Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.


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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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
03/20 EP2381864

Shockwave apparatus having a pneumatic drive united technologies corporation

Storz Medical AG
Duncan Morren

7 February 2020
Infringement 12 March 2020
02/20 GB2419287

Improvements in or relating to ablutionary installations

Kohler Mira Limited
Beck Greener LLP

29 January 2020
Validity 6 March 2020
Published 3 January 2020
Last updated 14 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. New opinion 03/20 added.

  2. Opinion number 02/20 added.

  3. First published.