T 1131/00 () of 23.5.2001

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T113100.20010523
Date of decision: 23 May 2001
Case number: T 1131/00
Application number: 95924216.5
IPC class: F26B 13/10
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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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Versions: Unpublished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: Drying device with improved guide for rotary cut wood veneer
Applicant name: Angelo Cremona & Figlio S.p.A.
Opponent name: Babcock-BSH GmbH
Board: 3.2.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office given orally on 7. July 2000 rejecting the opposition against European patent No. 0 769 124. The decision in writing was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery to the parties on 27 September 2000. The Appellant filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 24. November 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 28 February 2001 sent by registered post, 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 has been given 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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