Top Optimized Technologies v Vodafone14 January 2021Jaani Riordan appeared with Thomas Raphael QC for Vodafone in their application for a stay of proceedings alleging breach of confidence and patent infringement arising from Vodafone’s use of Huawei base station equipment and mobile phones, pending the outcome of parallel proceedings brought by TOT against Huawei in Spain.  The action was a jurisdiction challenge […]
Nicholas Martin v Julia Kogan11 January 2021Ashton Chantrielle and Beth Collett appeared for Ms Kogan, the Defendant/Part 20 Claimant, and Jonathan Hill appeared for the film company Part 20 Defendants, in this re-trial of a dispute over the authorship of the screenplay for the film “Florence Foster Jenkins”. Mr Martin sought a declaration that he was the sole author and copyright […]
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic4 January 20218 New Square has implemented the following protocol to protect the health and safety of its members, staff, clients and visitors, whilst remaining open for business. Our clerks will be able to answer any queries regarding current and new instructions and have the capability and technology to work very effectively remotely. They will be in […]
Rothy’s v Giesswein Walkwaren16 December 2020Lindsay Lane QC appeared for Rothy’s and Tom Jones appeared for Giesswein at the trial of Rothy’s Community design rights claim in respect of the design of pointed loafer ladies’ shoes. After hearing the two-day trial remotely, David Stone (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that the registered and unregistered community designs asserted […]
Juul Labs v MFP Enterprises Ltd (t/a Smoke Nation)10 December 2020Tom Moody-Stuart QC appeared for the claimant in this application for default judgment and summary judgment on a claim for infringement of EU trade marks and registered designs. The claimants make and sell vaping products.  The defendants used the claimants’ marks and designs in marketing and selling vaping pods which purported to be compatible with […]
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare v Flexicare8 December 2020Charlotte May QC appeared for the defendants in this patent infringement and validity trial.  The patent in issue concerned the expiratory limbs of breathing circuits, and in particular the use of breathable materials to reduce or eliminate condensation. The defendants admitted that their products fell within the claims of the patent in issue and counterclaimed […]
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals & Teva Pharmaceutical Industries v Rinat Neuroscience7 December 2020Adrian Speck QC and Tom Jones appeared for Regeneron and Teva at the CMC in this High Court patent action. Having sued for revocation of three Rinat patents to clear the way for the marketing of an antibody to treat osteoarthritis pain, Teva and Regeneron applied for a direction that if Rinat were to counterclaim […]
Lifestyle Equities CV and Lifestyle Licensing BC v Hornby Street30 November 2020Lindsay Lane QC appeared for three of the eight defendants in this hearing of the defendants’ application for a stay of trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings under s 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996. The claimants had commenced proceedings in IPEC for trade mark infringement and passing off, based on their marks comprising […]
Oppo & Xiaomi v Mitsubishi Electric Corp & Sisvel International19 November 2020Among the counsel teams,  Daniel Alexander QC appeared for Xiaomi (the sixth to ninth appellants) and Michael Conway appeared for the respondents in this appeal against a case management order in patent litigation in which the Claimants were seeking determination of a FRAND licence under various declared SEPs. The issue of confidentiality of potentially important documents in such cases, who […]
HRH The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd18 November 2020Jessie Bowhill acted for the Claimant in her application to vacate an existing trial date of 11 January 2021 and adjourn the trial to Autumn 2021.   The proceedings concern the publication by the Defendant in the Mail on Sunday of extracts of a handwritten letter written by HRH The Duchess of Sussex to her father, […]