Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
GB2429969 B
Hearing Officer
Mr A C Howard
Decision date
20 February 2009
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
MeadWestVaco Corp v Montreuil Offset
Provisions discussed
Patents Act 1977, Sections 72, 75
Inventive step, Novelty, Revocation
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The patent relates to packaging for optical discs. The initial application for revocation was based on allegations of lack of novelty and inventive step, as well as insufficiency and added matter. The hearing officer allowed amendments which had been offered to address the issues of insufficiency and added matter, and held that the attacks on the thus amended patent based on allegations of lack of inventive step and insufficiency failed.

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