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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.



Kennedys stands by Sheffield United sponsorship as Ched Evans returns to ground

Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed. The former SUFC player was convicted of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court on 20 April 2012 for which he served a custodial term, […]


Norton Rose Fulbright energy head homes in on APAC with Sydney move

The head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global energy practice is relocating from London to Sydney to focus on transactions in the Asia Pacific region. Simon Currie, who joined pre-merger Norton Rose’s London energy practice 17 years ago, is to make the move in January 2015. In the wake of Norton Rose’s 2010 merger with Australia’s […]

Corporate specialists from Shoosmiths advise Prowting Investments on Bargate investment

Shoosmiths has advised family-backed private equity firm Prowting Investments on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes. A team of corporate specialists, led by corporate partner Adam Dowdney, worked on the multi-million-pound deal. The Shoosmiths team also included banking partner Linda Williams, corporate associate Lisa Sigalet and paralegal James Arnold. Additional specialist legal […]

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