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Eddie Wu

Draft amendment to Examination Guidelines for Computer Software-Related Inventions

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

In recent years the development of technology has led to new types of applications and inventions in various fields.

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.

Matej Kosalko

Is a failure to hold an oral hearing grounds to set aside an award under the Arbitration Act?

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy LLP

In Slovakia, a tribunal is obliged to order an oral hearing if there is an agreement between the parties to have an oral hearing or if there is no agreement as to the procedure between the parties and one of the parties requests an oral hearing.

Jesse W Markham

Restructured California Attorney General's Office: will healthcare antitrust enforcement change?

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

Prior to stepping down as California's attorney general to assume his new role as secretary of health and human services, Xavier Becerra consolidated all aspects of healthcare enforcement under a new Healthcare Rights and Access Section.

Daniel Maine

Principles applicable to 'insolvent' trusts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

It is important that trustees understand their obligations if their trust structure comes under financial stress.

Christian Holzer

Supreme Administrative Court once again favours environmental organisations

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court remains on course with its pro-environmental organisation (EO) case law.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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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