J 0025/10 (Catheters having linear electrode arrays/MEDTRONIC VASCULAR) of 21.7.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:J002510.20110721
Date of decision: 21 July 2011
Case number: J 0025/10
Application number: 07865305.2
IPC class: A61B 5/042
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 128.608K)
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Published
Title of application: Catheters having linear electrode arrays and their method of use
Applicant name: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: Following the withdrawal of a European patent application, a refusal by the Examining Division of a request for a 75% refund of the examination fee, on the basis that substantive examination had already begun (Article 11(b) RFees), must be based on facts which objectively demonstrate that this is so.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 18(1)
European Patent Convention Art 94(1)
European Patent Convention R 10(2)
European Patent Convention R 103(1)(a)
European Patent Convention R 111(2)
Rules relating to fees Art 11(b)
Patent Cooperation Treaty R 43a(1)
Keywords: Partial refund of the examination fee (yes)
Start of substantive examination
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (yes)


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G 0003/08
J 0037/03
J 0038/03
T 0850/95
T 0278/00
Citing decisions:
J 0009/10

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