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Peer International Corporation and Southern Music Publishing Co Inc and Peermusic (UK) Ltd v Editoria Musical De Cuba [2007] EWCA Civ 130823 November 2007The first instance trial concerned the entitlement to the UK copyright in 14 songs written by Cuban composers. The trial Judge, Lindsay J, found in favour of the defendants, Editoria Musical De Cuba, but at the costs hearing he did not make an order as to costs in favour of the defendants on the aspects […]
British Sky Broadcasting Plc and Others v. Sky Home Services Limited and Others [2008] EWCA Civ 11013 July 2008Tom Moody-Stuart appeared for the Respondents in this Court of Appeal hearing in July 2008. BSkyB sued Sky Home Services in 2006 for passing off. The Court held that Sky Home Services had passed off their contracts as if they had been approved by BSkyB but that there was no passing off in relation to […]
Conor Medsystems Inc v Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc [2008] UKHL 499 July 2008In Conor v. Angiotech, the House of Lords had to consider the validity of a patent claim to a device (a stent coated with taxol) said to be useful in treatment of a certain medical condition (restenosis). The description of the patent did not show that the device was in fact useful in treatment of […]
W L Gore & Associates Inc. v Geox SpA [2008] EWHC 2311 (Pat)7 October 2008James Mellor QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared on behalf of the Claimant and Richard Meade and Tom Moody-Stuart appeared on behalf of the Defendant during this trial heard by Mr Justice Floyd in September 2008. The Claimant sought a declaration of non-infringement and revocation of two of the Defendant’s patents, both relating to shoes with […]
Symbian Appeal [2008] EWCA Civ 10668 October 2008In July 2008, Peter Prescott QC and Charlotte May acted for the Comptroller in the Symbian patent appeal relating to computer implemented inventions. This is the first case to reach the Court of Appeal on this aspect of the law since Aerotel and is intended to provide further guidance as to the applicability of the […]