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Sang Hoon Lee

Greater reforms for promoting work-life balance

Employment & Benefits - South Korea
Lee & Ko

Significant changes to the Gender Equality Employment and Work-Life Balance Support Act, including changes to employees' rights to paternity leave and reduced working hours for child and family care, recently came into effect.

David Schwartz

Updated Manual of Patent Office Practice explains 'due care' standard and more

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

An updated Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) was recently published, explaining Patent Office administrative and examination practice effective from 30 October 2019.

Bram Woltering

Court rules on inventor's failure to transfer a patent

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Hague District Court recently rendered a judgment regarding an inventor's failure to cooperate with the exploitation of his patents.

Marcel Meinhardt

Government confirms proposal to liberalise electricity market

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The government recently confirmed its proposal to fully liberalise the Swiss electricity market.

Eleanor Wilson

PMPRB news

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has released its CompassRx 2017/18 Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report and related news release reporting various statistics regarding prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans.

Matthew C Morse

Update on implementation of H-1B registration rule for employers filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2020

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

In January 2019 the US Department of Homeland Security passed a rule that amended the regulations governing the H-1B cap-subject selection process.

OnDemand

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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