T 1028/99 () of 6.4.2000

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T102899.20000406
Date of decision: 06 April 2000
Case number: T 1028/99
Application number: 97111110.9
IPC class: A61B 17/12
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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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Versions: Unpublished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: Endovascular electrolytically detachable guidewire tip
Applicant name: The Regents of the University of California
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.2.02
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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Citing decisions:

Summary of Facts and Submissions

I. The appeal lies from the decision of the Examining Division of the European Patent Office dated 26. May 1999 refusing the European patent application No. 97 111 110.9. The decision was dispatched by registered letter with advice of delivery on 2. June 1999. The applicant filed a notice of appeal by letter received on 27 July 1999 and paid the fee for appeal on 27 July 1999. 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 29 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.

III. 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.

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