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Hewen Zhao

Exception in determining functional features in patent infringement disputes

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In patent infringement disputes, it is possible to narrowly construe a feature to the specific embodiment and its equivalent embodiment by arguing that a claimed feature is a functional one.

David Hanke

Foreign investors are watching for CFIUS negative or positive list

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is drafting the implementing regulations for the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act.

Abigail Smith

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns ban on online sales of prescription eyewear to Ontario residents

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's finding that online sales of prescription eyewear by Essilor Group Canada Inc to Ontario residents violated the Regulated Health Professions Act.

Emily Haithwaite

Update on economic substance rules for Jersey fund managers

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Taxation Law 2019 has introduced new economic substance requirements which apply to certain Jersey tax-resident companies.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI penalises MRI machine manufacturer, but chair disagrees with market definition

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a penalty on Italian company Esaote SpA – a world leader in dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – and its Indian subsidiary.

Michael Lips

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

This article summarises key amendments to Swiss environmental laws which either came into effect in recent months or will come into effect in the foreseeable future.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey