Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2018

Updated: Opinion 05/18 added.


The table below shows information about opinion requests we have received in 2017 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  • the person who filed the request has withdrawn it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 we’ve 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:

  • telephone: +44 (0)1633 813813 or +44 (0)1633 813616
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2018 requests

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

Subsea Cooler

FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS

Protector IP Consultants AS

1 February 2018

Validity 6 March 2018

Moire Magnification Device

De La Rue International Limited

Stephen Walker, Lincoln IP Limited

12 January 2018

Validity 13 February 2018

A Method of Fabricating Structured Particles Composed of Silicon or a
Silicon-Based Material and their use in Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

Nexeon Limited

OneD Material

10 January 2018

Validity 9 February 2018

Processing medium for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces, method for processing stainless steel or other metallic surfaces using such a processing medium and nozzle arranged to be fitted on a process gun

Phibo Industries BVBA

Barker Brettell LLP

8 January 2018

Validity 9 February 2018

Mobile Phone Localization Method

Eryk Szweryn And Lukasz Strzalkowski

ip.access Ltd

4 January 2018

Infringement 8 February 2018

Source: UK IPO News