|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2008:T024608.20080814|
|Date of decision:||14 August 2008|
|Case number:||T 0246/08|
|IPC class:||G01V 1/16|
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
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|Title of application:||Coupling aid for seismic cable|
|Applicant name:||Services PÃ©troliers Schlumberger|
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|Keywords:||Substantial procedural violations (yes)|
To safeguard a party's right to be heard pursuant to Article 113(1) EPC a decision must show that all potentially refutative arguments adduced by a party are actually refutable; reasons 2.
A refusal of consent to amend made in advance of any amendment being submitted cannot be a reasonable exercise of discretion pursuant to Rule 137(3) EPC (former Rule 86(3) EPC 1973) and is ipso facto a substantial procedural violation; reasons 3.
The substantive legal requirement for the continued presence of claims in an application is expressed in Article 78(1)(c) EPC not in Article 113(2) EPC; reasons 5.
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