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Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 15 Nov 2018

Equitable Defenses at the PTAB

The doctrine of assignor estoppel bars the assignor of a patent from challenging the validity of the patent after it is assigned. In considering this


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 6 Dec 2017

Challenges to Sovereignty: Will Allergan’s IPR Immunity Defense Survive?

In September of this year, drug maker Allergan Inc. made waves when it announced a creative licensing arrangement for patents relating to its eye drug


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 5 Oct 2017

Balancing State and Federal Informed Consent Law

The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act ("Cures Act") and revisions to the Common Rule (45 CFR Part 46) ("Common Rule") in the last year mandated


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave) | USA | 12 Jun 2017

Employers May Substantially Reduce Their Potential Exposure for Employment-Related Lawsuits with a Simple Modification to Their Employment Applications

Employers go to great lengths and expense to reduce their potential exposure to employment-related claims. Most employers implement employment


DLA Piper | USA | 7 Feb 2017

“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”: But a Good Separation Agreement Can Ease the Pain

Neil Sedaka’s 1962 hit song still rings true not only for ex-lovers but also for ex-employees. But, the Employment Relationship Doctor has advice for


DLA Piper | Canada | 30 Jan 2017

Clear contractual language prevails in court decision on incentive payout upon termination

The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation has highlighted the inherent right of an employer to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 8 Dec 2016

FIRB provides guidance on revised tax conditions

The Foreign Investment Review Board has provided much needed clarity on the new tax conditions for foreign investment proposals...


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Jul 2016

Protected conversations and waiver: a word of warning!

In the first appellate case to discuss “protected conversations” the EAT handed down important guidance on the scope of the statutory protection and


Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jul 2016

Protected conversations - the EAT rules the existence and content of discussions are not admissible

In July 2013 a new provision, s111A, was inserted into the Employment Rights Act. This introduced the concept of “protected conversations” or


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | South Africa | 8 Jun 2016

Waiving a lien goodbye

A contractor's lien is a common law right which entitles a contractor to remain in possession of the property of his employer as security for payment

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