Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 421 (Jul)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Pumfrey J

Representation Henry Carr QC and Thomas Moody-Stuart (instructed by Wragge & Co) for the claimant.
  Andrew Waugh QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulous, solicitor advocate, (instructed by Bristows) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 26 July 2002

Catchwords

Patent - Infringement - Validity of patent - Obviousness - Claimant proprietor of patent in respect of deep fat fryer with plastic external housing - Claimant issuing proceedings against defendant for infringement of patent - Defendant challenging validity of patent - Whether invention obvious.

The Case

In proceedings for infringement of the claimant's patent in respect of an electric deep fat fryer, the court ruled that, on the evidence, the defendants' contention that the claims were invalid for obviousness was made out.

Practice Areas

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