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HTMLFederal Circuit Upholds Validity of Lysteda Patents
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
In two decisions issued under the same name (Ferring B.V. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc.), the Federal Circuit upheld the validity of the Orange Book-listed patents for Lysteda®, but found that they were not infringed by either Apotex’s or Watson’s Abbreviated New Drug Applications...

 

HTML7th Cir. Confirms Protections for Sealing Parties' Confidential Documents
Eric J. Hatchell; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
A common concern for business litigants is protecting legitimately confidential matter contained in documents produced during discovery from dissemination to non-parties. The Supreme Court’s decision in Seattle Times Co. v. Rhinehart, 47 U.S. 20 (1984), confirmed that discovery material can...

 

HTMLWant to Arbitrate Employee Disputes? Keep Your Paperwork!
Rebecca R. Hanson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Arbitration agreements, and their use as a means to avoid class action disputes in particular, have been repeat news items in the last several years, and many companies continue to consider their use as a means to mitigate class action litigation risks. For companies who have implemented such...

 

HTMLWill the USPTO Respond to Public Feedback of Its Eligibility Guidance?
Antoinette F. Konski; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Periodically, the USPTO holds open meetings with the public to discuss its thinking on current topics relating to the patent procurement process. Late last week, the Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership of the USPTO announced the first bi-coastal meeting to be held via...

 

HTMLFMLA Stands for "Family and Medical Leave Avalanche"
Christopher G. Ward; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
We noted last year that 20 years after the original passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Department of Labor issued a survey report lauding the effectiveness of the law and the positive impact it has had on the American workforce. One of the most interesting points...

 

HTMLNo Workers' Comp Immunity! No Insurance! Sure Is a Problem
Gregory D. Snell; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
In many states, workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily the exclusive remedy for an employee injured or killed on the job. In exchange for these benefits, often awarded on a “no fault” basis, the employee generally forfeits the right to bring civil suit (subject to limited...

 

HTMLThe "Equal Pay Report" - Yet Another New Regulation Requiring Compliance by Federal Contractors
Daniel A. Kaplan; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The Equal Pay Report - yet another obligation being imposed on federal contractors is coming to you soon. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released information on another new rule that will require all federal contractors and subcontractors to prepare and...

 

HTMLYamanaka iPSC Patent Challenged
Antoinette F. Konski; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. John B. Gurdon for their respective discoveries that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. In the 2012 Nobel...

 

HTMLYour Car Will Be Networked to Every Other Car
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Possibly as early as before the end of this decade every new car on the road will be connected to every other new car on the road. Cars may also be connected to traffic signs, traffic signals, smartphones and other devices. U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic...

 

HTMLLandmark Massachusetts Net-Metering Bill Goes Up in Smoke as Water-Downed Compromise Bill Is Agreed to on Last Day of Legislative Session
John A. Eliason, Kurt R. Rempe; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
An eleventh-hour compromise by the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee effectively gutted the highly publicized net metering and solar power bill, which, as proposed, was considered by many including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to be a boon for solar development in the...

 


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