Chamber for Patent Disputes Declares Russian Utility Model Patent # 25446 Invalid as Not Novel

13 July 2005

The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office by its decision of May 31, 2005 declared the Russian utility model patent # 25446 invalid as not meeting the “novelty” criterion. The Opposition against the patent was filed by Sojuzpatent on behalf of Sherwood LLC. It’s worth mentioning that the Kirovsky Regional Court (Northern Russia) is considering infringement case based on the above patent against the Sherwood LLC and the Opposition was prepared and filed as a legal defense.