T 1477/14 () of 14.10.2014

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T147714.20141014
Date of decision: 14 October 2014
Case number: T 1477/14
Application number: 06781622.3
IPC class: H01L 21/50
H01L 51/50
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 216 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Applicant name: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: "Appeal inadmissible - no statement of the grounds of appeal"


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. This is an appeal against the refusal of European patent application No. 06781622.3, posted on 22 January 2014.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 28 March 2014 and paid the appeal fee on the same day. No separate statement of grounds of appeal was filed.

III. By a communication dated 11 July 2014, sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the appellant was informed that no statement of grounds of appeal had been filed and that, therefore, it was 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 invited to file observations within two months.

IV. No answer has been given to the communication within the time limit. No request for re-establishment of rights was filed.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed and as the notice of appeal does not contain anything that could be regarded as a statement of grounds of appeal according to Article 108, third sentence, and Rule 99(2) EPC, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible (Article 108, third sentence, 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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