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Christopher Loh

Supreme Court holds federal agencies cannot petition for post-issuance review of patents under AIA

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The Supreme Court recently ruled six-to-three that a federal agency cannot petition for the review of an issued patent under the America Invents Act.

Pooja Ramchandani

Casting a wider net – ESI rates amended

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Employees' State Insurance (ESI) (Central) Rules 1950 were recently amended to reduce the required rates of contribution to the statutory fund maintained by the ESI Corporation for the provision of sickness and health benefits.

Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Act on Nullity compatibility with EU acquis communautaire

Banking - Croatia
Porobija & Porobija

Since its adoption, the Act on Nullity has caused controversy, with some Croatian scholars and judges expressing their concern about (for example) its constitutionality and contravention of EU law.

Sean Griffin

Lethal injection opinion from DOJ OLC threatens FDA's claims-based interpretation of 'intended use'

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

In a recent opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the US Department of Justice concluded that an article intended to effectuate capital punishment by a state or the federal government is not subject to regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Kay C Georgi

Why ITAR empowered officials must be empowered and know ITAR

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

A company recently entered into a $400,000, 18-month consent agreement with the Department of State, Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC) to settle six alleged violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Rachele Vacca de Dominicis

Supreme Court of Cassation examines CEO duties of fairness and transparency

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Civil Code sets out specific rules which apply in the event that a chief executive officer (CEO) or director has extra-company interests.

OnDemand

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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