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Requests for opinions: 2019

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

Overview

The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2019 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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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2019 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
22/19 GB2499285

Transportable vehicle enclosures

David John Utting
Firber Engineering Ltd

18 December 2019
Infringement and Validity 17 January 2020 Opinion issued 17 March 2020

Opinion 22/19 (PDF, 1.01MB, 26 pages)
21/19 EP2019796

Container for dispensing material from a roll

DOT-IT Restaurant Fulfillment, LLC
DOT-IT Restaurant Fulfillment, LLC

2 December 2019
Infringement 2 January 2020 Opinion issued 13 February 2020

Opinion 21/19 (PDF, 828KB, 21 pages)
20/19 EP1790053

An electrical earthing nut

Cable Terminology Limited
Barker Brettell LLP

25 November 2019
Validity 27 December 2019 Opinion issued 18 February 2020

Opinion 20/19 (PDF, 257KB, 9 pages)
19/19 GB2499285

Transportable vehicle enclosures

David John Utting
David John Utting

22 November 2019
Validity 24 December 2019 Opinion issued 20 February 2020

Opinion 19/19 (PDF, 683KB, 14 pages)
17/19 GB2562978

A breath tester

Alcolizer Pty Ltd
Dragerwerk AG & Co KGaA

17 September 2019
Validity 18 October 2019 Opinion issued 10 December 2019

Opinion number 17/19 (PDF, 505KB, 11 pages)
16/19 GB2379942

Water saving device for a siphon-discharge flushing cistern

Lisbeth Pedersen Sylvester & Nils Uwe Karstensen
Keith Alan Hart

12 August 2019
Validity 12 September 2019 Opinion issued 8 November 2019

Opinion number 16/19 (PDF, 521KB, 11 pages)
15/19 GB2526389

System and method for secure transmission of data signals

Cardeasy Limited
Semafone Limited

10 July 2019
Validity 13 August 2019 Opinion issued 7 October 2019

Opinion number 15/19 (PDF, 971KB, 23 pages)
14/19 EP3019411

Cap made of synthetic material

SOLOCAP-MAB
Concept IP

1 July 2019
Validity 31 July 2019 Opinion issued 18 September 2019

Opinion 14/19 (PDF, 408KB, 10 pages)
12/19 EP3141374

Method for welding profiled elements in plastic material, in particular pvc

Graf Synergy S.R.L
Graf Synergy S.R.L

17 May 2019
Infringement 19 June 2019 Opinion issued 14 August 2019

Opinion number 12/19 (PDF, 727KB, 12 pages)
11/19 EP1743972

Umbrella-Shaped Clothes-Drying Rack

Heinrich Wüster
Heinrich Wüster

8 May 2019
Infringement 10 June 2019 Opinion issued 1 August 2019

Opinion number 11/19 (PDF, 444KB, 9 pages)
10/19 GB2460111

Improvements in and relating to bulk storage and dispensing of vehicle consumables

OTS Group Limited
Ledbury Welding and Engineering Limited

29 April 2019
Validity 30 May 2019 Opinion issued 19 July 2019

Opinion number 10/19 (PDF, 618KB, 10 pages)
09/19 GB2453898

Device for a shark jaw

Rolls-Royce Marine
Zacco UK Ltd

23 April 2019
Validity 24 May 2019 Opinion issued 22 July 2019

Opinion number 09/19 (PDF, 444KB, 13 pages)
08/19 GB2357680

Monitoring operation of services provided over a network

D4T4 Solutions Plc
Hepworth Browne

17 April 2019
Validity 21 May 2019 Opinion issued 11 July 2019

Opinion number 08/19 (PDF, 322KB, 6 pages)
07/19 GB2467005

Treatment of washout arising from concreting operations

Siltbuster Ltd
Kelly Anne Gillian Bryant

15 April 2019
Infringement 16 May 2019 Opinion issued 9 July 2019

Opinion number 07/19 (PDF, 246KB, 10 pages)
06/19 GB2357679

Monitoring user interactions with services provided over a network

D4T4 Solutions Plc
Hepworth Browne

15 April 2019
Validity 16 May 2019 Opinion issued 11 July 2019

Opinion number 06/19 (PDF, 342KB, 6 pages)
05/19 EP2696884

Long-acting peptide analogs

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford - Junior University
HGF Limited

10 April 2019
Validity 10 May 2019 Opinion issued 5 July 2019

Opinion number 05/19 (PDF, 319KB, 15 pages)
04/19 EP2683361

Method for the preparation of a levothyroxine solution

Helm Swiss GMBH
Helm Swiss GMBH

14 March 2019
Infringement 17 April 2019 Opinion issued 4 June 2019

Opinion number 04/19 (PDF, 242KB, 10 pages)
03/19 GB2506885

Occupancy sensor

Dale Read
Wynne-Jones IP Limited

11 March 2019
Validity 10 April 2019 Opinion issued 6 June 2019

Opinion number 03/19 (PDF, 538KB, 18 pages)
02/19 EP2809922

Geared turbofan gas turbine engine architecture

United Technologies Corporation
Rolls-Royce Plc

11 February 2019
Validity 15 March 2019 Opinion issued 9 May 2019

Opinion number 02/19 (PDF, 751KB, 12 pages)
01/19 EP2615943

Spacing device and method

Clifford Steven Petit
Mohun Intellectual Property Limited

4 January 2019
Validity 13 February 2019 Opinion issued 4 April 2019

Opinion number 01/19 (PDF, 869KB, 16 pages)
Published 17 January 2019
Last updated 18 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Final opinion 22/19 added.

  2. Final opinions 19/19 and 20/19 added.

  3. Final opinion 21/19 added.

  4. New opinion 01/20 added.

  5. New opinion 22/19 added.

  6. Final opinion 17/19 added.

  7. New opinion 21/19 added.

  8. New opinion 20/19 added.

  9. New opinion 19/19 added.

  10. Final opinion 16/19 added.

  11. Final opinion 15/19 added.

  12. Final opinion issued for 14/19 and new opinion 17/19 added.

  13. New opinion 16/19 and final opinion 12/19 added.

  14. Final opinion 11/19 added.

  15. Final opinion 09/19 added.

  16. Final opinion 10/19 added.

  17. New opinion 15/19 added.

  18. Final opinions for 06/19 and 08/19 added.

  19. Outcome for opinion number 07/19 published.

  20. Final opinion number 05/19 added.

  21. New opinion 14/19 added.

  22. Final opinion number 03/19 added.

  23. Outcome for opinion number 04/19 published.

  24. Opinion number 12/19 added.

  25. Final opinion 02/19 and new opinion 11/19 added.

  26. New opinion 09/19 added.

  27. New opinion 08/19 added.

  28. New opinion 07/19 added.

  29. New opinion 06/19 added.

  30. New opinion 05/19 added.

  31. Final opinion 01/19 added.

  32. New opinion 04/19 added.

  33. New opinion 03/19 added.

  34. New opinion 02/19 added.

  35. First published.