T 1626/18 () of 15.10.2018

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2018:T162618.20181015
Date of decision: 15 October 2018
Case number: T 1626/18
Application number: 02290839.6
IPC class: G01R 31/3185
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Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Configurable scan path structure
Applicant name: Texas Instruments Incorporated
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 3 January 2018 to refuse European patent application 02290839.6.

II. The appellant filed a notice of appeal on 5 March 2018 and paid the appeal fee on the same day.

III. By communication of 28 June 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 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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