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Intellectual Property: Case Update – December 2021

IP Partner Tom Carver provides our monthly Intellectual Property Case Update. “Every case is interesting to someone, and no case is interesting to everyone” December’s addition of the Intellectual Property Case Update. Highlights include: Illumina Cambridge Ltd v Latvia MGI Tech SIA & Ors in the Court of Appeal Interdigital…

COP26 – The Risk and Rewards of Climate Change for Corporate Governance and M&A

In the wake of last month’s COP26 conference, Partner Jonathan Williamson outlines the key business risks and reward opportunities that may arise from climate change. “Whilst failure to visibly engage with decarbonisation may impact on a company’s reputation and brand, a genuine and evidenced strategic, financial and operational commitment to…

Uncle Bucks: £15,000 Privacy damages for Facebook comment

Last week a High Court judge ordered a man to pay £15,000 to his niece for publishing private health information in a Facebook post. JQL v NTP [2020] EWHC 1349 (QB) relates to an acrimonious and long-lasting family feud which bubbled over into an argument in Facebook comments under a…

Execution of documents during COVID-19

A guide to execution requirements under English law during remote working and social distancing. The signing of transaction documents has been made more complicated by the measures introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. With signatories working remotely and unable to attend physical meetings, it’s important to plan ahead and…

UK government announces £250m Future Fund scheme to assist start-ups

This week the UK government has announced a scheme aimed at providing support for “firms driving innovation” to help power “growth out of the coronavirus crisis”. Delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank, the Future Fund is due to launch in May and will be open initially until the…

Clinical Trial Complications Post-Brexit

Clinical Trials – Brexit guidance for sponsors that have a UK presence For sponsors running clinical trials with any UK presence, it is important to start considering preparations for Brexit now. Substantial changes may be needed which can have timeframes built into the Brexit process. If making these changes is…