T 1760/11 ((-)-Omeprazole Mg/ASTRAZENECA) of 16.11.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T176011.20121116
Date of decision: 16 November 2012
Case number: T 1760/11
Petition for review: R 0009/13, R 0011/13, R 0012/13, R 0010/13, R 0013/13, R 0005/13
Application number: 00108480.5
IPC class: C07D 401/12
A61K 31/44
A61P 1/04
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 466.625K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished | Unpublished v2
Title of application: Magnesium salt of the (-)-enantiomer of omeprazole and its use
Applicant name: AstraZeneca AB
Opponent name: Hexal AG
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Mepha AG
STADA Arzneimittel AG
Pinewood Laboratories Limited
Actavis Group hf.
Lupin Limited
Zentiva a.s.
Generics [UK] Limited
Ratiopharm GmbH
lA Pharma GmbH
Hexal Pharma GmbH
Hörnchen, Ulrich, Dr.
Board: 3.3.01
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 24(3)
European Patent Convention Art 54
European Patent Convention Art 56
European Patent Convention Art 87
European Patent Convention Art 100(b)
European Patent Convention Art 100(c)
European Patent Convention Art 112a(2)(c)
European Patent Convention Art 113(1)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention R 106
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 12(4)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(1)
Keywords: Admissibility of first partiality objection (yes), second (no)
Res judicata (no)
Main request, added matter (yes)
Auxiliary request 1, allowable
Added matter (no)
Sufficiency (yes), starting material retrievable from Chemical Abstracts
Novelty (yes), specific salt
Inventive step (yes), post-published evidence (yes), unexpected advantage
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (no)
Objection under Rule 106 EPC dismissed


Cited decisions:
T 0206/83
T 0296/87
T 0292/92
T 0167/93
T 0990/96
T 1028/96
T 0967/97
T 0609/02
T 0401/04
T 0591/04
T 1329/04
T 0021/08
Citing decisions:
T 0833/11
T 1677/11
T 1872/14

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