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David Schwartz

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

Healthcare & Life Sciences - 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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Energy & Natural Resources - International
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Oki Mori

Data protection regulation amendments: new information categories and data subject rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In 2020 the Diet promulgated the Amendment Act of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, which will come into force by June 2022.

Julien Luscuere

Seconded 'knowledge migrants' are possibly in the danger zone

Employment & Immigration - Netherlands
Maes Law

The Hague District Court recently ruled in a case against a Chinese 'knowledge migrant' (ie, a highly skilled non-EU migrant worker) who was employed by a payroll company and subsequently seconded to a company that she owned.

Daniel Maine

Trust company's £550,000 fine demonstrates importance of effective and consistent AML procedures

White Collar Crime - Jersey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently imposed a hefty £550,000 fine on a firm for failing to ensure that, in practice, its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures were being applied effectively and consistently.

Jean-Jacques Canonici

Role of patent data in innovation lifecycle: marketing and monetisation stages

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Patent-related data is a recognised source of information about technological innovation programmes and the patenting strategies of parties in a particular field.

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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