T 0050/00 () of 12.9.2000

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T005000.20000912
Date of decision: 12 September 2000
Case number: T 0050/00
Application number: 90906640.9
IPC class: G06F 1/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 14 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Computer file protection system
Applicant name: Jones, Richard P.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Failure to file statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office dated 22 June 1999 refusing the European patent application No. 90 906 640.9. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery on the same day. The applicant filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 2 September 1999 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date. No statement of grounds was filed.

II. By a communication dated 4 February 2000 and sent by registered post, the Registry of the Board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds has been filed and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. The appellant filed observations in response to said communication on 13 April 2000 informing the Board that he was unable to file a written statement in absence of any instructions from the applicant.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed within the time limit provided by Article 108 EPC the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Rule 65(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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