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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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Goldberg cleared of misconduct

The Bar Council’s disciplinary tribunal has dropped its charges of professional misconduct against the leading defence counsel in the Roger Levitt fraud trial nearly two years after they were made. The charges related to Jonathan Goldberg QC’s opening speech in the trial, which senior prosecuting counsel David Cocks QC maintained had misled the jury. The […]

On-line labour law

Helen Sage reports An employment law CD-ROM, combining statutes, court judgments and expert commentary is the latest legal database to be launched by Tolley Publishing and Income Data Services. Employment Law Link comprises 2,700 case reports with commentary and the full text of UK and EC employment law legislation, regulations and codes of practice. The […]

Watson Farley swaps US partners

WATSON Farley & Williams is returning New York partner David Osborne to its London headquarters almost six years after he opened the firm’s US office. Osborne will be replaced at the 25-lawyer US practice by banking partner Michael Kenny who moved to New York last month. Kenny, who joined Watson Farley from Norton Rose in […]

Manchester firm turns on to £100,000 system

Manchester law firm Betesh Fox & Co has switched on its recently installed £100,000 computer system. The system, put in place by Solicitec Legal Systems, is a comprehensive case management system based on a database, diary system and volumes of precedent documents tailored for Betesh’s main personal injury and medical negligence departments. The system will […]

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