Saturday, 20 August 2011

Patent Litigation Judgement

As expert witness in the Aquacel/Durafibre wound dressings case it was good to see that the first thoughts about the validity of patents I had been involved with at Courtaulds coupled with the hard an painstaking preparation by Slaughter and May and the defendants, were upheld in the Judgement. 

Para 12 is relevant to our business. 


"Mr Woodings is an experienced fibres scientist who specialises in cellulose chemistry.  He is a consultant to the nonwoven and fibre industries and has over 50 years experience in the industry. Between 1982 and 1994 he worked in the Courtaulds Research Division and from 1994 and 1998 he was Market Development Director for Tencel Fibres Europe. He was commissioning editor and author of the book ‘Regenerated Cellulose Fibres’, and also contributed to Kirk Othmer’s Encyclopaedia of Chemical Technology and the Encyclopaedia of Polymer Science and Technology on the same topic.

He was an excellent witness."

The full judgement is at: