T 0244/00 (Remote-control/MATSUSHITA) of 15.11.2001

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2001:T024400.20011115
Date of decision: 15 November 2001
Case number: T 0244/00
Application number: 90105726.5
IPC class: H04B 1/20
G08C 23/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 68.636K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus
Applicant name: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
Opponent name: Interessengemeinschaft für Rundfunkschutzrechte GmbH
Schutzrechtsverwertung & Co. KG
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
Keywords: Inventive step - no
Catchwords:

The graphic design of menus is, as a rule, not a technical aspect of a menu-driven control system. Nor is the practical use of such menus genuinely a problem which the skilled person, in his function as a technical expert, is confronted with. (Point 12 of the Reasons for the Decision)

Cited decisions:
T 0641/00
Citing decisions:
T 0643/00
T 0928/03
T 0125/04
T 1143/06
T 1741/08
T 0505/13

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