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Virgin Media agrees £1 telecoms land access settlement

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:55
Virgin Media has settled its case with Durham County Council and will be allowed to lay cables for the delivery of its 'Project Lightning' ultrafast broadband scheme on council land for a nominal fee, both parties have announced.
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'Gainshare' provisions save £500m for superfast broadband project

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:36
Approximately £500 million in public funds were saved from the cost of delivering 'superfast' broadband access across the UK as a result of a clawback mechanism included in the project contracts, according to a new independent report.
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Trans Pennine railway 5G trials advertised

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:30
Businesses keen on trialling technology that could provide '5G' connectivity to passengers travelling between Leeds and Manchester have been urged to express their interest in doing so to the UK government.
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Remedies for patent infringement

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:57
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.
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Responsibility for paying costs in patent litigation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:48
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.
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Assigning patent rights to others

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:32
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.
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Procedures of a patent trial and settlement

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:25
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.
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Reasons and remedies for patent revocation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:43
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.
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Celebrities investigated by UK regulator over online endorsements

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:49
A number of celebrities and social media influencers are being investigated by a UK regulator over their endorsements of others' products and services on the internet.
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BBC seeks review of laws on reporting criminal investigations

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:19
The BBC has called on the UK government to open a review of current laws governing the reporting of criminal investigations after deciding not to pursue an appeal against a recent privacy ruling in a case between it and the entertainer Sir Cliff Richard.
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Landowners, operators recommit to Electronic Communications Code

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:19
UK landowners, telecommunications operators and the government will work collaboratively to implement the revised Electronic Communications Code ('new Code') and deliver the UK's digital connectivity ambitions.
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Copyright ruling challenges internet practices on posting photos

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:04
Website operators cannot lift copyrighted media lawfully posted elsewhere on the internet without first obtaining the rights holder's permission to publish the image themselves, the EU's highest court has ruled.
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Defences against patent infringement

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:57
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 be able to rely on to defeat such claims.
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Direct and indirect patent infringement

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:50
Businesses can be found liable for either direct or indirect patent infringement under UK patent law. The differences between the two types of infringing acts are set out in section 60 of the Patents Act 1977.
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Unified Patent Court: UK to be a member during Brexit transition

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:02
The UK government has revealed that a deal was struck earlier this year to enable the UK to participate in the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system during any Brexit implementation period that might apply.
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ICANN loses injunction bid in dispute over WHOIS data in Germany

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:21
A German appeal's court has rejected a bid from the internet’s global domain name organisation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to force a domain name registrar in the country to collect additional personal data.
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US fintech report offers chance to compare with UK and Europe

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:53
ANALYSIS: A recent report has highlighted areas of similarity as well as differences in the way US authorities are responding to the rise of fintech in comparison to counterparts in the UK and Europe.
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Principles for businesses and promotions rules to apply to PSD2 firms

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:58
All businesses regulated to provide payment services in the UK will be required to adhere to high-level standards that many other regulated financial services firms are already obliged to meet under new proposals outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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Driverless cars insurance laws receive Royal Assent

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:25
A new insurance and liability regime for driverless cars has been finalised in the UK.
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Defamation law does not permit 'cumulative harm' claims, rules judge

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:45
Statements which, considered in isolation, do not cause or are not likely to cause serious harm to a person's reputation cannot be aggregated for the purposes of bringing a defamation claim in England and Wales, a High Court judge has ruled.
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