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Panitch Law | How to Avoid Being Sued for Patent Infringement

Patent infringement litigation is expensive. It is typical to see legal fees in the seven-figure range to defend a patent litigation all the way to a jury trial. Facing the prospect of an injunction and damages can cripple a company’s cash flow or market power.  It also can take you away from focusing on running your business resulting in collateral damage to your business. The best and most inexpensive way to defend against a complaint for patent infringement is to...

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Jaguar Freight | Weather Disruptions, Labor Talks, and Supply Chain Data Searches

In this week’s Roar, we have the latest on the Port of Vancouver’s building ship queue, prolonged LA-LB congestion, 2022 labor talks, the FTC’s search for supply chain data, and Brexit’s impact on Ireland-Europe services.  You know things are bad for a port when it’s mentioned ahead of LA/ Long Beach in a story about congestion. The backup is relative, of course, but the Pacific Northwest ports have had their fair share of nature-caused challenges this year. Following a recent...

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Faegre Drinker | The EU’s Collective Redress Directive — What Is Included and What Is Excluded as Potential Bases for Collective Redress Lawsuits?

In this fifth alert in our series regarding the European Parliament’s formal endorsement of a new collective actions legislation titled the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers, we analyze what laws, and their alleged infringement, may give rise to collective redress suits in the EU once enforcement of the Directive begins in 2023. We also consider what companies may do between now and then to prepare. What Laws...

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Loyens & Loeff | EDPB publishes guidelines on interplay territorial scope GDPR and international transfers

On 18 November 2021, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) published guidelines on the interplay between article 3 GDPR, on the territorial scope of the GDPR, and Chapter V of the GDPR, on international transfers. The guidelines clarify the concept of international transfers and provide clarification on the necessity of a transfer mechanism through several practical examples. The extra-territorial applicability of the GDPR and ambiguity relating to international transfers The GDPR does not only apply to data controllers and processors...

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Vulcan Insight | Energy security concerns – Irish Government responds with a new Policy Statement

With demand for energy on an increasingly upward trajectory over the course of the decade, the Government is concomitantly increasingly concerned about the security of Ireland’s energy supply. The challenges facing Ireland’s energy supply can be summarised in four key points: (1) lower than expected availability from some existing power stations; (2) anticipated new power stations not being developed as planned; (3) expected growth in electricity demand, including from data centres; and (4) expected closure of some power stations...

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Stéphanie Lhomme joins Arendt Regulatory & Consulting to enrich Arendt’s financial crime and forensic investigations offering

Luxembourg, 3 December 2021 – Stéphanie Lhomme has joined Arendt Regulatory & Consulting in the role of Director in order to strengthen Arendt’s advisory services offering to clients in the areas of Forensic Investigations, Anti-bribery & Corruption, and Corporate Intelligence. Before joining Arendt Regulatory & Consulting, Stéphanie worked at major advisory firms in France, the US and the UK. Financial crime in the broadest sense is on the rise (fraud, corruption, money laundering, misuse of corporate assets, theft of information and...

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EXEO Attorneys | December: Immigration U.S. & Canada

This week's special newsletter provides an overview of notable changes in Canadian immigration including all measures directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the most important news since the beginning of the pandemic and travel restrictions as of December 1st, 2021. Molecular testing will be required upon arrival in Canada by air International travellers (excluding the USA) entering Canada by air will be required to undergo a molecular screening test upon arrival - including vaccinated travellers. Travellers should then be quarantined...

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BBGFX | December 2021 FX Outlook

The pandemic is still with us as the year winds down and has not yet become endemic, like the seasonal flu.  Even before the new Omicron variant was sequenced, Europe was being particularly hard hit, and social restrictions, especially among the unvaccinated, were spurring social strife.  US cases, notably in the Midwest, were rising, and there is fear that it is 4-6 weeks behind Europe in experiencing the surge.  Whatever herd immunity is, it has not been achieved.  Moreover,...

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Stout | Energy Industry Update, Q3 2021: A Potential Supply Crunch

The third quarter of 2021 ended with commodity prices continuing their upward movement. While U.S. crude oil prices modestly increased 2.1% during the quarter to $75.03 per barrel, this does not reflect the wide swings during the quarter, including a +20% increase in WTI prices from mid-August as steadily increasing demand and concerns about future supply created a bullish trend for oil. The drilling rig count rose by 51 rigs (per Baker Hughes) during the third quarter of 2021,...

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Arendt | AIFMD review: Fine-tuning of the AIFMD framework and targeted harmonisation with the UCITS framework

In light of the growing role of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) as financial intermediaries and further developments in the market since the AIFMD came into force in 2011, the EU Commission has published a proposal for targeted amendments to the AIFMD that acknowledges the directive's role as a significant pillar of the Capital Markets Union (CMU). While fine-tuning the AIFMD framework, the EU Commission is simultaneously proposing a degree of harmonisation with the UCITS framework. Earlier today, the EU Commission...

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