T 0049/04 (Text Processor/WALKER) of 18.10.2005

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T004904.20051018
Date of decision: 18 October 2005
Case number: T 0049/04
Application number: 97935052.7
IPC class: G09B 17/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 79.708K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Text processor
Applicant name: Walker, Randall C.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.03
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
Keywords: Invention within the meaning of Article 52(1) EPC (yes)
Inventive step (yes)

"Following T 643/00 rather than T 125/04, the presentation of natural language text on a display in a manner which improves readability, enabling the user to perform their task more efficiently, relates to how, ie by what physical arrangement of the text, cognitive content is conveyed to the reader and can thus be considered as contributing to a technical solution to a technical problem; reasons 4.5 to 4.7.

Cited decisions:
T 0641/00
T 0643/00
T 0258/03
T 0125/04
Citing decisions:
T 0928/03
T 1023/06
T 1143/06
T 0509/07
T 0528/07
T 1575/07
T 1793/07
T 1741/08
T 1214/09
T 1562/11
T 1715/11

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