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Warner Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd. t/a Mylan and Another [2018] UKSC 5614 November 2018Adrian Speck QC, alongside Pushpinder Saini QC of Blackstone Chambers and Kathryn Pickard of 11 South Square, appeared for the Respondents in Warner-Lambert’s appeal to the Supreme Court regarding their Swiss-form patent for the drug pregabalin. The appeal raised important questions concerning the role of plausibility in the test for insufficiency and the determination of […]
British Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Worldwide Ltd v Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd and Performing Right Society Ltd; Sky Ltd and ITV Networks Ltd intervening [2018] EWHC 2931 (Ch)6 November 2018Lindsay Lane, alongside Rhodri Thompson QC of Matrix Chambers, appeared for the Respondents, the BBC. Martin Howe QC and Michael Conway appeared for Sky, intervening. The appeal related to decision of the Copyright Tribunal on a preliminary issue in a reference brought by the BBC, concerning the Tribunal’s jurisdiction to settle the terms of copyright […]
Astex Therapeutics v AstraZeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 24446 November 2018The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the trial judge in favour of AstraZeneca in relation to a contractual drug development dispute. The parties had engaged in a collaborative research program (the Program) aimed at identifying a drug suitable for inhibiting the BACE enzyme, thought to be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. […]
Astex Therapeutics Ltd v AstraZeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 24446 November 2018The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the trial judge in favour of AstraZeneca in relation to a contractual drug development dispute. The parties had engaged in a collaborative research program (the Program) aimed at identifying a drug suitable for inhibiting the BACE enzyme, thought to be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. […]
Isabel Jamal speaks at the Annual Conference on European Patent Law 2018 in Brussels26 October 2018Isabel Jamal was invited to speak at the Annual Conference on European Patent Law on “The Doctrine of Equivalence, before and after Actavis v Eli Lilly”. She discussed the Supreme Court judgment in that case and its potential impact on issues of infringement in this jurisdiction as well as more widely in Europe. Her talk […]
Unwired Planet v Huawei [2018] EWCA Civ 234423 October 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, alongside James Segan of Blackstone Chambers, appeared for the Appellants, Huawei. Adrian Speck QC, Isabel Jamal and Tom Jones, alongside Sarah Ford QC of Brick Court Chambers, appeared for the Respondents, Unwired Planet. The appeal was from the decision of Birss J in which he had determined FRAND terms for a global licence, having found that […]
Unwired Planet v Huawei [2018] EWCA Civ 234423 October 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC, alongside James Segan of Blackstone Chambers, appeared for the Appellants, Huawei. Adrian Speck QC, Isabel Jamal and Tom Jones, alongside Sarah Ford QC of Brick Court Chambers, appeared for the Respondents, Unwired Planet. The appeal was from the decision of Birss J in which he had determined FRAND terms for a global […]
Parainen Pearl Shipping v Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi [2018] EWHC 2628 (Pat)11 October 2018Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Lindsay Lane appeared for the Claimants in their claim for a declaration of non-infringement of a patent for a pneumatic cement discharge system. James Abrahams QC, alongside Kathryn Pickard of 11 South Square, appeared for the Defendants. The Claimants own a vessel incorporating a pneumatic cement discharge system in accordance with […]
Parainen Pearl Shipping & Ors v Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi [2018] EWHC 2628 (Pat)11 October 2018Tom Moody-Stuart QC and Lindsay Lane appeared for the Claimants in their claim for a declaration of non-infringement of a patent for a pneumatic cement discharge system. James Abrahams QC, alongside Kathryn Pickard of 11 South Square, appeared for the Defendants. The Claimants own a vessel incorporating a pneumatic cement discharge system in accordance with […]
Argos Limited v Argos Systems Inc. [2018] EWCA Civ 22119 October 2018James Mellor QC, Jonathan Hill and Maxwell Keay appeared for the Appellant, Argos Limited. Martin Howe QC and Jaani Riordan appeared for the Respondent, Argos Inc. The Appellant is a well-known consumer goods retailer, based in the UK and trading mainly in the UK and Ireland. The Appellant is the registered proprietor of the EU […]