T 1071/97 (Vaccines/CHIRON) of 17.8.2000

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2000:T107197.20000817
Date of decision: 17 August 2000
Case number: T 1071/97
Application number: 90305744.6
IPC class: A61K 9/107
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: C
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 62.470K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Adjuvant formulation comprising a submicron oil droplet emulsion
Opponent name: SmithKline Beecham Biologicals SA
Akzo Nobel N.V.
Board: 3.3.02
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 83
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 111
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 113
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 125
Keywords: Third and fourth auxiliary requests: admissibility (no), late-filed, fresh cases; first auxiliary request: allowability (no): disclaimer contravenes Article 123(2) EPC
Main and second auxiliary requests: novelty (yes): subject-matter of the claims not directly and unambiguously derivable from the cited state of the art; inventive step (no): replacement of the emulsifying agent in the closest vaccines by different known emulsifying agents obvious; sufficiency (yes): the same level of skill has to be applied to the question of inventive step and sufficiency of disclosure, no evidence provided to support allegation of insufficiency


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G 0010/91
T 0020/81
T 0153/85
T 0060/89
T 0917/94
T 0863/96
T 0013/97
Citing decisions:
G 0001/03
G 0002/03
G 0001/16
T 1119/97
T 0025/99
T 0118/99
T 0268/99
T 0507/99
T 0525/99
T 1049/99
T 0827/00
T 1128/00
T 1086/01
T 1146/01

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