J 0037/89 (Rejection of extension of time limit) of 24.7.1991

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1991:J003789.19910724
Date of decision: 24 July 1991
Case number: J 0037/89
Application number: 84904177.7
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 477.762K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: -
Applicant name: Matsushita
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: If a request for extension of a time limit filed in good time has been rejected under Rule 84, second sentence, EPC, and the applicant considers this unjust, the ensuing loss of rights can only be overcome by a request for further processing under Article 121 EPC. At the same time, he may request reimbursement of the fee for further processing. This secondary request will have to be decided on in connection with the final decision. Under Article 106(3) EPC, the decision on the secondary request can be appealed together with the final decision. The appeal may also be confined to contesting the decision on the secondary request.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 96(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 106(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 121
European Patent Convention 1973 R 84
Keywords: Extension of time limit - Review of rejection of same


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