Laboratorios Almirall SA -and- Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH  EWHC 102 (Pat)23 January 2009Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared as junior counsel for the Defendant in this patent revocation dispute heard by His Honour Judge Fysh QC in December 2008. Each party sought a declaration of invalidity in relation to the other’s patent. Both patents related to a substance called aclidinium, an anticholinergic used to treat respiratory disorders. The Judge held […]
James Duncan Kelly & Kwok Wai Chiu v GE Healthcare Ltd  EWHC 181 (Pat)11 February 2009Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared as junior counsel for the Defendant, GE Healthcare. The trial, in December 2008, was about whether two research scientists were entitled to compensation under s.40 of the Patents Act 19977 for the benefit that GE Healthcare had gained from the patented inventions which the researchers had developed whilst they were employees. The […]
Generics [UK] Ltd & ors v H. Lundbeck A/S  UKHL 1225 February 2009In January 2009 Michael Tappin and Mark Chacksfield appeared as junior counsel for the appellant, Lundbeck, in the appeal to the House of Lords. The primary issue before the House of Lords was whether the ratio given by Lord Hoffmann in Biogen Inc v Medeva Plc (1997) RPC 1 HL meant that a product claim […]
Michael Conway accepts offer of Tenancy28 June 2017Michael holds a DPhil from Wolfson College, Oxford and a First Class degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College, Oxford. During pupillage Michael has been involved in several major patent actions as well as trade mark, design and copyright cases. Michael’s pupil supervisors have been James St. Ville, Mark Chacksfield and James Whyte.