T 2022/10 () of 18.5.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T202210.20110518
Date of decision: 18 May 2011
Case number: T 2022/10
Application number: 01971232.2
IPC class: A61F 13/537
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Acquisition distribution layer having void volumes for an absorbent article
Applicant name: Tredegar Film Products Corporation
Opponent name: Pantex Sud S.r.l.
Board: 3.2.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Inadmissibility of the appeal


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. This matter concerns an appeal against the interlocutory decision of the Opposition Division posted on 19 July 2010, concerning the maintenance of European patent No. 1 318 781 in amended form.

II. The appellant (proprietor) filed a notice of appeal on 29 September 2010 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date. No statement setting out the grounds for that appeal was filed. The notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC, third sentence, and Rule 101(1) EPC.

III. By a communication dated 03 January 2011, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery and received on 17 January 2011, 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.

IV. No response to the Registry's communication was received.

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, third sentence, in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that :

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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