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|Clarifying or Confusing? The European Commission Chews on Tomatoes and Broccoli: The European Commission Disagrees with the European Patent Office on the Patentability of Plants and Plant Parts Produced by Essentially Biological Processes|
Olga Bezzubova, Thomas Bouvet, Diana C. Leguizamon-Morales; Jones Day;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016Following last year's decisions by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (“EPO”) on referrals G 2/12 and G2/13 ("Tomatoes II" and "Broccoli II"), the European Commission ("Commission") issued an interpretative Notice on certain articles...
|France Moves Forward on Implementation of Cybersecurity Framework for Operators of Critical Infrastructures|
Olivier Haas, Daniel J. (Dan) McLoon, Hatziri Minaudier, Mauricio F. Paez, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016On November 28, 2016, four sector-specific orders were adopted by France's Secretary General for Defense and National Security, on behalf of the Prime Minister. These orders (document in French) aim to complete the information systems security plan applicable to the Operators of Critical...
|Amending Finance Bill For 2016 and Noteworthy Q3 Case Law|
Nicolas Andre, Alexios Theologitis, Emmanuel de La Rochethulon; Jones Day;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016The last French Tax Update for 2016 will start with an overview of the main provisions proposed by the draft amending finance bill for 2016 (loi de finances rectificative pour 2016, "Draft 2016 Amending Finance Bill"), including: (i) the proposed amendments to the 3 percent contribution...
|Projects Disputes Cases in Australia: Recent Cases|
Simon Bellas, John B. Cooper, Steven W. Fleming, Stephen McComish; Jones Day;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016During the second half of 2016, a number of high-profile cases across Australia have offered significant insights to stakeholders in the construction and mining industries. Below, we review several of the key ones.
Banks - Comptroller of the Currency Proposes New Special Purpose Charter|
William M. (Will) Atherton, Ralph F. (Chip) MacDonald, Camden Wesley Williams; Jones Day;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016The Comptroller of the Currency announced on December 2, 2016, that his Office ("OCC") was moving forward with a proposal to create a special purpose national bank ("Fintech Charter") for fintech firms ("Announcement"). The OCC simultaneously released Exploring Special...
ICC Expedited Procedure Rules: A New Experiment|
Michael W. Bühler, Carlos F. Concepcion, Jean-Pierre N. Harb, Pierre R. Heitzmann, Steven L. (Steve) Smith; Jones Day;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016On December 8, 2016, in Paris, the ICC Court of International Arbitration, the world's leading international arbitration body, presented important amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration ("ICC Rules"). These amendments are intended both to improve the transparency and efficiency of ICC...
Shades of Criminal Liability: "Grey" Goods and Beyond|
Indradeep (Indra) Bhattacharya, Francois Holmey, Rebecca Swindells; Jones Day;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016The recent Court of Appeal decision in R v C and Others confirms that dealings in certain types of "grey" goods may be potentially subject to criminal sanctions in the same way as counterfeit goods. The decision will be welcomed by brand owners, who are often faced with the difficult...
Supreme Court to Review Scope of Patent Exhaustion Doctrine|
Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias, Anthony M. Insogna, Sasha Mayergoyz, John J. Normile; Jones Day;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016In a widely anticipated action, the United States Supreme Court on December 2, 2016, agreed to review the Federal Circuit's en banc decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., which concerns the proper scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine. This doctrine, often referred...
Corporate Director Disqualified for Breach of Competition Law|
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016For the first time since the sanction was introduced in 2003, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of the director of a company found to have breached competition law. This serves as an important reminder of the CMA's powers to sanction individuals found...
|Second Circuit Overturns NLRB Unit Determination and Admonishes NLRB for Misapplying
Specialty Healthcare Standard|
Shay Dvoretzky, Willis J. Goldsmith, Jessica Kastin; Jones Day;
December 29, 2016, previously published on December 2016On November 21, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed an employer a rare victory in a challenge to a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") unit determination confirming a petitioned-for bargaining unit. Constellation Brands, U.S....