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A court in Scotland has highlighted how technology suppliers can successfully raise claims for relief for delays caused to their work, and how the businesses engaging those suppliers might properly resist those claims. 13 Dec 2018
New evidence standards have been developed to help inform investment in new digital health technologies by NHS bodies in England. 12 Dec 2018
Businesses found to have infringed patent rights can face potentially substantial bills for compensation and a block on the manufacture, supply and sale of infringing products.
Businesses that are involved in patent litigation incur costs when engaging legal advisers. Some of these costs may be recoverable from the other side, but there are rules around costs that parties to litigation should familiarise themselves with.
Patent rights are property rights and as such can be assigned, mortgaged, licensed, etc… However, when assigning a patent there are strict requirements and procedures that the patentee must adhere to and follow.
Bringing or defending a patent claim before the courts can be a daunting prospect, not least because of the complicated nature of patents and patent law. It is vital that businesses understand the procedures that govern how patent trials operate.
When patents are granted they provide inventors up to 20 years of protection for their invention, but there are circumstances in which patents can be revoked.
Businesses can face claims of patent infringement if they carry out acts infringing patented products or processes without the consent of patent rights holders. However, UK patent law contains a number of defences against infringement which businesses may...
ANALYSIS: Technical security specifications written into regulation must be flexible enough to avoid undermining the long-tern security of open banking and broader open finance developments as technology evolves. 12 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: A recent report published by Ireland's data protection watchdog provides a helpful reminder to businesses to take additional steps to secure personal information when processing it in the cloud. 12 Dec 2018