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Requests for opinions: 2017

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

Overview

The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2017 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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)1633 813813 or +44 (0)1633 813616
  • fax: +44(0)1633 814491
  • email: opinions@ipo.gov.uk

2017 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
25/17 GB 2541416

Toothbrush holder

Playbrush Limited
Juha-Pekka Puurunen

2 February 2018
Validity 14 March 2018
24/17 GB 2532833

Antimicrobial plastic door pull handle

Titan Healthcare (Anti-Bacterial) Products Limited
Biocote Limited

17 November 2017
Validity 5 January 2017 Opinion issued 6 March 2018

Opinion 24/17 (PDF, 261KB, 13 pages)
23/17 EP1826094

Stroller

Maxi Miliaan B.V
Barker Brettell LLP

24 November 2017
Validity 28 December 2017 Opinion issued 22 February 2018

Opinion 23/17 (PDF, 282KB, 9 pages)
22/17 GB2507071

Apparatus for forming the edge of a concrete floor slab with an adjustable extension

Shaun Anthony Spurrell
RCR Flooring Ltd

17 November 2017
Validity 20 December 2017 Opinion issued 15 February 2018

Opinion 22/17 (PDF, 499KB, 14 pages)
21/17 EP1062631

Identifying golf balls

TopGolf Systems Limited
Lindsay Golf Ltd

17 November 2017
Validity 20 December 2017 Opinion issued 18 January 2017

Opinion 21/17 (PDF, 216KB, 8 pages)
20/17 GB2494312

Method and system for managing a parking lot based on intelligent imaging

Park Assist LLC
Highlight Parking Systems Ltd

10 November 2017
Validity 15 December 2017 Opinion issued 7 February 2018

Opinion 20/17 (PDF, 1.28MB, 13 pages)
19/17 GB2424981

System for detecting the presence of an intruding body

Timothy Laurie Somner and Brian Langley
Mr Tim Somner

1 November 2017
Infringement 4 December 2017 Opinion issued 19 January 2017

Opinion number 19/17 (PDF, 148KB, 7 pages)
18/17 EP2700769

Hairdressing salon and mobile building for the same

IMMOSPA AG
David Pearce

30 October 2017
Validity 29 November 2017 Opinion issued 23 January 2017

Opinion number 18/17 (PDF, 283KB, 8 pages)
17/17 GB2517725

Heater suitable for heating a flow of natural gas

Utility:IO Group Limited
Barker Brettell

18 October 2017
Validity 17 November 2017 Opinion issued 16 January 2017

Opinion 17/17 (PDF, 527KB, 12 pages)
16/17 GB2540900

Temporary maintenance enclosures and methods of maintaining turbine blades

Ventura Wind Energy Limited
Abel & Imray

5 October 2017
Validity 8 November 2017 Opinion issued 3 January 2018

Opinion number 16/17 (PDF, 518KB, 17 pages)
15/17 EP2086102

Inverter for converting an electric direct current into an alternating current or an alternating voltage

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
Jenner & Block London LLP

4 October 2017
Validity 6 November 2017 Opinion issued 21 December 2017

Opinion 15/17 (PDF, 477KB, 18 pages)
14/17 GB2478028

Container

Linpac Packaging Limited
Ingenium IP

28 September 2017
Validity 30 October 2017 Withdrawn

2 January 2018
13/17 GB2481806

Electric vehicle with removable and portable means for battery charging

Flytrap Designs Ltd
Flytrap Designs Ltd

26 September 2017
Infringement 27 October 2017 Opinion issued 21 December 2017

Opinion 13/17 (PDF, 174KB, 9 pages)
12/17 EP1522638

A stormwater attenuation tank and a method of manufacturing same

Carlow Precast Concrete Engineering
Burren Precast Concrete Ltd

17 July 2017
Validity 18 August 2017 Opinion issued 13 October 2017

Opinion 12/17 (PDF, 350KB, 16 pages)
11/17 EP2385261

Self -tapping screw

Chia-Ming Chang
Appleyard Lees IP LLP

6 June 2017
Validity 6 July 2017 Opinion issued 30 August 2017

Opinion 11/17 (PDF, 310KB, 11 pages)
10/17 GB2483999

A levelling device

Milenco Limited
Withers & Rogers LLP

22 May 2017
Validity 21 June 2017 Request withdrawn

20 July 2017
09/17 EP2643238

Sealed container for foodstuffs

R. Faerch Plast A/S
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP

25 April 2017
Validity 25 May 2017 Opinion issued 12 July 2017

Opinion 09/17 (PDF, 181KB, 7 pages)
08/17 EP1059899

Auxiliary device for putting on therapeutic compression garments, especially tights, knee-length socks and full-length stockings

Pawel Sawlewicz
Haddenham Healthcare Limited

24 April 2017
Validity 24 May 2017 Opinion issued 7 July 2017

Opinion number 08/17 (PDF, 177KB, 6 pages)
07/17 EP2308855

2,4-diaminopyrimidine derivatives

Novartis AG
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP

24 April 2017
Validity 18 May 2017 Opinion issued 21 July 2017

Opinion number 07/17 (PDF, 431KB, 13 pages)
06/17 EP1229193

Controlled access systems

Bernard William Hanning
Bernard William Hanning

18 April 2017
Infringement 18 May 2017 Opinion issued 13 July 2017

Opinion 06/17 (PDF, 446KB, 9 pages)
05/17 GB2349332

Tuft, upholstery and method

Handy Limited
Francis Gillam

28 February 2017
Infringement 30 March 2017 Opinion issued 26 May 2017

Opinion number 05/17 (PDF, 1.25MB, 12 pages)
04/17 EP1059899

Auxiliary device for putting on therapeutic compression garments, especially tights, knee-length socks and full-length stockings

Pawel Sawlewicz
Pawel Sawlewicz

24 February 2017
Infringement 29 March 2017 Opinion issued 24 May 2017

Opinion number 04/17 (PDF, 284KB, 6 pages)
03/17 GB2497560

A guard panel - being a piece of safety equipment

Peter David Westlake
Dummett Copp LLP

27 January 2017
Infringement 1 March 2017 Opinion issued 27 April 2017

Opinion number 03/17 (PDF, 551KB, 10 pages)
02/17 EP2086102

Inverter for converting an electric direct current into an alternating current or an alternating voltage

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
Jenner & Block London LLP

25 January 2017
Validity 24 February 2017 Opinion issued 25 April 2017

Opinion number 02/17 (PDF, 649KB, 16 pages)
01/17 EP2568928

Surgical implant

Privelop-Spine AG
Derek Jackson Associates

13 January 2017
Validity 14 February 2017 Opinion issued 6 April 2017

Opinion number 01/17 (PDF, 506KB, 10 pages)
Published 17 January 2017
Last updated 6 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Final outcome 24/17 added.
  2. Final opinion 23/17 added.
  3. Final opinion 22/17 added.
  4. New opinion 25/17 added.
  5. Final opinion 20/17 added.
  6. Outcome opinion 18/17.
  7. Final Opinion 19/17 added.
  8. Final Opinion 21/17 added.
  9. Final opinion 17/17 added.
  10. Opinion 14/17 withdrawn.
  11. Final Opinion 16/17 added.
  12. Final opinion 13/17 and 15/17 added.
  13. Opinion 24/17 added.
  14. Opinion number 23/17 added.
  15. New opinion 22/17 added.
  16. Opinion 21/17 added.
  17. Opinion 20/17 added.
  18. Opinion 19/17 added.
  19. Opinion 18/17 added.
  20. Opinion 17/17 added.
  21. Final opinion 12/17 added.
  22. Opinion 16/17 added.
  23. Opinion 15/17 added.
  24. Opinion number 14/17 added.
  25. Opinion 13/17 added.
  26. Final opinion 11/17 added.
  27. Final opinion 10/17 request withdrawn.
  28. Opinion number 12/17 and outcome for opinion number 07/17 added.
  29. Final opinion 06/17 added.
  30. Final opinion 09/17 added.
  31. Final opinion 08/17 added.
  32. Opinion 11/17 added.
  33. Outcome for opinion number 05/17 published.
  34. Outcome for opinion number 04/17 published.
  35. Opinion number 10/17 added.
  36. Final Opinion added for Opinion 03/17 and initial advert for Opinion 09/17.
  37. Opinion 07/17 and 08/17 added.
  38. Outcome for opinion number 02/17 added.
  39. Opinion 06/17 added.
  40. Outcome for opinion number 01/17 added.
  41. Opinion 05/17 added.
  42. New opinion 04/17 added.
  43. Opinion 03/17 added.
  44. Opinion 02/17 added.
  45. First published.