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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.


Leveson counsel Robert Jay QC joins High Court bench

39 Essex Street’s Robert Jay QC, the counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, has been appointed to the High Court in the latest round of judicial appointments. Jay has been named in a trio of judicial appointments alongside 4 New Square’s Sue Carr QC and Judge Andrew Gilbart. All three join the Queen’s Bench Division. Carr […]


Fulbright London partners clinch opt-out from Norton Rose’s UK LLP

A group of Fulbright & Jaworski partners in London have negotiated a reverse lock-in that ringfences them against Norton Rose’s UK business for two years from the firms’ merger next month, The Lawyer has learnt. At least two City partners will remain members of the legacy Fulbright LLP headquartered in the US and go on […]

The new personal injury powerhouses

News of its intended merger with Greenwoods this week will move the firm closer to The Lawyer UK top 20 with a combined turnover of £150m – £90m of which is expected to be generated by the firm’s defendant insurance practice which now covers both Plexus and Greenwood. It is no coincidence that just weeks […]


Getting the balance right

New rules governing international arbitration have lawyers hotly debating how much regulation is required Global arbitration is one of the few boom areas of international legal practice, but litigation lawyers are sharpening claws and polishing fangs in a row over how much the process should be regulated. An International Bar Association code of practice for […]

Mishcon smashes turnover target with 14 per cent rise to £83.4m

Mishcon de Reya has broken through its £80m turnover target for 2012/13 with a 14 per cent rise, bringing revenues to £83.4m for the last financial year. The results follow a 20 per cent turnover increase last year (20 June 2012) and bring three-year growth to 75 per cent, according to managing partner Kevin Gold. […]

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