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T 0585/13 () of 10.6.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T058513.20130610
Date of decision: 10 June 2013
Case number: T 0585/13
Application number: 06809487.9
IPC class: G01R 33/36
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 90.282K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Simultaneous MR-excitation of multiple nuclei with a single RF amplifier
Applicant name: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards GmbH
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
Keywords: -


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal lies from the decision of the examining division to refuse the European patent application No. 06 809 487.9. The decision was notified by registered letter dated 18 September 2012.

II. The appellant (applicant) filed a notice of appeal against said decision by a letter received on 23 October 2012 and paid the prescribed appeal fee on the same day.

III. No 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 constituting such a statement.

IV. In a communication dated 12 March 2013 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Board informed the appellant that no written statement of grounds had been received and that the appeal should be expected to be rejected as inadmissible pursuant to Article 108 EPC, third sentence, in conjunction with Rule 101(1) EPC. The appellant was informed that any observations had to be filed within two months of notification of the communication which reached the addressee on 18 March 2013.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement of grounds of appeal has been filed within the time limit provided for in Article 108 EPC, the appeal is inadmissible pursuant to Rule 101(1) EPC.

The inadmissibility of the appeal is effective from the date of expiry of the period of four months of notification of the impugned decision.


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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