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Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Intellectual Property Office

October 21
03:30 2020

In the table below we provide you with information about applications we have received to amend the specification of a patent under sections 27 and 75 before the court and the Office. The table also includes information about when you need to file an opposition if you wish to oppose the application to amend.

Where amendments have been filed electronically, you can obtain full details by selecting the patent number. If you are the patent owner(s), you should check these details carefully and inform us if there are any problems. Where amendments have been filed in paper form only, the symbol * appears in the table after the patent number.

In the case of amendments filed under section 75 before the court and under section 27 at the Office, reasons for the amendments are also provided.

You can obtain reasons for the amendments and full details of any amendments filed in paper form by contacting Litigation Section (telephone: +44 (0)1633 814334).

Opposition procedures

Section 75 before the court

If you want to oppose an amendment filed under section 75 before the court, you need to file a notice of opposition at the court. In the notice you need to set out clearly your reasons for opposing the amendment. You need to send us a copy of the notice and send a copy to anyone involved in the court proceedings. You need to do this within 14 days of the advertisement on our web site of the application to amend.

Section 75 before the comptroller and section 27 amendments

If you want to oppose an amendment filed under section 75 before the comptroller or an amendment filed under section 27, you need to complete and send us:

  • 2 copies of form 15 with the fee of 50. You will need to pay a further fee of 350 later
  • 2 copies of a statement setting out fully the facts of your case and what you want us to do

Opposition table 2020

SectionPatents JournalDeadline for filing oppositionPatent number and titleInternational ClassificationProprietor, including court action number (if any) and address for service
756857

21 October 2020
14 daysEP2305711 (PDF, 195KB, 3 pages)

Methods for treating osteoarthitis pain by administering a nerve growth factor antagonist and compositions containing the same
A61KRinat Neuroscience Corp.

HP-2019-000019

Marks & Clerk Law LLP
15 Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1BW
276857

21 October 2020
4 weeksGB2546997 (PDF, 34.5KB, 1 page)

Drill pipe completion device
E21BEquinor Energy AS
756856

14 October 2020
14 daysEP2025359 (PDF, 98.4KB, 3 pages)

Components for breathing circuits
A61MFisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

HP-2019-000016

Bird & Bird LLP
12 New Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1JP
756853

23 September 2020
14 daysEP1925412 (PDF, 1.55MB, 33 pages)

Radio link control unacknowledged mode header optimization
H04LSisvel International S.A.

HP-2019-000014

Bird & Bird LLP
12 New Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1JP
756852

16 September 2020
14 daysEP1828412 (PDF, 251KB, 2 pages)

Improved method of nucleotide detection
C12QILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITED

HP-2019-000052

Powell Gilbert LLP
85 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1AE
276848

19 August 2020
4 weeksEP2211026 (PDF, 5.51MB, 12 pages)

A variable stator vane assembly in a gas turbine engine
F01DRolls-Royce PLC
276848

19 August 2020
4 weeksGB2523141 (PDF, 103KB, 10 pages)

Disc brake caliper
F16DMEI Brakes Limited
276847

12 August 2020
4 weeksEP2667792 (PDF, 2.72MB, 11 pages)

Systems for sealing a tissue wall puncture
A61BApica Cardiovascular Limited
276847

12 August 2020
4 weeksEP2005050 (PDF, 28.7KB, 3 pages)

Marine pipeline installation system and methods
F16LItrec B.V.
276847

12 August 2020
4 weeksGB2550949 (PDF, 52.3KB, 5 pages)

Drainage system for a sloping perimeter of a pitched roof
E04DForticrete Limited
276845

29 July 2020
4 weeksGB2465505B (PDF, 12.5MB, 26 pages)

Electronically activated underreamer and caliper tool
E21BSmart Reamer Drilling Systems Ltd
756844

22 July 2020
14 daysEP1441702 (PDF, 125KB, 2 pages)

Method for treating primary insomnia
A61KNEURIM PHARMACEUTICALS (1991) LIMITED

HP-2020-000005

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
4 More London Riverside
London

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