Patent decision

BL number
Concerning rights in
Hearing Officer
Mr H Jones
Decision date
14 May 2013
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Brian Clarke & Strumat Limited and Globally Greener Solutions Limited
Provisions discussed
Section 37
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Brian Clarke became a shareholder in Strumat Limited after the filing date of EP1409166. He claims that rights in the application were sold to Globally Greener Solutions Ltd without his knowledge and contrary to the Strumat Shareholder Agreement. The Hearing Office decided to decline to deal with the reference on the basis that the key issue did not relate to patent law and that it would require resolution of factual matters unconcerned with the technical aspects of the invention.

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