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Supreme Court backs existing test for calculating 'equitable compensation'

Lenders can only be compensated for actual losses that stem from a breach of trust in commercial transactions, the Supreme Court has confirmed. 11 Nov 2014

Timing of mosquito season influences calculation of damages in breach of confidence case

The timing of the mosquito season in two African countries helped a mosquito net manufacturer avoid liability for damages owed for accelerated entry into market of a product developed using a rival's confidential information. 24 Oct 2014

Former police officer's damages award accounted for data breach distress, rules NI court

A former police officer's claim for a £20,000 damages award to be significantly increased to reflect the distress he suffered as a result of the theft of his sensitive personal data has been rejected by a court in Northern Ireland. 22 Sep 2014

Damages for infringement should be calculated on basis of amended not original patents, rules Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that companies found to have infringed patents can rely on the subsequent amendment of patent claims to exonerate them from liability for damages. 04 Jul 2013