|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T126801.20020603|
|Date of decision:||03 June 2002|
|Case number:||T 1268/01|
|IPC class:||C08L 69/00|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Flame retardant composition of polyerstercarbonate, halogenated polycarbonate, potassium diphenylsulfone sulfonate and polytetrafluoroethylene|
|Applicant name:||GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY|
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|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal contests the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office posted 22. June 2001 refusing the European patent application No. 97 308 398.3.
The Appellant filed a Notice of Appeal by letter received on 16 August 2001 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date. 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 13 March 2002 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, 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 given the opportunity of filing observations within two months and attention was drawn to Article 122 EPC.
III. No answer was 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.