In a case concerning two patents in the field of underwater mine clearance, the Court of Appeal upheld the Patents Court’s decision that claims 1 and 2 of the 576 Patent were invalid for obviousness, but allowed the appeal in relation to the validity of the 861 Patent, finding that the claims in question were invalid for obviousness.
Case date: 19 December 2017
Case number:  EWCA Civ 2175
Court: Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Civil Division
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.