T 0167/11 () of 22.1.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T016711.20150122
Date of decision: 22 January 2015
Case number: T 0167/11
Application number: 04256632.3
IPC class: C23C 10/30
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 484.319K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Diffusion coating process
Applicant name: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Opponent name: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
Board: 3.2.07
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 100(b)
European Patent Convention Art 100(c)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(4)
European Patent Convention Art 54
European Patent Convention Art 56
European Patent Convention R 76(2)(c)
European Patent Convention R 77(1)
Keywords: New grounds for opposition, new lines of attack based on documents not used or substantiated in the opposition proceedings, new documents (not admitted)
Inventive step - (yes, could-would approach)
Documents filed with the opposition, but not substantiated: not considered instead of "not admitted", see point 3
Catchwords:

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Cited decisions:
G 0009/91
G 0010/91
G 0001/95
R 0011/11
T 1704/06
T 1067/08
T 0936/09
T 1125/10
T 1500/10
T 1400/11
Citing decisions:
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