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John Powell QC


Arbiter Group Plc v. (1) Gill Jennings & Every (a firm) (2) RWS Information Inc (formerly Woolcott & Co Inc) : Same v. RWS Information Inc

Reference: LTL 26/5/2000 ; [2001] RPC 67 ; [2000] PNLR 680

Court: Court of Appeal


A UK patent agent, instructed by a client to ascertain whether a foreign registered patent was still in force, discharged its duty to its client by instructing reputable local patent searchers to ascertain the position and by accepting as accurate the report of those searchers without further inquiry or corroboration.

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