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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.


Cloud computing and the new Australian privacy law

By Alec Christie Web–based email (such as Gmail and Hotmail) and social networking websites (such as Facebook) are perhaps the most ubiquitous examples of Cloud services. However, Cloud services can be delivered through a multitude of models (including non–public models such as ‘private Clouds’ and ‘shared private Clouds’). Although the term ‘Cloud’ does not have a […]

In for a Schillings

Watch out, watch out, there’s a cyber criminal about. But what’s this? Privacy lawyer extraordinaire Keith Schilling has decided to do a Lone Ranger and is riding to the rescue. As we exclusively report today, the man whose clients include Kate Winslet and JK Rowling is relaunching his firm as a legal and investigations business […]

The Global Market: Abu Dhabi’s new financial-free zone

Following the recent issuance of Abu Dhabi Law No. (4) of 2013 concerning the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Federal- and Emirate-level legislative framework is now complete to permit the launch of Abu Dhabi’s new financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Allen & Overy has acted as the sole legal counsel, advising on […]

Rich Davis joins DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice as partner in Washington DC

DLA Piper has announced that Rich Davis has joined the law firm’s corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Washington DC office. With a focus on complex leveraged and specialty debt financings, Davis represents institutional lenders, including banks, finance companies, funds, and other institutional lenders, and borrowers in domestic and international finance transactions. […]

Intellectual Property and Technology News — United States: Issue 19, Q3 2013

DLA Piper has released the Q3 2013 edition of its Intellectual Property and Technology News — United States. Contents The right of publicity in college sports Trade Dress Watch Supreme Court corner The future of DNA patents The impact of inter partes review on patent litigation If you are registered and logged in to the […]

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