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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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Madrid in push to become serious international arbitration player

Madrid has kicked off a campaign intended to make the city a seat for international arbitration. The Spanish capital’s efforts to establish itself as a leading global player comes as international arbitration starts to establish itself as the favoured choice for resolving cross-border disputes. Spain’s Ministry of Justice, which is based in Madrid, seized the […]

Foreign & Commonwealth Office IT deal goes to FFW

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has fended off Bird & Bird, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons to win a mandate to advise the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) on its website development project. FFW beat rival FCO panel firms during a competitive tender process. It is the firm’s fourth mandate for the FCO, which keeps its […]

Linklaters gears up for Italy push

Linklaters is set to move to larger offices in Milan – a sign that the firm is about to embark on an aggressive expansion strategy in Italy. The magic circle firm signed a lease with property developer Tishman Speyer to rent a 2,600sq m space in the five-storey building on via Santa Margherita. It is […]

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