T 0241/01 () of 3.8.2001

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T024101.20010803
Date of decision: 03 August 2001
Case number: T 0241/01
Application number: 92915687.5
IPC class: B65H 59/38
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 15 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Cable Reeling System
Opponent name: Metreel Limited
Behne Wampfler GmbH
Stemmann-Technik GmbH
Board: 3.2.04
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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Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. In its decision dated 21 December 2000 the Opposition Division revoked the European patent No. 0 597 896 pursuant to Article 102(1) EPC.

II. The Appellant (Patent Proprietor) appealed against the decision of the Opposition Division on 16 February 2001. The appeal fee was paid on 22 February 2001.

III. By a communication dated 22 May 2001 and 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.

IV. The Appellant did not reply to said 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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