T 0383/11 (Hybrid generator apparatus/Da Ponte) of 17.4.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T038311.20120417
Date of decision: 17 April 2012
Case number: T 0383/11
Application number: 97954466.5
IPC class: H02J 9/06
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 62.872K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Hybrid generator apparatus
Applicant name: Da Ponte, Manuel Dos Santos
Opponent name: Cummins Inc.
Board: 3.5.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 56
Keywords: New requests after remittal which reopen examination - admissibility - main and first auxiliary requests (no)
Main and first auxiliary requests - disregarded
Second auxiliary request - inventive step (yes)

When after remittal the proprietor files new requests which require examination to be re-opened on issues that have already been judged upon by the Board of Appeal, without the justification that might be provided, for example, by the proprietor being faced with a new situation, then such requests should be deemed to be inadmissible.

See reasons for the decision, point 1.

Cited decisions:
G 0002/98
T 0796/02
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