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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.

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US immigration specialist Fragomen creates Sheffield base to reduce costs

US firm Fragomen is set to open its second UK office in Sheffield in an attempt to move closer to clients while reducing its costs. Fragomen is taking 12,000sq ft of space within Saville House, which is situated in the heart of Sheffield city centre. The firm plans to create 100 new roles in the […]

Dewey: a month of deliberations and judge declares mistrial

The criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives in the US has ended in a mistrial after four months of hearings. The Supreme Court judge accepted jurors’ claims they could not reach a unanimous decision on Monday.  The mistrial was declared yesterday following the failure by jurors to reach a verdict on more […]

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