||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 184 (Nov)
Henderson J (judgment delivered extempore)
||The appellant appeared in person and was not represented.
||Douglas Campbell (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Comptroller General.
||22 November 2011
Patent - Grant - Opposition - Claimant seeking patent for process by which marks to be put on containers to indicate alcohol units in drink - Hearing officer for Comptroller General of Patents refusing application on grounds of obviousness - Claimant submitting, inter alia, hearing officer erring in considering validity of application through hindsight - Whether hearing officer erring in decision - .
Patent Grant. The Chancery Division dismissed the claimant's appeal against a decision of the hearing officer of the Comptroller General of Patents regarding the claimant's application for patent of a process of displaying alcohol content in drinks where, on the evidence, the hearing officer had not erred in finding a lack of inventive step in the claimant's process.
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