T 0144/09 () of 4.5.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T014409.20110504
Date of decision: 04 May 2011
Case number: T 0144/09
Petition for review: R 0011/11
Application number: 99113776.1
IPC class: B66B 11/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 63.830K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Traction sheave elevator
Applicant name: Kone Corporation
Opponent name: INVENTIO AG
ORONA E.I.C S. Coop.
Otis Elevator Company
Board: 3.2.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(4)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(1)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 16(1)(e)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention Art 112a
European Patent Convention Art 113(1)
European Patent Convention Art 113(2)
European Patent Convention Art 104(1)
European Patent Convention R 106
European Patent Convention R 100(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(a)
Keywords: Main request and first, second, fourth and sixth auxiliary requests - not admitted (Art. 12(4) RPBA)
Third auxiliary request - added subject-matter (Art. 123(2) EPC)
Fifth auxiliary request - not admitted (Art. 13(1) RPBA)
Referral of question to Enlarged Board of Appeal - rejected
Objection under Rule 106 EPC - dismissed
Apportionment of costs - requests rejected

1. A request can be held inadmissible under Article 12(4) RPBA when added subject-matter held unallowable during proceedings before the opposition division is not removed at least by way of an auxiliary request filed in those proceedings, but only by way of a request filed during the appeal proceedings (Reasons 1.4).

2. The applicability of Article 12(4) RPBA is not restricted by the time limit for filing the grounds of appeal or any reply thereto (Reasons 1.17).

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Offical Journal of the EPO

Case Law Book: IV Divisional Applications

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