|European Case Law Identifier:||ECLI:EP:BA:2014:T136312.20141212|
|Date of decision:||12 December 2014|
|Case number:||T 1363/12|
|IPC class:||D06F 39/12
|Language of proceedings:||EN|
|Download and more information:||
|Title of application:||Reinforcement for the top plate of a drum washing machine|
|Applicant name:||Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.|
|Relevant legal provisions:||
|Keywords:||Amendments of application
Amendments - allowable (no)
Late-filed auxiliary requests - request clearly allowable (no)
The fundamental test under Article 123(2) EPC remains the "gold" standard referred to in G 2/10, namely, what would a skilled person directly and unambiguously derive, using common general knowledge, and seen objectively and relative to the date of filing, from the whole of the original disclosure.
The decision in T 2619/11 did not lay down a different test, namely, of what was "really disclosed" to the skilled person.
Decisions on Article 123(2) EPC are very case-specific and care should be taken in applying statements of Boards of Appeal made in the context of particular factual situations to other factual situations.
See point 1.2 of the Reasons.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018