Salt in the wound. How precise words in patent claims can be misleading – Technology Law Update

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in medicines, news, patents by tracey

‘Patents are powerful tools, but they only bite on the materials or methods described in their claims. Or do they? Two recent appeal decisions show that the monopoly owned by a patent-holder can spill out over the edges of the claims, making life uncertain for those trying to steer a way around them.’

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Technology Law Update, 3rd July 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

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Repeat knife offenders face new minimum prison term – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in offensive weapons, press releases, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘Minimum prison sentences for offenders who repeatedly carry knives will come into effect from 17 July 2015.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Council secures lifelong reporting restrictions order in favour of 17-year-old – Local Government Lawyer

‘Birmingham City Council has secured a lifelong reporting restrictions order (RRO) in favour of a 17-year-old woman, AB, who was sexually exploited by ten respondents to the proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Judge quashes cut in community care provision for man with learning difficulties – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has quashed a council’s decision to reduce the community care provision for a 23-year-old man with learning and communication difficulties.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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High Court abandons cost budgeting for clinical negligence claims to clear backlog – Litigation Futures

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in budgets, case management, costs, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Costs budgeting will not be applied to High Court clinical negligence cases listed for costs hearings between October 2015 and January 2016 in an attempt to clear the backlog, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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A New Sentencing Code for England and Wales – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in consultations, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Today we are publishing the first consultation in our project to create a New Sentencing Code for England and Wales.’

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Law Commission, 1st July 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Codifying public nuisance and outraging public decency – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in nuisance, outraging public decency, press releases, reports by tracey

‘In our latest report, we recommend reforms to the common law offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Of Megabytes and Men: the private use exception under the judicial lens and lessons for state aid claims – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in copyright, EC law, judicial review, news, proportionality, state aids by tracey

‘On 19 June 2015, the High Court allowed a claim for judicial review against the decision to introduce a narrow “private copying” exception to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “CDPA 1988”). The decision is of interest to EU and competition lawyers for two reasons: (1) its examination of the standard of review in public law cases with an EU law dimension and also (2) its analysis of the state aid issues which were raised.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

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The Lord Janner U-turn: what is the public interest in a trial of the act? – Crimeline

‘Yesterday’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”. What is this procedure and what purpose does it serve? And why has its application to Lord Janner’s case proved controversial?’

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Crimeline, 30th June 2015

Source: www.crimeline.info

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Speech by Lord Justice Beatson: Closer Engagement with Parliament – Speech by Lord Justice Jack Beatson

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in judiciary, parliament, select committees, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Beatson: Closer Engagement with Parliament.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Redditch man sees sentence doubled to 20 years’ imprisonment for multiple rapes – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in appeals, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Appeal Court increases the 10 year rape sentence of John Dennis to 20 years after ruling the original sentence unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st July 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Placement and Adoption: if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well – Family Law Week

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in adoption, consent, news, placement orders by tracey

‘Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, Pupil Barrister, 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, considers recent judicial guidance, and its application, in respect of non-consensual adoption.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd June 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Surrogacy Law Update (June 2015) – Family Law Week

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Andrew Powell, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, examines recent developments in surrogacy law.’

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Family Law week, 26th June 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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‘Divorce lawyer seduced wife of millionaire during £500k court battle’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in divorce, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘Regulators asked to investigate conduct of a solicitor from a prestitgious law firm who took romantic trips with his client as they fought her millionaire husband in divorce court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Primary school teacher struck off for praising Isil murder of Alan Henning – Daily Telegraph

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after praising Isil for beheading aid worker Alan Henning in string of offensive social media posts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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100 asylum seekers to be released as detention system is suspended – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in asylum, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘800 cases to be reviewed after immigration minister suspends “detained fast-track” system following court ruling that appeals part of system was ‘structurally unfair.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Feuding ukulele bands battle it out in court – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in news, trade marks, trade names by tracey

‘The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (UOGB) has won a High Court ruling against a rival group which it accused of trading off its reputation.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Mother asks judge to choose whether her baby son should live or die – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in children, euthanasia, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A mother asked a High Court judge to choose whether her 18-month-old son should live or die so that she did not have to decide herself. Mr Justice Hayden said that the mother, who had a “deep-seated” religious faith, had been “in turmoil” over choosing whether or not her son’s life-support machine should be turned off.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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EE fined £1m by Ofcom for poor complaints handling – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in complaints, consumer protection, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘EE, the UK’s largest mobile phone operator, has been fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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