Special Alcoholic Drink, Multimember District Court Athens (Polymeles Protodikio Athinon), 29 April 2011
Kluwer Patent Blog
December 13, 2012
Please refer to this post as:, ‘Special Alcoholic Drink, Multimember District Court Athens (Polymeles Protodikio Athinon), 29 April 2011’, Kluwer Patent Blog, December 13 2012, http://patentblog.kluweriplaw.com/2012/12/13/special-alcoholic-drink-multimember-district-court-athens-polymeles-protodikio-athinon-29-april-2011/
The District Court held a patent entitled “Special Alcoholic Drink” invalid, due to lack of novelty and clarity as a non-enabling disclosure. Furthermore, the Court dismissed the invalidity action filed against the Patent Office, holding that it was neither the inventor nor the patent holder and also because it had only taken into account the requirements in accordance with Greek law in its decision to grant the patent. Therefore, this decision could only be challenged in this respect before the administrative court.
A summary of this case will be posted on http://www.KluwerIPCases.com