T 1458/11 (NOx storage catalyst/Toyota) of 23.10.2014

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T145811.20141023
Date of decision: 23 October 2014
Case number: T 1458/11
Application number: 03010821.1
IPC class: B01D 53/94
B01J 23/63
B01J 37/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 424.562K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: NOx storage catalyst
Opponent name: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles S.A.
Board: 3.3.05
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention R 103(1)(a)
European Patent Convention Art 54
European Patent Convention Art 56
European Patent Convention Art 83
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention Art 123(3)
Keywords: Oral submissions by an accompanying person in opposition proceedings (yes allowable - in conformity with G 4/95)
Requirements of G 4/95 to be met throughout the oral proceedings (yes - duty of the opposition division to ensure)
Party's obligation to inform the opposition division that requirements of G4/95 are not met (yes - as soon as it becomes aware thereof)
Procedural violation (no) - reimbursement of the appeal fee (no)
Novelty - main request (yes)
Inventive step - main request (no)
Inventive step - obvious alternative
Auxiliary request 1 - sufficiency of disclosure (yes)
Auxiliary request 1 - amendments (allowable)
Auxiliary request 1 - inventive step (yes)

See reasons 8 to 8.4

Cited decisions:
G 0004/95
R 0002/08
Citing decisions:

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