Guidance

Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year

Overview

The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2020 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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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2020 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
26/20 GB2423721

Ms Fleur Tehrani

Ms Fleur Tehrani

21 December 2020
Validity 2 February 2021 Issued on 19 March 2021

Opinion 26/20 (PDF, 624KB, 20 pages)
25/20 GB2501945

Deluge system

Rigdeluge Global Limited
Scantech Offshore Limited

2 December 2020
Validity 5 January 2021 Issued on 25 February 2021

Opinion 25/20 (PDF, 615KB, 18 pages)
24/20 GB2490802

An improved pvr and a system for the provision of enhanced television services

Alistair Bruce Kelman
Alistair and Diana Kelman

1 December 2020
Infringement 31 December 2020 Issued on 16 February 2021

Opinion 24/20 (PDF, 157KB, 9 pages)
23/20 GB2473159

Improved waste trap

Mcalpine & Co. Ltd
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP

26 November 2020
Validity 30 December 2020 Issued on 18 February 2021

Opinion 23/20 (PDF, 346KB, 10 pages)
22/20 EP2309897

Display unit for storing and displaying heated goods

FRI-JADO B.V.
Tandem Patents Limited

29 October 2020
Validity 2 December 2020 Issued on 27 January 2021

Opinion 22/20 (PDF, 835KB, 18 pages)
21/20 GB2549512

Cell pack thermal management apparatus and method

Delta Motorsport Limited
Andrea Braidotti

15 October 2020
Validity 19 November 2020 Issued on 12 January 2021

Opinion 21/20 (PDF, 1.07MB, 22 pages)
20/20 GB2549812

Window cleaning pole

Ionic Systems Limited
JE Evans-Jackson & Co Limited

7 October 2020
Validity 17 November 2020 Issued 23 December 2020

Opinion 20/20 (PDF, 509KB, 18 pages)
18/20 GB2575414

Apparatus for sanitisation of brewery containers

Close Brewery Rentals Limited
Sapphire IP

15 September 2020
Infringement 15 October 2020 Issued 11 December 2020

Opinion 18/20 (PDF, 229KB, 5 pages)
17/20 GB2529565

Electric balance vehicle

Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd
Wuyi Chuangxin Metal Tools Co., Ltd

4 September 2020
Validity 8 October 2020 Issued 10 November 2020

Opinion 17/20 (PDF, 375KB, 12 pages)
16/20 EP3277598

Cap for container

Michael Maguire
Greg Sach

18 August 2020
Validity 24 September 2020 Issued 11 December 2020

Opinion 16/20 (PDF, 309KB, 9 pages)
15/20 EP1854859

Cold storage material, cold storage device and very-low-temperature cold storage refrigerator

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd
Edwards Limited

26 June 2020
Validity 2 September 2020 Issued 26 October 2020

Opinion 15/20 (PDF, 294KB, 12 pages)
14/20 EP3060732

Heated inflatable exercise chamber with gas-permeable inner membrane

Hot Pod Yoga Limited AB
Optix Events LLP

29 May 2020
Validity 31 August 2020 Opinion withdrawn 15 September 2020
13/20 EP1877205

A production line and a method of shaping profiles

Ingvest AB
Ingvest AB

27 July 2020
Infringement 26 August 2020 Opinion issued 20 October 2020

Opinion 13/20 (PDF, 812KB, 14 pages)
12/20 GB2569042

Beverage capsule

Alex Gort-Barten
Euro-Caps Holding B.V.

29 July 2020
Validity 26 August 2020 Issued 26 October 2020

Opinion number 12/20 (PDF, 372KB, 12 pages)
11/20 GB2406342

Palisade fencing

HW Martin Holdings Limited
Swindell & Pearson Limited

6 July 2020
Validity 12 August 2020 Opinion issued 22 September 2020

Opinion 11/20 (PDF, 889KB, 21 pages)
10/20 GB2476858

Jaw apparatus for stabilising a floating craft against a stationary structure

Ronald Stephen Mattey
Acapo AS

27 April 2020
Validity 14 July 2020 Opinion issued 23 November 2020

Opinion 10/20 (PDF, 1.5MB, 18 pages)
09/20 EP0904081

Aqueous suspensions of 9-hydroxyrisperidone fatty acid esterst

Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.
Dolleymores

15 May 2020
Validity 14 July 2020 Opinion withdrawn 29 July 2020
08/20 GB2500162

Method for manufacturing emulsion paint

Newlife Paints Limited
Andrew Barnwell

8 April 2020
Validity 19 June 2020 Opinion issued 23 September 2020

Opinion 08/20 (PDF, 191KB, 11 pages)
07/20 GB2561987

Cassellie Limited

Valve apparatus and method of use thereof
Beck Greener LLP 28 April 2020 Validity 19 June 2020 Opinion issued 24 September 2020

Opinion 07/20 (PDF, 667KB, 14 pages)
06/20 EP1498060

Filter cartridge for water reservoir of coffee apparatus

Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Pozzani Pure Water Limited

19 March 2020
Validity 21 April 2020 Opinion issued 1 September 2020

Opinion 06/20 (PDF, 286KB, 10 pages)
05/20 GB2510881

Safety screen

Ischebeck Titan Ltd
RMD Kwikform

5 March 2020
Validity 8 April 2020 Opinion issued 13 August 2020

Opinion 05/20 (PDF, 690KB, 14 pages)
04/20 GB2414601

Apparatus and method for replacing an overhead conductor

Babcock Networks Limited
Slingco Limited

18 February 2020
Infringement 20 March 2020 Opinion issued 15 May 2020

Opinion number 04/20 (PDF, 503KB, 10 pages)
03/20 EP2381864

Shockwave apparatus having a pneumatic drive united technologies corporation

Storz Medical AG
Duncan Morren

7 February 2020
Infringement 12 March 2020 Opinion issued 23 April 2020

Opinion number 03/20 (PDF, 447KB, 6 pages)
02/20 GB2419287

Improvements in or relating to ablutionary installations

Kohler Mira Limited
Beck Greener LLP

29 January 2020
Validity 6 March 2020 Opinion issued 22 April 2020

Opinion 02/20 (PDF, 248KB, 9 pages)
01/20 GB2549469

Polytunnel structure

Haygrove Limited
Pro-tech Marketing Limited

27 December 2019
Validity 31 January 2020 Opinion issued 26 March 2020

Opinion 01/20 (PDF, 1.24MB, 21 pages)
Published 3 January 2020
Last updated 24 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Final opinion 26/20 added.

  2. Final Opinion 25/20 added.

  3. Final opinion number 23/20 added.

  4. Final Opinion 24/20 added.

  5. Final opinion 22/20 added.

  6. Final opinion 21/20 added.

  7. Initial opinion 26-20 added.

  8. Final opinion 20/20 added.

  9. Final opinion 18/20 added.

  10. Outcome for opinion 16/20.

  11. Opinion 25/20 added.

  12. New opinion 24/20 added.

  13. Initial opinion 23/20 added.

  14. Final opinion 10/20 added.

  15. Final opinion 17/20 added.

  16. New opinion 22/20 added.

  17. Outcome for opinion 15/20.

  18. Opinion number 12/20 outcome published.

  19. New opinions 20/20 and 21/20 and final opinion 13/20 added.

  20. Final opinion 07/20 replaced.

  21. Final opinions 07/20 and 08/20 added.

  22. Final opinion for 11/20 added.

  23. New opinion 18/20 and opinion 14/20 has been withdrawn.

  24. New opinion 17/20 added

  25. Final opinion for 06/20 added.

  26. New opinion 16/20 added.

  27. Final opinion for 05/20 added.

  28. New opinion 15/20 added.

  29. New opinion 14/20 added.

  30. Opinion 09/20 has been withdrawn.

  31. New opinions 12/20 and 13/20 added.

  32. New opinion 11/20 added.

  33. New opinion number 10/20 added.

  34. New opinion 09/20 added.

  35. Final opinion 04/20 added.

  36. New opinion 08/20 added.

  37. New opinion 07/20 added.

  38. Final opinion 03/20 added.

  39. Final opinion 02/20 added.

  40. Final opinion 01/20 added.

  41. New opinion 06/20 added.

  42. New opinion 05/20 added.

  43. Opinion number 04/20 added.

  44. New opinion 01/20 added.

  45. New opinion 03/20 added.

  46. Opinion number 02/20 added.

  47. First published.