Jake Fior v The Walt Disney Company Limited  EWHC 2933 (IPEC)13 November 2017In a trade mark dispute about ‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’ Henry Ward for the Defendants Disney successfully applied to strike out the Claimant’s pleading that relied on without prejudice correspondence. The Judge held that the exceptions to the without prejudice rule in Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Limited  UKSC 44 […]
Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health PLC and Ors19 March 2018Michael Tappin QC, along with Joe Delaney from 3 New Square, appeared for TDL Genetics, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics in this application by the two respective sets of Defendants to strike out the Claimants’ claim, or alternatively for summary judgment against the First Claimant. The Defendants argued that the bringing of the claim […]
International Arbitration in Hong Kong1 January 2018Mark is currently engaged (January 2018) in a substantial arbitration in Hong Kong regarding contractual and Intellectual Property rights. The arbitration is expected to last 4 weeks.
Cantel Medical (UK) Limited v ARC Medical Design Limited  EWHC 345 (Pat)26 January 2018Daniel Alexander QC appeared with Henry Ward for the Defendant, Arc Medical. Cantel sued Arc for a declaration of non- infringement and/ or revocation of Arc’s patents for endoscope caps which increase the detection of polyps/ adenomas. Arc applied to amend its patent and counterclaimed for infringement of its Community Registered and UK unregistered design […]
Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies and Ors  EWHC 808 (Pat)23 May 2018Adrian Speck QC, Isabel Jamal and Thomas Jones appeared for the Claimant, Conversant, in the Defendants’ challenge to the jurisdiction of the English court. Conversant’s claim is for patent infringement by the Defendants, and seeks the determination of a FRAND licence as part of its claimed relief. The Defendants argued that the English court had […]