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W L Gore & Associates Inc. v Geox SpA [2008] EWHC 2311 (Pat)7 October 2008James Mellor QC and Andrew Lykiardopoulos appeared on behalf of the Claimant and Richard Meade and Tom Moody-Stuart appeared on behalf of the Defendant during this trial heard by Mr Justice Floyd in September 2008. The Claimant sought a declaration of non-infringement and revocation of two of the Defendant’s patents, both relating to shoes with […]
Conor Medsystems Inc v Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc [2008] UKHL 499 July 2008In Conor v. Angiotech, the House of Lords had to consider the validity of a patent claim to a device (a stent coated with taxol) said to be useful in treatment of a certain medical condition (restenosis). The description of the patent did not show that the device was in fact useful in treatment of […]
Conor Medsystems Inc v Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc [2008] UKHL 499 July 2008In Conor v. Angiotech, the House of Lords had to consider the validity of a patent claim to a device (a stent coated with taxol) said to be useful in treatment of a certain medical condition (restenosis). The description of the patent did not show that the device was in fact useful in treatment of […]
British Sky Broadcasting Plc and Others v Sky Home Services Limited and Others [2008] EWCA Civ 11013 July 2008Tom Moody-Stuart appeared for the Respondents in this Court of Appeal hearing in July 2008. BSkyB sued Sky Home Services in 2006 for passing off. The Court held that Sky Home Services had passed off their contracts as if they had been approved by BSkyB but that there was no passing off in relation to […]
British Sky Broadcasting Plc and Others v. Sky Home Services Limited and Others [2008] EWCA Civ 11013 July 2008Tom Moody-Stuart appeared for the Respondents in this Court of Appeal hearing in July 2008. BSkyB sued Sky Home Services in 2006 for passing off. The Court held that Sky Home Services had passed off their contracts as if they had been approved by BSkyB but that there was no passing off in relation to […]
Actavis -v- Janssen [2008] EWHC 1422 (Pat)30 June 2008Daniel Alexander QC and James Whyte acted for J&J group company, Janssen, in defence of a patent in the field of chiral chemistry relating to beta-blocking agents for hypertension. The judgment of Floyd J, from the hearing in May 2008, addressed the scope of application of the Mobil approach to second medical uses, and obviousness […]
Actavis v Janssen [2008] EWHC 1422 (Pat)30 June 2008Daniel Alexander QC and James Whyte acted for J&J group company, Janssen, in defence of a patent in the field of chiral chemistry relating to beta-blocking agents for hypertension. The judgment of Floyd J, from the hearing in May 2008, addressed the scope of application of the Mobil approach to second medical uses, and obviousness […]
Markem v Zipher [2008] EWHC 1379 (Pat)25 June 2008Adrian Speck and Jonathan Hill appeared in the trial of infringement and validity in the long running dispute of Markem v. Zipher in which previous decisions dealt with issues of entitlement. The trial was heard in April 2008 and Judgment was delivered in June that year.
Markem -v- Zipher [2008] EWHC 1379 (Pat)25 June 2008Adrian Speck and Jonathan Hill appeared in the trial of infringement and validity in the long running dispute of Markem v. Zipher in which previous decisions dealt with issues of entitlement. The trial was heard in April 2008 and Judgment was delivered in June that year.
Football Association Premier League -v- QC Leisure and Others [2008] EWHC 1411 (Ch)24 June 2008Mr Justice Kitchin has decided that a number of key issues in a dispute between the Football Association Premier League, and various suppliers of foreign satellite decoder cards and publicans who have installed foreign satellite systems, should be sent to the European Court of Justice for a ruling. The Premier League is alleging that these […]