Life cycle of a digital tech business: how to take your start-up to corporate success?

The author Peter Adediran is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practising solicitor specialising in mobile applications and ecommerce related B2B and B2B2C start-ups and later stage SME growth. His areas of expertise include using intellectual property to add to business value, and drafting growth and exit focused commercial agreements. His breadth of experience over 18 years includes more than a 100 start-ups worth over $100 million

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Healthcare Mobile App Technologies and Law

It has been a ground-breaking period for innovation and advances in the health care mobile app sector. Working on an acquisition attempt in 2003 by Medibuy Inc of the NHS data transfer framework brought my first taste of health sector technology. At that time the Internet, Intranets, Extranets and HTTPS – secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol were setting the new trends in health care technological innovation. Mobile Apps have long since taken over.

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Greatest innovations

The origins of patents are not clear. Several different countries lay claim to having the first patent system. According to the intellectual property office website – http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-history.htm (the IPO Website) – Britain has the longest continuous patent tradition in the world. This assertion refers to the Crown’s practice of granting privileges to subjects in return for carrying out some corresponding duty. These grants were made in letters patents, which had no checks or balances, they were simply bestowed within the power of the Crown. The IPO website refers to the grants by Henry VI to John of Utynam in 1449

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Legal Disclosure

Legal disclosure of information is one of the most useful tools you can deploy in any litigation. Getting evidence with which to prove your case is probably the most important element of any litigation

This post is a review of the recent legal disclosure related reported case of Wilko Retail Ltd (Claimants) v Buyology Ltd (Defendants) heard on the 02 July 2014 [2014] EWHC 2221 (IPEC) (the “Wilko case”)

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Big Pharma – does innovation come at the price of access to life-saving drugs?

Mark Twain’s characteristically tongue-in-cheek view on life is, “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” In the context of Big Pharma’s attitude to providing access to life-saving drugs, Mark Twain might equally satirically say “don’t go around saying the world owes you life.”

This short article concerns the innovation/access dichotomy between the nature and extent of pharmaceutical protection, and broadly the relationship between Big Pharma; developing nations; and least developing countries (LDCs).

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ISPs block pirate bay

ISPs block pirate bay

ISPs block pirate bay as the court finally orders the block of the notorious website.

The full list of Claimants: Dramatico Entertainment Limited, EMI records Limited, Mercury Records Limited, Polydor Limited, Rough Trade Records Limited, Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited, Virgin Records Limited, Warner Music UK Limited, 679 Recordings Limited.

The full list of the Defendants: British Sky Broadcasting Limited, British Telecommunications Plc, Everything Everywhere Limited, Talk Talk Telecom Group Plc, Telefonica UK Limited, Virgin Media Limited.

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