T 1443/07 () of 11.4.2008

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2008:T144307.20080411
Date of decision: 11 April 2008
Case number: T 1443/07
Application number: 98904615.6
IPC class: B60R 16/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 19.401K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Multimedia information and control system for automobiles
Applicant name: American Calcar Inc.
Opponent name: -
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 is directed against the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office, posted 15 February 2007, granting a European patent pursuant to Article 97(2) EPC 1973.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 13 April 2007 and paid the fee for appeal on the same day.

II. By a communication dated 11 September 2007, sent by registered post, the Board informed the appellant that it appeared that no written statement of grounds of appeal had been filed and that it was to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No observations were received 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 that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC 1973. The appeal therefore has to be rejected as inadmissible (Rule 65(1) EPC 1973).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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