|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T035001.20011016|
|Date of decision:||16 October 2001|
|Case number:||T 0350/01|
|IPC class:||C10G 65/12|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Process for the preparation of hydrocarbon fuels|
|Applicant name:||SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V.|
|Opponent name:||Chevron U.S.A. Inc.|
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Missing Statement of Grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. In its decision dated 23 January 2001 the Opposition Division maintained the European patent No. 0 583 836 in amended form.
II. The Appellant (Opponent) filed a Notice of Appeal against the decision of the Opposition Division on 16. March 2001. The appeal fee was paid on 19 March 2001.
No Statement of Grounds of Appeal. The Notice of Appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
III. By a communication dated 6 July 2001 and sent by registered post, 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.
IV. The Appellant filed no observations in response 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.