|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T021200.20000912|
|Date of decision:||12 September 2000|
|Case number:||T 0212/00|
|IPC class:||C08F 4/60|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Metallocene catalyst systems for olefin polymerization having a silicon hydrocarbyl bridge|
|Applicant name:||FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.|
|Opponent name:||BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen|
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|Keywords:||Missing Statement of Grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office posted 4. February 2000, rejecting the opposition pursuant to Article 102(2) EPC.
The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 17 February 2000 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date.
No Statement of Grounds was filed. The notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
II. By a communication dated 29 June 2000 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no Statement of Grounds had 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. No answer to the Registry's communication has been received.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible, (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.