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Technology and innovation joint ventures in a distressed environment

June 30, 2020

Joint ventures (JVs) take many different forms and are entered into for many different strategic reasons, for example to combine financial resources or to pool knowledge.

EU Commission Launches Consultations on Ex Ante Antitrust Tool and Platform Regulation

June 17, 2020

On June 2, 2020, the EU Commission (EC) launched two major consultations: one relating to a possible new competition tool to allow the EC to intervene in vulnerable markets without the need to find that any company has violated EU competition law (the Ex Ante Tool Consultation), and the second relating to the forthcoming Digital Services Act package (the DSA Consultation).

Cryptocurrencies are property capable of being held on trust New Zealand High Court holds

May 05, 2020

In Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in Liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728 the New Zealand High Court held that cryptocurrencies, as digital assets, are a form of property that are capable of being held on trust.

Sustainability and impact: The role of technology

April 28, 2020

Over recent years, the importance of sustainability, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the impact that companies have on the environment, individuals, and local and global communities has risen up the corporate agenda.

The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform

March 24, 2020

This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.

Wearing out privacy: wearable technology revolutionising social media marketing in Canada

March 19, 2020

With the ever expanding uses of social media, corporations and businesses struggle to stay abreast of the legal impact these technologies could have on them.

Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 2: Should Artificial Intelligence machines be recognised as owners of IP?

March 10, 2020

In the second article of this two-part series, we consider whether AI machines should be recognised as the ‘owners’ of the IP create.

Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 1: Can (and should) Artificial Intelligence machines own intellectual property?

March 03, 2020

In the first article of this two-part series, we explore how existing Australian copyright and patent legislation deals with ownership of AI-generated IP.

AU: CIIs: Encompass Repipe-d

February 25, 2020

On 22 Nov 2019, McKerracher J handed down his decision in Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2019] FCA 1956, the latest in a line of cases considering the patentability of computer implemented inventions

EU Prepares New AI and Data Strategy

February 18, 2020

The new European Commission is racing to deliver on President von der Leyen’s pledge to put forward legislation on AI, big data, and the New Digital Services Act. This article discusses the EC's response.