Smith International Inc v Specialised Petroleum Group Services (Patent): IPO 11 Jan 2005

The comptroller no longer has jurisdiction to extend the period for filing an appellants notice at the High Court – see Patent Office Practice Notice 1/2003 at [2003] RPC 46. However, the hearing officer held that, owing to an anomaly in the Civil Procedure Rules, he did have jurisdiction to direct the period within which the respondents notice should be filed. Having considered the facts, he directed that the respondents notice be filed within three weeks, rather than the default period of two weeks that would otherwise have applied.


Mr P Hayward


[2005] UKIntelP o00905




England and Wales

Intellectual Property

Updated: 24 October 2022; Ref: scu.456201