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Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit identifies circumstances militating against early or summary Section 101 determinations

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

A number of district court decisions have held patent claims to be ineligible under Section 101 during motions brought at the start of litigation or on motions for summary judgment.

Christine Reilly

Too soon to dismiss Telephone Consumer Protection Act action, court decides

Telecoms - USA
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

A Connecticut judge has denied a motion to dismiss a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action, ruling that whether the faxes at issue were unsolicited remains in dispute.

Gigi Nyanin

SARS provides further clarity on VCCs

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a binding class ruling which addressed, among other things, the eligibility of a partner in an en commandite partnership to claim a deduction in respect of venture capital shares acquired by the partnership.

Alexander Janik

Grand coalition's plans for labour law

Employment & Benefits - Germany

The Christian Democratic Union of Germany, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria and the Social Democratic Party of Germany recently concluded negotiations for a new grand coalition.

Juan Luis Serrano-Leets

COFEPRIS issues new drug advertising guidelines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Mexico
Sanchez-DeVanny Eseverri SC

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk recently published new guidelines for the authorisation of ad applications regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies and homeopathic medicines.

Ajit Warrier

Contract law: three most important Supreme Court judgments

Litigation - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

In an important recent case regarding contract law, the Supreme Court held that the commercial courts should not seek to interpret the implied terms of a contract.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey