T 1500/10 () of 20.12.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T150010.20121220
Date of decision: 20 December 2012
Case number: T 1500/10
Application number: 01130605.7
IPC class: A61F 2/06
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 140.394K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations
Applicant name: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.2.08
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 84
European Patent Convention Art 112(3)
European Patent Convention Art 113(1)
European Patent Convention Art 116(1)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention R 71(2)
European Patent Convention R 103(1)
European Patent Convention R 115(1)
European Patent Convention R 115(2)
European Patent Convention R 111(1)
Keywords: Clarity and allowability of amendments - (yes)
Reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)
Catchwords:

If oral proceedings take place at the instance of the European Patent Office because it considers this to be expedient under Article 116(1) EPC and the duly summoned party does not attend them without serious reasons, this conduct can have the consequence that it would not be equitable to reimburse the appeal fee."

Cited decisions:
G 0004/92
T 0197/88
T 0051/91
T 0951/92
Citing decisions:
T 1734/10
T 0167/11
T 0169/12

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