J 0002/12 (Missing drawings) of 7.8.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:J000212.20130807
Date of decision: 07 August 2013
Case number: J 0002/12
Application number: 08154835.6
IPC class: G03G 15/00
G03G 15/01
B41J 13/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 149.153K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Image forming apparatus
Applicant name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention R 56
European Patent Convention R 40(1)
Keywords: Drawings to be added to application documents - yes

Where (a) the description as filed with an application includes references to numbered drawings and (b) drawings with corresponding numbering are also filed with the application, different drawings may nevertheless be filed later under Rule 56 EPC as "missing drawings" if it can be established without having to apply technical knowledge that the drawings originally filed with the application are not the drawings referred to in the description and that the later-filed drawings are the drawings referred to in the description (see point 9).

Cited decisions:
J 0027/10
Citing decisions:
J 0012/14

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