Technology Licenses & Transactions

My colleague Emil Odling, lead partner for IP and Technology in Stockholm, has written the piece below discussing a decision this week of the Swedish courts which suspends the decision of the Swedish regulator which would have required Telia to stop some practices on the basis that they infringe the net neutrality rules. Note that although the offers concerned are zero-rated it appears that the PTA’s (now suspended) decision looked at traffic management more generally and did not consider zero-rating specifically.

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On 8th of March 2017, the Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal ruled to inhibit the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s (“PTA”) decision to prohibit partially state-owned telecom and mobile network operator Telia Company AB’s (“Telia”) distribution of two services which according to the PTA constituted a breach of the so called Open Internet Regulation.


Continue Reading Net Neutrality in Sweden – PTA decision suspended

Written by Dylan Kennet

Valuations of double digit multiples are often no surprise when it comes to technology companies, whether in Silicon Valley or here in the UK. Commonly known as “unicorns,” they are often defined as private companies valued at over $1bn. There are currently 169 unicorns globally with
Continue Reading The legal complexities of late stage tech deals

Written by Ben Goodall

The pace of innovation and adoption in technology – fast and getting faster – has long presented a stark contrast to the deliberate pace of change in the law. That contrast is greater than ever today, as entrepreneurs and established tech companies alike accelerate the time
Continue Reading At The Intersection of Business, Law and Technology: A Q&A on the DLA Piper Global Technology Summit

Written by Roxanne Chow

As speculation on the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin continues (see the article “The long search for Satoshi Nakamoto”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36168864), so too does the question of how we can widen the application of blockchain technology to other areas.

The key attributes of blockchain technology are
Continue Reading Still Buzzing on Blockchain

By Rob Shaw, Senior Associate and Ben Rogers, Legal Director – DLA Piper

Proposals for reform of the Code have gathered pace recently; on Tuesday the Department of Culture, Media and Sport released the Government’s proposals to reform the Code and yesterday it was announced that the new Code will
Continue Reading UK – Proposals to Reform the Electronic Communications Code