T 1427/18 (Key derivation during inter-network handover/NOKIA) of 14.9.2018

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2018:T142718.20180914
Date of decision: 14 September 2018
Case number: T 1427/18
Application number: 10851202.1
IPC class: H04W 12/04
H04W 36/14
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 220 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Key derivation during inter-network handover
Applicant name: Nokia Technologies Oy
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 108
Keywords: Admissibility of appeal - missing statement of grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. This appeal is against the decision of the examining division, posted on 13 December 2017, refusing European patent application No. 10851202.1, publication No. WO 2011/140695.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 23 February 2018 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. With a communication dated 12 June 2018, reception of which was confirmed by the appellant, the registrar 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 within the given time limit.

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.

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