T 0032/11 (Method of sending messages/NOKIA) of 12.4.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T003211.20110412
Date of decision: 12 April 2011
Case number: T 0032/11
Application number: 04101874.8
IPC class: H04Q 7/22
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 14.985K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Method of sending messages and wireless station
Applicant name: Nokia Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
Keywords: Missing statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal lies from the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office refusing European patent application No. 04101874.8. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery to the applicant dated 19 July 2010.

The appellant filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 29 September 2010. The payment of the appeal fee was recorded on the same day.

II. By a communication dated 13 January 2011 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the registry of the board informed the appellant that no statement of grounds of appeal 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 has been given to the registry's communication within the time limit.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, and as the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds of appeal 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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