British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc v The Competition Commission  EWCA Civ 2 (Court of Appeal, 21 Jan 2010)
Whether the Competition Appeal Tribunal erred in its review of the Competition Commission’s report on the acquisition by BSB of a stake in ITV’s share capital.
Computer Supply Contracts
BSkyb Ltd v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd  EWHC 86 (Technology and Construction Court: Ramsey J 26 Jan 2010)
Software house’s liability in contract and tort for customer relationship management system and quantification of damages.
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd v Overliese  FCA 13(Fed. Court of Australia: Jessup J)
Senior employee using employer’s confidential information in preparations to establish competing business.
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd v Overliese  FCA 13
Extent of implied licence.
Freedom of Information
Office of Communications v The Information Commissioner  UKSC 3 (UK Supreme Court, 27 Jan 2010)
Scope of exceptions to Environmental Information Directive and its transposition into English law.
Diageo North America, Inc v Intercontinental Brands (ICB) Ltd  EWHC 17 (Ch) (Chancery Div: Arnold J, 19 Jan 2010)
Extended passing off: whether “Vodkat” had been passed off as vodka.
Nutrientwater Pty Ltd v Baco Pty Ltd  FCA 2 (Fed. Court of Australia: Kenny J)
Soft drinks: whether adoption of features get-up that are common to the industry was actionable.
Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. IP Office Mr Micklkewright 12 Jan 2010
Excluded matter: whether invention made a technical contribution or related to the invention as such.
See Jane Lambert’s case note.
Medeva BV v The Comptroller  EWHC 68 (Pat) (Patents Court: Kitchin J 27 Jan 2010)
Supplemental protection certificates
Nokia GmbH v Ipcom GmbH & Co KG  EWHC 3482 (Pat) (Patents Court: Floyd J 18 Jan 2010)
Validity and infringement of European patents relating to mobile phones.
C398/08 Audi v OHIM (Court of Justice of EU 21 Jan 2010)
Whether “Vorsprung durch Technik” can be registered as a CTM