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Can an AI be a patent inventor? (Japan)

On May 16, 2024, the Tokyo District Court (the “Court”) found that an artificial intelligence (“AI”) that autonomously generated an invention cannot be recognized as ...

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Colorado becomes first U.S. state to enact broadly applicable AI law

On May 17, 2024, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act (CAIA), the first broadly scoped U.S. AI law. Similar to the EU AI Act, the CAIA takes a...

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U.S. Commerce Department issues antiboycott compliance advisory on Turkey

On May 15, 2024, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security issued an antiboycott compliance advisory regarding the Turkish government’s announcement that it ...

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China update: Human Genetic Resources Administration Rules support HGR Implementing Rules

After years of waiting, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) finally released the final version of the Implementing Rules on the Human Genetic Resources Administration...

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Optimists see opportunities; pessimists see risk. Your counsel should see both.

The India - Middle East - Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) is expected to generate significant investment opportunities in sectors such as construction, rail, shipping, logistics, energy and ...

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Spain’s exit of the Energy Charter Treaty is official: what now?

The Energy Charter Treaty and the Protocol were signed in December 1994 to promote international investment in the energy sector. On 16 April 2024, Spain gave written notice of its decision ...

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UK Supreme Court preserves principles of contractual interpretation in RTI Ltd v MUR Shipping BV

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously decided that, in the absence of express wording, parties seeking to rely on a force majeure clause with a reasonable endeavours proviso are not required ...

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Spain’s exit of the Energy Charter Treaty is official: what now?

The Energy Charter Treaty and the Protocol were signed in December 1994 to promote international investment in the energy sector. On 16 April 2024, Spain gave written notice of its decision ...

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AI And Trade Controls: A Guide To Expanding Restrictions Law360

In recent months, the Chinese government announced purchasing rules for government PCs and servers that restrict the use of certain U.S. chips, and provided a list of safe and reliable...

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