J 0032/95 (Power of Exam. Div.to refuse reimbursement of appeal fee) of 24.3.1999

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1999:J003295.19990324
Date of decision: 24 March 1999
Case number: J 0032/95
Application number: 92200280.3
IPC class: F16H 61/06
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Title of application: Control apparatus for regulating engagement of a fluid operated torque transmitting device
Applicant name: General Motors Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.1.01
Headnote: 1. Under Rule 67 EPC, in the event of interlocutory revision, the department whose decision has been impugned does not have the power to refuse a requested reimbursement of the appeal fee.
2. Such power lies with the board of appeal.
3. If the department whose decision is contested considers the requirements of Article 109 EPC for interlocutory revision as being fulfilled, but not the requirements of Rule 67 EPC for reimbursement of the appeal fee, it shall rectify its decision and remit the request for reimbursement of the appeal fee to the board of appeal for a decision.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 106(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 109
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 113(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 51(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 67
Keywords: Object of appeal - interlocutory revision - power of Examining Division to refuse reimbursement of appeal fee - no - substantial procedural violation


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