|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2009:T064709.20091211|
|Date of decision:||11 December 2009|
|Case number:||T 0647/09|
|IPC class:||C07D 213/73|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||4-[(di)alkylamino] pyridines as heat stable supernucleophilic catalysts|
|Applicant name:||Vertellus Specialties Inc.|
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|Keywords:||Missing statement of grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The applicant appealed against the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 26 September 2008 refusing European patent application No. 03027036.7.
The notice of appeal was filed on 8 December 2008 and the appeal fee was paid on the same day.
No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the four-month time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC. Nor did the notice of appeal contain anything that might be considered as such statement.
II. In a communication dated 30 April 2009, the appellant was informed that no statement setting out the grounds of appeal had been received and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible, furthermore that any observations should be filed within two months.
III. The appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.
Reasons for the Decision
As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC, the appeal is inadmissible pursuant to Rule 101(1) EPC.
For these reasons it is decided that:
The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.