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Lifetime Achievement Award 2017: Philip Zeidman

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We are delighted to present Philip Zeidman, senior partner in DLA Piper’s Washington, DC office, with our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

2017 M&A and Governance Practice Area Review: Austria

Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler Attorneys

By Clemens Philipp Schindler, Schindler Attorneys In this article, Clemens Philipp Schindler explores the recent trends in the corporate world in Austria including deal activity, the development of the real estate and construction sectors and both public and private M&A transactions. 

M&A and Governance 2017: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal has brought together Nick Miller at Hunt & Hunt, Roman Shulyar at Phenomena and Sergio Michelsen at Brigard & Urrutia to discuss key issues facing corporate lawyers and their clients today.

India – Galloping Towards an Open FDI Regime

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By Cyril Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Cyril Shroff assesses India’s recent reforms to its FDI regime highlighting key legislative developments and what this means for the future of corporate activity within the country. 

Key Insurance Coverage Trends and Decisions in the United States

WWL Insurance & Reinsurance 2017 - Scott Seaman

By Scott M Seaman, Hinshaw & Culbertson Scott Seaman explores the most significant trends and developments that the US insurance market has experienced over the past year, including landmark decisions and the growing prevalence of cyber claims and data privacy matters. 

AIA Estoppel in US District Court

WWL Patents 2017 - Kirkland & Ellis

By Kenneth R Adamo and Eugene Goryunov, Kirkland & Ellis LLP The America Invents Act (AIA) created three post-grant patent challenges: IPR, CBMR and PGR. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent Office conducts these challenges and the conclusion of each challenge is accompanied by estoppel, at the US Patent Office and in US District Court and Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission. This article discusses the quickly developing case law of US District Court estoppel.

Brazil Patent Updates

WWL Patents 2017 - Luiz Leonardos

By Ana Paula Jardim, Luiz Leonardos and Gustavo Leonardos, Luiz  Leonardos Intellectual Property This article highlights the recent efforts taken by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office to tackle the backlog of patent applications pending examination throughout the country. 

The Importance of Proper Claim Construction to the Patentable Subject Matter Determination in the United States

WWL Patents 2017 - Patricia A Martone

By Patricia A Martone, Law Office of Patricia  A Martone PC "No matter what the technology, the best practice for patent owners faced with a section 101 challenge is to emphasise the use of classic claim construction procedures in resolving section 101 issues and opposing efforts by defendants to “summarise” or “simplify” the claims."

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