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In court this week: Bitcoin, Visa and Russian aircraft

The man behind Bitcoin – finding Dr Wright? Who is behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that launched the boom and has led to more crypto-coins than you can throw a piggy bank at? According to Australian computer scientist Dr Craig Wright, he is. Wright claims to be the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, credited with inventing Bitcoin in […]

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Spotlight: The firm taking on rugby’s brain injuries

The annual Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off in Marseille tonight, with France taking on defending champions Ireland. So for this week on Spotlight, we look into Rylands Garth, the boutique sports firm bringing the country’s first mass claims against the governing bodies of rugby union, rugby league and football over brain injuries. The case: […]

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AutoStore v Ocado saga nears end as patents appeal dropped

A confidential settlement was reached by Norwegian storage robotics company AutoStore Technology last week, just days before its appeal was due to be heard in the Business and Property Courts, The Lawyer can reveal. After losing its UK patents in a 2023 judgment in favour of Ocado – which had been the subject of IP […]

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The Hearing: No one expects the TLT inquisition

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Hearing, your weekly insider’s guide to the UK litigation market. It’s February. Well done, you’ve made it. Welcome to the rest of the year. This week, we look at why employment litigators are annoyed at the Government, but first, you can’t turn on the news at the moment […]