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Interpreting patent claims: Actavis v Eli Lilley

It's now 13 years since Lord Hoffmann told us definitively how to interpret patents claims, in his opinion in Kirin Amgen v Hoechst Marion Roussel [2005] 1 All ER 667. The courts had spent a lot of time pondering how … Continue reading

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All About Face to Face Interpreting

Consecutive interpreting is exactly where the conversation will normally be broken down into tiny segments. The interpreter will then listen and take notes at the same time the individual is talking. They will typically use a shorthand technique to make … Continue reading

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Habibi: Civil "Aggravated Felony" Definition Clashes With Supreme Court Rules Interpreting The Same Statute

On September 14, 2011, the Ninth Circuit decided in Habibi how long it takes for a year to elapse, holding that "one year" in the "aggravated felony" statute takes less time than an astronomical year. Even though the decision was … Continue reading

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Interpreting the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement

Interpreting the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement Chemung County v CSEA, 277 A.D.2d 792 The Chemung County case makes the point that a Taylor Law agreement may contain a clause that could become a "landmine" if ignored by the … Continue reading

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Best Interests of Child Come First in Interpreting Child Support Agreement

Matter of Duggan v Duggan 2011 NY Slip Op 02875 Decided on April 5, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department The parties entered into a stipulation of settlement in their divorce. Husband's gross income was $475,000 per year, and the Child … Continue reading

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