Chamber for Patent Disputes Decides in Favor of Kia Motors Rus

17 November 2010

On November 17, 2010, The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (RUPTO) issued a decision to satisfy an objection of Sojuzpatent’s client LLC “Kia Motors Rus” against the grant of patent RU 36274 for the utility model “Leaf material”. Patent RU 36274 is invalidated completely due to the discrepancy of the utility model to the condition of patentability “novelty”, established by art. 5 of the Patent Law of the Russian Federation. The utility model is not new, because the sum of its essential features at the priority date was known from the prior art, namely from the information about the use by LLC “Kia Motors Rus" in the Russian Federation of means of the same purpose as the claimed utility model.