T 0951/08 () of 13.3.2009

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2009:T095108.20090313
Date of decision: 13 March 2009
Case number: T 0951/08
Application number: 02405386.0
IPC class: C08K 3/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 13 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Pigment compositions with modified block copolymer dispersants
Applicant name: Ciba Holding Inc.
Opponent name: Arkema France
BYK-Chemie GmbH
Board: 3.3.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 101(1)
Keywords: Missing Statement of Grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office posted 27 March 2008 revoking European patent No. 1275689.

The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 14 May 2008. The fee for appeal was paid on the same day.

No Statement of Grounds was filed.

II. By a communication dated 10 September 2008 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 file observations within two months.

III. No answer to the Registry's communication has been received.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed and the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a Statement of Grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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