T 2459/12 () of 17.10.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T245912.20131017
Date of decision: 17 October 2013
Case number: T 2459/12
Application number: 05753499.2
IPC class: G09G 3/36
G02F 1/133
G09G 3/20
G09G 3/34
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM
Applicant name: Sony Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 82
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 92
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 94
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 157(2)(a)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 164(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 46(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 58
European Patent Convention 1973 R 71(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 86(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 86(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 112
European Patent Convention Art 94(3)
European Patent Convention Art 97(2)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention Art 150(2)
European Patent Convention Art 153(2)
European Patent Convention Art 153(5)
European Patent Convention Art 153(7)
European Patent Convention R 36(1)
European Patent Convention R 64(1)
European Patent Convention R 137(5)
European Patent Convention R 164(1)
European Patent Convention R 164(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(1)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(3)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(5)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15(6)
Patent Cooperation Treaty Art 11(3)
PCT 17(3)(a)
PCT 17(3)(b)
PCT 22(1)
PCT 27(1)
PCT 27(4)
PCT 34(3)(c)
PCT 45(1)
PCT R. 45a
PCT 45a(6)(a)(i)
Guidelines for examination in the EPO E-IX
Guidelines for examination in the EPO 5(7) (Edition of 2010)
Guidelines for examination in the EPO E-VIII
Guidelines for examination in the EPO 4(2)
Guidelines for examination in the EPO F-V
Guidelines for examination in the EPO 13(2)
Guidelines for examination in the EPO H-II
Guidelines for examination in the EPO 7.4(2)
VCLTIO)
Keywords: Applicant entitled to pursue subject-matter not covered by the European search report (no)
Applicant entitled to have further search report drawn up (no)
Applicability of Rule 137(5) EPC
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)
Catchwords:

The approach to the application of Rule 164(2) EPC which is set out in the Guidelines is confirmed (point 3.9).

Where, following the drawing up of a supplementary European search report by the EPO, an applicant files amended claims seeking protection for subject-matter which is not covered by the supplementary European search report as a result of the application of Rule 164(1) EPC, an objection under Rule 137(5) EPC should be raised (point 4.3).

Non-compliance with Rule 137(5) EPC is a ground for refusing an application (point 5.3).

A question regarding a point of law, the answer to which would affect only a relatively small number of applicants for a limited period of time, after which it would become obsolete, is not to be regarded as a question relating to a point of law of fundamental importance and therefore does not warrant a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (point 6).

Cited decisions:
G 0002/92
T 0178/84
T 0026/88
T 0442/95
T 0631/97
T 0708/00
T 1981/12
Citing decisions:
T 1265/13
T 2249/13

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