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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.


LG to ditch salaried partners

LG is considering axing its salaried partner role as part of a move to save money and streamline its partnership.


When Eversheds named Ian Gray as its next London litigation chief, many assumed the post was only left vacant because the outgoing boss, John Heaps, wanted to move up the ladder. Almost two years later and Gray has reshaped the practice, brought in some new blood and read the riot act to the bar. The […]

Camerons wins place on revamped Nestle panel

CMS Cameron McKenna has been appointed by confectionary giant Nestle as advisors on its panel this year. The firm was overlooked when Nestle first formed its first panel four years ago, despite previous instructions from the company. Nestle hasre-appointed Eversheds and Norton Rose as advisors to its panel for the UK and Ireland. Property specialist […]

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