T 0814/02 () of 15.11.2002

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2002:T081402.20021115
Date of decision: 15 November 2002
Case number: T 0814/02
Application number: 96116009.0
IPC class: H01L 29/732
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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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Versions: Unpublished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: Bipolar transistor with a reduced collector series resistance and method for fabricating the same
Applicant name: NEC CORPORATION
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
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 Examining Division of the European Patent Office dated 17 January 2002, refusing the European patent application No. 96 116 009.0.

The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 13 March 2002 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

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 30 August 2002, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no statement of grounds has been filed and that the appeal was expected to be rejected as inadmissible. In the communication, the Appellant's attention was also drawn to Rule 84a EPC and Article 122 EPC. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No answer has been given within the two months 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.

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