Representative before the EPO

Employment test 501 - 1000 employees
Company dna marks and clerk llp
operating since 1887
Headquarter in London and 16 offices
active in Legal Services, IP Consulting, and Matchmaking and Trading

Douglas Rankin has worked on the following 56 EPO patent applications which have been published in the last five years:

EP11382113

System for conducting remote biometric operations

IPC classification:
H04L 9/00
Agent:
Ignacio Temino Ceniceros, Abril Abogados
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11797424

MOVING PLATFORM INS RANGE CORRECTOR (MPIRC)

IPC classification:
G01S 19/33, G01S 19/49
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION WITHDRAWN
EP11758650

ANASTOMOTIC DEVICES AND METHODS

IPC classification:
A61F 2/06, A61M 1/36
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP11758062

INDWELLING LUMINAL DEVICES

IPC classification:
A61M 25/00
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP10852327

METHODS OF FRACTURING WITH AND PROCESSING LPG BASED TREATMENT FLUIDS

IPC classification:
E21B 43/26, E21B 43/34
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP11826272

PRESSURE BALANCING PROPPANT ADDITION METHOD AND APPARATUS

IPC classification:
E21B 43/267
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12714100

SHOCK OR SEPSIS EARLY DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

IPC classification:
A61B 5/083, A61B 5/145, A61B 5/1455, A61B 5/1459, A61B 5/1473, A61M 16/04
Applicant:
Covidien LP
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Andreas Beyer, Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff Patentanwälte PartG mbB
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12764368

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY AND BEHAVIOUR INFORMATION FOR IDENTIFICATION OF BIOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT STATES IN ANIMALS

IPC classification:
A01K 5/02, A01K 7/02, A01K 29/00, A61B 5/01, A61D 99/00, G06Q 50/02, H04N 5/33
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12750955

HEART OCCLUSION DEVICES

IPC classification:
A61B 7/00, A61B 17/12
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12770698

PRODUCTION OF TECHNETIUM FROM A MOLYBDENUM METAL TARGET

IPC classification:
G21G 1/10, H05H 6/00
Applicant:
The Governors of the University of Alberta
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP12754658

VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND VEHICLE RELATED TRANSACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

IPC classification:
G07B 15/06, G08G 1/00, G08G 1/0962, G08G 1/127, G08G 1/133, G08G 1/14
Applicant:
Intelligent Imaging Systems, Inc.
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13184820

Embolic filters and methods of manufacture

IPC classification:
A61F 2/01
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13738858

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING HUMANS ON CONVEYOR BELTS USING ONE OR MORE IMAGING DEVICES

IPC classification:
B07C 5/34, B64F 1/36, B65G 43/00, B65G 43/06, G01V 8/10, G01V 99/00, G08B 21/02
Applicant:
Intelliview Technologies Inc.
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12804519

NETWORKED INTELLIGENT PLANT GROWTH SYSTEM

IPC classification:
A01G 1/00, A01G 7/00, A01G 9/14, A01G 9/20, A01G 9/24, F21K 99/00, F21S 2/00, F21S 8/00, H04L 29/08, H05B 33/08, H05B 35/00, H05B 37/02
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13743695

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY STIMULATING PRESSURE-LOADED MUSCLES

IPC classification:
A41D 13/00, A61G 7/057, A61H 39/00, A61N 1/04, A61N 1/36
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12869820

LINE PIPE TRAY

IPC classification:
E21B 41/00, F16L 1/06, F16L 3/22, F16L 55/00, F17D 5/02
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12156998

System and method for administering tournaments

IPC classification:
A63F 1/18, G07F 17/32
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP11734970

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING

IPC classification:
B67D 1/04, B67D 7/72
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13718220

GLAZING SYSTEM AND METHODS

IPC classification:
B60J 1/00
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12799747

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INSULATED WALL PANELS

IPC classification:
B32B 3/04, B32B 5/18, B32B 15/095, B32B 27/06, E04B 1/88, E04B 2/88, E04B 2/90, E04C 2/284, E04C 2/292, E04C 2/40, E04F 13/08, E04F 13/12, F16L 59/02, F16L 59/05
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14186681

A puncturable catheter

IPC classification:
A61M 25/01
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13722020

PASSENGER SERVICE VEHICLE

IPC classification:
B62D 31/04
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13794351

SPEED CHANGE DEVICE

IPC classification:
B25J 17/00, F16C 19/54, F16H 1/28, F16H 13/08
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP11839100

KEYLESS ENTRY ASSEMBLY HAVING CAPACITANCE SENSOR OPERATIVE FOR DETECTING OBJECTS

IPC classification:
B60R 25/23, H03K 17/955
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13839421

AMIDE BRANCHED AROMATIC GELLING AGENT ENHANCERS AND BREAKERS

IPC classification:
C09K 8/035, E21B 21/00, E21B 43/22
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13794955

DOOR SYSTEM

IPC classification:
B60J 5/04, B60J 10/00, B60J 10/08
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13154959

Device frame

IPC classification:
A61M 29/00
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13154960

Embolic filter frame

IPC classification:
A61M 29/00
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP10800872

ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MULTI-PHASE FERROUS STEEL

IPC classification:
A61C 7/20, A61F 2/06, A61F 2/24, A61F 2/86, A61L 27/04, A61L 29/02, C21C 7/00, C21C 7/10, C21D 8/00, C22C 38/00, C22C 38/04, C22C 38/06
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14735286

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED MICROMANIPULATION AND STORAGE

IPC classification:
A01N 1/02
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Nigel John King Price, J A Kemp
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP15170823

HOSE COUPLERS

IPC classification:
F16L 37/107, F16L 37/18, F16L 37/248
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP14761081

DOWNHOLE MOTOR

IPC classification:
E21B 4/02, E21B 10/30
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14763390

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING PARTIES FOR A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION

IPC classification:
G06Q 40/04
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14723935

AUTOMATIC DRAIN FOR FUEL PROCESSOR

IPC classification:
B01D 36/00, F02M 37/22
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15178105

CLEANING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

IPC classification:
A47L 15/00, A47L 15/08, A47L 15/50
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP13878799

AMIDE BRANCHED AROMATIC GELLING AGENTS

IPC classification:
B01J 19/06, C09K 8/34, E21B 43/22, E21B 43/26
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14791064

OBJECT DETECTION

IPC classification:
G01M 3/04, G01V 8/10, G08B 13/196, H04N 21/80
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14810390

WELL CONTAINMENT DEVICE

IPC classification:
E21B 17/00, E21B 33/02, E21B 33/08, F16L 7/02, F17D 5/02
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14810318

IPTV DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEM

IPC classification:
H04N 19/44, H04N 21/25, H04N 21/40, H04N 21/6332
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP15198590

FLANGE JOINT CONTAINMENT DEVICE

IPC classification:
F16L 55/17
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP11707732

IMPROVED CATHETER

IPC classification:
A61B 8/12
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP11761890

REFLECTIVE ASPHALT COMPOSITION

IPC classification:
C08K 9/08, C08L 95/00
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14790678

BUS HAND POLE

IPC classification:
B60N 3/02
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP11769899

METHODS FOR CORRECTING DATA AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

IPC classification:
G01V 3/38
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14860732

ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

IPC classification:
H02J 50/00
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP13154961

Embolic filter frame

IPC classification:
A61M 29/00
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11711201

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF COCRYSTALLIZED SUCROSE - POLYOL NATURAL SWEETENERS AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

IPC classification:
A23L 1/236, C13B 50/00
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11707997

FIVE-LAYER MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY WITH ATTACHED BORDER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

IPC classification:
H01M 8/02
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Heiko Hillebrandt, W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP15707895

PORTABLE BIOMETRIC-BASED IDENTITY DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 21/35, G06Q 20/32
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Boult Wade Tennant Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP11732068

CENTER TWIST HEMOSTATIC VALVE

IPC classification:
A61B 17/34, A61M 5/178, A61M 39/06
Applicant:
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Agent:
Gary Wilson, HGF Limited
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14766600

MULTIPLE NATURAL FREQUENCY COUPLING APPARATUS

IPC classification:
F16D 25/04
Applicant:
Comau LLC
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15821909

MEASUREMENT OF OCULAR PARAMETERS USING VIBRATIONS INDUCED IN THE EYE

IPC classification:
A61B 3/16
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15849276

BI-DIRECTIONAL PICK-UP SHOE

IPC classification:
F26B 13/18
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15842601

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

IPC classification:
A61N 1/04, A61N 1/36
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15797549

AN ULTRASONIC ADAPTIVE BEAMFORMING METHOD AND ITS APPLICATION FOR TRANSCRANIAL IMAGING

IPC classification:
A61B 8/00, A61B 8/08, G01S 15/89
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP17166044

COMPONENTS FOR ARTIFICIAL JOINTS

IPC classification:
A61F 2/30, A61F 2/38
Applicant:
Arthrex Inc
Agent:
Douglas Rankin, Marks & Clerk LLP
Status:
The application has been published

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