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  1. Legal news
    06 August 2019
    Artificial creativity—is the IP system ready for robot inventors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/artificial-creativity-is-the-ip-system-ready-for-robot

    According to current UK patent law, if AI was to invent something, would the creator of the AI be able to patent it? Who would be the inventor and to whom would the invention belong?

  2. Twobirds news
    08 October 2020
    Bird & Bird advises on the merger of Crowdcube and Seedrs to create one of the world’s largest private equity marketplaces
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/united-kingdom/bird-and-bird-advises-on-the-merger-of-crowdcube-and-seedrs

    International law firm Bird & Bird is advising on the merger of longstanding client, Crowdcube with Seedrs, which was announced on 5 October 2020. The transaction is expected to accelerate the two companies’ plans to ...

  3. Legal news
    27 September 2019
    Accountable AI – can the law reduce bias and increase transparency?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/accountable-ai-can-the-law-reduce-bias-and-increase-transparency

    Governments are increasingly making use of AI tools to help with decision making, but they face a key challenge: ensuring fairness and maintaining public trust.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  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
    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    21 September 2020
    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 ...

  10. 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 ...