|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2017:T015217.20170803|
|Date of decision:||03 August 2017|
|Case number:||T 0152/17|
|IPC class:||C08G 65/00|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||IMPROVED PROCESS FOR PREPARING A POLY(ARYL ETHER KETONE) USING A HIGH PURITY 4,4'-DIFLUOROBENZOPHENONE|
|Applicant name:||Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC.|
|Opponent name:||Victrex Manufacturing Limited
Evonik Degussa GmbH
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds
Oral proceedings - no
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. The appeal is directed against the decision of the Opposition Division of 6 October 2016, posted on 8 November 2016.
II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 3 January 2017 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.
III. By communication of 4 April 2017, 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 conjunction with Rule 126(2) 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.