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Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Hsiu-Ru Chien

How to present evidence to claim prior user rights

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

When facing an infringement action before the Intellectual Property Court, defendants seeking to assert prior use face an uphill evidentiary battle to convince the court that their product existed before the patent filing date.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Use of economic evidence in antitrust investigations – fertiliser supplier decision

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board has published its reasoned decision regarding its investigation into whether six fertiliser suppliers violated Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition, which prohibits, among other things, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices.

Carolyn Soakell

ECJ confirms that Tesco employees can make equal pay comparison based on EU law

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Tesco shop workers can rely on EU law to compare themselves with distribution centre workers for the purposes of an equal pay claim.

Yoram Shiv

SPACs: tax considerations

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

While traditional initial public offerings (IPOs) have become risky, difficult and vulnerable to conflict as to the issuer's valuation, a merger or combination with an IPO-funded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offers an alternative.

Tim Yimin Liu

Chinese court system: circuit courts

Litigation - China
Global Law Office

From 2015 to 2020 the basic structure of the Chinese court system remained as four levels: the Supreme People's Court, the higher people's courts, the intermediate people's courts and the basic people's courts.

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