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David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

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Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - International
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Dan T Moss

Second Circuit: Madoff Ponzi scheme customers did not receive fictitious profit payments "for value"

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

In the latest chapter of more than a decade of litigation involving efforts to recover fictitious profits paid to certain customers of Bernard Madoff's defunct brokerage firm as part of the largest Ponzi scheme in history, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that the customers did not have a defence to avoidance and recovery because they received the payments "for value"..

Daniel Hrcka

Supreme Court revisits arbitrator independence

Arbitration & ADR - Czech Republic
Allen & Overy LLP

In November 2020 the Supreme Court issued a decision significantly affecting the review of arbitration clauses by the Czech courts.

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Sascha Dethof

FCO begins operating competition register: excluding companies from public procurement procedures

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher

The Federal Cartel Office has begun operating the competition register.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru