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EP1854520 - Game program and game apparatus [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusNo opposition filed within time limit
Status updated on  25.05.2012
Database last updated on 17.05.2024
Most recent event   Tooltip25.05.2012No opposition filed within time limitpublished on 27.06.2012  [2012/26]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
11-1 Kamitoba Hokotate-cho
Kyoto 601-8501 / JP
Former [2007/46]For all designated states
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
11-1, Hokotate-cho, Kamitoba, Minami-ku Kyoto-shi
Kyoto / JP
Inventor(s)01 / Asuke, Shigeyuki
Nintendo Co., Ltd 11-1, Hokotate-cho Kamitoba Minami-ku
Kyoto-shi Kyoto / JP
02 / Takemoto, Masataka
Nintendo Co., Ltd 11-1, Hokotate-cho Kamitoba Minami-ku
Kyoto-shi Kyoto / JP
03 / Kouda, Kiyoshi
Systems Research & Development Co., Ltd 11-1, Hokotate-cho Kamitoba Minami-ku Kyoto-shi
Kyoto / JP
Representative(s)Perkins, Sarah, et al
Stevens Hewlett & Perkins
1 St Augustine's Place
Bristol BS1 4UD / GB
Former [2010/03]Perkins, Sarah, et al
Stevens Hewlett & Perkins 1, Pemberton Row London
Former [2007/46]Perkins, Sarah, et al
Stevens, Hewlett & Perkins Halton House 20/23 Holborn
London EC1N 2JD / GB
Application number, filing date07106962.925.04.2007
Priority number, dateJP2006013047409.05.2006         Original published format: JP 2006130474
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A1 Application with search report 
Type: B1 Patent specification 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP09.08.2007
A63F13/577 (EP,US); A63F13/52 (EP,US); A63F13/2145 (EP);
A63F13/26 (EP,US); A63F13/426 (EP); A63F13/92 (EP);
A63F2300/1075 (EP); A63F2300/204 (EP); A63F2300/301 (EP);
A63F2300/64 (US); A63F2300/643 (EP,US); A63F2300/66 (EP,US) (-)
Designated contracting statesDE,   FR,   GB [2008/30]
Former [2007/46]AT,  BE,  BG,  CH,  CY,  CZ,  DE,  DK,  EE,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  HU,  IE,  IS,  IT,  LI,  LT,  LU,  LV,  MC,  MT,  NL,  PL,  PT,  RO,  SE,  SI,  SK,  TR 
TitleGerman:Spielprogramm und Spielgerät[2007/46]
English:Game program and game apparatus[2007/46]
French:Logiciel et appareil de jeu[2007/46]
Examination procedure16.04.2008Amendment by applicant (claims and/or description)
16.04.2008Examination requested  [2008/22]
15.05.2008Loss of particular rights, legal effect: designated state(s)
18.06.2008Despatch of communication of loss of particular rights: designated state(s) AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DK, EE, ES, FI, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
14.11.2008Despatch of a communication from the examining division (Time limit: M04)
10.03.2009Reply to a communication from the examining division
10.12.2009Date of oral proceedings
13.01.2010Minutes of oral proceedings despatched
20.01.2010Despatch of communication that the application is refused, reason: substantive examination {1}
24.03.2011Communication of intention to grant the patent
06.06.2011Fee for grant paid
06.06.2011Fee for publishing/printing paid
Appeal following examination19.03.2010Appeal received No.  T1225/10
21.05.2010Statement of grounds filed
11.01.2011Result of appeal procedure: remittal for grant
11.01.2011Date of oral proceedings
01.02.2011Minutes of oral proceedings despatched
Divisional application(s)The date of the Examining Division's first communication in respect of the earliest application for which a communication has been issued is  14.11.2008
Opposition(s)23.04.2012No opposition filed within time limit [2012/26]
Fees paidRenewal fee
23.03.2009Renewal fee patent year 03
16.03.2010Renewal fee patent year 04
15.03.2011Renewal fee patent year 05
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Documents cited:Search[A]JPH06337918  (HUDSON SOFT CO LTD) [A] 1-16 * abstract * * paragraphs [0012] - [0016] *;
 [Y]US6102801  (SUGAWARA MASARU [JP]) [Y] 4,5,15,16 * abstract * * columns 11,12 *;
 [XY]US6128018  (NAKAJIMA NOBUTAKA [JP]) [X] 1-3,6-14 * abstract * * columns 1,2 * * column 13, line 8 - column 14, line 12 * [Y] 4,5,15,16;
 [A]EP1062993  (NAMCO LTD [JP]) [A] 1-16 * abstract *;
 [A]  - JOHN AMATO, "Collision Detection", (19990915), URL:, (20070719), XP002443633 [A] 1-16 * the whole document *
by applicantUS6102801
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