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New framework for transatlantic data transfers promised: EU-US Privacy Shield

European Union, USA - February 9 2016 Almost four months after the EU Court of Justice declared the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision invalid, Commissioner Jourová announced its...

Wanne Pemmelaar, Richard van Staden ten Brink.


European trade secrets rules soon to become reality

European Union - January 14 2016 The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this. A new version of the...

Gertjan Kuipers, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Oscar Lamme, Tjibbe Douma.


First German ruling since Huawei judgment against infringer of standard-essential patents

Germany - December 9 2015 For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair...

Gertjan Kuipers, Oscar Lamme.


Keeping it secret: start preparing for Trade Secrets Directive

European Union - October 12 2015 Trade secrets are an important asset for all businesses as they are at the core of their competiveness. A trade secret can be any information that is...

Gertjan Kuipers, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Tjibbe Douma.


ECJ: non-fertilised human ovum activated by parthenogenesis could be patentable

European Union - January 14 2015 The European Court of Justice recently ruled in International Stem Cell Corporation that parthenogenetically activated non-fertilised human ova are...

Ilja Morée, Gertjan Kuipers, Tjibbe Douma.