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EU: Your web doctor will see you now – software as a medical device

Patients nowadays have access to an enormous range of medical knowledge through social media, websites and health apps (in combination with wearables). The latter have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their ability to monitor in real time pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and other parameters. Doctors are also intrigued by the […]

Supreme Court upholds ‘no oral variation’ clause

By Emma Davies The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 upheld the validity of a clause that limited the parties’ freedom to vary their contract orally. In reversing the Court of Appeal’s decision to find the ‘no oral variation’ or ‘no oral modification (NOM)’ clause binding, […]

Russia’s enduring love for fake luxury and legal action to take

By David Aylen and Elizaveta Osipchuk When reputable social media platforms are involved, rights holders should contact the social media company first and ask it to remove the account. Fortunately, such companies usually collaborate with brand owners as much as possible and take swift measures to block infringing content (usually within three to five days). However, […]

SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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Judgments Amersham Pharmacia Biotech AB v (1) Amicon Ltd (2) Millipore (UK) Ltd (3) Millipore Corporation (5/7/01) CALords: Aldous, Hale, ParkerThe protocol on the interpretation of Art.69 European Patent Convention did not introduce into UK law a doctrine of infringement by equivalent effect by use of a different mechanism.Appearances: Henry Carr QC and Iain Purvis […]

Slaughters leads Harcourt clearance

Camerons gives way to magic circle firm after Simpson Thacher tip Slaughter and May has scooped a victory for US publisher Harcourt General before the Competition Commission after being drafted in by US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.The £3.2bn acquisition of Harcourt by Anglo-Dutch rival Reed Elsevier was referred to the commission in February. After […]

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Tucked away in the latest half-year deal tables is a name that barely resonates outside Holborn. (For the benefit of our City readers: that’s slightly west of you.) Nestling cosily between Ashurst Morris Crisp and Norton Rose in the Thomson Financial table of UK announced deals is none other than Nabarro Nathanson.In the first six […]

DTI gifts Linklaters £50k to ease stress

Linklaters has been given a £55,000 Government handout to help it draw up a better work-life balance for staff. The funding, which comes in the form of consultancy time, is part of a £4m nationwide fund aimed at promoting innovative work practices.Executive partner Mark Payne, who will oversee the project said: “It’s a question of […]

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