News

8 New Square Webinars10 June 2020Following a successful collaboration with UCL’s IBIL, 8 New Square is running a series of webinars on recent developments in IP law and procedure. Links to the registration forms are below. The sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend the live webinar and those recordings are accessed through the same registration forms. Thursday […]
Daniel Alexander QC is Best Lawyers’ 2021 IP Lawyer of the Year10 June 2020Daniel Alexander QC has been voted IP Lawyer of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour.  Daniel received the highest overall peer feedback for […]
Genentech and MDC -v- The Comptroller General of Patents [2020] EWCA Civ 47531 March 2020Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared for Genentech and Charlotte May QC appeared for Master Data Center (“MDC”) in these two appeals against a decision of Mr Recorder Douglas Campbell QC (sitting as Judge of the Patents Court) refusing to allow the patentee’s supplementary patent certificate (“SPC”) to continue in force beyond the two-year period mistakenly applied […]
Congratulations to Henry Edwards25 March 2020Chambers is very pleased to announce that Henry Edwards has commenced practice having accepted a tenancy at 8 New Square. 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic23 March 2020In light of the British Government’s recent announcement (23rd March 2020) 8 New Square has implemented the following protocol to protect the health and safety of its members, staff, clients and visitors, whilst remaining open for business. Our clerks will be able to answer any queries regarding current and new instructions and have the capability […]
Jaani Riordan talks to the AIPPI about Intermediaries20 March 2020Jaani Riordan recently gave a talk, hosted by Allen & Overy, to the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.  Jaani was part of a panel commenting on recent developments in case law, legislation and regulation concerning intermediaries. The internet has revolutionised many aspects of life, indeed it has become an integral part of […]
Iona Berkeley talks about Sky v SkyKick16 March 2020On 4th March, Iona Berkeley gave a lecture to the INN Group of solicitors hosted at Bristows LLP on the topic of the recent CJEU Judgment in the Sky v SkyKick litigation, which particularly concerns recent developments in the area of bad faith and trade mark law.
(1) Evalve Inc (2) Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc (3) Abbott Medical UK Ltd v Edwards Lifesciences Ltd [2020] EWHC 513 (Pat)12 March 2020Richard Meade QC, James Abrahams QC, Michael Conway, and Jennifer Dixon appeared for the claimants in this trial concerning the public interest defence to patent infringement. The trial followed the main patent trial in the case (1) Evalve Inc (2) Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc (3) Abbott Medical Uk Ltd V Edwards Lifesciences Ltd [2020] EWHC […]
(1) Evalve Inc (2) Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc (3) Abbott Medical UK Ltd v Edwards Lifesciences Ltd [2020] EWHC 514 (Pat)12 March 2020Richard Meade QC, James Abrahams QC, Michael Conway, and Jennifer Dixon appeared for the claimants in this patent infringement trial. The case concerned two patents (“850” and “810”) relating to medical devices used to treat mitral valve regurgitations by a transcatheter technique. The claimants (“Abbott”) alleged that the defendant’s (“Edwards”) product, the PASCAL device, infringed […]
ViiV Healthcare Co v Gilead Sciences Inc [2020] EWHC 615 (Pat)10 March 2020Richard Meade QC, Charlotte May QC, and James Whyte appeared for the claimants and Michael Tappin QC appeared for the defendants in this strike out application against part of the claimants’ pleaded case of patent infringement. The claimants’ patent claimed a class of compounds that included their commercial product called dolutegravir (“DTG”) and alleged that […]