Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
GB 2165292
Hearing Officer
Mr P Hayward
Decision date
13 April 2000
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Contra Vision Ltd v Clear Focus Imaging Inc
Provisions discussed
PA 1977 section 27 CPR 1988 part 49 and practice direction 49E paragraphs 16.3, 16.5
Amendment, Appeal, Orders
Related Decisions
O/079/00, O/412/00, O/388/01


In an earlier interim decision, the comptroller had refused an application to amend a patent but allowed the parties two months to comment on the possibility of an order allowing a further opportunity to amend. The normal time limit for lodging an appeal against the interim decision was six weeks from the date of the decision. The patentee now sought to have that time limit extended to six weeks from the date of the anticipated order, on the grounds that they ought to know the form of the order before having to decide whether to appeal. The extension was granted.

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