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Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit to amend rules for appeals in patent cases

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice, which govern procedural aspects of appeals from district court patent cases and appeals from Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

David Maria Marino

Fair and balanced insurance contracts – recent Supreme Court rulings

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper

In two separate orders, the Supreme Court has reiterated certain principles that should be used as guidance for interpreting insurance clauses with a view to ensuring a fair balance between the insured's rights and the insurer's obligations.

José Antonio Casas Vessi

Crowdfunding as an investment and alternative financing tool for energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

Due to the excessive exploitation of finite resources such as coal and oil, alternative sources of renewable energy are required to satisfy the high demand for energy.

Magdalena Kotyrba

Intellectual property in clinical trials

Healthcare & Life Sciences - European Union
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Clinical trial results may qualify for protection as IP rights and, as such, for commercialisation in the European Union.

Esther Soetens

EU Posted Workers Directive: impact on employers posting workers to Belgium

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

The Act of 12 June 2020 implemented the EU Posted Workers Directive in Belgium by introducing, among other things, adjustments to the Act of 5 March 2002 Relating to Labour, Salary and Employment Conditions When Posting Workers to Belgium.

Jürg Schneider

ECJ declares EU-US Privacy Shield Framework invalid – impact on Switzerland

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently declared that the European Commission's decision that the United States ensured an adequate level of protection of personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework was invalid.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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