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Optis v Apple21 October 2021Mr Justice Meade handed down judgment in the third trial of these proceedings. Isabel Jamal and Jennifer Dixon acted for Optis together with Sarah Ford QC and were instructed by EIP. The Judgment is available here.
Royalty Pharma Collection Trust v Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH8 October 2021Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared with James Segan QC for the Claimant, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust (“Royalty Pharma”), and Adrian Speck QC and James Whyte appeared for the Defendant, Boehringer, in proceedings concerning the payment of royalties in relation to a patent licence agreement. In 2005, Boehringer was granted a non-exclusive licence in relation to patents […]
Waymo LLC v Wayve Technologies Limited4 October 2021This Appointed Person Appeal (from a decision of a Hearing Officer in UK IPO Trade Marks Registry) concerned the Trade Mark Application for the mark “Wayve” to be registered for inter alia “software for self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles” (Class 9) and “arrangement of transport” (Class 39).  Iona Berkeley represented Wayve Technologies Ltd who was […]
Optis v Apple [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat)27 September 2021Mr Justice Meade handed down judgment in the third trial of these proceedings. Isabel Jamal and Jennifer Dixon acted for Optis together with Sarah Ford QC and were instructed by EIP. The Judgment is available here.
10,000 Black Interns Programme10 September 2021Chambers is delighted to announce that it has committed to host an intern on a shared basis with other contributing chambers, law firms and the judiciary as part of the Bar’s collective participation in the #10000BlackInterns Scheme. The 10,000 Black Interns Programme aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the […]
Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May QC appointed as Deputy High Court Judges6 September 2021Chambers is very pleased to announce that Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May QC have been appointed as Deputy High Court Judges, sitting in the Chancery Division. Chambers wish them both every success in their new appointments.  
Advanced Bionics v Med-El Elektromedizinische Gerate31 August 2021Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC led the counsel team for the claimants, Advanced Bionics, in this successful application for expedition of a patent trial.  The patent, held by the defendant, Med-El, is entitled ‘MRI-Safe Disk Magnet for Implants’ and has particular application for cochlear implants.  Advanced Bionics seeks to invalidate the patent and/or to establish that Advanced […]
FibroGen and Astellas Pharma v Akebia and Otsuka24 August 2021Michael Conway acted on the counsel team for Astellas, one of the appellants in this appeal against the judgment of Lord Justice Arnold in [2020] EWHC 866 (Pat) concerning six patents in two families (referred to as Family A and Family B). The Patents claimed the use of compounds with broadly defined structural features that […]
Liverpool Gin Distillery and Halewood v Sazerac5 August 2021Daniel Alexander QC and Maxwell Keay acted for the respondents, Sazerac, in this unsuccessful appeal against a finding that the appellant, Halewood, had infringed Sazerac’s trade marks.  Sazerac owns two trade marks consisting of the words EAGLE RARE in respect of whisky in class 33.  Halewood had launched a Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey under the […]
Welcome Speeches for Mr Justice Mellor2 August 2021Please click here to see Welcome speeches for Mr Justice Mellor.