T 1839/11 () of 29.6.2012

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2012:T183911.20120629
Date of decision: 29 June 2012
Case number: T 1839/11
Application number: 05785170.1
IPC class: A23K 1/00
A23K 1/165
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 58.832K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Enzyme granules
Applicant name: Novozymes A/S
Opponent name: DANISCO A/S
Board: 3.3.09
Headnote: 1. A document filed in proceedings and which serves the purpose of informing the public about the patent may not ordinarily be excluded from file inspection under Rule 144 EPC and Article 1(2) of the Decision of the President dated 12 July 2007 even though such inspection would be prejudicial to the legitimate personal or economic interests of natural or legal persons (Points 3.2 - 3.6).
2. Where a filed document contains information, some of which serves the purpose of informing the public about the patent but some of which does not, the filing of a version of the document in a form from which the latter information has been redacted may form the proper basis for an order excluding the unredacted document from file inspection under Rule 144 EPC, the redacted version being open to file inspection (Points 3.8 and 3.11).
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 128(4)
European Patent Convention R 144(d)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(1)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(3)
Art 001(2)of the Decision President dated 12 July 2007
Keywords: Admissibility of new requests (no)
Exclusion from file inspection
Catchwords:

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Cited decisions:
G 0001/03
G 0002/10
J 0023/10
T 0379/01
T 1401/05
T 1049/08
T 2464/10
Citing decisions:
T 2522/10

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