What Effect Will The Unified Court Have On IP?

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You may have heard recently that the Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, confirmed in November last year that the UK would ratify the EU unitary patent and concurrent Unified Patent Court (UPC), which is an international patent court. Wait, but what about Brexit, isn’t this supposed to halt the founding of the Court and UK’s involvement …

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Snapchat’s IPO: Fanning Flames Or Blowing Hot Air?

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There is big news coming from the startup world with accusations that Snapchat has intentionally tried to boost the value of its IPO. The aim with such manipulation is to get as much investment into the company as possible during Snapchat’s IPO but with such allegations lingering, it may end up being detrimental to the company’s chances. In this post, …


8 Startups Every Business Should Use: Linkilaw’s Dublin Tech Summit Round-Up Of The #Startup100

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AARRR is an acronym for ‘Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Revenue and Referral’, and is a metrics model which every business must look at to ensure that it creates a successful relationship with it’s users – and keeps hold of it. What can a business do to make sure it attracts clients? Once clients come into contact with the business, is the …

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The Legal Startups Strike Back: The UK Guide To Legal Tech Startups

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A long time ago in this very, very same galaxy… The legal industry can be traced back all the way to the Roman Empire, where the first “modern” lawyers were born. Of course since that time the industry has evolved. The legal sector is now one of the most profitable (£25.7 billion in 2015, which accounts for 1.4% of GDP …

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Dublin Tech Summit 2017 – The 100 Startups

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Dublin Tech Summit What compels someone to found a startup? Many things. For one founder, the compulsion may come from an insatiable desire to change the world by disrupting a sector that they know desperately needs a change; for others, it’s all about disrupting the monotony of life! Forgetting the dire statistics and scare-stories that anyone in business hears, some …

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Linkilaw At Web Summit: Our Experience There And Contribution

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Excitement galore: From November 7-10, the Linkilaw crew attended the Startup Summit in Lisbon, Portugal! Linkilaw at Web Summit was an exciting experience for us as you’ll read about below. The impatience was rising as we were looking forward to a day packed with cutting-edge talks, panel discussions and workshops on entrepreneurship and business in the company of the startup …

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Edinburgh And Startups: How Edinburgh Became The New Startup Hub In The UK

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Everything That Is Great In This World Starts Off From Humble Beginnings, Including Edinburgh’s Rise As A Startup Hub In Europe It’s known as Scotland’s capital and is the UK’s second-most popular tourist destination after London. But the City of Edinburgh or “Auld Reekie” isn’t famous just for its castles, universities, and international art festivals. In the recent years, the …

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What 10 Years Of Waiting Could Mean For Brexit And The Impact On Financial Services

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A Wise Man Once Said, “The Longer You Wait For Something, The More The Uncertainty Grows.” The predictions have turned to reality. With the UK’s historic and unprecedented decision to sever the ties with the EU in June last year, a decade of uncertainty stretches before us. We have covered many aspects of potential Brexit repercussions so far, but today …

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Startups And The Legal Industry: 20 Startups Changing The Legal Landscape – One Innovation At A Time.

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‘A Disruptive Innovation Is A Technologically Simple Innovation In The Form Of A Product, Service, Or Business Model That Takes Root In A Tier Of The Market That Is Unattractive To The Established Leaders In An Industry.’ (Clayton Christensen, Disruptive Innovation.) Startups and the legal industry is ripe for disruptive innovation. At the moment legal practitioners, AKA solicitors or barristers, …