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International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
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Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund Files For Bankruptcy
The recent decision in Secretary of State for Health and others v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others;; National Grid Electricity Transmission plc v ABB Ltd and others  EWCA Civ 1234, concerned an appeal by two...more
The recent Australian opposition decision of Merial Limited v Zoetis LLC  APO 59 highlights the differences between the Australian and New Zealand patent offices in the construction of “kit” claims in relation to the...more
On 30 September 2013, the President signed Federal Law No. 260-FZ amending Part III of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.
The Law is the sixth set of amendments to the Russian Civil Code within the civil law...more
Attorney Julian Crump, Managing Member of Mintz Levin's London, UK office, talks about the differences between patent laws in the US and the EU and the importance of identifying those differences at the outset of the...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Significant Developments and Rulings
..VitaRain “Natural” Caffeine Claims Against Costco Rules Preempted
..Court Refuses To Certify Most “All Natural” Claims Against Kashi and Bear...more
There are many branches, agencies, and subsidiaries of foreign banks licensed to conduct banking business here in New York. These foreign-bank offices are often the targets of civil discovery requests seeking production of...more
Argentina filed a petition for writ of certiorari in US Supreme Court: what Argentina wants, when the Supreme Court will answer, and whether or not Argentina will get its day in the high Court.
On June 24, the Republic...more
On the same day last week, two rival rubber resin companies issued press releases — each claiming legal victory in the same trade secret dispute....more
A. INTRODUCTION -
Courts in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere have issued conflicting decisions regarding the appropriate time period to consider in determining a foreign debtor’s “center of its main...more
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers. The Civil Court of Paris held...more
RA Christoph Kocks und RÄin Uta Bröckerhoff
Die Anwendung des Gesetzes über vorvertragliche Informationen auf Franchiseverträge in Belgien
Das Gesetz vom 19. Dezember 2005 über vorvertragliche Information im...more
In a case of first impression, the New York Court of Appeals has held that a court need not undertake a conflicts-of-laws analysis when there is an express choice of New York law in a contract pursuant to New York General...more
The New York Court of Appeals has held that where a contract contains a New York choice-of-law provision and is otherwise subject to New York General Obligations Law Section 5-1401, New York substantive law will apply and the...more
Sitzverlegung in der EU - Gesellschafts- und steuerliche Aspekte aus belgischer Perspektive
Gegenstand ist die Freiheit der Sitzverlegung von Unternehmen aus europäischer bzw. belgischer Perspektive sowie um die...more
Die Scheinselbstständigkeit von Handelsvertretern in Belgien
Bei in Belgien selbstständig tätigen Handelsvertretern („agent de commerce indépendant / zelfstandige handelsagent“), die ihre Tätigkeit zumeist in Form einer...more
This an important case from the English Supreme Court relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments in England.
In the judgment, Lord Collins posed the following question,
“Should there be a more liberal rule for...more
This article gives an overview of the methods of enforcing foreign judgments in England....more
This article generally demonstrates under what requirements the Korean courts recognize and enforce the foreign judgments....more
In This Issue:
- News From the Bench -
.. The en banc Court Speaks On Divided Infringement, But Not With One Voice.
.. Can Recent Conflicting Decision On The Patent Eligibility of Business Methods Be...more
The article describes the requirements and the procedure for obtaining the judicial enforceability in Italy of a foreign decision issued by a court of a country not belonging to the European Union. ...more
Die grundsätzlich verschiedenen Ergebnisse in zwei Streitfällen nach niederländischem und belgischem Recht hinsichtlich der quasi identischen Sachlage (der Prinzipal beabsichtigt, sein Verkaufsnetzwerk umzugestalten), finden...more
Adopting the European Patent Convention (EPC) and establishing the European Patent Office (EPO) – thereby allowing for a single application for a “European patent” (which is more precisely a bundle of national patents which...more
It is a fact of life in the modern world that manufacturers and distributors of products often do business in multiple jurisdictions, across multiple borders. A product manufactured in one country can be distributed and sold...more
AS the June 30 deadline for filing a Report of Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) approaches the risks of non-compliance increase. A recent Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court illustrates the problem. The case, M.H. v. U.S arises...more
Merial Limited, BASF Agro B.V. v. CIPLA Ltd., et al., Nos. 2011-1471, 1472 (Fed. Cir. 2012), a decision from the federal Court of Appeals level court with jurisdiction over patent appeals, deserves a read by international...more