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|2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action|
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) promulgated significant revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) in 2010 (the “2010 Amendments”). Most of the states adopted those revisions in 2013 with an effective...
|Recent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?|
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014For many years, healthcare providers - particularly children’s hospitals - took comfort in a belief held widely throughout the healthcare industry that the Stark Law did not apply to Medicaid. That belief has now been challenged by several district court cases involving alleged False Claims...
|Brand Owners Beware: Important Changes in Canadian Trademark Law are on the Horizon|
Joan K. Archer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014The Canadian Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act 2014, No.1. This omnibus bill includes changes to a wide variety of laws in Canada. The potential amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act will have a significant impact on brand owners, as well as intellectual...
|Inter Partes Review Update: PTAB Grants its First Motion to Amend in International Flavors and Fragrances v. The United States|
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014In breaking news for the intellectual property world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently granted its first motion to amend claims in an inter partes review (“IPR”). Granting such a motion is significant because it is the first time the PTAB has amended...
|Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain|
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...
|Texas Public Utility Commission Opens Investigation into Transmission Upgrades and Grid Stability Related to Renewable Generation|
Chris Reeder; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014Building on ongoing efforts to strengthen Texas Panhandle transmission system stability and redesign ERCOT-area ancillary service markets, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on May 30, 2014, considered Chairman Donna Nelson’s proposal to “open a project to look at...
|“Waters of the U.S.” - A New Definition|
Karin M. Jacoby; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the scope of “waters of the U.S.” protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and for which Section 404 permitting by the Corps will apply.
|Early Conflict Minerals Filings: Good, Better, Best|
Aubrey A. Arndt, Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014Next Monday, June 2nd is the deadline for all companies subject to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule to file their Form SD and, if necessary, their conflict mineral report. We surveyed the filings made through May 28 and this blog highlights some of the good examples, and some less than...
|Court Uses Local Patent Rule to Reject Expert Testimony on Indefiniteness|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The Local Patent Rules have been designed to require parties to solidify their theories in the early stages of litigation and adhere to them as the case progresses. Yet, the rules are not an entirely rigid structure. They retain some flexibility by providing a non-exhaustive list of circumstances...
|The Business Case for Inter Partes Review of Patents by Generic Pharma|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014Several parts of the America Invents Act (the “AIA”) became law on Sept. 16, 2012, sparking some of the most meaningful changes to patent law seen in decades. One hot provision in the new law is the ability for one to challenge a patent’s validity in a new inter partes review...