T 0928/03 (Video game/KONAMI) of 2.6.2006

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2006:T092803.20060602
Date of decision: 02 June 2006
Case number: T 0928/03
Application number: 97120468.0
IPC class: G06F 19/00
A63F 9/22
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 81.821K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Video game system and storage medium for storing program for use in the video game system
Applicant name: KONAMI CO., LTD.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.5.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
Keywords: Visualisation of a possibly concealed graphic indicator in an interactive video game - exclusively addressing a mental process (no)
Shape of graphic indicator - merely aesthetic creation (yes)
Specific implementation of game rule requirements - technical contribution (yes)
Inventive step (yes)


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T 0258/03
T 0049/04
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T 0756/06
T 1023/06
T 1543/06
T 0336/07
T 0823/07
T 0859/07
T 1793/07
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T 1937/09
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T 1562/11
T 1734/11
T 1461/12
T 1952/12
T 1802/13
T 0336/14

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