UK consults on changes to telecoms appeals framework

On 19 August, the UK government (through the Department of Culture, Media and Sport or DCMS) started a consultation on proposed changes to the legislative framework for appeals against Ofcom’s decisions relating to electronic communications matters (aka telecoms.) The proposal is to insert a new sub-section into  section 195 of the Communications Act 2003, which … Read more

Patent power (part 2) – Google buys Motorola Mobility

Today’s big news is Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. What is fascinating is the logic for the deal. This is not a deal driven by customers or operating synergies – it is all about Motorola’s patents. The give-away is the final paragraph of Google’s announcement: “We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding … Read more