T 1902/17 (SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM/LEONARDO) of 12.10.2018

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2018:T190217.20181012
Date of decision: 12 October 2018
Case number: T 1902/17
Application number: 08717416.5
IPC class: G01S 7/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 221 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Applicant name: LEONARDO MW LTD
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
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 Examining Division of 6 March 2017 to refuse European patent application No. 08 717 416.5.

II. The Appellant filed a notice of appeal on 8 May 2017 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. By communication of 6 July 2018, received by the Appellant, 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. The Appellant was informed that any observations had to be filed within two months of notification of the communication.

IV. The Appellant did not file observations in response to the communication.

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 Rules 126(2) and 131 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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