News

Intervet v Merial [2010] EWHC 294 (Pat)23 February 2010Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May were instructed for the Claimant in this action on a patent relating to diagnosis of porcine circovirus infection; acted for party successfully establishing invalidity and noninfringement.
Intervet v Merial [2010] EWHC 294 (Pat)23 February 2010Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May were instructed for the Claimant in this action on a patent relating to diagnosis of porcine circovirus infection; acted for party successfully establishing invalidity and noninfringement.
Actavis v Novartis [2010] EWCA Civ 827 February 2010This was the appeal in the action to revoke Novartis’ patent for its LESCOL® sustained release fluvastatin product. Richard Meade and Mark Chacksfield were instructed by Novartis. The appeal focused in detail on the requirements set down by the House of Lords in the recent Angiotech decision on the question of assessing inventive step.  
Actavis v Novartis [2010] EWCA Civ 827 February 2010This was the appeal in the action to revoke Novartis’ patent for its LESCOL® sustained release fluvastatin product. Richard Meade and Mark Chacksfield were instructed by Novartis. The appeal focused in detail on the requirements set down by the House of Lords in the recent Angiotech decision on the question of assessing inventive step.  
Motorola v Research in Motion [2010] EWHC 118 (Pat)3 February 2010Daniel Alexander QC and James Abrahams were part of a team acting for Motorola in substantial multijurisdictional patent litigation with Blackberry manufacturers, Research in Motion, concerning their respective telecoms patents. Three trials were listed between the parties. One was heard in January 2010 and the case settled worldwide on the eve of the second trial […]
Motorola v Research in Motion [2010] EWHC 118 (Pat)3 February 2010Daniel Alexander QC and James Abrahams were part of a team acting for Motorola in substantial multijurisdictional patent litigation with Blackberry manufacturers, Research in Motion, concerning their respective telecoms patents. Three trials were listed between the parties. One was heard in January 2010 and the case settled worldwide on the eve of the second trial […]
Major ICC Arbitration1 December 2009James Mellor QC and Iona Berkeley have just finished two weeks of hearings for a Major ICC Arbitration sitting in London acting for Umbro. The dispute concerned a significant international trade mark licensing dispute with both liability and quantum in issue.
Major ICC Arbitration1 December 2009James Mellor QC and Iona Berkeley have just finished two weeks of hearings for a Major ICC Arbitration sitting in London acting for Umbro. The dispute concerned a significant international trade mark licensing dispute with both liability and quantum in issue.
Leo Pharma v. Sandoz [2009] EWCA Civ 118817 November 2009Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared as junior counsel for Leo Pharma in this appeal concerning the psoriasis treatment Calcipotriol. Leo Pharma was successful in defending its patent and in obtaining injunctive relief. Andrew Lykiardopoulos also appeared at the interim injunction application (where the Court awarded interim injunctive relief) and at the trial.  
Leo Pharma v. Sandoz [2009] EWCA Civ 118817 November 2009Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared as junior counsel for Leo Pharma in this appeal concerning the psoriasis treatment Calcipotriol. Leo Pharma was successful in defending its patent and in obtaining injunctive relief. Andrew Lykiardopoulos also appeared at the interim injunction application (where the Court awarded interim injunctive relief) and at the trial.