Recent cases

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Actavis et al v Warner-Lambert & Pfizer30 July 2021This was a trial of preliminary issues in a combined action of claims by numerous parties for compensation following from the pregabalin/Lyrica litigation which culminated in the Supreme Court judgment Warner-Lamber v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) [2018] UKSC 56.  Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC acted for Actavis and Teva, two of the claimants, and Charlotte May […]
InterDigital v Lenovo29 July 2021Maxwell Keay acted in the counsel team for the claimants, Interdigital, in this patent trial.  This technical trial was the first in a series of trials concerning five patents in the field of 3G and 4G telecommunications, with further technical trials and a FRAND trial due to follow.  This trial concerned European Patent (UK) No […]
Promptu Systems v Sky19 July 2021Lindsay Lane QC and Maxwell Keay acted for the defendants, Sky, in this patent action.  The subject matter of the patent in issue was a system and method of voice recognition in the context of cable television and/or video delivery.  The Claimant, Promptu Systems, alleged infringement in relation to Sky’s “Sky Q” subscription television service. […]
Insulet Corporation v Roche Diabetes Care Ltd9 July 2021Jaani Riordan (led by Andrew Waugh QC) acted for the claimant, Insulet, and Michael Tappin QC and James Whyte acted for the defendant, Roche, in this patent trial.  Insulet’s patent was for a device and system for patient infusion, which relates (among other things) to ambulatory insulin pumps for use by sufferers of diabetes. The […]
Add2 Research and Development v dSPACE Digital Signal Processing & Control Engineering17 June 2021Maxwell Keay acted for the Defendants, dSPACE, in this patent action.  The Claimant, Add2, alleged infringement of a patent for a signal interface circuit for use particularly within simulation systems for automotive engine testing. dSPACE denied infringement and contended that the patent was invalid. Add2 applied unconditionally to amend the patent. dSPACE raised points under […]
Facebook Ireland Ltd v Voxer IP LLC26 May 2021Jaani Riordan acted for Facebook in this telecommunications patent trial heard in the Shorter Trials Scheme, which raised issues including the doctrine of equivalents, claim construction, and the Formstein defence. Facebook commenced revocation proceedings in the STS concerning a patent entitled “Telecommunication and multimedia management method and apparatus”, relying on two pieces of prior art. […]
HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers12 May 2021The eighth judgment has been handed down in this case, for which the counsel teams included Jessie Bowhill for the Duchess of Sussex and Isabel Jamal for Associated Newspapers. The underlying action concerns the publication by Associated Newspapers in the Mail on Sunday and in MailOnline of extracts of a handwritten letter sent by The […]
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Sisvel International v Oppo and Xiaomi26 April 2021Adrian Speck QC and Michael Conway acted for the claimants, Mitsubishi and Sisvel, and Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC acted for the defendants, with Isabel Jamal also acting for the Xiaomi defendants, in this patent infringement trial. The action concerned a patent for a method and system of improving packet switched voice transmissions or transmission of other […]
Swatch AG v Apple Inc29 March 2021Charlotte May QC and Jaani Riordan represented Apple in an appeal by Swatch concerning its trade mark applications for the signs “Swatch One More Thing” and “One More Thing”. Apple had shown that the phrase “One more thing” had become associated with Apple by virtue of the use of the phrase, primarily by Steve Jobs, […]
TuneIn Inc v Warner Music UK Ltd and Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd26 March 2021Jaani Riordan acted as junior counsel for TuneIn in an appeal raising significant issues of copyright law, in particular as to the scope of the right of communication to the public under section 20 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. TuneIn operates an online platform allowing users to listen to audio streams of […]