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    Blog: ALTIUS Blogs

    Brussels and Brussels South Charleroi airports fined for use of thermal cameras

    The Belgian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) has fined Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport 200,000 and 100,000 EUR respectively for their use of thermal cameras during the Covid-19 pandemic.In two extensive decisions (Brussels decision and Charleroi decision), the DPA has fined the two airports for their use of thermal cameras. The DPA has decided that the airports did not have a sufficiently clear legal basis for the processing of health data, stating they could not rely on “public interest” to process health data. The DPA has determined that the information provided to pas...

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Lawson Lundell Submission on Draft Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation Legislation

    On February 4, the federal government put forward draft legislation setting out the new Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation (EIFEL) regime. EIFEL is intended to prevent erosion of the Canadian tax base by limiting net interest and financing deductions of certain Canadian taxpayers generally to 30% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and ...

    Blog: BuildSmart

    Construction Law History Lesson No. 1: What Do Thomas Jefferson and Mechanics Liens Have in Common?

    Construction law is NOT boring, at least that’s what I tell my daughters. In these series of posts, I will explore some of the VERY interesting historical facts about construction law that can be used at your next motion hearing, family gathering, social event or fellow lawyer meeting.  While these anecdotes may not keep your...Continue Reading

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    Added matter as a ground for revocation of a patent

    Amending a patent application or a patent that has been granted, in such a way that it contains subject-matter which extends beyond the content of the application as originally filed, is a ground for revocation of said patent. This ground for revocation, which has not been explored a great deal in the past, has been […] La entrada Added matter as a ground for revocation of a patent apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Labor & Employment Law Blog

    The California 2022 Trifecta of Paid Sick Leave Laws: Employers Beware

    In the past two years, California lawmakers have focused their efforts on resolving the negative effects of COVID-19 and its variants, placing primary responsibility on employers. Several laws were recently enacted that impact employers in the context of workers’ compensation, workplace safety, and particularly, paid sick leave. California’s paid sick leave laws are daunting. The... Continue Reading

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    Another Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent Court

    We reported last year that the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) were progressing. The main hurdle to clear was sufficient countries ratifying the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PAP-Protocol) of the UPC Agreement to allow the provisional application period (PAP) to begin. On 27 September 2021 Germany ratified the PAP-Protocol and on 15...Continue Reading…

    Blog: Biologics Blog

    Federal Circuit Upholds Jury Award, Weighs in on Willfulness Standard, in Adynovate® Dispute

    According to the Federal Circuit, $173 million was the right damages award for almost three years of patent infringement resulting from Baxalta’s sale of its biologic product Adynovate® (Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), PEGylated).  In Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Baxalta Inc., et al., Nos. 2019-2418, 2020-1017 (Fed. Cir. 2021), the circuit court upheld an award to Bayer [...]

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