T 0944/14 () of 27.10.2014

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T094414.20141027
Date of decision: 27 October 2014
Case number: T 0944/14
Application number: 08158635.6
IPC class: B61D 15/06
B61G 11/16
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 207 KB)
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Collapsible element for absorbing energy in case of collision in a railway vehicle
Applicant name: ANSALDOBREDA S.p.A.
Opponent name: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
Board: 3.2.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 99(2)
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Opposition Division posted on 18 February 2014.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 23 April 2014 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. By communication of 14 July 2014, received by the appellant, the Registry of the Board informed the appellant that it appeared from the file that the written statement of grounds of appeal had not been filed and that it was therefore to be expected that the appeal would be rejected as inadmissible pursuant to Article 108, third sentence, EPC 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.

IV. No reply was received.

Reasons for the Decision

No written statement setting out the grounds of appeal was filed within the time limit provided by Article 108, third sentence, EPC. In addition, the notice of appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC and Rule 99(2) EPC. Therefore, 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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