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As promised in its response to its Call for Views on AI and IP, the UKIPO has published a set of guidelines clarifying how it will...
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The UK is, and intends to remain, a leading start-up hub for the tech and other sectors. R&D tax reliefs play a key role in incentivising...
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On 15 September 2022 the long-awaited transition to a 'proof-of-stake' consensus mechanism on Ethereum—referred to as 'The Merge'—finally...
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On 7 September, the ICO published its draft guidance on the use of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). The draft forms the latest...
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In the introduction to its recent consultation on Digital Assets, the Law Commission states that it is proposing few changes to the law,...
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In its recent study on IP and investment in AI, the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) considered the extent to which the UK’s IP...
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The UKIPO has published its response to its Call for Views on the UK’s designs system. Although the UKIPO has provided no firm policy...
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Ever since Facebook rebranded as “Meta”, everyone has been talking about the Metaverse. But what exactly is it (or could it be) and what...
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Whether considering how to reduce product delivery costs, reconfigure insurance models or improve associated technologies such as AI...
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I recently interviewed Laura Houston, a partner in our tech group, about the key themes she is currently discussing with clients in the...
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As another eventful year closes, data privacy developments have continued apace and there is more to expect to in 2022. In the UK for...
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Last week, the UK Law Commission (the "Commission") published its much anticipated advice to the Government on the application of the...
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While the potential opportunities quantum brings are impressive, the seismic risk it poses to current encryption methods cannot be...
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The Legal 500 Blockchain UK chapter for 2021—contributed by Slaughter and May—has been published. For the first time, this year's chapter...
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Do cryptoassets pose a risk to the stability of the UK's financial system? In a speech published on 13 October, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy...
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As many organisations struggle to unlock the full value and innovative potential of their data, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation...