IP & IT Briefing: July Teaser

This month’s Briefing rounds up some recent patent developments in the UK courts. In judgments published in May and July, Mr Justice Arnold ruled on the validity of three standard essential patents (SEPs) owned by Philips (Koninklijke Philips NV v Asustek Computer Incorporation & Ors [2018] EWHC 1826 (Pat)). He found two of the patents. Read more

How Legal Professionals Can Avoid Information Overload

  If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which way you go. The advice of the Cheshire Cat to Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, is also applicable in the context of legal research. But it is hard to stay focused on your research question today when you are awash. Read more

Immigration Law (16 July – 30 July)

Immigration News Sajid Javid to consider ending indefinite immigration detention The Guardian – 24 July Following the publication of a highly critical report of conditions in immigration detention, Sajid Javid has announced that he will consider ending indefinite immigration detention. Javid has commented that there would be an immediate stop to holding three detainees in. Read more

Family Law (16 July – 30 July)

Family News Excluded pupils ‘abandoned by education system’ Cypnow – 25 July The education select committee has released a report stating too many children are being excluded and failing to receive the education they deserve. The report recommends that schools should have to publish more information about their exclusions and introduce measures to incentivise schools. Read more

Dealing with the liberty of a damaged young person

Deprivation of liberty and care proceedings ‘[15] Lennox House is a large detached house in a rural setting in Scotland, which was originally a working farm. It is on the outskirts of a village, sitting high in its own grounds and is accessed via a winding drive over a large grassed area with steep banks. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Seminars

Mediation law: negotiation and agreement Mediation forms a fundamental part of any proceedings for family – married and unmarried – breakdown. But to what extent can mediation and court proceedings work alongside one another: eg to help to try to reach agreement on issues for trial (if not final agreement on all issues)? What is. Read more

Six key issues to check in any contract

There are recurring themes which cause problems in many types of agreements because the issues are not raised during negotiations and so are not drafted with any certainty in the contract clauses. Failure to clarify the matters set out below will result in unnecessary and potentially very expensive disputes. End date of the contract and. Read more

IP & IT Law (9 July – 23 July)

IP & IT News Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU BBC News – 18 July Google has been fined €4.34billion (£3.9 billion) after the European Commission stated the firm had used Android’s mobile operating system to illegally ‘cement its dominant position’ as a search engine. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has commented that Google. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (9 July – 23 July)

Employment News Care workers not entitled to minimum wage for sleep-in shifts Lewis Silkin – 18 July Lewis Silkin discusses the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. The Court of Appeal (CA) has overturned the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and ruled that care workers carrying out ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled. Read more

Family Law (2 July – 16 July)

Family News Courts Service to up the ante on digital divorce and probate Legal Features – 16 July According to HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), the next step for modernising the courts is to provide digital services for civil money claims under £10,000, divorce and probate. Further digitisation plans include digital summons for jurors. Read more

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