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  • May 28, 2020

    Ex-USPTO Head, Retired Judge Back China Pharma IP Reform

    Speaking to IP attorneys at a virtual event Wednesday, the former USPTO director and a retired Federal Circuit chief judge agreed that the pandemic and ongoing US-China trade talks have created a "golden opportunity" to urge China to reform its patent laws to make them friendlier to pharmaceutical innovators.

  • May 28, 2020

    N. Korea's Secret Foreign Banks Laundered $2.5B, DOJ Says

    The U.S. Department of Justice accused 28 North Korean bankers of helping launder more than $2.5 billion out of the sanctioned country in a scheme that involved setting up secret branches of a state-owned bank in foreign countries, according to an indictment unsealed in D.C. federal court Thursday.

  • May 28, 2020

    Hong Kong Policy Shift Could Usher In Trade Firestorm

    The Trump administration's declaration that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China has opened the door for a wave of potential new trade and investment restrictions that could severely curtail American companies' ability to do business in the region.

  • May 28, 2020

    9th Circ. Bars Pipelines From Water Permit During Appeal

    New oil and gas pipeline projects can't use an expedited Clean Water Act permitting process while the federal government and Keystone XL pipeline developer appeal a judge's order barring the use of the permit, the Ninth Circuit said Thursday.

  • May 28, 2020

    New Trade Appeals Venue Won't Permanently Fix WTO Issues

    The Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement allows participating countries to appeal trade disputes during the effective freeze of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body caused by the U.S. blockade of judicial appointments to the body, but the limited membership of the arrangement means countries still require a long-term resolution to the WTO's judicial crisis, says Bashar Malkawi at the Dubai Rulers Court.

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