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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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Clydes refutes “breach of duty” claims in insolvency dispute

A property business that came out of insolvency in 2015 has brought separate claims against Clyde & Co and Deloitte for advice given after its administration. The claimants, Rhino Enterprises Properties Limited (REPL) and Askwith Investments Limited (AIL), owned several properties until they went into administration in 2013, coming out of in 2015. They argue […]

CMS and DWF called in on administration of Titanic shipyard Harland & Wolff

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and DWF are advising on the administration of Harland & Wolff, as a buyer is sought to rescue the historic Belfast shipyard. The CMS team acting for Harland & Wolff and administrator BDO is led by London-based restructuring partner Glen Flannery, alongside corporate partner Peter Williamson and associates Christos Christoferou […]

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Eversheds Sutherland raids HSF and Luminance for new legal tech hires

A few months after launching its own version of an alternative legal services provider, Eversheds Sutherland has added further tech heft in London hiring from Herbert Smith Freehills and Luminance. The firm has hired two legal technologists, Mark Collins from HSF and Kate Perevoshchikova from artificial intelligence platform Luminance, to work alongside lawyers on automation […]

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