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Major ICC Arbitration (2008-2010)1 January 2011Major ICC arbitration in respect of an international licensing dispute, concerning contractual and intellectual property issues. Iona was junior counsel.
Football Dataco v Yahoo & Stan James15 December 2010 Database Copyright in Football fixtures lists; Reference to CJEU concerns “selection/arrangement” and “author’s own intellectual creation”. Reference made 15 December 2010.
Football Dataco v Yahoo & Stan James15 December 2010 Database Copyright in Football fixtures lists; Reference to CJEU concerns “selection/arrangement” and “author’s own intellectual creation”. Reference made 15 December 2010.
Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright – A Year in Review1 December 2010Mark Chacksfield
Ciba Vision and Novartis v Johnson & Johnson [2010] EWCA Civ 103929 November 2010A patent action concerning the billion dollar industry in extended wear contact lenses. Ciba contended it had made the essential break through which enabled the success of the 28 day lens but J&J said the patent taught virtually nothing and left the researcher with a puzzle.  
Ciba Vision and Novartis v Johnson & Johnson [2010] EWCA Civ 103929 November 2010A patent action concerning the billion dollar industry in extended wear contact lenses. Ciba contended it had made the essential break through which enabled the success of the 28 day lens but J&J said the patent taught virtually nothing and left the researcher with a puzzle.  
KCI Licensing Inc v Smith & Nephew plc [2010] EWCA Civ 126018 November 2010Michael Tappin QC and Henry Ward acted for the claimants and James Mellor QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulos acted for the defendants in this appeal from a judgment of Arnold J [2010] EWHC 1487 (all counsel except James Mellor QC also appeared at the trial). The case concerned apparatus for negative pressure wound therapy. On appeal, both […]
KCI Licensing Inc v Smith & Nephew plc [2010] EWCA Civ 126018 November 2010Michael Tappin QC and Henry Ward acted for the claimants and James Mellor QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulos acted for the defendants in this appeal from a judgment of Arnold J [2010] EWHC 1487 (all counsel except James Mellor QC also appeared at the trial). The case concerned apparatus for negative pressure wound therapy. On appeal, both […]
ALK Abello v (1) Meridian Medical Technologies (2) Dey Pharma [2010] EWPCC 149 November 2010Adrian Speck acted for the Second Defendant and Jonathan Hill for the First Defendant. In the first application to transfer a patent infringement claim from the Patents County Court to the Patents Court after implementation of the new Patents County Court rules, HHJ Birss QC gave guidance as to the approach to be adopted. He […]
ALK Abello v (1) Meridian Medical Technologies (2) Dey Pharma [2010] EWPCC 149 November 2010Adrian Speck acted for the Second Defendant and Jonathan Hill for the First Defendant. In the first application to transfer a patent infringement claim from the Patents County Court to the Patents Court after implementation of the new Patents County Court rules, HHJ Birss QC gave guidance as to the approach to be adopted. He […]