T 0023/10 (Admission of requests filed with the statement of grounds of appeal) of 18.1.2011

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2011:T002310.20110118
Date of decision: 18 January 2011
Case number: T 0023/10
Petition for review: R 0013/11
Application number: 02007397.9
IPC class: A61K 9/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 50.250K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Powder for use in dry powder inhalers
Applicant name: Vectura Limited
Opponent name: Norton Healthcare Limited
Board: 3.3.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 100(c)
European Patent Convention Art 108 Sent 3
European Patent Convention Art 113
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention R 99(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(4)
Keywords: Admissibility of the appeal - statement of grounds of appeal – assessment of the appeal as a whole
New claim requests filed with the statement of grounds of appeal – admission into proceedings - procedure proper to an administrative court

A patentee withholding claim requests in opposition proceedings is precluded, under Article 12(4) RPBA, from having those requests admitted on appeal, since the patentee would otherwise be permitted to disadvantage the adverse parties by conducting appeal proceedings contrary to its actions before the opposition division.

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