G 0003/92 (Unlawful applicant) of 13.6.1994

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1994:G000392.19940613
Date of decision: 13 June 1994
Case number: G 0003/92
Referral: J 0001/91
Application number: 90304744.7
IPC class: A62B 35/04
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 1.393M)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Bypassing double action rope grip
Applicant name: Latchways Limited
Opponent name: -
Board: EBA
Headnote: When it has been adjudged by a final decision of a national court that a person other than the applicant is entitled to the grant of a European patent, and that person, in compliance with the specific requirements of Article 61(1) EPC, files a new European patent application in respect of the same invention under Article 61(1)(b) EPC, it is not a pre-condition for the application to be accepted that the earlier original usurping application is still pending before the EPO at the time the new application is filed.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 60
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 61
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 167
European Patent Convention 1973 R 13
European Patent Convention 1973 R 14
European Patent Convention 1973 R 15
European Patent Convention 1973 R 16
Protocol on Recognition Art 001
Protocol on Recognition Art 009
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal 12a
Keywords: Final decision by a national court
Party other than applicant entitled to patent
Third parties' interests
Withdrawal of original application by unlawful applicant
Filing of new application by lawful applicant


Cited decisions:
Citing decisions:
J 0001/91
J 0007/96
J 0008/96
J 0002/01
J 0006/03
J 0008/04
J 0020/05
J 0009/06
J 0013/12
J 0015/13
J 0016/14
J 0017/14
J 0018/14
J 0019/14
J 0020/14
J 0021/14
J 0022/14
J 0004/17
J 0005/17
J 0006/17
J 0007/17
J 0008/17
J 0009/17
T 2473/12
T 0205/14
T 0517/14

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