Guidance

Requests for opinions: 2016

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

Overview

The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2016 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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 3813 or +44(0)16 3381 4617
  • fax: +44(0)16 3381 4491
  • email: opinions@ipo.gov.uk

2016 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
31/16 GB2519685

Connectors

Strip Tinning Limited
R A Labone & Co Ltd

1 December 2016
Validity 2 January 2017 Opinion issued 23 February 2017

Opinion 31/16 (PDF, 397KB, 13 pages)
30/16 GB2350394

End caps and arrangements

Ninefields Holdings Limited
Ninefields Holdings Limited

16 November 2016
Infringement 16 December 2016 Opinion issued 13 February 2017

Opinion 30/16 (PDF, 252KB, 8 pages)
29/16 EP1891571

Resisting the spread of unwanted code and data

Glasswall (IP) Limited
Olswang LLP

4 November 2016
Infringement 8 December 2016 Opinion issued 30 January 2017

Opinion 29/16 (PDF, 186KB, 8 pages)
28/16 EP2262922

Manufacture of pipes

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial - Research Organisation
TWI Technology Centre (Yorkshire)

3 November 2016
Validity 2 December 2016 Opinion issued 1 February 2017

Opinion 28/16 (PDF, 188KB, 14 pages)
27/16 GB2404890

Cutting tool

Exactaform Cutting Tools Limited
Exactaform Cutting Tools Limited

25 October 2016
Validity 25 November 2016 Opinion issued 20 January 2017

Opinion 27/16 (PDF, 340KB, 5 pages)
26/16 GB2440109

Handheld cleaning appliance

Dyson Technology Limited
Killin IP Limited

11 August 2016
Validity and infringement 13 September 2016 Opinion issued 1 November 2016

Opinion 26/16 (PDF, 501KB, 11 pages)
25/16 GB2499812

Fume extraction

BOFA International Limited
Purex International Limited

10 August 2016
Validity 12 September 2016 Request withdrawn

25 October 2016
24/16 EP2643238

Sealed container for foodstuffs

R. Faerch Plast A/S
Ingenium IP Limited

09 August 2016
Validity 13 September 2016 Opinion issued 7 November 2016

Opinion number 24/16 (PDF, 261KB, 11 pages)
23/16 GB2478028

Container

Linpac Packaging Limited
Ingenium IP Limited

09 August 2016
Validity 13 September 2016 Opinion issued 7 November 2016

Opinion 23/16 (PDF, 373KB, 13 pages)
22/16 EP2493701

Security device

De La Rue International Limited
Lincoln IP Limited

02 August 2016
Validity 01 September 2016 Opinion issued 31 October 2016

Opinion 22/16 (PDF, 864KB, 13 pages)
21/16 EP2598313

Method and apparatus for producing a three-dimensional component

CL Schutzrechtsverwaltungs GMBH

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Renishaw PLC

26 July 2016
Validity 25 August 2016 Opinion issued 21 October 2016

Opinion number 21/16 (PDF, 271KB, 14 pages)
20/16 GB2522634

Plumbing connector having non-return valve

Russell Winston Armstrong
Hans Sasserath GmbH & Co KG

21 June 2016
Validity Request refused

4 August 2016
19/16 GB2524311

Centraliser

Downhole Products Limited
Kilburn & Strode LLP

1 June 2016
Validity 5 July 2016 Opinion issued 25 August 2016

Opinion 19/16 (PDF, 648KB, 12 pages)
18/16 EP2164786

Cable tensioning apparatus and method for securing a sheet to a frame

Formetco, Inc.
Urban Storm Management Limited

1 June 2016
Infringement 5 July 2016 Opinion issued 26 August 2016

Opinion 18/16 (PDF, 522KB, 10 pages)
17/16 GB2423145

Lighting collar and other improved lighting units

Tim Jarvis
Ticknall Solar Ltd

23 May 2016
Infringement 23 June 2016 Opinion issued 16 August 2016

Opinion 17/16 (PDF, 492KB, 7 pages)
16/16 EP0877666

Industrial printer for use with at least one cartridge of consumable material

Markem-Imaje Holding
Domino UK Limited

13 May 2016
Validity 15 June 2016 Opinion issued 10 August 2016

Opinion 16/16 (PDF, 144KB, 7 pages)
15/16 GB2483109

Wheel clamp

Purple Line Limited
Maypole Limited

21 April 2016
Validity 23 May 2016 Opinion issued 20 July 2016

Opinion 15/16 (PDF, 514KB, 13 pages)
14/16 GB2435687

Heater and warmer for depilatory wax

Francis O’Hare
Francis O’Hare

14 April 2016
Infringement 13 May 2016 Opinion issued 11 July 2016

Opinion 14/16 (PDF, 290KB, 7 pages)
13/16 GB2504485

An internal corner cove former

Jack Stephen Alford
Patrick Alford

13 March 2016
Infringement 12 May 2016 Opinion issued 8 July 2016

Opinion 13/16 (PDF, 631KB, 9 pages)
12/16 EP2018153

Liquid oral compositions

Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Gill Jennings & Every LLP

23 March 2016
Validity 27 April 2016 Opinion issued 20 June 2016

Opinion 12/16 (PDF, 255KB, 12 pages)
11/16 EP1358283

A printing ink

Sericol Limited
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP

1 March 2016
Validity 8 April 2016 Opinion issued 27 May 2016

Opinion 11/16 (PDF, 277KB, 9 pages)
10/16 SPC/GB06/007
(based on EP0736030]

Tetrahydrofuran antifungals

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
Kilburn & Strode LLP

3 March 2016
Validity 7 April 2016 Opinion issued 31 May 2016

Opinion 09/16 and 10/16 (PDF, 447KB, 15 pages)
09/16 EP0736030

Tetrahydrofuran antifungals

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
Kilburn & Strode LLP

3 March 2016
Validity 7 April 2016 Opinion issued 31 May 2016

Opinion 09/16 and 10/16 (PDF, 447KB, 15 pages)
08/16 EP0989255

Cleaning apparatus for swimming-pool

3S SYSTEMTECHNIK AG
Williams Powell

24 February 2016
Validity 29 March 2016 Opinion issued 20 May 2016

Opinion 08/16 (PDF, 476KB, 15 pages)
07/16 EP1472164

Transport system

Dieter Klepser Peter Weiss
Jenner & Block LLP

19 February 2016
Validity 24 March 2016 Opinion issued 18 May 2016

Opinion 07/16 (PDF, 738KB, 9 pages)
06/16 EP2184725

Emergency service warning system

Phyco Trading B.V.
Boult Wade Tennant

11 February 2016
Infringement 18 March 2016 Opinion issued 9 May 2016

Opinion 06/16 (PDF, 122KB, 5 pages)
05/16 GB2431336

Suspension harness with adjustable attachment point

The Heightec Group Limited
The Heightec Group Limited

08 February 2016
Infringement 09 March 2016 Opinion issued 6 May 2016

Opinion 05/16 (PDF, 698KB, 11 pages)
04/16 GB2439562

System for analysis of electrograms

Medilec Limited
Richard Saumarez

19 January 2016
Infringement 03 March 2016 Opinion issued 18 April 2016

Opinion 04/16 (PDF, 129KB, 7 pages)
03/16 GB2480275

Printed matter with antibacterial coating

Touch Guard Ltd
Sun Chemical Corporation

13 January 2016
Validity 17 February 2016 Opinion issued 22 April 2016

Opinion 03/16 (PDF, 517KB, 18 pages)
02/16 EP2160936

Agricultural implement

Shane Kelly
Juzyk

11 January 2016
Validity 17 February 2016 Opinion issued 23 February 2016

Opinion 02/16 (PDF, 102KB, 2 pages)
01/16 GB2477372

Handling hydrocarbon cargoes

Hamworthy Combustion Engineering Limited
Oilon Oy

31 December 2015
Validity 04 February 2016 Opinion issued 29 March 2016

Opinion 01/16 (PDF, 263KB, 11 pages)

Pre 2016 requests

Published 7 January 2016
Last updated 23 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Outcome for opinion number 31/16 added.
  2. Outcome for opinion number 30/16 added.
  3. Outcome for opinion number 28/16 added.
  4. Outcome for opinion number 29/16 added.
  5. Final opinion 27/16 added.
  6. Opinion 31/16 added.
  7. Opinion 30/16 added.
  8. New opinion 29/16 added.
  9. Outcome for opinion number 24/16 added.
  10. Final opinion 23/16 added.
  11. Opinion 28/16 added.
  12. Final opinion 26/16 added.
  13. Final opinion 22/16 added.
  14. Opinion number 27/16 added.
  15. Final outcome added for opinion number 25/16.
  16. Final opinion 21/16 published.
  17. Final opinion 18/16 added.
  18. Final opinion 19/16 added.
  19. New opinions 23/16 and 24/16 added and final opinion for 17/16.
  20. New opinion 26/16 added.
  21. New opinion 25/16 added.
  22. New opinion 16/16 added.
  23. New opinion 20/16 and 22/16 added.
  24. Opinion number 21/16 added.
  25. Final opinion 15/16 added.
  26. Final opinion 14/16 added.
  27. Final opinion 13/16 added.
  28. Final opinion 12/16 added.
  29. New opinion 18/16 and 19/16 added.
  30. Final opinion 09/16 and 10/16 added.
  31. Final opinion 11/16 added.
  32. New opinion 17/16 added.
  33. Final opinion 08/16 added.
  34. Final opinion 07/16 added.
  35. Opinion 16/16 added.
  36. Final opinion 06/16 added.
  37. Final opinion 05/16 added.
  38. Opinion 15/16 added.
  39. Outcome added for opinion number 03/16.
  40. Outcome added for opinion number 04/16.
  41. New opinion 14/16 added.
  42. Opinion 13/16 added.
  43. Opinion 12/16 added.
  44. Outcome added for opinion number 01/16.
  45. Opinion 11/16 added.
  46. Opinions 09/16 and 10/16 added.
  47. Opinion 08/16 added.
  48. Opinion 07/16 added.
  49. Outcome added for opinion number 02/16.
  50. Opinion 06/16 added.
  51. Opinion 05/16 added.
  52. Opinion 04/16 added.
  53. Opinion 03/16 added.
  54. Opinion 02/16 added.
  55. First published.