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In a bombshell ruling in SnapRays v. Lighting Defense Group, case no. 2023-1184 (May 2, 2024), an appellate panel from the U.S. Federal Circuit determined that an accused infringer could haul its accuser—the patentee—into the federal district court of the infringer’s home state, despite the patentee not having initiated any contact with the accused or

On March 8, 2024, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) released statistics on applications it processed under the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-Ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Arrangement) since the Arrangement came into effect on October 1,

On September 28, 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published Regulations to Standardize and Promote Cross-Border Data Flows (Draft for Comments) (the Draft Regulations). In current form, the Draft Regulations appear to clarify and walk back the requirements from prior regulations, including the Data Transfer Security Assessment Measures (Security Assessment Measures) and the Standard

In early September 2023, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted an amendment to China’s Civil Procedure Law (the Amendment). The Amendment will go into effect on January 1, 2024. The Amendment provides clarity and legal justification for Chinese courts to assert jurisdiction over foreign-related cases that involve Chinese individuals or specific subject