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Three-tiered system of data protection fines being considered by EU law makers, says leaked document

The financial penalties levied on businesses for breaching new EU data protection laws could vary depending on the nature of non-compliance, under plans being considered by EU law makers. 22 May 2015

Italy drops opposition to EU unitary patent reforms

The Italian government has outlined its intention to adopt rules that will give effect to a new unitary patent framework for Europe that it had previously opposed.  21 May 2015

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Submitting to the jurisdiction of a particular court in cross border disputes could be a tactical error, expert says

FOCUS: Parties involved in complex cross-border disputes should be wary of submitting to the jurisdiction of a particular court, even if only to challenge a claim perceived as illegitimate. Doing so without giving proper thought to all the implications could... 29 Apr 2015

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