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|After a Slow Start, Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Now Accelerate their Use of Inter Partes Review Patent Challenges|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014When inter partes review actions first became available in 2012, no generic pharma companies availed themselves to this litigation tool. Not until 2013 did a generic pharma company first seek inter partes review (“IPR”) of a brand drug patent in Apotex Inc. v. Alcon Pharmaceuticals,...
|Big Data: Big Promise . . . Big Obligations?|
Raymond R. Ricordati; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014 “Big data” is among the biggest of buzz words circulating the planet, not only in industry but throughout the public consciousness. Big data’s most visible examples include Edward Snowden and the NSA’s Prism program and Amazon.com’s product recommendations. Less well...
|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...
|Food Labeling at SCOTUS: Can FDA Compliant Labels Still be Deceptive?|
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 26, 2014 On April 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company. This is perhaps the most interesting food labeling case to come along in, well . . . forever. What is at issue here? The central question is whether a food product label...
|Low-Tech Errors Account For Most Healthcare Data Security Incidents|
Deborah H. Juhnke; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014“End-users, sysadmins, and developers lead the pack when it comes to mucking things up, though pretty much all of us are guilty.” These are simple, yet telling, words from the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report released this week by Verizon.
|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...
|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...
|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...