642. Right of appeal to the Patents Court.

642.     Right of appeal to the Patents Court.

Appeals from the comptroller lie to the Patents Court1 from any decision of the comptroller under the Patents Act 1977 or under the Patents Rules 2007 except:


    (1)     a decision2 whether an abstract adequately fulfils its purpose3;


    (2)     a decision4 to omit matter from a specification5;


    (3)     a decision6 to give directions prohibiting or restricting the publication or communication of information in the interests of defence or national security7; and


    (4)     where a decision under the rules