Insight Case Reports

Periodically we produce and send out short reports we call Insight Reports on notable legal decisions affecting IP or significant legal developments.

Some of our recent reports are available below. Additional links are provided where reports we have written have been published in legal journals.

Recent reports...


VC Company to pay £2 million in damages for breach of Confidentiality Agreement

The English High Court recently ordered a venture capital company to pay more than £2 million in damages for exploiting...
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Posted on Sat, 1 Jan 2011

Ambiguities in Oxonica Licence result in additional royalty payments

The Court of Appeal was recently called on to interpret the meaning of a patent and know-how licence between Oxonica Ene...
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Posted on Sun, 1 Nov 2009

Oxonica Licence described as an 'appalling drafted document' by Court of Appeal Judge

The Court of Appeal was recently called in to interpret the meaning of a patent and know-how licence between Oxonica Ene...
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Posted on Thu, 1 Oct 2009

Court orders injuction against ex-employee for stealing confidential information

In the latest of what has become a string of High Court cases brought by employers against former employees (and directo...
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Posted on Tue, 1 Sep 2009

Defective assignment contributes to patent invalidity

In an infringement case before the English High Court a granted patent based on an international patent application, tha...
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Posted on Mon, 2 Feb 2009

£1.5 Million Court award: a 'fair share' for employee inventors or a lottery win?

In a landmark judgment, the English High Court has awarded two research scientists lump sum payments totalling £1....
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Posted on Thu, 1 Jan 2009