Users' questions

Can a UKIPO opinion invalidate a patent?

Can a UKIPO opinion invalidate a patent?

UK patent litigation is much more detailed and thorough than a UKIPO opinion, and so it is possible that the outcome of such litigation would be different to the UKIPO opinion. In some limited circumstances, if the outcome of the opinion is that the patent is invalid, the UKIPO may take action to revoke the patent.

Where can I get an opinion on a patent?

Typically, opinions are requested by the patent holder, an exclusive licensee of the patent, or a person or company for whom the patent poses an infringement risk. Mewburn Ellis LLP can request the opinion on your behalf.

Can a UKIPO opinion affect the outcome of a litigation?

In any subsequent litigation, no party is bound by the statements made during the opinion procedure, or by the opinion itself. UK patent litigation is much more detailed and thorough than a UKIPO opinion, and so it is possible that the outcome of such litigation would be different to the UKIPO opinion.

How to ensure validity and validity in your research?

How to ensure validity and reliability in your research The reliability and validity of your results depends on creating a strong research design , choosing appropriate methods and samples, and conducting the research carefully and consistently.

Is the right to have an opinion a fact?

We value the right to believe what we think is right and to express our opinions accordingly. What is not true, however, is that an opinion is a fact. Alarmingly, most humans believe that their opinions are facts. We incorrectly believe that our thoughts are correct. I mean, if we think it, it must be true, right?

Why are opinions more valued in a court of law?

This is precisely why opinions by “experts” are more valued in court testimony and evaluative reporting because they are more likely to provide opinions based on facts and knowledge. So, the next time someone tells you that they have a strong opinion about something, understand what their opinion is based on.

Can a measurement be reliable without being valid?

A measurement can be reliable without being valid. However, if a measurement is valid, it is usually also reliable.