Requests for opinions: 2017
Information about opinions requests we have received this year.
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- the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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
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|Opinion number||Patent/SPC number, title and owner||Requester and request date||Issue (Infringement and/or Validity)||Observations deadline||Outcome|
Controlled access systems
Bernard William Hanning
|Bernard William Hanning
18 April 2017
|Infringement||18 May 2017|
Tuft, upholstery and method
28 February 2017
|Infringement||30 March 2017|
Auxiliary device for putting on therapeutic compression garments, especially tights, knee-length socks and full-length stockings
24 February 2017
|Infringement||29 March 2017|
A guard panel - being a piece of safety equipment
Peter David Westlake
|Dummett Copp LLP
27 January 2017
|Infringement||1 March 2017|
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)
|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
Updated: 25 April 2017
- Outcome for opinion number 02/17 added.
- Opinion 06/17 added.
- Outcome for opinion number 01/17 added.
- Opinion 05/17 added.
- New opinion 04/17 added.
- Opinion 03/17 added.
- Opinion 02/17 added.
- First published.