Merrell Lynch's Application

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Appeal (Civil Division)
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201 cases
  • Halliburton Energy Services Inc. v Smith International (North Sea) Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division (Patents Court)
    • 21 Julio 2005
    ...as anyone who has looked at some of the results will agree. The majority of the English decisions (in particular, Merrill Lynch [1989] RPC 561 (CA), Fujitsu [1996] RPC 511 (Jacob J) and [1997] RPC 608 (CA), Gale [1991] RPC 305), along with EPO decisions such as T 208/84 VICOM/Computer re......
  • CFPH LLC's Applications
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division (Patents Court)
    • 21 Julio 2005
    ...to Article 52 of the Convention. 32 With respect, I believe it was a category mistake of that order that led to the controversy in Merrill Lynch's Application [1988] RPC 1 and [1989] RPC 561, C.A. fuelled by Genentech's Patent [1987] RPC 553 and [1989] RPC 147, C.A. 33 Indeed, it cannot be......
  • Aerotel Ltd v Telco Holdings Ltd; Macrossan's Patent Application (No.0314464.9)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Octubre 2006
    ...art lies in excluded subject matter, it is not patentable. [10] The majority of the English decisions (in particular, Merrill Lynch [1989] RPC 561 (CA), Fujitsu [1996] RPC 511 (Laddie J) and [1997] RPC 608 (CA), Gale [1991] RPC 305), along with EPO decisions such as T208/84 Vicom/Computer......
  • Symbian Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 8 Octubre 2008
    ...that the fourth stage would normally be unnecessary, but that it was effectively mandated by the earlier decision of this court in Merrill Lynch's Application [1989] RPC 561. This underscores an important point, namely that the decision in Aerotel did not purport to represent a new departu......
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