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  1. Legal news
    29 December 2020
    What's next for FRAND?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/whats-next-for-frand

    In autumn last year the world watched the UK Supreme Court’s televised broadcast of the hearing in the conjoined cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei, and Conversant v. Huawei and ZTE. There were rumors that the decision ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The functions of the CMA post Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-functions-of-the-cma-post-brexit

    For decades the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") and its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT"), have worked in symbiosis with the European Commission ("Commission") on competition law enforcement and ...

  4. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    What's Next For Frand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/what's-next-for-frand

    The last year has been an exciting year for FRAND. The TCL v Ericsson verdict was set aside. The FTC's decision against Qualcomm was also lifted pending appeal. Germany's Supreme Court has overturned the Sisvel v Haier ...

  5. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications Businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-checklist-for-technology-and-communications-businesses

    The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. As a result of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK until the end of the transition period - scheduled to ...

  6. Legal news
    21 August 2020
    The end of the EU eCommerce Directive in the UK: Impact on cloud service providers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/end-of-eu-ecommerce-directive-in-the-uk-impact-on-cloud-service-providers

    This article explores two important but overlooked aspects of the impact on cloud service providers of the UK's departure from the EU resulting from the eCommerce Directive ceasing to apply in the UK from the end of the ...

  7. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    UK Supreme Court rules on FRAND approach in Unwired Planet and Conversant
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-rules-on-frand-approach-in-unwired-planet-and-conversant

    The long awaited decision from the UK Supreme Court was handed down on 26 August 2020. Lord Hodge gave the summary of the judgment by video: it can be seen here . A 54 page judgment has been handed down.

  8. Legal news
    19 July 2019
    RAND case struck down by the Court of Appeal — bold moves win the day for implementer ZyXEL
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/rand-case-struck-down-by-the-court-of-appeal-bold-moves-win-the-day-for-implementer-zyxel

    The appeal judgment in ZyXEL v TQ Delta [2019] EWCA Civ 1277 tells a tale of tactics and legal agility. After completely waiving any right to rely on RAND undertakings, ZyXEL have tested the bounds of the developing ...

  9. Legal news
    01 April 2019
    Court of Appeal clarifies Liquidated Damages in cases of Abandonment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/court-of-appeal-clarifies-liquidated-damages-in-cases-of-abandonment

    This Court of Appeal decision has provided some clarity on how courts will approach the award of liquidated damages for delay when a contractor does not eventually complete its work.

  10. Legal news
    02 April 2019
    UK Court grants SEP injunction: TQ Delta v ZyXEL
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-court-grants-sep-injunction-tq-delta-v-zyxel

    UK Court shows it is prepared to manage SEP cases efficiently and grant injunctions on SEPs when warranted.