|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T079899.20000316|
|Date of decision:||16 March 2000|
|Case number:||T 0798/99|
|IPC class:||C21D 9/02|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Method of manufacturing a leaf of a leaf spring|
|Applicant name:||HORIKIRI SPRING MFG. CO. LTD.|
|Opponent name:||Verband der Deutschen Federnindustrie|
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Missing Statement of Grounds|
Summary of Facts and Submissions
I. In its decision posted on 10 June 1999 the Opposition Division maintained the European patent No. 0 431 224 in amended form.
II. The proprietor of the patent appealed against the decision of the Opposition Division and paid the appeal fee on 10 August 1999.
III. By a communication dated 7 December 1999 and sent by registered post, 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.
IV. The Appellant filed no observations in response to said communication.
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.