T 1654/13 (Dilution-thickening surfactant system / UNILEVER) of 27.1.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T165413.20150127
Date of decision: 27 January 2015
Case number: T 1654/13
Application number: 07857298.9
IPC class: C11D 1/94
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: D
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 452.437K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Dishwashing composition
Applicant name: Unilever N.V.
Unilever PLC
Opponent name: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Board: 3.3.06
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
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(3)
European Patent Convention Art 52(1)
European Patent Convention Art 56
European Patent Convention Art 108
European Patent Convention Art 114(2)
European Patent Convention Art 118
European Patent Convention R 99(1)(a)
Keywords: Admissibility of the appeal : yes - appeal filed by common representative of joint patent proprietors
Admissibility of the appeal : yes - joint patent proprietors are joint appellants
Inventive step (main request) : no - surfactant system of claim 9 obvious
Inventive step (auxiliary request) : yes - technical improvement convincingly shown by means of comparative tests


Cited decisions:
G 0003/99
R 0018/09
T 1366/04
T 1154/06
Citing decisions:

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