First English judgment on patent laundering

In ASSIA v BT [2022] EWHC 1707 (Ch), Falk J gave the first English judgment interpreting a patent laundering clause. Gideon Shirazi (with Nicholas Saunders QC of Brick Court) acted for the successful party, BT. Patent laundering clauses are clauses a type of clause commonly found in patent licences, especially those licensing use in the […]

22nd July 2022

HKA panel discussion: IT, Cyber & Technology

On Wednesday 27 April 2022, HKA will be hosting a free to attend in person event. Matthew Lavy will be on the Forensic Technical Services (FTS) panel discussing how IT, cyber and technology disputes have changed and what will be seen in the future. Regardless of your industry, cybersecurity and technology disruptions can affect your […]

Analysis for SCL: Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch)

Matthew Thorne and Rebecca Keating have written an article for SCL where they tease out the lessons learnt from the recent cryptocurrency case in the High Court.

14th April 2022

SCL event review: Restraining Contract Termination by Injunction

Jacob Haddad, our second six pupil, summarises the key points from the recent SCL IT Disputes group webinar held on 25 February 2022. Gideon Shirazi was on the panel discussing issues which commonly arise in applications for interim injunctive relief which seek to prevent a party from terminating an IT contract. 

11th April 2022

London International Disputes Week 2022

London International Disputes Week (LIDW) celebrates London as a leading centre for handling international dispute resolution and is taking place this year between 9th and 13th May. LIDW22 is a hybrid event attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. On Friday 13th May, 12:00 – 14:00, Matthew Lavy will be on a panel discussing crypto disputes. Investment […]

In breaking cryptocurrency news

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch) The High Court has summarily dismissed the highly-publicised multi-billion dollar claim brought against bitcoin software developers, which sought an order for changes to be made to the underlying software code and/or blockchains. It is the first case in the English Courts […]

25th March 2022

TL4 & TDN present Tech on FIRE webinar – Rebecca Keating

On Thursday 28 April, Rebecca Keating will be speaking at the Tech on FIRE event. TDN and TL4 FIRE collaborate to bring you a unique event bridging the gap between the Disputes, Technology, Fraud and Asset Recovery communities. View the full program, list of speakers and register for the event below.

Tech Disputes Network: Head in the clouds – Gideon Shirazi

Use of Digital and Cloud has exploded as a result of the pandemic. This holds significant implications for users, providers and buyers. TDN’s multi-discipline panel will be considering some common thorny areas in Cloud transactions and solutions including migration, cyber-risk, data, privacy and cloud services. Wednesday 13 April, 18:30 – 21:30 BST Speakers will be: […]

TechLaw Chat – Episode 14

In the most recent episode “Surveillance tech and nosey neighbours” of Matthew Lavy and Iain Munro’s podcast series, TechLaw Chat, the pair explore neighbours’ rights when householders deploy surveillance tech. As increasingly sophisticated video and audio recording devices become available to householders at only moderate cost, deployment of such surveillance tech by householders is becoming ubiquitous. However, those […]

16th February 2022

‘Worth the candle’? High Court guidance on low value data protection claims (Stadler v Currys Group)

Rebecca Keating has written an article for Lexis Nexis about the recent Stadler v Currys Group judgment. Mr Stadler brought a claim for damages (including aggravated and exemplary damages) claiming up to £5,000 for misuse of private information (MPI); breach of confidence (BOC); negligence; and breach of data protection law. Mr Stadler also sought an […]

11th February 2022

“IP and Green Tech” webinar with IPsoc

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 6-7pm COP26 was an important step forward in global efforts to address climate change and to reduce carbon emissions. The continued development of green technologies is vital to meeting these goals. In the near future IP lawyers will no doubt find themselves advising on both obtaining and enforcing IP rights in […]

Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV and others [2022] EWHC 141 (Ch)

The Court has now given important consideration to whether and when cryptocurrency can be used as security for costs. The Court earlier ordered the provision of security (as to which, see our case note on [2022] EWHC 2 (Ch)). Matthew Thorne, instructed by O’Melveny & Myers, represents the successful defendants. The Claimant sought to provide […]

10th February 2022

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