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Never underestimate the importance of protecting intellectual property

According to a January 2018 Seyfarth Shaw LLP report titled “2017 Patent Litigation: A Statistical Overview,” the past 5 years have seen a “significant increase” of patent litigation cases filed with the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

Article by: Merilee Kern | Published: 26 March 2018

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Lawyers and happiness: be led by the evidence 

Lawyers are not, by the nature of their profession, the people most likely to be suffused with the warmth of human happiness. Their job often requires them to scan for problems for the potential breach of contract, the regulatory non-compliance; the hole in the argument, And then charge clients a lot of money to fend off their problems.

Article by: Michael Fleming | Published: 25 March 2018

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2018 legal changes: What’s on the agenda?

Currently, the UK uses legislation from the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. But, the new laws will supersede everything that came before it. They’ll vastly change how businesses and public sector organisations handle the information of their customers and stakeholders.

Article by: Richard Thomas | Published: 9 February 2018

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Top five legal challenges facing DC schemes this year

What are the top five legal challenges that trustees and employers should ensure are a key focus for DC schemes over the coming 12 months? To ensure a smooth service, DC scheme trustees should ensure they target five key areas: Chair’s Annual Statement, Investment Reviews, Guidance and Retirement Options, Costs and charges/transparency and Master trusts.

Article by: Helen Ball | Published: 22 January 2018

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Act now on landmark employment law changes

2018 is potentially going to be a landmark year for employment law. The ‘gig economy' and the status of workers will remain a key topic with high profile cases in the courts and the Government expected to respond to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

Article by: Paula Bailey | Published: 14 January 2018