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Andrea Berenbaum

Federal Court of Appeal upholds Federal Court decision finding Shire's VYVANSE patent valid

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed Apotex's appeal of the Federal Court decision which held that the claims of Canadian Patent 2,527,646 were valid and prohibited the minister of health from issuing a notice of compliance to Apotex for its lisdexamfetamine product (Shire's VYVANSE) until the patent's expiry.

David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

Composition of active mass under TRLC – case law

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Article 192 of the Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law (TRLC) introduces the concept of the 'active mass' of a bankruptcy, which constitutes all of the assets and rights integrated into the bankrupt's assets on the date of the declaration of bankruptcy, as well as those that are reintegrated to the bankrupt or acquired before the conclusion of the bankruptcy proceedings.

Takayuki Matsunaga

Extension of wage claim limitation period under Labour Standards Act

Employment & Immigration - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In April 2020 the Act on Partial Amendment of the Labour Standards Act entered into force, extending the wage claim limitation period.

Jeremy Glover

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

In a recent case, the Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session considered whether Clause W2.4 of the New Engineering Contract 3, in the form agreed between the parties, operated as a contractual bar to preclude resorting to the courts (or arbitration) if a dispute between the parties which fell within the scope of Clause W2 had not first been referred to adjudication..

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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