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Lord Justice Kitchin appointed to Supreme Court28 June 2018Chambers wish to congratulate Lord Justice Kitchin on his appointment to the Supreme Court commencing October 2018. 
Beth Collett joins 8 New Square28 June 2018Chambers is delighted to announce that Beth Collett has accepted an offer of tenancy which she will take up on the completion of pupillage at the end of September. Beth holds a BA from Mansfield College, Oxford. During pupillage Beth has been involved in several major patent, trade mark and copyright cases. Beth’s pupil supervisors […]
8 New Square participate in the London Legal Walk 20181 June 20188 New square joined over 12,000 walkers on the London Legal Walk on the 21 May 2018. James Mellor QC, Quentin Cregan, Ben Newham, Paul Worrall and Philip Taylor walked the 10-kilometre route, raising funds for the London Legal Support Trust’s work on enabling access to justice. Chambers raised a total of £1,960 for a […]
GDPR – New Privacy Notices24 May 20188 New Square has published new privacy notices for Chambers and for Members of Chambers. They are available below: 8 New Square Privacy Notice Privacy Notice for Individuals Practicing from Chambers
Conversant v Huawei [2018] EWHC 808 (Pat)23 May 2018Adrian Speck QC, Isabel Jamal and Thomas Jones appeared for the Claimant, Conversant, in the Defendants’ challenge to the jurisdiction of the English court. Conversant’s claim is for patent infringement by the Defendants, and seeks the determination of a FRAND licence as part of its claimed relief. The Defendants argued that the English court had no jurisdiction, first on […]
Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies and Ors [2018] EWHC 808 (Pat)23 May 2018Adrian Speck QC, Isabel Jamal and Thomas Jones appeared for the Claimant, Conversant, in the Defendants’ challenge to the jurisdiction of the English court. Conversant’s claim is for patent infringement by the Defendants, and seeks the determination of a FRAND licence as part of its claimed relief. The Defendants argued that the English court had […]
UK Announces Ratification of UPC Agreement26 April 2018The United Kingdom has announced that it has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement, potentially heralding one of the most significant changes in patent litigation in Europe for a generation. The announcement is here. The UK Government’s announcement suggests that the future of the UK’s relationship with the UPC may depend on further negotiations. The whole […]
Opinion of the Advocate General in Teva v Gilead SPC case25 April 2018On 25 April 2018, Advocate General Wathelet gave his opinion in Teva and others v Gilead Case C-121/17, referred to the CJEU by Arnold J last year. This important case, in which the CJEU sat, unusually, in a Grand Chamber, considered again the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation and the conditions for […]
Opinion of the Advocate General in Teva v Gilead SPC case25 April 2018On 25 April 2018, Advocate General Wathelet gave his opinion in Teva and others v Gilead Case C-121/17, referred to the CJEU by Arnold J last year. This important case, in which the CJEU sat, unusually, in a Grand Chamber, considered again the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation and the […]
Community Plant Variety Office: Pixley Berries (Juice) Limited v Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited26 March 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared on behalf of Lucozade Ribena Suntory before the Community Plant Variety Office in its successful resistance of Pixley Berries’ application for a compulsory licence in respect of the blackcurrant plant variety ‘Ben Starav’ used in Ribena. It is the first time an application for a compulsory licence has been made under Article […]