Martin Boston and Co v Roberts: CA 1996

The appropriate standard against which a defendant patent agent’s conduct is to be measured is that of what the reasonably competent patent agent would do having regard to the standards normally adopted in his profession.


Simon Brown LJ


[1996] PNLR 45


England and Wales

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CitedKerr v Laurence Shaw and Associates Ltd (T/A Laurence Shaw and Associates (In Liquidation)) ChD 19-Mar-2010
The claimant sought damages, alleging that the defendant patent agents had failed to make a timely application for a Canadian patent.
Held: The evidence was conflicting, but the court found that the claimant had made a decision to limit his . .
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Professional Negligence

Updated: 27 October 2022; Ref: scu.403478