T 0564/10 () of 13.10.2010

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2010:T056410.20101013
Date of decision: 13 October 2010
Case number: T 0564/10
Application number: 00907041.8
IPC class: G06F 9/445
G06F 17/30
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 12 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Pre-defined hardware and software bundle ready for database applications
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 101(1)
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds of appeal


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appellant contests the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office dated 1 October 2010 refusing European patent application No. 00907041.8.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 11 December 2010 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

The notice of appeal contains an auxiliary request for oral proceedings.

A written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was not 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 a statement.

II. In a communication dated 23 March 2010, the Board informed the appellant that no statement setting out the grounds of appeal had been received and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The appellant was informed that any observations should be filed within two months.

III. The appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.

In a letter dated 30 March 2010 the appellant declared that the auxiliary request for oral proceedings was not intended to apply to the question of inadmissibility of the appeal.

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.

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