T 0109/08 (Dental Composite/KERR) of 27.1.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T010908.20120127
Date of decision: 27 January 2012
Case number: T 0109/08
Application number: 99925867.6
IPC class: A61K 6/083
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 46.303K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Optimum particle sized hybrid composite
Applicant name: Kerr Corporation
Opponent name: 3M ESPE AG
Board: 3.3.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 111(1)
European Patent Convention Art 111(2)
European Patent Convention Art 114
European Patent Convention Art 83
European Patent Convention 1973 R 67
Keywords: Admission of late-filed ground for opposition (yes) - discretionary power exercised erroneously - remittal

A board of appeal, when reviewing the opposition division's exercise of discretion under Article 114(2) EPC, has the power to overrule a decision not to admit a late-filed ground of opposition, if the board concludes that the opposition division based its decision on manifestly incorrect technical assumptions or on an erroneous approach to applying said ground of opposition since this amounts to a misuse of the discretionary power under Article 114(2) EPC.

Cited decisions:
G 0007/93
T 0961/00
Citing decisions:
T 1444/13
T 0047/14
T 0820/14
T 0746/15

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