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  1. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    Australia remains closed for business on computer implemented business method patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/australia-remains-closed-for-business-on-computer-implemented-business-method-patents

    Despite convening a special 5 judge bench for a recent appeal heard by the Full Federal Court, that Court's decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161 (Encompass) provides no promise ...

  2. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    ACCC partners with international counterparts to coordinate on cross-border investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-partners-with-international-counterparts-to-coordinate-on-cross-border-investigations

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently entered into a new memorandum of understanding with its counterpart competition agencies from five other countries in order to share intelligence and ...

  3. Legal news
    22 May 2020
    Federal Court confirms that schemes are not patentable merely because they are "new and ingenious" and are implemented using a computer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/full-federal-court-confirms-that-schemes-are-not-patentable-merely-because-they-are-new

    The Federal Court of Australia has found a patent directed at a digital marketing scheme no more than a list of steps to be implemented by a computer using its well-known functions, and is not a patentable invention: ...

  4. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    ACCC confirms plans to address Australia's merger laws in 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/accc-confirms-plans-to-address-australias-merger-laws-in-2021

    In a recent speech provided to the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section’s Competition and Consumer Workshop, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Rod Sims, confirmed that ...

  5. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    China's long awaited draft Data Security Law released - What does it cover (and not cover)?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/chinas-long-awaited-draft-data-security-law-released-what-does-it-cover-and-not-cover

    At the 20th meeting of the 13th National People's Standing Committee held from 28th to 30th June 2020, the long-expected draft of the PRC Data Security Law ("Draft Data Security Law") received its first round of review ...

  6. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Technology Transactions in China – Doing Deals in a Complex Legal Environment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/technology-transactions-in-china-doing-deals-in-a-complex-legal-environment

    China’s regulation of technology transfer has been one of the central points of tension during the US-China trade negotiations, and has now mushroomed into a geopolitical issue. We take a look at the background to it ...

  7. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    China Cybersecurity Law Update: Two New National and Industry Standards: Personal Information Specification and Personal Financial Information Specification, officially published!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-cybersecurity-law-update-two-new-national-and-industry-standards

    The long-awaited finalised revision of National Standards on Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification GB/T 35273-2020 (the “PI Specification”) was officially published on 6 March ...

  8. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    Singapore: Cyber and Data Breach Exposure
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-cyber-and-data-breach-exposure

    Technology and data may empower whole business. On the flip side, they can generate risks. As data use proliferates, all companies face the risk of data breaches. With increased enforcement action and more decisions in ...

  9. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    IMDA Launches IoT Cyber Security Guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/imda-launches-iot-cyber-security-guide

    The Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore ("IMDA") published the IoT Cyber Security Guide ("IoT Guide") on 13 March 2020.