Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Intellectual Property Office

November 24
12:49 2020


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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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 weve issued a decision refusing the request, you can view this in our decisions database

Further information

If you would like more information about a particular request please contact us by:

  • telephone: +44 (0)1633 813813 or +44 (0)1633 813616
  • fax: +44(0)1633 814491
  • email:

2020 requests


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Opinion numberPatent/SPC number, title and ownerRequester and request dateIssue (Infringement and/or Validity)Observations deadlineOutcome

Display unit for storing and displaying heated goods

Tandem Patents Limited

29 October 2020
Validity 2 December 2020

Cell pack thermal management apparatus and method

Delta Motorsport Limited
Andrea Braidotti

15 October 2020
Validity 19 November 2020

Window cleaning pole

Ionic Systems Limited
JE Evans-Jackson & Co Limited

7 October 2020
Validity 17 November 2020

Apparatus for sanitisation of brewery containers

Close Brewery Rentals Limited
Sapphire IP

15 September 2020
Infringement 15 October 2020

Electric balance vehicle

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

4 September 2020
Validity 8 October 2020Issued 10 November 2020

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

Cap for container

Michael Maguire
Greg Sach

18 August 2020
Validity 24 September 2020

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 2020Issued 26 October 2020

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

Heated inflatable exercise chamber with gas-permeable inner membrane

Hot Pod Yoga Limited AB
Optix Events LLP

29 May 2020
Validity 31 August 2020Opinion withdrawn 15 September 2020

A production line and a method of shaping profiles

Ingvest AB
Ingvest AB

27 July 2020
Infringement26 August 2020Opinion issued 20 October 2020

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

Beverage capsule

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

29 July 2020
Validity26 August 2020Issued 26 October 2020

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

Palisade fencing

HW Martin Holdings Limited
Swindell & Pearson Limited

6 July 2020
Validity12 August 2020Opinion issued 22 September 2020

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

Jaw apparatus for stabilising a floating craft against a stationary structure

Ronald Stephen Mattey
Acapo AS

27 April 2020
Validity14 July 2020Opinion 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.

15 May 2020
Validity14 July 2020Opinion withdrawn 29 July 2020
08/20 GB2500162

Method for manufacturing emulsion paint

Newlife Paints Limited
Andrew Barnwell

8 April 2020
Validity19 June 2020Opinion issued 23 September 2020

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

Cassellie Limited

Valve apparatus and method of use thereof
Beck Greener LLP 28 April 2020Validity19 June 2020Opinion issued 24 September 2020

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

Filter cartridge for water reservoir of coffee apparatus

Koninklijke Philips N.V.
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