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Tsung-Yuan Shen

Is commercial success a factor considered in determining non-obviousness of a patent?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A pitfall that is difficult to avoid when determining whether a patent is non-obvious is hindsight bias when comparing a patent with prior art.

Bernd Rajal

Sparking change: Renewable Energy Expansion Act published for evaluation

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The eagerly awaited draft Renewable Energy Expansion Act (EAG) was recently published for evaluation.

Victoria Rea

Cryptocurrencies as property

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust.

Daniel Kendziur

Binding implications of notification under German Drug Act and qualification of preparation as presentation drug

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Frankfurt am Main District Court recently examined whether a Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices notification can establish whether a preparation is a medicinal product subject to authorisation.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court specifies reasoning standards for awards

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Under longstanding Supreme Court case law, defective reasoning did not previously constitute a severe enough violation of procedural public policy to set aside an award.

Paul Lewis

Judgment handed down in FCA's COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The High Court has handed down judgment in the COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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