Inventor compensation in the UK after the case of “Shanks v Unilever” Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the 13-year saga of Shanks v Unilever [2019] UKSC 45.  It held that Professor Shanks, the inventor of a patented glucose concentration...


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Data Ethics focus at the ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has appointed its first “data ethics adviser”.   This coincides with the EU announcing it intends to ban the use of facial recognition technology in public for...


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Cookies – what does good practice look like?

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on the use of cookies as well as updating its own cookie policy and the cookies banner on its website. Together these indicate what...


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Brexit Implementation. First Steps to an independent UK.

Following the approval by the EU of the Withdrawal Agreement on Wednesday 29 January 2020, the UK is set to leave the EU at 11pm on 31 January 2020. In this...


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