T 0445/08 (Water Filtration/Zenon/Identity of the Appellant) of 26.3.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T044508.20150326
Date of decision: 26 March 2015
Case number: T 0445/08
Application number: 99955620.2
IPC class: B01D 65/08
B01D 61/22
C02F 1/44
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 390.388K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished | Published
Applicant name: Zenon Technology Partnership
Opponent name: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
Board: 3.3.07
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention R 139
Keywords: Admissibility of appeal - notice of appeal - name and address of appellant
Admissibility of appeal - correction of error establishment of the true intention beyond any reasonable doubt[yes]

If the notice of appeal is to be considered in the context of the file history, the true intention needs to be confirmed by external facts and evidence at least to prevent that requirements such as those of Article 107 EPC be circumvented (point 9).

In applying Rule 139 EPC to a party's request to correct a mistake in the notice of appeal in respect of the identity of the appellant, the principle of legal certainly needs to be taken into consideration (point 10).

Cited decisions:
G 0001/12
J 0008/80
J 0006/91
J 0019/03
T 0824/00
Citing decisions:
T 1911/09
T 1961/09
T 0610/11
T 0244/12
T 0615/14
T 0579/16

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