Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review

German Reform of Avoidance in Insolvency

I am pleased to share a great article on the recent reform of German insolvency law regarding avoiding pre-insolvency transactions by my good friend and colleague Annerose Tashiro, a leading cross-border insolvency specialist in Germany. This is important in the event a contract counter-party becomes insolvent in Germany. Also, German avoidance laws are likely applicable should an insolvent German company also file a Chapter 15 proceeding in the U.S.

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Supreme Court Patent Ruling on Global Exportation of Component Parts


The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. raises important issues regarding the extraterritorial effect of patent law on global supply chains. The primary issue in the case is whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad gives rise to liability for patent infringement under § 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1). Continue reading