T 0893/03 () of 17.11.2005

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T089303.20051117
Date of decision: 17 November 2005
Case number: T 0893/03
Application number: 89912503.3
IPC class: C09K 5/04
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 52 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Tetrafluoroethane composition for a refrigerator
Opponent name: Nippon Oil Co. Ltd.
Board: 3.3.10
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. In its decision dated 18 June 2003 the Opposition Division maintained the European patent No. 0 406 433 in amended form.

II. The Appellant (Opponent) appealed against the decision of the Opposition Division on 14 August 2003, requesting that the patent be revoked. The appeal fee was paid on 14 August 2003. No Statement of Grounds has been filed.

III. By a communication dated 2 December 2003 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.

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