Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners20 October 2021We are pleased to report our continued success in the 2022 editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Chambers & Partners has ranked us in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media & Entertainment and many of our members are singled out for praise. The Legal 500 ranks us as a Top Tier Set in […]
Optis v Apple [2021] EWHC 2759 (Pat)11 October 2021Isabel Jamal and Jennifer Dixon appeared for the Claimants (“Optis”) in the consequentials hearing following the judgment of Meade J in Trial F in these proceedings. At Trial F, the judge held that the Defendants (“Apple”) needed to give an undertaking to take the FRAND licence set by the Court at a future trial (“Trial […]
Royalty Pharma Collection Trust v Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH [2021] EWHC 2692 (Pat)8 October 2021Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared with James Segan QC for the Claimant, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust (“Royalty Pharma”), and Adrian Speck QC and James Whyte appeared for the Defendant, Boehringer, in proceedings concerning the payment of royalties in relation to a patent licence agreement. In 2005, Boehringer was granted a non-exclusive licence in relation to patents […]
Waymo LLC v Wayve Technologies Limited4 October 2021This Appointed Person Appeal (from a decision of a Hearing Officer in UK IPO Trade Marks Registry) concerned the Trade Mark Application for the mark “Wayve” to be registered for inter alia “software for self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles” (Class 9) and “arrangement of transport” (Class 39).  Iona Berkeley represented Wayve Technologies Ltd who was […]
Optis v Apple [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat)27 September 2021Mr Justice Meade handed down judgment in the third trial of these proceedings. Isabel Jamal and Jennifer Dixon acted for Optis together with Sarah Ford QC and were instructed by EIP. The Judgment is available here.
Optis v Apple [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat)27 September 2021Isabel Jamal and Jennifer Dixon appeared for the Claimants (“Optis”), with Isabel as the lead advocate on the FRAND parts of the case and Sarah Ford QC as the lead advocate on the competition law parts of the case, in a trial determining whether or not the Defendants (“Apple”) were entitled to rely on Optis’ […]
10,000 Black Interns Programme10 September 2021Chambers is delighted to announce that it has committed to host an intern on a shared basis with other contributing chambers, law firms and the judiciary as part of the Bar’s collective participation in the #10000BlackInterns Scheme. The 10,000 Black Interns Programme aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the […]
Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May QC appointed as Deputy High Court Judges6 September 2021Chambers is very pleased to announce that Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May QC have been appointed as Deputy High Court Judges, sitting in the Chancery Division. Chambers wish them both every success in their new appointments.  
Advanced Bionics v Med-El Elektromedizinische Gerate31 August 2021Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC led the counsel team for the claimants, Advanced Bionics, in this successful application for expedition of a patent trial.  The patent, held by the defendant, Med-El, is entitled ‘MRI-Safe Disk Magnet for Implants’ and has particular application for cochlear implants.  Advanced Bionics seeks to invalidate the patent and/or to establish that Advanced […]
FibroGen and Astellas Pharma v Akebia and Otsuka24 August 2021Michael Conway acted on the counsel team for Astellas, one of the appellants in this appeal against the judgment of Lord Justice Arnold in [2020] EWHC 866 (Pat) concerning six patents in two families (referred to as Family A and Family B). The Patents claimed the use of compounds with broadly defined structural features that […]