Monday 3 February

Shanks vs Unilever Webinar: Outstanding Benefit and Employee Compensation

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Start: Monday 3 February 2020, 02:00 PM

End: Monday 3 February 2020, 03:00 PM

Event Overview

The Supreme Court in Shanks v Unilever held that pursuant to Section 40 the Patents Act, Professor Shanks was entitled to £2 million pounds in compensation for his invention which had delivered a net profit to the employee of around £24 million.  With rare experience in this area, Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC of 8 New Square explores this landmark case, how it might impact on every day practice, and its potential to influence employee compensation cases in the future.   Chaired by Gwilym Roberts from Kilburn & Strode LLP, there’ll be ample opportunity to question our speaker on this hot topic.


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Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC

Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC is a leading silk specialising in IP described as “an excellent QC and a real pleasure to work with”.
Andrew has been involved in some of the leading recent IP cases including Unwired Planet v Huawei (FRAND), the Abbvie litigation (Arrow declarations), Idenix v. Gilead (priority), Assos v ASOS (own name defence), NLA v Meltwater (copyright) and Servier v Apotex (Illegality defence). Legal 500 called him a “go-to choice for high value cases”. Andrew also regularly appears at the EPO.

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