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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.


European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

Willkie Farr hires Clifford Chance aerospace chief for Frankfurt base

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has picked up Clifford Chance’s global aerospace and defence head in a boost for its Frankfurt corporate team. Georg Linde joins the US firm after six years as a partner at Clifford Chance. He focuses on corporate and private equity deals in sectors including aerospace and renewable energy. The hire follows […]

Philip Henson

Cameras in court – Open Justice or “LEX” Factor?

No sooner had the detritus of the riots been swept from our chartered streets than the media whipped itself into veritable frenzy about the quantity of custodial sentences handed down to offenders[1].  Philip Henson is head of employment law at Bargate Murray Then along came a rather teasing announcement from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary […]

Allens’ Thai affiliate opens base in Laos

Allen Arthur Robinson’s Bangkok alliance firm Siam Premier has opened a branch in Laos with the aim of capitalising on growing levels of foreign investment in the country. The new Vientiane branch, which is dubbed Lao Premier, is being overseen by the firm’s Bangkok-based managing partner Phisud Dejakaisaya. Partners Rawat Chomsri and Chatchavej Chitvarakorn plus […]

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