Recent cases

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 […]
(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 […]
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc v (1) Nathan James (2) Jordan Salvato (3) Paris Steer (4) Cameron Boness (5) Jonathan Eke [2020] EWHC 179 (Pat)29 January 2020Jaani Riordan appeared for the claimants in a claim for breach of an end user licence agreement, copyright infringement and circumvention of technological protection measures. The claim related to the development, distribution and sale of cheat software called Epsilon for use with the video game Grand Theft Auto V (“GTAV”). Epsilon is a software program […]
Christopher Wheat v Google LLC [2020] EWHC 27 (Ch)15 January 2020Jaani Riordan appeared for the respondent (“Google”) in this appeal against a decision of Chief Master Marsh refusing to grant the appellant, Mr Wheat, permission to serve Google out of the jurisdiction. Mr Wheat operated a website to which he had uploaded photographs and articles that he had authored. He discovered that third parties were […]
Easygroup Ltd v (1) Easyfly SA (2) Alfonso Avila Velandia and (3) Gie Avions de Transport Regional [2020] EWHC 40 (Ch)14 January 2020Jaani Riordan appeared as Junior Counsel for the proposed Third Defendant (“ATR”), a subsidiary of Airbus, in this opposition to joinder. EasyGroup brought a claim alleging trade mark infringement, passing off and unlawful means conspiracy against the First Defendant, a Colombian airline providing domestic flights in Colombia under the name EASYFLY, and related claims against […]
77m Ltd v Ordnance Survey Ltd [2019] EWHC 3007 (Ch)20 December 2019In this dispute relating to the rights in mapping and addressing databases, Jaani Riordan represented 77m and Lindsay Lane QC and Jessie Bowhill represented Ordnance Survey. 77M had created a dataset called Matrix consisting of geospatial coordinates and addresses in Great Britain. It had done so by using a wide range of datasets which were […]
Teva UK Ltd & Ors v Gilead Sciences, Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 227219 December 2019“On 19 December 2019, the Court of Appeal issued its judgment in Teva v. Gilead concerning the supplementary protection certificate relating to the antiviral combination sold under the name Truvada ®.  Gilead’s appeal from Arnold J was dismissed and the court confirmed the invalidity of the SPC on the ground of non-compliance with Article 3(a) […]
Adolf Nissen Elektrobau GmbH & Co Kg v Horizont Group GmbH [2019] EWHC 3522 (IPEC)18 December 2019Maxwell Keay appeared on behalf of the Defendant (‘Horizont’) in this patent revocation claim. The parties to the action were both in the business of electric road traffic signs. The Claimant (‘Nissen’) sought to revoke a UK patent owned by Horizont for an invention entitled ‘Mobile warning device for road traffic’. The alleged ground of […]