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Oppo & Xiaomi v Mitsubishi Electric Corp & Sisvel International19 November 2020Among the counsel teams,  Daniel Alexander QC appeared for Xiaomi (the sixth to ninth appellants) and Michael Conway appeared for the respondents in this appeal against a case management order in patent litigation in which the Claimants were seeking determination of a FRAND licence under various declared SEPs. The issue of confidentiality of potentially important documents in such cases, who […]
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 UK Bar Rankings 202123 October 2020We are pleased to announce our continued success in the UK Bar 2021 editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, being ranked as a leading set in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media & Entertainment.
Amgen Inc v Sanofi-Aventis Groupe SA and others22 October 2020Michael Tappin QC appeared for the claimant and William Duncan appeared for the defendants in this application to lift a stay of patent infringement proceedings which was agreed in a “quasi-Tomlin” order in February 2015.  The patent in issue was subject to ongoing opposition proceedings in the EPO. The dispute in this hearing was over […]
Optis and Unwired Planet v Apple16 October 2020Adrian Speck QC, Mark Chacksfield QC and Thomas Jones appeared for the claimants in this High Court patent action, the first in a series of trials between these parties.  This trial concerned a patent for a method for improving handovers between mobile communication systems, which is part of a portfolio of standards essential patents held […]
Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co Ltd v Celgard LLC9 October 2020James Abrahams QC appeared for the appellant in this appeal against an interim injunction and order permitting the claimant to serve the claim form outside the jurisdiction, in relation to a claim for breach of confidence and/or a breach of the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018 reg. 3. In the leading judgment Arnold LJ […]
Conversant Wireless Licensing v Huawei & ZTE8 October 2020Adrian Speck QC, Mark Chacksfield QC and Michael Conway appeared for Conversant in its appeal against a finding that a European patent for a mobile telephony feature was invalid for added matter.  The invention in the patent related to autonomous transmission in high speed uplink packet access in the context of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications […]
Bridging the Bar28 September 20208 New Square is proud to be a Sponsor and Partner of Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities at the Bar.  Bridging the Bar is committed to increasing the equality of access to opportunities in the legal profession across all under-represented groups. To find out more about […]
John Call’s Retirement14 September 2020After 48 years with Chambers, John Call has made the decision that the time is right to retire and will do so at the end of the year. Chambers feel extremely fortunate to have benefitted from John’s guidance, wisdom and good humour over the years and will miss him enormously. One of John’s many talents […]
Sazerac v Liverpool Gin Distillery10 September 2020James Mellor QC and Maxwell Keay appeared for the Claimants and Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Tom Jones appeared for the Defendants in a trial concerning the trade marks EAGLE RARE and AMERICAN EAGLE.  Sazerac alleged that the sale of Halewood’s bourbon under the name “American Eagle” was an infringement of its UK and EU trade […]
Richard Meade QC is appointed as a Justice of the High Court4 September 2020Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Meade QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division) and will start his new appointment on the 7th September.  Spanning nearly 30 years, Richard has had a distinguished career at the Bar, and members of chambers wish him every success in his new […]