|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T080304.20050211|
|Date of decision:||11 February 2005|
|Case number:||T 0803/04|
|IPC class:||C08L 101/14|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Mixed-bed ion-exchange hydrogel-forming polymer compositions and absorbent members comprising relatively high concentrations of these compositions|
|Applicant name:||The Procter & Gamble 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 31 October 2003 refusing the European patent application No. 98 907 412.5.
The Appellant filed a Notice of Appeal by letter received on 9 January 2004 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 28 July 2004 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant 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.