T 0830/00 () of 24.4.2001

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T083000.20010424
Date of decision: 24 April 2001
Case number: T 0830/00
Application number: 92100847.0
IPC class: G02B 1/04
G02F 1/13
G09F 9/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 18 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Reflector for a surface light source
Applicant name: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
Opponent name: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Board: 3.4.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing Statement of Grounds


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:
T 1686/06

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the interlocutory decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office dated 2. June 2000, concerning maintenance of European patent No. 0 496 323 in amended form.

The Appellant (Opponent) filed a notice of appeal on 11. August 2000 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

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 30 January 2001, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, 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. No answer has been given within the given time limit to the Registry's communication.

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.

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