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|Supreme Court Justices Seemingly Dubious Over Coca-Cola’s Assertion That FDA Label Regulations Preempt False Advertising Claims|
Christopher M. Bikus; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014In arguments before the Supreme Court earlier this week, Coca-Cola asserted that its label for Minute Maid “Pomegranate Blueberry” juice, which contained a “flavored blend of 5 juices” complies with FDA rules and therefore, Coca-Cola could not be sued by a competitor for...
|Top Five Compliance Questions in McCaskill Campus Rape and Sexual Assault Survey to Colleges and Universities|
Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014Recently, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced a survey of 350 colleges and universities nationwide to examine how these institutions handle rapes and sexual assaults on campus. This effort reflects a swell of government, media, and student attention to this important issue and to the challenges...
|Healthcare Organizations Can Take Steps to Mitigate Heartbleed Impact|
Peter J. Enko, Deborah H. Juhnke, Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014Because the healthcare community relies upon encryption to safeguard e-Protected Health Information (ePHI), vulnerability to the underlying security of any encryption code is potentially devastating.
|Patent Law: Bridging The Gap Between ‘First-To-Invent’ And ‘First-To-File’ — Preserve Your Status!|
Laura A. Labeots; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014A deluge of patent applications were filed at the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office on the day before central provisions of the new America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect on March 16, 2013. This rush to file indicates many inventors wish to preserve their patent status under the pre-AIA...
|Local Patent Rule Blocks Discovery on Plaintiff’s Own Manufacturing Process|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014Patent litigators sometimes face issues resembling the age old debate: which came first, the chicken or the egg? While local patent rules require a plaintiff to assert its infringement contentions on all infringing products, the plaintiff sometimes cannot do so on all products because it lacks the...
|Court Declares Partial Victory for Manufacturers in Conflict Minerals Case|
Mary Anne O'Connell, Elizabeth Souder, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014Yesterday a panel on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, held that one portion of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules ¿ the requirement that companies describe certain products as not “DRC conflict free” - is unconstitutionally...
|FDA’s Proposed Changes to Revamp Nutrition Labels|
Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014With the exception of adding trans fatty acids, the Nutrition Facts Label has not undergone any significant changes since Congress first approved it under the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act until now. In March 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (the “FDA”) unveiled...
|OIG Issues Rare Notice of Termination on Prior Advisory Opinion|
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014In an unprecedented move, on April 8, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) posted a notice of termination of one of its previously issued advisory opinions. Specifically, the OIG issued a Final Notice of Termination of Advisory Opinion No. 11-18 (“Notice of...
|US Patent and Trademark Office To Host Roundtable on “Crowdsourcing” Prior Art Searches|
Raymond R. Ricordati; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014Tomorrow, April 10, 2014, the US Patent and Trademark Office is hosting a roundtable event seeking comments from the public regarding the use of “crowdsourcing” and third-party submissions to identify relevant prior art. The intent of this public outreach is to enhance the quality of...
|SEC Publishes Second Set of Conflict Mineral FAQs Focusing on Audit Requirement|
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new answers to nine Frequently Asked Questions about the conflict minerals rule. The regulation requires most reporting companies to disclose the presence of conflict minerals in products that they manufacture or contract to manufacture. The...