John Mills Ltd (Patent): IPO 21 Jul 2014

An application to revoke a patent on the ground that the claims lacked an inventive step was made. No counter-statement was filed. The invention concerns a blender system which is usable with a variety of containers, at least some of which may be used as mugs, so that blended product may be consumed directly from the container in which it was blended.
The application to revoke was based on a large number of prior art documents with the claimant alleging that the subject matter of all the claims was obvious. The Hearing Officer agreed therefore the patent as it stood was invalid. As there was no prospect of amendment under section 75, the patent was revoked.


Mr P Thorpe


[2014] UKIntelP o31814, EP1 586259 B1




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Intellectual Property

Updated: 03 April 2022; Ref: scu.543132