T 0450/13 () of 24.3.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T045013.20150324
Date of decision: 24 March 2015
Case number: T 0450/13
Application number: 07254468.7
IPC class: C09J 7/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 681.020K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Emulsion based adhesive
Applicant name: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
Opponent name: Synthomer Deutschland GmbH
Board: 3.3.09
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 83
European Patent Convention Art 54
European Patent Convention Art 56
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)
European Patent Convention R 99(2)
Keywords: Sufficiency (yes)
Novelty (yes)
Inventive step (yes)
Admissibility of public prior use
Admissibility of new novelty attack
Admissibility of new inventive step attack
Catchwords:

1. Submitting new documents together with the statement of grounds of appeal without discussing them may obscure any argument the appellant may have intended to make in the statement of grounds of appeal.

It is in particular not acceptable if it is then necessary for the board and any other party to read the new documents, to identify the possibly relevant passages in them and then to knit them together to understand why, in view of these documents, the decision of the opposition division was in the appellant's view wrong (see in particular point 4.4 of the Reasons).

2. Not substantiating a public prior use in opposition proceedings but attempting to substantiate it in the statement of grounds of appeal may lead to the inadmissibility of this attack under Article 12(4) RPBA (see point 3 of the Reasons).

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G 0004/93
G 0001/99
T 0220/83
T 0213/85
T 0328/87
T 0145/88
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T 0922/05
T 1404/05
T 0390/07
T 0608/07
T 1581/08
T 0473/09
T 0495/10
T 1525/10
T 2542/10
T 2532/11
Citing decisions:
T 1404/14

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