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ANALYSIS: It is highly likely that the EU's highest court will be asked to consider the legality of radio stream ripping services in future after their compatibility with copyright rules was assessed recently in two cases in Germany. 18 Feb 2019
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has secured a forfeiture order amounting to nearly £500,000 on frozen bank accounts belonging to the son of Moldova's former prime minister, in one of the first uses of new powers. 11 Feb 2019
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...
A housing developer has been prosecuted after ignoring an order by the UK's data protection authority to comply with a data subject access request. 11 Feb 2019
Some of the most popular websites used by UK consumers for booking holidays have agreed to update some of their hotel booking practices after concerns were raised by a UK regulator. 07 Feb 2019