T 0336/14 (Presentation of operating instructions/GAMBRO) of 2.9.2015

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2015:T033614.20150902
Date of decision: 02 September 2015
Case number: T 0336/14
Application number: 04769327.0
IPC class: G06F 19/00
A61M 1/14
A61M 1/16
A61M 1/36
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 456.929K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: A user interface for an extracorporeal blood treatment machine
Applicant name: Gambro Lundia AB
Opponent name: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
Board: 3.5.05
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 52(2)(d)
European Patent Convention Art 56
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(1)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13(3)
Keywords: Admission of late-filed auxiliary requests - (yes)
Inventive step of "mixed invention" - (no)

In the assessment of inventive step of a claim which comprises technical and non-technical features ("mixed invention") and in which the non-technical features relate to cognitive content presented to the user of a graphical user interface (GUI), i.e. relate to "what" is presented rather than "how" something is presented, it has to be analysed whether the GUI together with the content presented credibly assists the user in performing a technical task (related to "why" that content is presented) by means of a continued and/or guided

human-machine interaction process (see point 1.2).

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