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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.


DLA Piper advises owner of Bargain Booze on its initial public offering

DLA Piper has advised Conviviality Retail, the owner of Bargain Booze, on its initial public offering to realise a market capitalisation of £66.7m on admission on AIM. Conviviality Retail operates the UK’s largest franchised off-licence and convenience chain, with more than 600 franchisee-owned stores in the north of England. The Conviviality Group is a buying, […]

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Baker & McKenzie names new Singapore MP as incumbent moves to Supreme Court

Baker & McKenzie has named intellectual property partner Andy Leck as its new Singapore managing partner, following the appointment of incumbent Edmund Leow as a Judicial Commissioner in the Supreme Court of Singapore. Leow will leave Bakers at the end of August to take up the role. He also leads the firm’s tax and wealth […]

Revised state aid de minimis regulation published

Back in April 2013, in the article ‘Commission consults on the first draft of the new state aid de minimis regulation’, Walker Morris discussed the first draft of the state aid de minimis regulation that had just been published ahead of a consultation on the impending new legislation. Now, in mid-July, the commission has issued […]


ESI Attorneys Launches eDiscovery Assistant Legal iPad App

DENVER – (July 25, 2013) – ESI Attorneys, a Denver-based law firm with a focus in eDiscovery and Information law, today announced the launch of eDiscovery Assistant™, the first legal iPad application designed to help lawyers conduct eDiscovery.  Developed by eDiscovery attorney Kelly Twigger, the app provides lawyers with the tools they need to develop a thoughtful approach […]

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