||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 89 (Jul)
|| EWHC 1638 (Ch)
||Chancery Division (Patents Court)
||Richard Davis (instructed by Withers & Rogers) for the claimant.
||Douglas Campbell (instructed by Cripps Harries Hall) for the patentee.
||7 July 2006
Patent - Specification - Amendment of specification with leave of court - Claimant objecting to amendment - Claimant contending invention obvious or anticipated in light of common general knowledge and cited prior art - Whether amendment should be allowed - , ss 1(1)(b), 3, 75, 76.
The claimant's objections to the patentee's application to amend its patent for an invention that created a fluidized bed were dismissed on the basis, inter alia, that its arguments in favour of anticipation were defective in that they selected individual features from the prior artand applied them for different purposes to the patent in suit. The court went on to stress that important documents, including skeleton arguments, witness statements, and experts' reports, should be supplied to the trial judge in electronic format.
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