Patent review for UK fire door manufacturer

I was asked to help decide if the design of fire doors manufactured by one manufacturer infringed another door manufacturer’s patent. I was given a copy of the patent in question, access to fire test reports, door design drawings and abstracts of international patents to examine. My interpretation of the drawings was made, and papers I had written were used as background information together with the results of a search of historical fire documents in the British Library. The outcome ...

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Flame and Fire Resistance Assessment Projects

Assessment of fire resistance of timber fire doors in large blocks of flats, London

My client, a letting agency, required an inspection of a sample of flat entrance doors to establish if they possessed the required half hour fire resistance etc. It was understood that a general fire risk assessment for the builidng had previously been undertaken and the risk assessor had correctly indicated that the flat entrance doors may not have the required fire performance.

There were 280 flats in the ...

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