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Mark Marfé

Crown use: a royal defence to patent infringement?

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In its first patent decision of 2021, the Court of Appeal narrowed the scope of the rarely invoked Crown use defence to patent infringement.

Diana Quaia

Section 232 steel and aluminium duties litigation shifts into high gear

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

It has been almost three years since the 25% duties on steel imports and the 10% duties on aluminium imports pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act 1962 were first imposed and legal challenges are proliferating and there is renewed legislative interest in Section 232 reform.

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.

Marcel Meinhardt

Capital cost rates for electricity supply, renewable energy production and high-pressure natural gas networks

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Electricity Supply Act regulates the fee structure to be applied by electricity suppliers when delivering electricity to end consumers.

Valery Narezhniy

New approach to differentiation of intragroup service and shareholder activity expenses

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In recent years, intragroup services provided by foreign parent companies to their Russian subsidiaries have come under scrutiny.

Christoph Jirak

New ruling expands environmental organisations' rights in nature conservation procedures

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Higher Administrative Court issued an interesting ruling regarding the party status of environmental organisations (EOs).

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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