T 0061/10 () of 13.11.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T006110.20131113
Date of decision: 13 November 2013
Case number: T 0061/10
Application number: 97950300.0
IPC class: A61K 9/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 368.078K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Applicant name: Galderma S.A.
Opponent name: Dr.August Wolff GmbH & Co. Arzneimittel
Board: 3.3.07
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 56
Keywords: Main request and auxiliary requests 1 and 3, prohibition of reformatio in peius (yes)
Auxiliary request 2, inventive step (no)
Auxiliary request 4, admission into proceedings (no)

In decisions G 1/99, T 1843/09 and T 1979/11 the existence of a causal link between the limiting feature to be deleted and the new situation arising on appeal was a necessary precondition for justifying an exception to the principle of prohibition of

reformatio in peius for reasons of equity. As this precondition is not fulfilled in the present case, a departure from the principle of prohibition of reformatio in peius based on analogies with the cases underlying those decisions is not justified.

Cited decisions:
G 0001/99
T 1843/09
T 1979/11
Citing decisions:

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