T 0328/99 () of 21.8.2000

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T032899.20000821
Date of decision: 21 August 2000
Case number: T 0328/99
Application number: 91903081.7
IPC class: F27D 11/02
H05B 3/66
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 14 KB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: High Temperature Diffusion Furnace
Applicant name: THERMTEC, INC.
Board: 3.4.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 108
European Patent Convention 1973 R 65(1)
Keywords: Missing Statement of Grounds


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Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal contests the decision of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office posted 18. January 1999, concerning maintenance of the European patent No. 0 514 407 in amended form.

The Appellant (Patentee) filed a Notice of Appeal on 26. March 1999 and paid the fee for appeal on the same date.

No Statement of Grounds was filed. The Notice of Appeal contains nothing that could be regarded as a statement of grounds pursuant to Article 108 EPC.

II. By a communication dated 15 May 2000 sent by registered letter with advice of delivery, the Registry of the Board informed the Appellant that no Statement of Grounds had been filed and that the appeal could be expected to be rejected as inadmissible. The Appellant was invited to file observations within two months.

III. No answer to the Registry's communication has been received.

Reasons for the Decision

As no written statement setting out the grounds of appeal has been filed, the appeal has to be rejected as inadmissible, (Article 108 EPC in conjunction with Rule 65(1) EPC).


For these reasons it is decided that:

The appeal is rejected as inadmissible.

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