International Law Office

Latest updates

Samuel Denis

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Intellectual Property - European Union
GEVERS

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are protected by copyright.

Francesca Rolla

Mobile phones may cause brain tumours: Turin Court of Appeals revives debate

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

After a two-year dispute, the Turin Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal filed by the National Insurance Provider (INAIL) and upheld the first-instance decision issued by the Court of Ivrea in 2017, which established causation between extensive work-related use of mobile phones and brain tumours and ordered INAIL to compensate the claimant with a lifelong payment..

Pedro Cortés

Macau responds to regulatory trends with new Cybersecurity Law

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In June 2019 the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) enacted the Cybersecurity Law.

Gerald A Stein

Understanding FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) for antitrust violations

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Until recently, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) ability to seek monetary equitable remedies (particularly disgorgement and restitution) for alleged antitrust violations went virtually unchallenged.

Kingshuk Banerjee

Insufficiently stamped agreements: can parties still seek interim relief in support of India-seated arbitrations?

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently held that the courts cannot appoint an arbitrator on the basis of an arbitration clause if the agreement containing such clause is insufficiently stamped.

Katie Lee

Canadian Institute for Health Information publishes drug spending statistics

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Institute for Health Information recently published statistics on drug spending, finding that in 2018 approximately 40% of drug spending was spent on 2% of beneficiaries.

OnDemand

1

Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

2

Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

3

Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA