Guidance: Requests for opinions: 2024

Intellectual Property Office

January 22
11:44 2024


The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2024 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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:

2024 requests

Opinion number Patent/SPC number, title and owner Requester and request date Issue (Infringement and/or Validity) Observations deadline Outcome
03/24 GB2591134

Door seal

Linear Building Innovations Limited
The Access Panel Company Ltd

18 January 2024
Validity 19 February 2024
02/24 EP2508122

Advanced Surgical Instrument Such as a Speculum

Bridea, IP Limited
Thomas Gaunt Lewis Silkin LLP

12 January 2024
Infringement 14 February 2024
01/24 GB2578339

Open Pen Detection and Shut Down System

Greentec International Limited
Jonathan Hewett c/o Lewis Silkin LLP

19 December 2023
Validity 30 January 2024
Published 3 January 2024
Last updated 22 January 2024 +show all updates
  1. New opinion 03/24 added.

  2. New opinion 02/24 added.

  3. First published.

Share This

Enjoyed this? Why not share it with others if you've found it useful by using one of the tools below: