|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T061602.20021015|
|Date of decision:||15 October 2002|
|Case number:||T 0616/02|
|IPC class:||H01L 21/22|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Process for controlling dopant diffusion in a semiconductor layer and semiconductor layer formed thereby|
|Applicant name:||AT&T Corp.|
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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 dated 23. October 2001 refusing the European patent application No. 95 308 347.4. The Appellant filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 14 December 2001 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day. No Statement of Grounds was filed. The notice of appeal contains nothing that can be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.
II. By a communication dated 26 July 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 invited to be file observations within two months.
III No answer has been given 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:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.