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Feng Zheng

How new Patent Law transforms patent litigation

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The fourth amendment to the Patent Law, which makes substantial changes to patent filing and enforcement, recently took effect.

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.

Jos Van der Meché

Court of appeal sheds light on position of cargo owners, freight forwarders and CMR carriers

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

A recent court of appeal decision has shed light on the legal notion of a principal obtaining a claim right against a carrier when the principal has a contract of carriage with a freight forwarder for the transport in question.

Ludia Kwon

Reverse discrimination risks to consider in managing ESG aspirations

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) efforts are important but create unique risks for multinationals with US operations due to the risk of reverse discrimination litigation under US law.

Sophie Reguengo

Snapshot: Jersey private funds in demand for private equity and venture capital

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Statistics released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, as at 31 December 2020, support the trend seen over the past year – that of the continued popularity of the Jersey private fund product alongside the growth of the private equity and venture capital asset classes.

Geoffrey Conlin

New guidelines a turning point for large-risks insurance market

Insurance - Brazil
CAL - Costa, Albino & Lasalvia Advogados

The National Council of Private Insurance recently published Resolution 407/2021, establishing new guidelines for large-risks insurance contracts.

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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