To overcome the deficiencies, the applicant submitted a main request in which "space energy" was replaced with the term "torsion field", along with a number of articles and internet publications intended to establish the clarity of the new nomenclature. As regards measurement, the applicant argued that it was sufficient to be able to measure the effects of the energy on test subjects, as demonstrated by the experimental data. The ED found the experimental support to be unsatisfactory.
The applicant also submitted three auxiliary requests - likewise involving a change of nomenclature - which were not admitted into the proceedings because of failure to prima facie address the issue of insufficiency of disclosure.
In appeal, the applicant/appellant contested the findings of the ED and questioned their competence to require experimental evidence. The Board upheld the decision to refuse the application under Art. 83 EPC and the decision not to admit the three auxiliary requests. The Board further commented that while there is no provision in the EPC according to which the grant of a patent depends on the applicant filing satisfactory experimental evidence, the provision of such evidence in order to convince the examining division or board of appeal that its findings are incorrect should be viewed as the applicant's right, rather than his obligation.