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Samuel Denis

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Intellectual Property - European Union
GEVERS

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are protected by copyright.

Mattea Pullicino

Maltese perspective on EU Whistleblowing Directive

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

In 2013 Malta promulgated the Protection of the Whistleblower Act.

Elizabeth Greene

Online harms: government publishes response to consultation on proposals for internet regulation

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Bird & Bird LLP

The government recently published its initial response to the public consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, in the first substantive update since its publication in April 2019.

Katie Lee

PMPRB reports upward trend of high-cost drugs

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently released the Meds Entry Watch 2018, which analyses information about medicines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency or Health Canada in 2017 and 2018.

Frank Spoorenberg

Partial annulment of award based on ultra petita grounds

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

A recent case addressed the partial annulment of an award which granted damages where the prayer for relief sought only a declaration (ultra petita).

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

2020 heralds insolvency law changes

Insolvency & Restructuring - Guernsey
Ogier

The States of Guernsey recently passed the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, making Guernsey an even more desirable forum for insolvency proceedings.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA