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Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Werner Jahnel

Revised inheritance law allows for greater flexibility

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

Swiss inheritance law will undergo a major revision which will take effect on 1 January 2023.

Francesco Pedroni

Changes to employment law in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

On 22 May 2021 Support Decree 1 was converted into law and on 26 May 2021 Support Decree 2 came into force.

Kei Akagawa

Amended Provider Liability Limitation Act updates sender information disclosure system

Litigation - Japan
Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

The amended Act on the Limitation of Liability for Damages of Specified Telecommunications Service Providers and the Right to Demand Disclosure of Identification Information of the Senders (Provider Liability Limitation Act) was recently enacted and is scheduled to take effect in Autumn 2022.

Jesse W Markham

Restructured California Attorney General's Office: will healthcare antitrust enforcement change?

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

Prior to stepping down as California's attorney general to assume his new role as secretary of health and human services, Xavier Becerra consolidated all aspects of healthcare enforcement under a new Healthcare Rights and Access Section.

Richard Khoo Boo Hin

Total lockdown: critical construction works exempted

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Malaysia
SKRINE

Malaysia is approaching the second half of 2021 under a nationwide lockdown.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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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