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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 […]
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 […]
Novartis AG v Dexcel Pharma Limited [2008] EWHC 1266 (Pat)10 June 2008In June 2008, Daniel Alexander QC and Mark Chacksfield acted for Novartis in obtaining an interim injunction in a patent dispute concerning one of Novartis’ leading products, NEORAL®, a cyclosporin formulation. The case involved the question of the extent to which the court was bound by an earlier court’s approach to interpretation of the claims […]
Novartis AG v Dexcel Pharma Limited [2008] EWHC 1266 (Pat)10 June 2008In June 2008, Daniel Alexander QC and Mark Chacksfield acted for Novartis in obtaining an interim injunction in a patent dispute concerning one of Novartis’ leading products, NEORAL®, a cyclosporin formulation. The case involved the question of the extent to which the court was bound by an earlier court’s approach to interpretation of the claims […]
Actavis -v- Merck [2008] EWCA Civ 44421 May 2008Peter Prescott QC was leading counsel in the landmark case of Actavis v. Merck which aligned UK practice as regards Swiss-claims with that of the EPO. He persuaded the Court of Appeal to establish a new exception to the long-standing rule in Young v. Bristol Aeroplane (that a later court of appeal is bound by […]
Actavis v Merck [2008] EWCA Civ 44421 May 2008Peter Prescott QC was leading counsel in the landmark case of Actavis v. Merck which aligned UK practice as regards Swiss-claims with that of the EPO. He persuaded the Court of Appeal to establish a new exception to the long-standing rule in Young v. Bristol Aeroplane (that a later court of appeal is bound by […]
Rolawn v Turfmech [2008] EWHC 989 (Pat)7 May 2008Daniel Alexander QC and Robert Onslow acted for the claimant and Andrew Lykiardopoulos acted for the defendant in Rolawn v. Turfmech in a trial before Mann J concerning the scope of design rights in giant lawn mowers for turf growing, raising issues of the nature of the aspects of shape and configuration protected by design […]
Rolawn -v- Turfmech [2008] EWHC 989 (Pat)7 May 2008Daniel Alexander QC and Robert Onslow acted for the claimant and Andrew Lykiardopoulos acted for the defendant in Rolawn v. Turfmech in a trial before Mann J concerning the scope of design rights in giant lawn mowers for turf growing, raising issues of the nature of the aspects of shape and configuration protected by design […]