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Requests for opinions: 2015

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

Overview

The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2015 and what stage each request has reached.

For example, you can see whether:

  • you can file observations on a request or whether the period for doing so has expired
  • we have issued an opinion
  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it
  • we have refused a request for an opinion. Where we’ve issued a decision refusing the request, you can view this in our decisions database

Further information

If you would like more information about a particular request please contact us by:

  • telephone: +44 (0)16 3381 1441 or +44(0)16 3381 4335
  • fax: +44(0)16 3381 4491
  • email: opinions@ipo.gov.uk

2015 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
19/15 GB2391101

Ticketing system

Ticketogo Limited
Corethree Ltd

09 December 2015
Infringement and Validity 14 January 2016 Opinion issued 8 March 2016

Opinion 19/15 (PDF, 183KB, 12 pages)
18/15 GB2312909

Wellbore methods and apparatus

Schlumberger Technology BV
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

22 October 2015
Infringement 23 November 2015 Opinion issued 14 January 2016

Opinion 18/15 (PDF, 250KB, 8 pages)
16/15 EP2184725

Emergency service warning system

Phyco Trading B.V
Boult Wade Tennant

1 October 2015
Validity 04 November 2015 Opinion issued 29 December 2015

Opinion 16/15 (PDF, 128KB, 6 pages)
15/15 GB2503963

Patient garment

Fashion at Work (UK) Limited
MWUK Ltd

30 September 2015
Validity 02 November 2015 Opinion issued 22 December 2015

Opinion 15/15 (PDF, 328KB, 9 pages)
14/15 GB2508152

Double sided indicator

Albertus Abraham Petrus De Groot
Albright IP Limited

29 September 2015
Validity 29 October Opinion issued 15 December 2015

Opinion 14/15 (PDF, 240KB, 9 pages)
13/15 GB24141073

System for gap scanning

Airdri Limited
Avire Limited

17 September 2015
Validity 19 October 2015 Opinion issued 9 December 2015

Opinion 13/15 (PDF, 622KB, 12 pages)
12/15 GB2517536

A connection system

Hydra-Ring Ltd
Hutchinson IP Ltd

13 July 2015
Validity 13 August 2015 Opinion issued 9 October 2015

Opinion 12/15 (PDF, 2.15MB, 16 pages)
11/15 EP1291577

Small portable flashlight

Unico Corp.
Unico Corp.

05 June 2015
Infringement 08 July 2015 Opinion issued 7 August 2015

Opinion 11/15 (PDF, 331KB, 5 pages)
10/15 EP2124945

Method of providing pirfenidone therapy to a patient

Intermune, Inc.
Dr Richard Gillard

29 May 2015
Validity 02 July 2015 Opinion issued 24 August 2015

Opinion 10/15 (PDF, 178KB, 10 pages)
09/15 EP2321323

A vacuum cleaner

Dyson Technology Limited
Killin IP Limited

26 May 2015
Infringement and Validity 26 June 2015 Request withdrawn

14 August 2015
08/15 GB2499230

Floor assembly

Hanson Building Products Limited
Franks & Co Limited

22 May 2015
Infringement 26 June 2015 Request withdrawn

31 July 2015
07/15 EP1657072

Laser-imaging method

DataLase Ltd
Siltech Ltd

15 May 2015
Validity 18 June 2015 Opinion issued 11 August 2015

Opinion 07/15 (PDF, 104KB, 7 pages)
06/15 GB2515584

Gain entry tool

Steven Wakefield

Simon Wakefield
Simon L. Barber

13 May 2015
Validity 15 June 2015 Opinion issued 11 August 2015

Opinion number 06/15 (PDF, 348KB, 9 pages)
05/15 GB2487996

Hair dryer

Jemella Limited
Dyson Technology Limited

9 March 2015
Validity 8 April 2015 Opinion issued 4 June 2015

Opinion 05/15 (PDF, 270KB, 11 pages)
04/15 EP1837182

Washing liquid and cleaning method

Fujifilm Corporation
Acredian IP

6 March 2015
Validity 7 April 2015 Opinion issued 4 June 2015

Opinion 04/15 (PDF, 144KB, 8 pages)
03/15 GB242996

Adjustable star wheel

Zepf Technologies UK Limited
Potter Clarkson LLP


13 January 2015
Validity 12 February 2015 Request withdrawn

2 March 2015
02/15 GB2500838

Solar-shading assembly with hidden fastener

Levolux A T Limited
Franks & Co Limited

13 January 2015
Infringement 12 February 2015 Opinion issued 2 April 2015

Opinion 02/15 (PDF, 381KB, 8 pages)
01/15 GB2464454

Solar-shading assembly with hidden fastening device

Levolux A T Limited
Franks & Co Limited

6 January 2015
Infringement 6 February 2015 Opinion issued 1 April 2015

Opinion 01/15 (PDF, 542KB, 9 pages)

2014 requests can be found here:

Requests for opinions 2014

Opinion requests received during previous years can be found on the National archives website

Published 9 January 2015
Last updated 9 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Final opinion 19/15 added.
  2. Final opinion 18/15 added.
  3. Final opinion 16/15 added.
  4. Final opinion 15/15 added.
  5. New opinion 19/15 (GB2391101).
  6. Opinion number 14/15 added.
  7. Final opinion 13/15 added.
  8. Initial advert for opinion 18/15, GB2312909 added to table.
  9. Final opinion 12/15 added.
  10. Opinion 16/15 added.
  11. Opinion 15/15 added.
  12. New opinion 14/15 (GB2508152) added.
  13. Opinion 13/15 added.
  14. Final opinion added for 10-15.
  15. Outcome added for opinion number 09/15.
  16. Final opinion 07/15 added.
  17. Opinion number 06/15 published.
  18. Final opinion 11/15 added.
  19. Opinion number 08/15 request withdrawn.
  20. Opinion number 12/15 added for "A connection system", patent number GB2517536.
  21. Opinion number for 11/15 added.
  22. Opinion outcome for 04/15 added. Opinion outcome for 05/15 added. New opinion 10/15 added.
  23. Opinion 08/15 added
  24. Opinion 09/15 has been added.
  25. Opinion 7/15 added.
  26. Opinion 6/15 added.
  27. Opinion outcomes for 01/15 and 02/15 added.
  28. New opinion 05/15 added.
  29. New opinion 04/15 added.
  30. New opinion 03/15 added.
  31. Opinion 2/15 added.
  32. First published.