T 0963/02 (Electromigration/IBM) of 29.9.2004

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2004:T096302.20040929
Date of decision: 29 September 2004
Case number: T 0963/02
Application number: 99301767.2
IPC class: H01L 23/532
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 37.034K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Copper interconnection structure incorporating a metal seed layer
Applicant name: International Business Machines Corporation
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 84
European Patent Convention 1973 R 33(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 68(2)
Keywords: Inventive step (yes)
Abstract and claim in contradiction to the description in a prior art document
Catchwords:

General and ambiguous disclosure in the abstract and claim of a prior art document construed in the light of the specific embodiments described in the document.

Cited decisions:
T 0056/87
T 0450/89
T 0278/00
T 0897/03
Citing decisions:
T 1612/07
T 0868/08
T 1614/08
T 2366/11
T 2509/11
T 0591/17
T 1922/17

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