T 0771/11 (Arrangement for implementing voice transmission/APPLE INC.) of 20.10.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T077111.20111020
Date of decision: 20 October 2011
Case number: T 0771/11
Application number: 06764542.4
IPC class: H04M 7/12
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 15.034K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Arrangement for implementing voice transmission
Applicant name: Apple Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Missing Statement of Grounds


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal lies from the decision of the examining division of the European Patent Office refusing the European patent application 06764542.4. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery to the applicant on 14 October 2010.

II. The appellant (applicant) filed a notice of appeal by a letter received on 23 October 2010. The payment of the appeal fee was recorded on the same day.

No statement of grounds was filed.

III. By a communication dated 29 April 2011, sent by registered post 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 pursuant to Article 108, third sentence, EPC in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC. The appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

IV. 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 within the time limit provided by Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 126(2) EPC 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 (Rule 101(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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