T 0834/09 (Public availability/HYDRO-QUEBEC) of 2.2.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T083409.20120202
Date of decision: 02 February 2012
Case number: T 0834/09
Application number: 97923437.4
IPC class: H01M 4/58
C01B 25/26
C01B 25/45
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 24.858K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Cathode materials for secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries
Applicant name: Hydro-Québec
Opponent name: VALENCE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Board: 3.3.05
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 54(1)
European Patent Convention Art 54(2)
Keywords: Novelty (no): document publicly available before the priority date
Catchwords:

The reception and date stamping of an incoming document by a staff member of a public library makes the document available to the public.

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