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Christopher Loh

Supreme Court: patent owners can recover lost profits damages based on foreign acts

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

The US Supreme Court recently held that patent owners can recover lost profits damages under 35 USC Section 271(f)(2) based on acts occurring outside the United States.

Charles E Harris II

HIPAA authorisation for research: HHS issues interim guidance on authorisation sufficiency

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was to issue guidance by December 2017 clarifying when an individual's authorisation for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-covered entity to use or disclose their protected health information contains a sufficient description of the purpose for its use or disclosure.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Counsel beware when submitting unspecified notices of arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered whether a rather brief and general notice of arbitration in ad hoc proceedings containing a nomination had properly initiated the arbitration proceedings and was thus sufficient grounds to request the Supreme Court to appoint an arbitrator, following the respondents' refusal to nominate one.

Lynn Ing

Apotex not entitled to reopen trial on esomeprazole (Nexium) patent validity

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The validity of AstraZeneca's NEXIUM patent has finally been decided by the Supreme Court of Canada, with any doubt about the court's intent resolved by its dismissal of Apotex's motion to raise new grounds of patent invalidity.

Aaron Goonrey

Got the gig? Worker classification in gig economy heats up

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The line between employee and contractor continues to be blurred in the gig economy.

Sami Uoti

New report on bankruptcy proceedings and environmental liabilities

Insolvency & Restructuring - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

Generally, Finnish insolvency legislation has been stable and proven effective over the past decade.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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