KB)
T 1102/16 () of 6.7.2020

Online on

09.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

6.7.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H01H47/00
G01R15/20

Application no.

11002953.5

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Relais, insbesondere für den Hochstrombereich

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110216.20200706

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 297 KB)
T 1559/20 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

09.02.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

10765062.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

COMPLEX SITUATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155920.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 0137/16 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61M5/20
A61M5/24
A61M5/315

Application no.

07720074.9

Keywords

Änderungen
Neuheit
Erfinderische Tätigkeit
Änderung veranlasst durch Einspruchsgrund

Application title

Injektionsvorrichtung mit Spannfeder und Spannelement

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T013716.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 420 KB)
T 2416/16 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G07F7/10
H04M1/725

Application no.

04743917.9

Keywords

Novelty - main request (no)
Added subject-matter - all requests - yes
Clarity - second auxiliary request - (no)

Application title

DEVICE DELIVERING A SERVICE USING AN ASSOCIATED PORTABLE MEMORY, AND RELAYING MEANS FOR ALLOWING ACTIVATION OF AN APPLICATION OF THE PORTABLE MEMORY OF THE FIRST DEVICE BY A SECOND DEVICE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T241616.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 350 KB)
T 1809/17 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A47B9/00
A47B9/20

Application no.

11185649.8

Keywords

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

Application title

Vorrichtung zur Erfassung von Kollisionen und entsprechendes Verfahren

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T180917.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 342 KB)
T 2064/17 () of 17.12.2020

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

17.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A01N47/36
A01N47/38
A01N25/04

Application no.

03813102.5

Keywords

Wesentlicher Verfahrensmangel - (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein)
Spät vorgebrachter Sachvortrag - zugelassen (nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

ÖLSUSPENSIONSKONZENTRAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T206417.20201217

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 476 KB)
T 2190/17 () of 22.7.2020

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

22.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G08B21/04

Application no.

14152990.9

Keywords

Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Fall detection system and method for detecting a fall of a monitored person

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T219017.20200722

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 331 KB)
T 0186/18 (Non-human animals/MAX PLANCK) of 1.2.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01K67/027
A01K67/033
C12N15/10
C07K14/47

Application no.

09781633.4

Keywords

Exceptions to patentability - animals and animal species (no);
Main request - overcomes all grounds of opposition (yes);
Main request - remittal to the first instance for adaptation of the description (yes);

Application title

MUTANT ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN, AND METHODS USING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T018618.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 278 KB)
T 2122/18 () of 13.1.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T17/00
B01D53/26
B60T17/02

Application no.

13163513.8

Keywords

Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)
Änderungen - unzulässige Erweiterung (nein)
Neuheit - Hauptantrag (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Druckluftaufbereitungseinrichtung für ein Nutzfahrzeug

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T212218.20210113

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 395 KB)
T 2521/19 (FLUOROPOLYETHER COMPOUNd/MORESCO) of 3.2.2021

Online on

08.02.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

3.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C43/23
C10M105/54
C10M107/38
G11B5/725
G11B5/84
C10N30/08
C10N40/18

Application no.

14869106.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

FLUOROPOLYETHER COMPOUND, AND LUBRICANT AND MAGNETIC DISC COMPRISING SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T252119.20210203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 0626/16 () of 23.11.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D85/804

Application no.

08735106.0

Keywords

Amendments - broadening of claim (yes)
Amendments - main request, 1st and 2nd auxiliary requests
Auxiliary requests 3rd to 5th - submitted and not admitted in opposition proceedings - admitted (no)
Auxiliary requests 6th to 8th - not examined by the opposition division - admitted (no)

Application title

SINGLE-USE CONTAINMENT CAPSULE OF AN AROMATIC ESSENCE FOR PRODUCING AN INFUSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T062616.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 372 KB)
T 0961/16 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B26B13/26
B26B13/16
A01G3/025
B23D29/02

Application no.

11701032.2

Keywords

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

Application title

SCHERE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T096116.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 329 KB)
T 2545/16 () of 15.12.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E05C9/00
E05C7/04
E05B65/10
E05B63/24

Application no.

10159286.3

Keywords

-

Application title

Treibriegelschloss

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T254516.20201215

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 454 KB)
T 0086/17 () of 10.11.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

10.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B65D81/38
B65D3/14
B31B17/00
B31B43/00

Application no.

09000695.8

Keywords

Spät vorgebrachter Klarheitseinwand - zugelassen (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Hauptantrag - Neuheit und erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Becher aus einem Papiermaterial

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T008617.20201110

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 564 KB)
T 0271/17 (Holzwerkstoffplatte/XYLO) of 7.12.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B21/00
B27N3/04

Application no.

06776887.9

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

LEICHTE MEHRSCHICHT HOLZWERKSTOFFPLATTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T027117.20201207

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 344 KB)
T 2483/17 () of 13.11.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

13.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D83/14

Application no.

07766758.2

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - lack of patentability (no)

Application title

NON-ROUND PLASTIC PRESSURIZED DISPENSER

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T248317.20201113

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 2698/17 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D85/804
A47J31/40

Application no.

05795017.2

Keywords

Amendments - intermediate generalisation
Amendments - allowable (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - no explicit withdrawal of the request for oral proccedings
Reimbursement of appeal fee - confirmation of T 73/17

Application title

Capsule with biasing sealing member

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T269817.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 391 KB)
T 2619/18 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B60N2/70
B60N2/72

Application no.

04015663.0

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - subject-matter extends beyond content of earlier application (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of novelty (no)
Grounds for opposition - lack of inventive step (no)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

Seat structure

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T261918.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 658 KB)
T 2798/18 (Dinatriumdihydrogendiphosphat/Budenheim) of 15.1.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C01B25/42
A21D2/02
A21D8/04
C01B25/30

Application no.

12703776.0

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

MODIFIZIERTES DINATRIUMDIHYDROGENDIPHOSPHAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T279818.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 298 KB)
T 1679/19 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B29C49/48
B29C33/00
B29C33/04
F16L37/56
B29C33/26
B29C47/92

Application no.

07803876.7

Keywords

Recevabilité du recours - (non : mémoire de recours manquant)

Application title

Dispositif de fabrication de récipients comprenant un moule et une fiche de raccordement fluidique

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167919.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 233 KB)
T 2176/19 () of 2.2.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

2.2.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

B65D88/62

Application no.

07731093.6

Keywords

Activité inventive - (oui)
Vice substantiel de procédure - (non)
Remboursement de la taxe de recours - (non)

Application title

SYSTEME DE DISTRIBUTION ET DE RECUPERATION DE LIQUIDES ET DISPOSITIF LE COMPORTANT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T217619.20210202

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 349 KB)
T 0278/20 (Holzwerkstoffplatte/XYLO) of 7.12.2020

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

7.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B32B21/00
B27N3/04

Application no.

12180598.0

Keywords

Änderung nach Ladung - außergewöhnliche Umstände (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

LEICHTE MEHRSCHICHT-HOLZWERKSTOFFPLATTE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T027820.20201207

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 344 KB)
T 1136/20 () of 1.2.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B09B5/00
B09B3/00
G21F5/14
G21F7/015
G21F7/06
G21F9/22
G21F9/36
G21F5/005

Application no.

11866955.5

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

MODULARIZED PROCESS FLOW FACILITY PLAN FOR STORING HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T113620.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 231 KB)
T 1555/20 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

05.02.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/00
G06F7/04

Application no.

14769947.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTITY VERIFICATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T155520.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 228 KB)
T 2018/14 (User authentication/ACTIVCARD) of 1.2.2021

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

1.2.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F1/00

Application no.

10185106.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Flexible method of user authentication

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201814.20210201

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 313 KB)
T 1446/17 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B41M5/26
C08K5/17
C08K3/22
C08K3/24
C09D131/04
C09D131/00

Application no.

11193971.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no: all requests)

Application title

Improvements relating to laser marking

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T144617.20210122

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 423 KB)
T 2004/17 (Zooming on touch screen/APPLE) of 10.12.2020

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
H04M1/725

Application no.

11182963.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Document scaling on a touch-screen display

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T200417.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 270 KB)
T 0900/18 (Non-magnetic stainless steel/Daido) of 10.12.2020

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

10.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C21D8/12
C21D9/22
C22C38/04
C22C38/18
C22C38/20

Application no.

10004443.7

Keywords

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

Application title

High corrosion-resistant, high-strength and non-magnetic stainless steel

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T090018.20201210

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 1729/18 (Magerbeton/Intellectual Property Management Luxembourg) of 14.1.2021

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

14.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H02G9/02
C04B28/04

Application no.

10178571.5

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)
Neuheit - (nein)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - Hilfsanträge hätten bereits im erstinstanzlichen Verfahren vorgebracht werden können (ja)

Application title

THERMISCHLEITFÄHIGER MAGERBETON

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T172918.20210114

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1976/18 (Substantial procedural violation/NATERA) of 21.1.2021

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F19/18
G06F19/22
C12Q1/68

Application no.

11784180.9

Keywords

Basis of decision - text submitted or agreed by applicant (no)
Basis of decision - substantial procedural violation (yes)
Remittal - fundamental deficiency in examination proceedings (yes)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - equitable by reason of a substantial procedural violation (yes)

Application title

METHODS FOR NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL PLOIDY CALLING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T197618.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 256 KB)
T 2447/18 (Non-ionic antimicrobial active / UNILEVER) of 23.11.2020

Online on

04.02.2021

Board

3.3.06

Decision date

23.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C11D1/62
C11D3/00
C11D3/50
C11D3/48

Application no.

13716273.1

Keywords

Added matter (main request and auxiliary requests 1 to 9) : yes - mixture of a class of compounds comprising a specific concentration of a single component of this class not disclosed in the application as filed
Novelty (auxiliary request 10) : yes
Inventive step (auxiliary request 10 to 15) : no
Inventive step - obvious alternative

Application title

Improvements relating to fabric conditioners

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T244718.20201123

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 432 KB)
T 1312/16 (Pea-based protein mixture/NUTRICIA) of 24.11.2020

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L33/17
A23L33/19
A61K38/16
A61K36/48
A61K38/01

Application no.

10718723.9

Keywords

Claims - clarity
Claims - main request, auxiliary request 1 (no)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 2 (no)

Application title

PEA-BASED PROTEIN MIXTURE AND USE THEREOF IN A LIQUID NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION SUITABLE FOR ENTERAL FEEDING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T131216.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 406 KB)
T 0205/17 (Improving mental capacity of aged canine pets/HILL'S) of 12.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23K50/00
A23K10/40
A61K31/34
A61K31/355
A61K31/385
A23K20/158
A23K20/174
A23K20/142
A23K50/40

Application no.

01988317.2

Keywords

Auxiliary request 2:
Admission - (yes)
Added subject matter - (no)
Extension of the scope of protection - (no)
Clarity - (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Validity of the priority right - (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

AGED COMPANION PET DIET

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T020517.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 441 KB)
T 1388/17 (Composition for nutritionally improving glucose control and insulin … of 11.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L1/29
A23L1/30
A61K31/201
A23L1/305
A23L1/304
A61P3/10
A61P3/02
A61P9/10

Application no.

06749290.0

Keywords

Inventive step - obvious alternative
Remittal - special reasons for remittal (no)

Application title

COMPOSITION FOR NUTRITIONALLY IMPROVING GLUCOSE CONTROL AND INSULIN ACTION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T138817.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 395 KB)
T 1679/17 () of 26.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

26.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A24C5/32
A24D3/02

Application no.

13167437.6

Keywords

Zulässigkeit der Beschwerde - Beschwerde hinreichend begründet (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - zulässig (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Einwände in der ersten Instanz zurückgenommen - nicht zugelassen
Von der ersten Instanz nicht zugelassen Beweismittel - nicht zugelassen
Beanstandung der Niederschrift über die mündliche Verhandlung

Application title

Übergabetrommel der Tabak verarbeitenden Industrie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T167917.20210126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 382 KB)
T 1832/17 () of 11.12.2020

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

11.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F02M63/00
F02M59/46
F02M69/54

Application no.

13156745.5

Keywords

Verschlechterungsverbot (Verbot der "reformatio in peius")
Änderungen - Erweiterung über den Inhalt der Anmeldung in der eingereichten Fassung hinaus (nein)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit nach Änderung (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Common-Rail-System mit einer Druckhalteventilanordnung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183217.20201211

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 444 KB)
T 2141/19 (Touch-screen device providing touch control of web pages) of 18.12.2020

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.5.05

Decision date

18.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F3/048
G06F17/30

Application no.

11184224.1

Keywords

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

Application title

Touch event model programming interface

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T214119.20201218

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 2260/19 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/435
A61K31/4375

Application no.

12783818.3

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

COMPOUND COMPRISING A MAO TARGETING/ SEEKER MOIETY FOR TREATING HUMAN GLIOMAS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T226019.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 299 KB)
T 0173/20 () of 29.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

29.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23Q1/48
B25J9/10
B23Q3/12

Application no.

16751473.6

Keywords

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

Application title

ANDOCK-MASCHINE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T017320.20210129

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 266 KB)
T 0444/20 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

03.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G09G3/20

Application no.

14194458.7

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - full appeal fee paid late
Correction of error - correction introduces what was originally intended (yes)

Application title

Display device and method of driving the same

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T044420.20210122

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 0070/16 () of 15.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.02

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61B5/00
A61M25/00
A61F7/12

Application no.

08151320.2

Keywords

Amendments

Application title

Central venous catheter with heat exchange properties

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T007016.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 269 KB)
T 0092/17 () of 25.11.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25D21/00

Application no.

04103090.9

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Novelty - (no)
Claims - interpretation of ambiguous terms
Oral proceedings - held in absence of party

Application title

Refrigeration appliance with automatic time-determined defrost

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T009217.20201125

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 381 KB)
T 0093/17 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F16D13/64

Application no.

11787579.9

Keywords

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

Application title

KUPPLUNGSSCHEIBE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T009317.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 324 KB)
T 0191/17 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B05B7/24
B05B9/01
B05B7/02

Application no.

12001302.4

Keywords

Wahrung des Gebots auf ein faires Verfahren und des rechtlichen Gehörs - (ja)
Einspruchsgründe - Hauptantrag
Einspruchsgründe - unzulässige Erweiterung (ja)
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge 1 bis 8
Spät eingereichte Hilfsanträge - zugelassen (nein)
Rückzahlung der Beschwerdegebühr - (nein) keine explizite Rücknahme des Antrages auf mündliche Verhandlung

Application title

Farbspritzpistole mit einem Grundkörper und einer auswechselbaren Farbleiteinrichtung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T019117.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 460 KB)
T 0376/17 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

H05K5/00
H04M1/02
G09F7/02
G09F7/06

Application no.

10191683.1

Keywords

Activité inventive - (oui)

Application title

Portier électrique

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T037617.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 314 KB)
T 0515/17 () of 22.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

22.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B21D22/14
B21K1/28
B21H1/02

Application no.

06762175.5

Keywords

-

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM UMFORMEN EINER BLECHRONDE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T051517.20210122

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 264 KB)
T 0533/17 (Methods for separating compounds/Waters Technologies) of 16.10.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

16.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B01D15/30
B01D15/32
G01N30/46

Application no.

06718965.4

Keywords

Novelty - auxiliary request (yes)
Inventive step - non-obvious alternative
Inventive step - ex post facto analysis
Inventive step - auxiliary request (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Amendments - allowable (yes)

Application title

METHODS FOR SEPARATING COMPOUNDS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T053317.20201016

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 387 KB)
T 2265/17 () of 19.10.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60R1/00

Application no.

12194949.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hauptantrag (Nein)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Hilfsantrag 1 (ja)
Zulassung in das Verfahren - Hilfsantrag 2 (Nein)

Application title

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Unterstützen eines Ankuppelns eines Anhängers

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T226517.20201019

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 331 KB)
T 0115/18 (Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor/GRIFOLS) of 30.7.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.3.04

Decision date

30.7.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07K1/16
C07K1/18
C07K1/30
C07K14/81

Application no.

00992709.6

Keywords

Main request - inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request 1 - inventive step (yes), extension of scope of protection (no)

Application title

Method of preparing alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T011518.20200730

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 517 KB)
T 0231/18 () of 27.10.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B62D29/00
B32B15/01

Application no.

09741997.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (nein)

Application title

VERWENDUNG EINES METALLISCHEN VERBUNDWERKSTOFFS IN EINER FAHRZEUGSTRUKTUR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T023118.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 414 KB)
T 1212/18 () of 10.9.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

10.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B42D25/00

Application no.

12700772.2

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit (ja)

Application title

Verfahren zur Herstellung eines mehrschichtigen Datenträgers sowie nach diesem Verfahren hergestellter Datenträger

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T121218.20200910

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 732 KB)
T 1295/20 () of 28.1.2021

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

28.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

H04N7/18
G08B13/196
H04N21/8547

Application no.

17181318.1

Keywords

Mangel der fehlenden Anschrift in der Beschwerdeschrift - Behebung ist als rechtzeitig zu betrachten (ja) - Grundsatz des Vertrauensschutzes (ja)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUM EINLESEN UND AUFBEREITEN VON VIDEOBILDERN IN ECHTZEIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129520.20210128

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 312 KB)
T 1544/20 () of 19.11.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07C69/155
C07C69/145

Application no.

15751927.3

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

BRANCHED-CHAIN ESTERS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T154420.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 261 KB)
T 1549/20 () of 24.11.2020

Online on

02.02.2021

Board

3.5.07

Decision date

24.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03M13/25
H04L1/00
H04L27/34

Application no.

01000525.4

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

Method and apparatus for processing modulation symbols for soft input decoders

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T154920.20201124

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 230 KB)
T 2284/15 (Stoßwellenartige Druckwellen / Ferton Holding) of 17.9.2020

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

17.9.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61N7/00
A61B17/00
A61B17/22

Application no.

08168076.1

Keywords

Ermessen, Vorbringen nicht zuzulassen - Vorbringen zugelassen (ja)

Application title

Instrument zum Erzeugen von stoßwellenartigen Druckwellen zur Behandlung von biologischem Gewebe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T228415.20200917

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 416 KB)
T 0194/17 () of 3.12.2020

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

3.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F25J3/04

Application no.

05769658.5

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Substantial procedural violation - (yes)
Amendment to appeal case - amendment overcomes issues raised (no)
Reimbursement of appeal fee - (no)

Application title

LOW TEMPERATURE AIR SEPARATION PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PRESSURIZED GASEOUS PRODUCT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T019417.20201203

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 415 KB)
T 1534/17 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F42B5/155
F42B12/48

Application no.

09007324.8

Keywords

Neuheit - (nein)

Application title

Nebelwurfkörper

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T153417.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 272 KB)
T 1833/17 () of 9.12.2020

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

E21B33/14
E21B33/127

Application no.

05817486.3

Keywords

Late-filed request - admitted (yes)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR SEALING A VOID INCOMPLETELY FILLED WITH A CAST MATERIAL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T183317.20201209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 447 KB)
T 2431/17 (Pharmaceutical Compositions having Desirable Bioavailability / ALCON) of 3.11.2020

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

3.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K47/44
A61K31/535
A61K31/5575
A61K31/542
A61K45/06
A61K31/215
A61K31/216

Application no.

09722278.0

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Priority - transfer of priority right
Priority - validity of priority date (no)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS HAVING DESIRABLE BIOAVAILABILITY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T243117.20201103

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 452 KB)
T 0353/18 () of 11.11.2020

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

11.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08L27/06
C09D127/06
B05D7/22
C08L61/06

Application no.

06828984.2

Keywords

Amendments - allowable (auxiliary requests 1 and 2: no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request 1a not admitted)
Remittal - special reasons for remittal

Application title

BADGE- AND BPA-FREE CAN COATING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T035318.20201111

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 564 KB)
T 0212/19 () of 12.1.2021

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

E03D1/012
E03D5/02

Application no.

09006871.9

Keywords

Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Patentansprüche - Klarheit
Patentansprüche - Hauptantrag (ja)

Application title

Spülkasten mit Revisionsöffnung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T021219.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 968 KB)
T 1738/20 () of 27.1.2021

Online on

01.02.2021

Board

3.2.07

Decision date

27.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B65D81/05
B31D5/00

Application no.

14718283.6

Keywords

Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds

Application title

THERMAL INSULATION DUNNAGE AND METHOD

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T173820.20210127

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 228 KB)

January 2021

T 1370/15 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.5.04

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04N5/445
H04N5/50
H04N5/46

Application no.

09168309.4

Keywords

Novelty - main and auxiliary requests (yes)
Inventive step - main and auxiliary requests (no)
Inventive step - introduction of new ex officio common general knowledge (yes, to the extent that the board is knowledgeable from its experience)

Application title

Broadcast processing apparatus and control method thereof

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T137015.20210125

Distribution

C

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 658 KB)
T 1732/15 () of 5.10.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.5.02

Decision date

5.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H03K3/356
G06F9/38

Application no.

08006405.8

Keywords

Late-filed requests
Late-filed request - main request and auxiliary requests I and II
Late-filed request - justification for late filing (yes)
Amendments - main request and auxiliary requests I and II
Amendments - allowable (no)

Application title

Sequential circuit element including a single clocked transistor

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T173215.20201005

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 443 KB)
T 2101/16 () of 14.10.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

14.10.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A24C5/47
B05C1/08

Application no.

10152227.4

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Änderungen - Erweiterung des Patentanspruchs (nein)
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Verspätetes Vorbringen - unter Artikel 13(1) VOBK 2000 nicht zugelassen

Application title

Beleimung von Materialstreifen der Tabak verarbeitenden Industrie

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T210116.20201014

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 643 KB)
T 2306/16 (NGAL for detection of acute renal failure/ANTIBODYSHOP) of 13.10.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

13.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01N33/68

Application no.

07785730.8

Keywords

Novelty - main request and auxiliary requests 1 and 2 (no)
Novelty - auxiliary request 3 (yes)
Amendments - allowable, auxiliary request 3 (yes)
Sufficiency of disclosure - auxiliary request 3 (yes)
Inventive step - auxiliary request 3 (yes)

Application title

DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO EXCLUDE SIGNIFICANT RENAL INJURY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T230616.20201013

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 436 KB)
T 0632/17 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23Q1/70
B23Q3/12
B23Q3/157

Application no.

08000527.5

Keywords

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

Application title

Kupplungseinrichtung und Kupplungselement für Werkzeughalter oder Werkstückspanneinrichtungen

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T063217.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 445 KB)
T 2310/17 () of 30.9.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.3.03

Decision date

30.9.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C08F2/00
C08F2/01
C08F10/00
C08F2/14
C08F210/14
B01J19/18
B01J8/00

Application no.

03755827.7

Keywords

Inventive step (no)
Inventive step - all requests

Application title

POLYMERIZATION REACTIOR HAVING LARGE LENGTH/DIAMETER RATIO

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T231017.20200930

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 608 KB)
T 1751/18 () of 18.11.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

18.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B60T7/04
B60T8/40

Application no.

12743463.7

Keywords

erfinderische Tätigkeit (Hauptantrag: nein; Hilfsantrag 2: ja)
Zulässigkeit (Hilfsantrag 1: nein)

Application title

BREMSBETÄTIGUNGSEINHEIT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T175118.20201118

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 375 KB)
T 1668/19 () of 2.11.2020

Online on

29.01.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

2.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61C8/00

Application no.

06790255.1

Keywords

-

Application title

ZAHNIMPLANTAT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T166819.20201102

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 347 KB)
T 1213/15 (External interface/JOHNSON & JOHNSON) of 13.1.2021

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F21/00
G06F21/24

Application no.

08825892.6

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Inventive step - closest prior art
Inventive step - skilled person

Application title

EXTERNAL INTERFACE ACCESS CONTROL

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T121315.20210113

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Decision text in EN (PDF, 329 KB)
T 0916/16 (Compositions of glycopyrronium salt for inhalation / NOVARTIS) of 15.12.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

15.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/00
A61K9/12
A61K9/14
A61K31/40

Application no.

07764925.9

Keywords

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

Application title

COMPOSITIONS OF GLYCOPYRRONIUM SALT FOR INHALATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T091616.20201215

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 351 KB)
T 1246/16 () of 29.10.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

29.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C23C22/34
C23C22/36
C23C22/73
B21D22/20
B21D51/26

Application no.

07727286.2

Keywords

Inventive step - reasonable expectation of success (yes)
Inventive step - obvious modification
Late-filed auxiliary requests - justification for late filing (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - request clearly allowable (no)

Application title

METHOD FOR COATING OF METALLIC COIL OR SHEETS FOR PRODUCING CONTAINERS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T124616.20201029

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 328 KB)
T 1428/16 () of 13.1.2021

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.3.01

Decision date

13.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K31/56
A61K31/567
A61K31/57
A61K31/138
A61P15/18
A61P25/24
A61K31/565
A61K45/06

Application no.

02782404.4

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal

Application title

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES TO PREVENT PREGNANCY AND DIMINISH PREMENSTRUAL SYMPTOMATOLOGY

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T142816.20210113

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 245 KB)
T 2013/16 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22C1/18

Application no.

05783967.2

Keywords

Grundlage der Entscheidung - Widerruf des Patents auf Antrag des Patentinhabers

Application title

FORMSTOFFMISCHUNG ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON GIESSFORMEN FÜR DIE METALLVERARBEITUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T201316.20210111

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Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 240 KB)
T 2124/16 () of 27.11.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.2.03

Decision date

27.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B22D11/04
B22D11/16
B22D11/18
B22D11/20
B22D11/041

Application no.

09761302.0

Keywords

Ausreichende Offenbarung - (nein)

Application title

VERFAHREN ZUR VORHERSAGE DER ENTSTEHUNG VON LÄNGSRISSEN BEIM STRANGGIESSEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T212416.20201127

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Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 290 KB)
T 1175/17 () of 25.1.2021

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

25.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

C09D175/04
C08L75/04

Application no.

06011177.0

Keywords

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

Application title

Oligocarbonat-haltige Beschichtungsmittel für kratzfeste Decklacke

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T117517.20210125

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 330 KB)
T 0572/18 () of 2.12.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

2.12.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

F04C18/344

Application no.

06400014.4

Keywords

Änderungen - Zwischenverallgemeinerung
Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)
Ausreichende Offenbarung - (ja)
Spät eingereichte Beweismittel - zugelassen (nein)

Application title

Vakuumpumpe

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T057218.20201202

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 403 KB)
T 1103/18 () of 9.12.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.2.04

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F02B37/18
F16K1/20
F01D17/10

Application no.

13183258.6

Keywords

Grounds for opposition - added subject-matter (no)
Grounds for opposition - insufficiency of disclosure (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Late-filed evidence - admitted (no)
Amendment to appeal case - exercise of discretion

Application title

Turbine wastegate

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T110318.20201209

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 422 KB)
T 1915/18 () of 9.12.2020

Online on

28.01.2021

Board

3.4.02

Decision date

9.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G02B27/01

Application no.

15193205.0

Keywords

-

Application title

SHORT-DISTANCE OPTICAL AMPLIFICATION MODULE AND NEAR-EYE DISPLAY OPTICAL MODULE USING THE SAME

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T191518.20201209

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 304 KB)
T 1636/15 (Hepatocyte preparation/CELSIS) of 21.10.2020

Online on

27.01.2021

Board

3.3.08

Decision date

21.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C12N5/071

Application no.

06739994.9

Keywords

Patent as granted - claimed subject-matter extends beyond the content of the application as filed (yes)

Application title

NOVEL CELLULAR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T163615.20201021

Distribution

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Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 345 KB)
T 0798/17 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

27.01.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A01N37/10
A61K31/19
A61P29/02

Application no.

10840130.8

Keywords

Amendments - added subject-matter

Application title

TREATING CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH INTRAVENOUS IBUPROFEN

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T079817.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 308 KB)
T 0552/14 (Queue message/TICKETMASTER) of 12.1.2021

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q30/00

Application no.

06739187.0

Keywords

Inventive step - making queuing more efficient (no
Inventive step - not technical)

Application title

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUEUE MESSAGING OVER A NETWORK

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T055214.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 311 KB)
T 1115/15 (Power saving for wireless communication/UNWIRED) of 20.1.2021

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.5.06

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F1/26
G06F1/32

Application no.

02257546.8

Keywords

Inventive step - (no)
Amendment to appeal case
Amendment after summons - exceptional circumstances (no)
Amendment after summons - cogent reasons (no)
Amendment after summons - taken into account (no)
Amendment after summons - auxiliary request 4

Application title

Portable computer apparatus with power saving for wireless communication module

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T111515.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 369 KB)
T 2199/16 (Leistungsmessung / Rohde & Schwarz) of 26.11.2020

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

26.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

G01R27/28
G01R31/28

Application no.

08851227.2

Keywords

Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - rechtfertigende Gründe des Beteiligten (ja)
Änderung des Beschwerdevorbringens - Eignung der Änderung zur Lösung der aufgeworfenen Fragen (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - Kombinationserfindung (nein)

Application title

LEISTUNGSMESSUNG MIT EINEM SIGNALGENERATOR

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T219916.20201126

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 383 KB)
T 1524/17 (Variable voltage regulator/ROSEMOUNT) of 12.1.2021

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

12.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G05B19/042
G08C19/02

Application no.

09720904.3

Keywords

Oral proceedings before the board: held by videoconference with the parties' consent
Added subject-matter - main request (no): no need for a description-based claim interpretation
Amendments occasioned by a ground for opposition
Amendments - main request (yes)
Remittal to the opposition division for further prosecution
Remittal - (yes): remaining opposition grounds not yet examined

Application title

Variable liftoff voltage process field device

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T152417.20210112

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 320 KB)
T 0784/18 () of 21.1.2021

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.3.10

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

DE

IPC

A61K8/41
A61K8/49
A61Q5/10

Application no.

07001943.5

Keywords

Erlöschen des Patents in allen benannten Vertragsstaaten - Fortsetzung des Einspruchsverfahrens (nein)
Erlöschen des Patents in allen benannten Vertragsstaaten - Beendigung des Beschwerdeverfahrens

Application title

Entwickler-Kuppler-Kombination

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T078418.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 268 KB)
T 1081/19 (Controlling participation in a wireless network/CANON) of 21.1.2021

Online on

26.01.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

21.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04W76/00

Application no.

07713807.1

Keywords

Decision in written proceedings: no oral proceedings requested
Added subject-matter - (yes): unallowable generalisation

Application title

Communication apparatus and method

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T108119.20210121

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 290 KB)
T 0407/15 (Protein-binding contrast agent for MRI / The University of Western … of 27.10.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.4.01

Decision date

27.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G01R33/48
G01R33/38
G01R33/381
A61K49/10
G01R33/50
G01R33/44

Application no.

09719907.9

Keywords

Priority - transfer of priority right
Priority - no evidence provided
Inventive step - (no)

Application title

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T040715.20201027

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 399 KB)
T 0401/16 (Bilayer pharmaceutical tablet / BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM) of 5.11.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.3.07

Decision date

5.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A61K9/16
A61K9/20
A61K31/635
A61K31/54
A61K31/495
A61K31/415

Application no.

10179142.4

Keywords

Late-filed evidence - admittance of documents filed in appeal proceedings
Amendments - extension beyond the content of the (earliest) application as filed (no)
Sufficiency of disclosure - (yes)
Public prior use - (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)

Application title

Bilayer pharmaceutical tablet comprising telmisartan and a diuretic

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T040116.20201105

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 448 KB)
T 1298/16 () of 19.1.2021

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.2.01

Decision date

19.1.2021

Proc. language

FR

IPC

A45D40/26
A46B9/02
A46B15/00

Application no.

08787998.7

Keywords

Motifs d'opposition - exposé insuffisant (non),
Preuves produites tardivement - recevable (oui),
Renvoi - (oui),

Application title

APPLICATEUR POUR APPLIQUER UN PRODUIT SUR LES CILS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T129816.20210119

Distribution

D

Decision

Texte de la décision en FR (PDF, 337 KB)
T 1581/16 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00
G07F17/16
G07F9/02

Application no.

04810469.9

Keywords

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

Application title

DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLOR COORDINATION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T158116.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 544 KB)
T 1693/16 () of 20.1.2021

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.4.03

Decision date

20.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06Q10/00

Application no.

04810576.1

Keywords

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

Application title

DATA STRUCTURE FOR A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COORDINATING COLORS

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T169316.20210120

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 544 KB)
T 2632/16 (Method for stimulating the intestinal flora in infants delivered by … of 15.1.2021

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.3.09

Decision date

15.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

A23L33/00
A61K31/702
A23C9/20
A23L33/135

Application no.

09011197.2

Keywords

Basis of decision - text or agreement to text withdrawn by patent proprietor
Basis of decision - patent revoked
Reimbursement of appeal fee at 25%
Reimbursement of appeal fee - withdrawal of appeal before decision announced at oral proceedings (yes)

Application title

Method for stimulating the intestinal flora in infants delivered by caesarean section

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T263216.20210115

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 237 KB)
T 0507/17 (JANUS KINASE INHIBITORS) of 19.11.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.3.02

Decision date

19.11.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

C07D487/04
A61K31/519

Application no.

08770794.9

Keywords

Late-filed objections
Late-filed objection - admitted (no)
Novelty - (yes)
Inventive step - (yes)
Priority - (yes)
Insufficiency of disclosure (no)

Application title

SALTS OF THE JANUS KINASE INHIBITOR (R)-3-(4-(7H-PYRROLO(2,3-D)PYRIMIDIN-4-YL)-1H-PYRAZOL-1-YL)-3-CYCLOPENTYLPROPANENITRILE

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T050717.20201119

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 483 KB)
T 1895/17 (Ring-shaped microphone indicator/Bosch) of 8.12.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.5.03

Decision date

8.12.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

H04R27/00

Application no.

05100490.1

Keywords

Oral proceedings before the board: held by videoconference upon request
Inventive step - all requests (no): mixture of technical and non-technical features
Inventive step - presentation of information

Application title

Conference system

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T189517.20201208

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 430 KB)
T 2245/17 (Filter/Witzenmann) of 17.11.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.3.05

Decision date

17.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B01D46/10
B01D46/00
F16L55/24
B01D35/02

Application no.

12171658.3

Keywords

Neuheit - (ja)
Erfinderische Tätigkeit - (ja)

Application title

Filter zum Einsetzen in eine fluidführende Rohrleitung

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T224517.20201117

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 338 KB)
T 2278/17 () of 12.11.2020

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

12.11.2020

Proc. language

DE

IPC

B23B51/04
B23P15/28

Application no.

04725624.3

Keywords

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

Application title

EINLIPPENBOHRER UND VERFAHREN ZU DESSEN HERSTELLUNG

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2020:T227817.20201112

Distribution

D

Decision

Text der Entscheidung in DE (PDF, 379 KB)
T 2537/18 () of 11.1.2021

Online on

25.01.2021

Board

3.2.08

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

F16H3/089

Application no.

12784307.6

Keywords

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

Application title

TRANSMISSION

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T253718.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 314 KB)
T 1701/15 (MANAGING USE OF STORAGE BY MULTIPLE PAGEABLE GUESTS OF A COMPUTING … of 11.1.2021

Online on

22.01.2021

Board

3.5.01

Decision date

11.1.2021

Proc. language

EN

IPC

G06F11/07

Application no.

09714605.4

Keywords

Claims - clarity after amendment (yes)
Amendments - added subject-matter (no)
Appeal decision - remittal to the department of first instance (yes)

Application title

MANAGING USE OF STORAGE BY MULTIPLE PAGEABLE GUESTS OF A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

European Case Law Identifier

ECLI:EP:BA:2021:T170115.20210111

Distribution

D

Decision

Decision text in EN (PDF, 310 KB)
T 0456/17 () of 22.10.2020

Online on

22.01.2021

Board

3.2.05

Decision date

22.10.2020

Proc. language

EN

IPC

B29D30/06
B29C33/20

Application no.

11151960.9

Keywords