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  1. Legal news
    15 June 2021
    Reference for preliminary ruling in the Nokia Daimler Dispute falls as Daimler Signs a Patent Licensing Agreement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/reference-for-preliminary-ruling-in-the-nokia-daimler-dispute

    On 1 June 2021, Nokia and Daimler announced via a joint press release that they have settled their global patent dispute with a patent licensing agreement. Under the agreement, Nokia will license mobile ...

  2. Legal news
    31 August 2021
    Supreme Court clarifies Liquidated Damages in cases of Abandonment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/supreme-court-clarifies-liquidated-damages-in-cases-of-abandonment

    This Supreme Court decision provides clarity on how courts will approach the award of liquidated damages for delay when a contractor does not eventually complete its work. It reverses the Court of Appeal’s ruling of ...

  3. Legal news
    13 December 2021
    Smart Contracts – Recognising and Addressing the Risks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/smart-contracts-recognising-and-addressing-the-risks

    Smart contracts are expected to have a significant impact on the way business is done. The UK Law Commission has published initial advice to the UK Government on the form, formation, formality and interpretation of ...

  4. Legal news
    24 November 2020
    The UK legal system: embracing technological change
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-uk-legal-system-embracing-technological-change

    Legal systems around the world have been struggling to address the challenges presented by rapid technological change and the disruption caused by COVID-19. In England, however, the flexibility of the common law and the ...

  5. Legal news
    25 April 2018
    Hot Topics: Software Licensing Disputes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/hot-topics-software-licensing-disputes

    Software licensing disputes are on the increase, a trend driven by customers implementing new technologies without examining how this affects pre-existing agreements.

  6. Legal news
    30 September 2021
    Technology Projects: Managing the Risks of Innovation and Change
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/technology-projects-managing-the-risks-of-innovation-and-change

    The speed of technological change can pose significant dilemmas to both customers and suppliers involved in software development and other technology projects. In a three-part series Jeremy Sharman, Roger Bickerstaff ...

  7. Legal news
    01 November 2021
    Technology Projects: Managing the Risks of Innovation and Change Part 2: During the Life of the Project
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/technology-projects-managing-the-risks-of-innovation-and-change-part-2

    This article is the second in a series looking at what customers and suppliers can do to mitigate the risks posed by technological advancement. This article looks at steps that can be taken during the life of the ...

  8. Legal news
    22 November 2021
    Technology Projects: Managing the Risks of Innovation and Change Part 3: Contract Reset and Dispute Resolution
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/technology-projects-managing-the-risks-of-innovation-and-change-part-3

    This article is the third in a series looking at what customers and suppliers can do to mitigate the risks posed by technological advancement. The first and second articles address the contracting stage and life of the ...

  9. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    Can investigators seize personal data in a post-GDPR world?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/can-investigators-seize-personal-data-in-a-post-gdpr-world

    Picture the scene; investigators of the European Commission burst into your offices, collect laptops and mobile phones of a number of employees and start to make copies of the data on these devices.

  10. Legal news
    22 June 2021
    Singapore High Court denies injunction for emotional distress and loss of control of personal data, in the first private action brought under the Personal Data Protection Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/singapore-high-court-denies-injunction-for-emotional-distress-and-loss-of-control-of-personal-data

    In Bellingham, Alex v Reed, Michael [2021] SGHC 125, the Singapore High Court stated that the scope of a private action under the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) is limited to situations where pecuniary loss, ...