Guidance

Requests for opinions: 2018

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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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

2018 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
23/18 EP3162841

A biodegradable biocompostable biodigestible plastic

PEP Licensing Limited
T.S. Shankar

21 September 2018
Validity 31 October 2018
22/18 EP2121236

Polycrystalline Diamond Elements Having Convex Surfaces ; Method Of Cutting A Rotational Symmetrical Surface Of A Diamond Element Using A Laser; Method Of Polishing A Spherical Surface Of A Polycrystalline Or Coated Diamond Element

Element Six Technologies Limited
Renishaw plc

6 September 2018
Validity 9 October 2018
21/18 EP1641572B

Laser Removal Of Layer Or Coating From A Substrate

Spectrum Technologies Plc
Laser Wire Solutions Ltd

20 August 2018
Validity 1 October 2018
19/18 EP2801443

Processing medium for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces, method for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces using such a

PHIBO INDUSTRIES BVBA
Barker Brettell

16 August 2018
Validity 18 September 2018
18/18 EP2615943

Spacing device and method

Clifford Steven Petit
Mohun Intellectual Property Limited

19 July 2018
Validity 22 August 2018 Opinion issued 16 October 2018

Opinion number 18/18 (PDF, 188KB, 7 pages)
17/18 GB2389824

Improvements in or relating to funeral vehicles

Paul Sinclair
Paul Sinclair

2 July 2018
Infringement 9 August 2018 Opinion issued 27 September 2018

Opinion 17/18 (PDF, 256KB, 7 pages)
16/18 EP2321150

Method of producing upholstery or automotive trim comprising stitched perforated sheet materials

Bentley Motors Limited

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

12 June 2018
Infringement 13 July 2018 Opinion issued 5 September 2018

Opinion 16/18 (PDF, 894KB, 12 pages)
15/18 GB2455958

Underwater Excavation Apparatus

James Fisher MFE Limited

James Fisher MFE Limited

17 May 2018
Infringement 20 June 2018 Opinion issued 10 August 2018

Opinion 15/18 (PDF, 370KB, 8 pages)
14/18 GB2456085

Bait dispenser

Spomb Fishing Limited

Boult Wade Tennant

14 May 2018
Validity 15 June 2018 Opinion issued 7 August 2018

Opinion 14/18 (PDF, 548KB, 14 pages)
13/18 EP2121236

Polycrystalline Diamond Elements Having Convex Surfaces; Method Of Cutting A Rotational Symmetrical Surface Of A Diamond Element Using A Laser; Method Of Polishing A Spherical Surface Of A Polycrystalline Or Coated Diamond Element

Element Six Technologies Limited
Renishaw PLC

4 May 2018
Validity 7 June 2018 Opinion issued 2 August 2018

Opinion 13/18 (PDF, 749KB, 16 pages)
12/18 EP2989262

Balcony

Sapphire Balconies Limited
Brooksby Projects Ltd

2 May 2018
Infringement 5 June 2018 Withdrawn

19 September 2018
11/18 GB2507365

Balcony

Sapphire Balconies Limited
Brooksby Projects Ltd

18 April 2018
Infringement 5 June 2018 Withdrawn

19 September 2018
10/18 EP2670682

Lid For Drinking Vessels

Donna-Marie Sabga
The Barista Cup Ltd

23 April 2018
Validity 23 May 2018 Opinion issued 19 July 2018

Opinion 10/18 (PDF, 496KB, 16 pages)
09/18 GB2423721

Method and apparatus for controlling a ventilator

Fleur T Tehrani
Fleur T Tehrani

8 March 2018
Infringement 9 April 2018 Opinion issued 6 June 2018

Opinion 09/18 (PDF, 458KB, 18 pages)
08/18 EP1912515

Butterfat filling or imitation chocolate for cereal cooking products

Intercontinental Great Brands, LLC
Bailey Walsh & Co LLP

26 February 2018
Validity 5 April 2018 Opinion issued 24 May 2018

Opinion 08/18 (PDF, 228KB, 13 pages)
07/18 GB2545799

Nozzle with radial spray jet capability

Akron Brass Company
Delta Fire Limited

20 February 2018
Validity 3 April 2018 Opinion issued 21 May 2018

Opinion 07/18 (PDF, 362KB, 8 pages)
06/18 GB2543475

Window or door locking system

Easyfit Hardward Limited
Dr Thomas Morgan

13 February 2018
Validity 15 March 2018 Opinion issued 10 May 2018

Opinion 06/18 (PDF, 352KB, 11 pages)
05/18 EP2156014

Subsea Cooler

FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
Protector IP Consultants AS

1 February 2018
Validity 6 March 2018 Opinion issued 2 May 2018

Opinion 05/18 (PDF, 267KB, 9 pages)
04/18 EP2811470

Moire Magnification Device

De La Rue International Limited
Stephen Walker, Lincoln IP Limited

12 January 2018
Validity 13 February 2018 Opinion issued 12 April 2018

Opinion number 04/18 (PDF, 1.68MB, 20 pages)
03/18 EP2194596

A Method of Fabricating Structured Particles Composed of Silicon or a Silicon-Based Material and their use in Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

Nexeon Limited
OneD Material

10 January 2018
Validity 9 February 2018 Opinion issued 29 May 2018

Opinion 03/18 (PDF, 376KB, 22 pages)
02/18 EP2801443

Processing medium for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces, method for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces using such a processing medium and nozzle arranged to be fitted on a process gun

Phibo Industries BVBA
Barker Brettell LLP

8 January 2018
Validity 9 February 2018 Opinion issued 29 March 2018

Opinion number 02/18 (PDF, 190KB, 13 pages)
01/18 EP2003466

Mobile Phone Localization Method

Eryk Szweryn And Lukasz Strzalkowski
ip.access Ltd

4 January 2018
Infringement 8 February 2018 Opinion issued 28 March 2018

Opinion number 01/18 (PDF, 93.2KB, 6 pages)
Published 12 January 2018
Last updated 17 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Outcome for opinion number 18/18 published.
  2. New opinion 23/18 added.
  3. Final opinion 17/18 added.
  4. Opinions 11/18 and 12/18 have been withdrawn.
  5. New opinion 22/18 added.
  6. Final opinion 16/18 added.
  7. New opinion 21/18 added.
  8. Opinion number 19/18 added.
  9. Final opinion 15/18 added.
  10. Outcome for opinion number 14/18 published.
  11. Final opinion 13/18 added.
  12. New opinion 18/18 added.
  13. Final opinion 10/18 added.
  14. New opinion 17/18 added.
  15. New initial opinion 16/18 added.
  16. Final opinion 09/18 added.
  17. Final opinion 03/18 added.
  18. Final opinon 08/18 added.
  19. Final opinion 07/18 and new opinion 15/18 added.
  20. Opinion number 14/18 added.
  21. Final opinion 06/18 and new opinion 13/18 added.
  22. Opinion number 11/18 and 12/18 added.
  23. Final opinion 05/18 added.
  24. Opinion 10/18 added.
  25. Outcome for opinion number 04/18 published.
  26. Outcome for opinion 01/18 and 02/18 published.
  27. Opinion 09/18 added.
  28. Opinion number 08/18.
  29. Opinion 07/18 added.
  30. Opinion 06/18 added.
  31. Opinion 05/18 added.
  32. Opinion 04/18 added.
  33. First published.