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Changes to the CNIL’s blanket authorization for whistleblowing in France

France - September 4 2017 By a decision of June 2017, the CNIL has modified its blanket authorization for whistleblowing with a view to adapting it to recent changes introduced…

Federal Circuit in Visual Memory Struggles with Alice Test (Part Two)

USA - August 30 2017 In Part One of this post, I summarized the Federal Circuit’s recent ruling on patent eligibility in Visual Memory LLC v NVIDIA Corp. In this second…

Federal Circuit in Visual Memory Struggles with Alice Test (Part One)

USA - August 29 2017 In a rare reversal of a district court’s patent-ineligibility holding, the Federal Circuit found the claims at issue in Visual Memory LLC v NVIDIA…

Providing Scientific Information in Patents after Nautilus

USA - July 12 2017 Scientific information—features of an invention that are known through physical analysis—often provides the foundation for patent claims. But…

Christian Louboutin’s Red Sole - Is it Solely a Shape Mark?

European Union, USA - July 5 2017 On June 22, an advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued an opinion indicating that Christian Louboutin S.A.’s…

Higher Administrative Court Rules That Data Retention Obligation Breaches EU Law

Germany - June 26 2017 On 22 June 2017, the Higher Administrative Court (Oberverwaltungsgericht) of Nordrhein-Westfalen ruled that the obligation of telecommunication…

Ethics Committee Releases Guidelines on Automated and Connected Driving

Germany - June 26 2017 Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the Ethics Committee on Automated and Connected Driving (a group…

Access to Data of a Deceased Person by Its Heirs

France - June 26 2017 In June 2016, the State Council ruled that the right of access to personal data of a deceased person did not benefit his or her heirs. One year later…

Firm Fined £50,000 by ICO for Nuisance Calls

United Kingdom - June 26 2017 MyHome Installations in Maidstone has been fined £50,000 by the ICO. In total,169 complaints were received regarding calls made to phone numbers on…

AMI Issues Guidelines in Light of Recent Global Cyberattacks

United Kingdom, USA - June 26 2017 The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has issued a factsheet for its members to consider in response to the growing risk of cyberattacks…