Asia Pacific

PRC Court Issued Interim Injunction in a Case Involving Determination of Royalty Rates Globally

On 25 December 2020, the Wuhan Intermediate Court of Hubei Province (the Wuhan Court) issued an Interim Injunction (the Injunction”) in a case (the Case) where the applicants Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd. and Samsung (China) Investment Co. Ltd. (collectively, Samsung) sued Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) for determination of royalty rates for using Ericssons standard and essential patents (the SEPs).  The Injunction prohibits Ericsson from seeking injunction or awards from courts in or outside of China to prohibit Samsung from using the SEPs or on matters otherwise relating to the license of the SEPs. Read more…

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SPACE BASED REMOTE SENSING POLICY, 2020

Dissemination of remote sensing data to support development activities in India are guided by the Remote Sensing Data Policy of India of 2001 and 2011. The remote sensing technology was promoted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in early seventies and ISRO launched its first remote sensing satellite in 1988. Since then, ISRO satellites have been providing crucial remote sensing data and information on critical issues such as natural resources, climate change, disaster management etc. and the data is being used for a variety of applications and developmental and operational activities.

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Offset Obligations Under the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

The Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (“DAP”) released by the Ministry of Defence (“MoD”) on September 30, 2020 supersedes the Defence Procurement Policy 2016 with effect from October 1, 2020. All new defence acquisitions will be governed by DAP. However, if the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has already been issued then the vendor will be governed by the defence procurement policy under which the RFP was issued. DAP has been introduced to ensure timely acquisition of military equipment, systems and platforms as required by the armed forces in terms of performance, capabilities, and quality standards, through optimum utilization of allocated budgetary resources.

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How to Properly Respond to Dawn Raids in China

With tensions increasing between the worlds two largest economies, concern has been rising among Chinese companies about their business operations in the US, and vice versa…… Read more…

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 23: Lorna Patajo-Kapunan | Kapunan & Castillo

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Lorna Patajo-Kapunan is the founder of Kapunan & Castillo, a full service law firm with extensive experience in varied areas of law and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Lorna cover everything from the impact of typhoons and COVID on the Philippines, how to creatively attract clients when you’re working with micro-businesses, the incredible advocacy work Lorna does, and even paint-by-number.

Tune in below!

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Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (November 2020)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Antitrust and Competition with “ Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (November 2020)” Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(November 2020)

I. Legislation
On October 21st , the Standing Committee of National People’s Progress issued the heated debated Draft Personal Information Protection Law for public consultation. The Draft Personal Information Protection Law has 8 chapters, including the general principles, the rules for processing personal information, the rules for cross-border transmissions of personal information, the right of personal information subjects in processing, the obligations of personal information controllers, the department responsible for personal information protection, the legal liabilities and the annex. Read more…

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Regulatory Corporate Compliance from the Department of Business Development: (“DBD”)

The Director-General of the Department of Business Development issued an Announcement dated November 2, 2020, cancelling the previous Announcement of the Department of Business Development from March 4. 2020, regarding measures to cope with the spread of Coronavirus 2019 or COVID 19, which may affect the organization of corporate meetings in 2020. This 2nd of November Announcement will become effective on December 1, 2020, onwards. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (October 2020)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Antitrust and Competition with “ Llinks Client Alert – Antitrust and Competition (October 2020) ” Read more…

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A Commentary on the PRC Export Control Law

I. Legislative Background

When the Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China (the MOFCOM) solicited comments on the Export Control Law (Draft) in 2017, it pointed out that under the background where major countries and regions in the world have already formulated export control laws, China urgently needs a fundamental law in the field of export control to coordinate administrative regulations and rules in that field then effective…… Read more…

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