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UK Supreme Court defines “makes” in Schütz v Werit

James Nurton, London


After three judgments over nearly five years in the Schütz v Werit dispute, we now finally know what is meant by the word “makes” in the UK Patents Act 1977

In a decision today, the UK Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal, finding that providing replacement bottles for crates did not amount to patent infringement. The ruling could have implications in cases involving other consumable goods, such as ink...


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