|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T024101.20010803|
|Date of decision:||03 August 2001|
|Case number:||T 0241/01|
|IPC class:||B65H 59/38|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Cable Reeling System|
|Applicant name:||METOOL PRODUCTS LIMITED|
|Opponent name:||Metreel Limited
Behne Wampfler GmbH
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
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.