T 1979/11 () of 28.6.2013

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2013:T197911.20130628
Date of decision: 28 June 2013
Case number: T 1979/11
Application number: 01967300.3
IPC class: A23K 1/00
A23K 1/16
B01J 2/00
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 152.842K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Process for the preparation of granules of methionine
Applicant name: Adisseo France S.A.S.
Opponent name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Board: 3.3.09
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 56
European Patent Convention Art 83
European Patent Convention Art 84
Keywords: Exception from the prohibition of reformatio in peius - yes (main and auxiliary request)
Amendments - Clarity and sufficiency of disclosure - yes
Inventive step - no (main and auxiliary request)

The fact that the broadening of a claim in appeal proceedings where the opponent is the sole appellant results from a reaction of the respondent to an objection raised by the appellant for the first time in the appeal proceedings may justify a deviation from the principle of the prohibition of reformatio in peius (point 2.1; T 1843/09 followed).

Cited decisions:
G 0001/99
T 1843/09
Citing decisions:
T 0061/10
T 0111/10

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