Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 240 (Oct)
Court: Chancery Division (Patents Court)

Warren J

Representation Peter Knight, solicitor, (of Norton Rose) for the claimants.
  Henry Ward (instructed by Reed Smith) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 October 2006


Patent - Infringement - Jurisdiction - Challenge to jurisdiction - Claimants alleging various intellectual property infringements by defendant - Allegations including patent infringement in United Kingdom - English court accepting jurisdiction - Whether serious issue to be tried - Whether discretion being properly exercised.

The Case

In the instant case, where the defendants challenged a decision to allow the claimants to serve patent infringement proceedings within the United Kingdom, it was held that the claimants had demonstrated a serious issue to be tried, and that the discretion in accepting jurisdiction had been properly exercised. Accordingly, the application was dismissed.

Practice Areas

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