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Expect Focus – International, Summer 2015

In This Issue: - TTIP’s Impact on U.S. and EU Trade Relations - Proposed Innovation Box Legislation - Justice Department Recovers Nearly $6 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in 2014 - Rules...more

Government suppliers face tighter anti-corruption, IP compliance in EU

As the European national governments implement the new EU Public Procurement Directive, government suppliers face tighter restrictions on bribery and other corruption activities and potentially even IP infringements going...more

Another Reason to Review Government Vendor Agreements: Government Agencies Can Be Held Liable for Patent Infringement Claims

Two recent court decisions serve as reminders of government liability for patent infringement claims: IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp., Case No. 10-1051 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 21, 2014) (Prost, J.) and SecurityPoint Holdings,...more

Defense to Patent Infringement if Acts Were Performed in a “Quasigovernmental” Capacity Pursuant to a Legal Obligation

A recent Federal Circuit opinion highlights a defense that is available to defendants whose alleged infringement occurred through activities that were undertaken for the United States. In particular, where the United States...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - June 2013

In This Issue: - Report On China's Industrial Policies Shows Numerous Industries Receive Illegal Subsidies - Material Injury Standard For Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Investigations Still Subject To...more

In the Tradition of Gilda Radner, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Proclaims "Never Mind" in Zoltek II

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently issued a so-called en banc (all judges of the court) decision with great importance to Federal Government contractors. In Zoltek Corp. v. United...more

Reformas Legales e Institucionales en la Implementación de los TLC suscritos por Chile (

Chile, hace ya más de tres décadas, optó por una economía abierta, competitiva y orientada al libre comercio, disciplinada en el acatamiento de las normativas internacionales y con una...more

Overview of PRC Contract Law Principles and Tips on Contract Drafting for China Market

An Overview of PRC Contract Law and Tips on Risk Management in Legal Drafting for the China Market...more

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