T 0042/84 (Alumina spinel) of 23.3.1987

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1987:T004284.19870323
Date of decision: 23 March 1987
Case number: T 0042/84
Application number: 80304734.9
IPC class: B01D 53/02
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 355.194K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Removal of sulfur and/or sulfur compound from industrial process streams using metal alumina spinel
Applicant name: Exxon
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.4.01
Headnote: 1.The Guidelines not having the binding authority of a legal text, a failure by the Examining Division to follow them is not to be regarded as a procedural violation within the meaning of Rule 67 of the EPC unless it also constitutes a violation of a rule or principle of procedure governed by an article of the EPC or one of the Implementing Regulations.
2. The failure of the Office to enclose the text of Articles 106 to 108 EPC with the decision neither invalidates the decision nor does it constitute a substantial procedural violation.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 96(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 111(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 67
European Patent Convention 1973 R 68
Keywords: Remittal for further prosecution
Added subject-matter (no)
Binding authority of a legal text - Guidelines
Reimbursement of appeal fee (no)
Applicant's request to be informed by telephone disregarded by Examining Division/substantial procedural violation (no)
Failure of the Office to enclose text of Articles 106 to 108 EPC with the decision/substantial procedural violation (no)


Cited decisions:
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T 0098/88
T 0113/89
T 0079/91
T 0734/91
T 0820/93
T 0149/96
T 1090/96
T 0937/97
T 0231/99
T 0206/05
T 1351/06
T 0493/08
T 1325/15

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