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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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No5 Barrister advises Prison Officers’ Association in successful appeal against dismissal

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been instrumental in helping the Prison Officers’ Association win an appeal hearing, at which a Prison Officer was reinstated. The circumstances of the original dismissal brought into question how Prison Officers can protect themselves. On the 20th February 2019 Mr Terry McCarthy, National Executive Committee Representative, was dismissed from […]

Offices

Reed Smith PE partner to exit firm after two years

Proskauer Rose is set to hire a partner from Reed Smith’s private equity group in London, as moves between the US firms in the City continue apace. Leith Moghli is to leave Reed Smith after less than two years to join Proskauer Rose. A partner in its London-based private equity and funds practice, Moghli advises global […]

ENRC

ENRC lawyers challenge SFO over halted review

In the latest development to a long-running saga, the SFO has halted a review into how it carried out the ENRC corruption investigation, with the mining company’s lawyers at Hogan Lovells calling the delay “striking and unsatisfactory”. The SFO had appointed Sir David Calvert-Smith to run the review at the end of November after the […]

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