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Patents: insufficiency and infringement
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

The Court of Appeal has held that a patent with claims in Swiss form directed to a second medical use was invalid for insufficiency and also commented


The Unified Patent Court - back on track again
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 29 2016

Brexit a shock to the Unitary Patent Package In spring 2016 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was well on its way to open up in late spring 2017. Court


An overhaul of IP rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2016

In 2016 the European Council approved a new trade secrets directive, while the European Commission made a number of proposals to modernise copyright


UK announces that it will ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 28 2016

The Unified Patent Court will definitely go ahead, providing a Europe-wide Unitary Patent and a one-stop-shop for enforcement within a year from now


DR Essentials: Being practical about privilege: Latest privilege issues from recent cases
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

Maintaining and protecting privilege is a topic which frequently exercises the minds of in-house lawyers and general counsel. In a world where


The High Court Rules that Parliamentary Approval is required to Invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union: A Note on the Court’s Judgment in R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the EU
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

On 3 November 2016, the English High Court handed down its ruling in R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the EU (Miller) in which it firmly


UK: Best practice recommendations for sports discipline
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

Christopher Quinlan QC was appointed by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to lead a review of the structure, composition and processes of the


Failure to implement bespoke rosters for breastfeeding women amounted to indirect sex discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

EasyJet's failure to accommodate women who were breastfeeding by limiting their shifts to eight hours amounted to indirect sex discrimination


Court of Appeal decides that statutory holiday pay must include the contractual results-based commission.
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

This is an important case in the evolving field of holiday pay and variable remuneration. The Court of Appeal confirmed the Employment Appeal


Employers must give clear consideration to amend restrictive covenants.
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 14 2016

This case highlights the importance of providing consideration to employees when introducing or amending post-termination restrictive covenants once