Dr. Abdulaziz Mohammed AlSuwailem, Vice-President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for Scientific Research Support, honored in his office today, former members of the committee to consider the patent suits, who positively contributed to the work of the Committee and its tasks of considering all disputes and appeals of issued-decisions concerning protection documents.
Dr. Alsuwailem expressed his sincere thanks to the honorees for their remarkable efforts in the work of the Committee to consider the patent lawsuits, where the committee has contributed to adjudicate all disputes, appeals and criminal suits arising from the violation of the provisions of the patents, designs of integrated circuits layout designs, plant varieties and industrial models as well as the relevant regulations system, including infringement of documents issued by the Saudi Patent Office (SPO), and the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (GCCPO).
Dr. Alsuwailem welcomed the new members of the Committee as well and discussed with them the development of future strategic plans to accomplish the tasks entrusted to the Committee.
It is worth noting that Total cases considered by the former Committee during its tenure has reached (164) suit, out of which (111) law cases were brought to the Committee during the period of its mandate ended on 18th Ramadan 1436 AH, and (53) suit were received from the previous Committee,
During the same period the Committee held (106 ) meeting, and issued 130 decision; thus terminating (128) suit, at a rate of (1.23) decision for each meeting, leaving only (36) suit, out of which (14) suits in their final stages and are ready for circulation in preparation for decision-issuing while ( 22) lawsuit are still in the stages of the exchanging pleading notes between the parties, The Committee sent more than 570 letter to lawsuit-claimers mostly for hearing- notes exchange, replies, or defenses and grounds.
It is worth mentioning that the Committee to consider patent lawsuits are formed based on Article 35 of Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties and Industrial Designs system, issued by the Council of Ministers resolution, The honorees Committee former members included Adviser Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Head of Committee, Authorized Expert regulars, Motlaq Abdullah Alhanaki, Member, Dr. Abdulrahman Mohammed Alobied, Member, Dr. Abdullah Saud Albesher, Member of humans, and Dr. Ibrahim Zaid Almoa'adi, Member.