T 0150/02 () of 26.9.2002

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T015002.20020926
Date of decision: 26 September 2002
Case number: T 0150/02
Application number: 93102313.9
IPC class: B21B 1/24
B21B 37/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 14 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Tandem mill system and work roll crossing mill
Applicant name: Hitachi, Ltd.
Opponent name: SMS Demag AG
Board: 3.2.01
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 posted 18. December 2001 rejecting the opposition filed against the European patent No. 0 555 882. The notice of appeal was received on 7 February 2002, and the fee for appeal was paid on the same day.

II. By a communication dated 3 June 2002 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.

III. The Appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.

Reasons for the Decision

No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed. Furthermore the notice of appeal contains nothing which could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC. The appeal therefore has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC, second sentence, in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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