T 0415/15 (Fc gamma RIIB antibodies/MACROGENICS) of 7.10.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T041515.20151007
Date of decision: 07 October 2015
Case number: T 0415/15
Application number: 05854332.3
IPC class: C07K 16/00
A61K 39/395
C07H 21/04
C12N 15/00
A01N 63/00
C07K 1/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 215 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Fc gamma RIIB-specific antibodies and methods of use thereof
Applicant name: MacroGenics, Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.04
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention R 101(1)
Keywords: "Missing statement of grounds"


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Examining Division of 1 September 2014 refusing European patent application No. 05854332.3.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on

11 November 2014 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. By communication of 6 March 2015, 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, neither the notice of appeal nor any other document filed contains anything 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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