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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.


Chelsea picks Mills & Reeve for planning work

Mills & Reeve planning lawyers have been selected to advise Chelsea Village on its application for planning permission to build a new training academy for Chelsea Football Club, following a competitive tender process.Chelsea Village, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, is a new client for the firm.The planning team, led by partner David Brock, beat […]


A West End firm with a Prague office? Whatever next? This West End firm has 17 partners, six associates and 10 assistants who are all rather coy about turnover. Managing partner Harvey Ingram says: “I’m not looking to attract staff or clients by virtue of either the amount of turnover or the profit we make. […]

SJ Berwin in Nomura corporate debut

SJ Berwin has scored its first corporate instruction for Nomura, acting on the bank's transfer of one of its major private equity portfolios to new investment company Terra Firma

McGrigors merger delayed by one month

McGrigor Donald is losing a partner to DLA’s London office as it is forced to delay its merger McGrigors was due to merge with KLegal on 4 February, but this has now been put back until 4 March, although integration will begin this month. According to McGrigors senior partner Robert Glennie, the delay is due […]

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