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- Blog: ALTIUS BlogsOnline payment authentication requirements further strengthened from 22 September 2020Posted on September 11, 2020 by As part of the second European Payment Services Directive (i.e. Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market) (PSD2), which entered into force in 2019 and replaced the Payment Services Directive (PSD), new rules have been developed to provide additional protection for customers when making electronic payments. One of the key new elements introduced by PSD2 is ‘strong customer authentication’, which should further increase consumer confidence in marketplaces and webshops.
- Blog: Antitrust UpdateAntitrust Plaintiffs Complain of Patent “Thickets”Posted on August 30, 2020 by David Kleban, Jonathan H. HatchFor years, antitrust commentators have warned of threats to innovation and competition posed by “thickets” of patents—the “dense web[s] of overlapping intellectual property rights that a company must hack its way through in order to actually commercialize new technology.” See Carl Shapiro, “Navigating the Patent Thicket: Cross Licenses, Patent Pools, and Standard-Setting” (March 2001), available [...]
- Blog: Energy Law UpdateMaine Law Court Holds Citizen's Initiative Cannot Block CMP's NECEC Transmission LinePosted on August 13, 2020 by Hans C. EysenbachYesterday, the Maine Law Court deemed unconstitutional a ballot initiative to overturn the Maine PUC’s approval of the transmission line known as the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC). The Court’s holding in Avangrid Networks, Inc. v. Sec’y of State, has potentially wide-ranging implications for Maine’s administrative and constitutional law. On May 3, 2019, Central [...]