T 0123/85 (Incrustation inhibitors) of 23.2.1988

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1988:T012385.19880223
Date of decision: 23 February 1988
Case number: T 0123/85
Application number: 80105230.9
IPC class: C11D 3/37
Language of proceedings: DE
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Bibliographic information is available in: DE | EN | FR
Versions: OJ
Title of application: -
Applicant name: BASF
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Board: 3.3.02
Headnote: I. The patent proprietor may not surrender his patent either wholly or in part during opposition proceedings (reference to T 73/84 - 3.2.1 OJ EPO 1985, 241; T 186/84 - 3.3.1 OJ EPO 1986, 79). During the opposition proceedings the patent proprietor is entitled to amend a request already made; in particular he may reinstate the patent in the form in which it was granted, provided this does not constitute an abuse of procedural law (cf. point 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 of the Reasons).
2. If the patent proprietor complies with a proposal from the Opposition Division to include a feature in the claim and if the patent is revoked because inclusion of that feature constitutes an inadmissible extension the patent proprietor may delete said feature in the appeal proceedings (cf. point 3.1.3 of the Reasons).
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 84
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 102(3)(a)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 111(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 113(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(3)
Keywords: Opposition proceedings
Surrender of patent or parts of patent (claim features)
Abuse of procedural law
Remittal (yes)
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