|David Fyfield, Charles Russell|
On 12 Nov 2013 I presented a webinar on the small claims track of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court to the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. After giving the talk I was invited by Catherine Wolfe to apply to join ITMA which I did. One of the advantages of ITMA learning about and attending interesting talks on intellectual property. One of those talks was David Fyfield's update of legislation and case law relating to copyright and designs which took place at Heatons' officers in Manchester
David is an associate in the IP department of Charles Russell. He read history at Oxford and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. He joined Charles Russell in 2011 and was instructed in Molnlycke Heakth Care;s claims against Wake Forest University and Brightwake (Molnlycke Health Care AB v Wake Forest University and Another  EWHC 2204 (Pat) (28 Aug 2009) and Molnlycke Health Care v Brightwake  EWCA Civ 602 (24 April 2012)).
Heatons describes itself as a "boutique corporate and commercial law firm prepared to challenge convention and able to direct the action" . Its IP partner is Bill Lister whom I first met at Pannone well over 20 years ago. The firm laid on quite a tolerable spread for us though I was unable to do full justice to it having arrived just before the presentation.
In his talk David discussed
- the changes to copyright and rights in performances effected by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013;
- the Intellectual Property Bill;
- proposed new exceptions to Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
- the Court of Appeal's decision in The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and Others v Meltwater Holding BV and Others  Bus LR 53,  EWCA Civ 890,  RPC 1;
- Judge Birss QC's decision in Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd v Thornber and Others  EWPCC 37 (5 Oct 2012);
- the Court of Appeal's decision in Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc  EWCA Civ 1339 (18 Oct 2012) and subsequent hearings;
- the General Court's decision in Case T‑55/12, Su-Shan Chen v OHIM;
- Arnold J's judgment in Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd  EWHC 1925 (Pat) (11 July 2013); and
- Miss Recorder Michaels's decision in Uwug Ltd and Another v Ball (t/a Red)  EWPCC 35 (30 July 2013).
I am sure that David will be pleased to discuss those cases and legislation with you if you contact him and I should be happy to talk about them too. Should you require further information do not hesitate to call me on 0161 850 0080 during normal office hours or through my contact form. You can also tweet, write on my wall or send me a message through G+, Linkedin or Xing.