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Motorola v Research in Motion [2010] EWHC 118 (Pat)3 February 2010Daniel Alexander QC and James Abrahams were part of a team acting for Motorola in substantial multijurisdictional patent litigation with Blackberry manufacturers, Research in Motion, concerning their respective telecoms patents. Three trials were listed between the parties. One was heard in January 2010 and the case settled worldwide on the eve of the second trial […]
Actavis v Novartis [2010] EWCA Civ 827 February 2010This was the appeal in the action to revoke Novartis’ patent for its LESCOL® sustained release fluvastatin product. Richard Meade and Mark Chacksfield were instructed by Novartis. The appeal focused in detail on the requirements set down by the House of Lords in the recent Angiotech decision on the question of assessing inventive step.  
Kerr v. Lawrence Shaw [2010] EWHC 585 (Ch)19 March 2010This was a claim by Mr Kerr against his former patent agents, whom were represented by Mark Chacksfield, in which the Claimant alleged that he should have obtained valuable patent rights in Canada. The trial covered a huge range of issues, from the scope of the retainer, breach, causation and damage, and included expert evidence […]
Donvand Limited v Ozaltun Otelcilik Turizm Ve Ticaret Ltd Sti and Others18 July 2010Daniel Alexander QC acted for the claimant, one of the leading UK travel intermediary companies and Mark Platts Mills QC and Jessie Bowhill acted for the defendants in a substantial international trade mark dispute principally relating to the gta brand in the travel industry. The case came to trial before Floyd J in the High […]
SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Limited [2010] EWHC 1829 (Ch)23 July 2010The Claimant (S) had developed an integrated set of analytical software programs (SAS) which enabled users to carry out a wide range of data processing and analysis tasks, by writing their own application programs in the SAS language. S’s customers over the years developed thousands of application programs written in the SAS language but they […]