Menashe Business Mercantile Ltd and Another v William Hill Organization Ltd: PatC 15 Mar 2002

The claimants had a patent specifying a means of gambling over computers connected at a distance. They brought infringement proceedings against the respondent, who defended by asserting that since the host computer was located abroad it did not infringe, claiming in aid the provisions which referred to the making of a supply within the UK.
Held: The requirement under the Act and the convention was that there needed to be shown only the production of an effect within a convention state. That part of the process took place outside could not protect it.

Mr Justice Jacob
[2002] EWHC 397 (Patents)
European Patent Convention, Patents Act 1977 60(2)
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromMenashe Business Mercantile Limited, Julian Menashe v William Hill Organization Limited CA 28-Nov-2002
Claim for exclusive licence under a patent . .
CitedYeda Research and Development Co Ltd v Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and others CA 31-Jul-2006
The claimants sought to amend their claim which had previously been on the basis of a joint ownership, to one of sole ownership.
Held: The application for the amendment being made more han two years after the grant, the amendment could not be . .

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Updated: 05 January 2022; Ref: scu.168556