T 0108/91 (Lockable closure) of 17.9.1992

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1992:T010891.19920917
Date of decision: 17 September 1992
Case number: T 0108/91
Application number: 81107429.3
IPC class: B65D 41/18
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 955.646K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: -
Applicant name: Sears
Opponent name: Sears, Roebuck
Djikstra Plastics
Board: 3.2.01
Headnote: The amendment of a granted claim to replace an inaccurate technical statement, which is evidently inconsistent with the totality of the disclosure of the patent, by an accurate statement of the technical features involved, does not infringe Article 123(3) EPC. (Decisions T 371/88, OJ EPO 1992, 157; T 231/89, OJ EPO 1993,013 and T 938/90, unpublished, considered).
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 69
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 100(c)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(3)
Keywords: Amendment of granted claim to remove inconsistency with totality of disclosure (allowed)
Inventive step (no)


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