Recent cases

F5 Networks v Blizzard Entertainment (IPO) O/358/2022 July 2020Iona Berkeley represented the Trade Mark Applicant, F5 Networks Inc, in this UK IPO Trade Mark Registry Opposition hearing. The trade mark application was for “F5 Overwatch” for “Software as a service (SaaS) providing computer network operators with the ability to monitor and inventory network applications”. This Application was opposed by the owner of the […]
Regeneron v Kymab [2020] UKSC 2724 June 2020Michael Tappin QC, along with Iain Purvis QC, appeared on behalf of the Appellant in this appeal to the Supreme Court involving the patent issue of sufficiency. The Supreme Court allowed Kymab’s appeal by a majority of four to one, holding that Regeneron’s patents were invalid. The patents concerned a new type of genetically modified […]
Teva v Chiesi Farmaceutici [2020] EWHC 1311 (Pat)2 June 2020Charlotte May QC appeared for the defendant in this strike out application. The claimant sought to revoke three patents held by the defendant and the defendant counterclaimed for infringement on a quia timet basis. When the defendant requested disclosure in relation to the allegedly infringing product, the claimant applied to strike out the infringement claim […]
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 […]
Abbott v Edwards Lifesciences [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 […]