Despite a previous reluctance to recognise computer software as an ‘idea’ suitable for patent protection, the view is now changing, especially in the USA and EU, where more computer software patent applications are being granted, in favour of the more traditional form of copyright protection.
20th October 2011
Last month HTC joined a long line of smartphone companies who have hit the headlines this year due to fears over how they are processing the geo-location data generated by their customers’ handsets.
13th October 2011
A series of new and revised user guides for the Sponsor Management System, covering all functions that sponsors are required or may wish to use, have recently been published on the UK Border Agency website. This guidance is valid from 1 October 2011.
Can a new Panel Member be appointed during a Disciplinary Hearing if an existing Panel Member is no longer able to sit? If yes, what procedures should then be followed?
An appeal court does not have the power to extend statutory time limits for lodging an appeal where there is no express provision for doing so in the primary legislation.