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|Ofcom Consults on Proposed Shake-Up of UK Telecoms Market|
Francesco Liberatore, Bruce A. Olcott; Jones Day;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, has published a discussion document on its Strategic Review of Digital Communications. The document outlines possible changes to the regulatory regime applying to all digital communications services in the UK, including broadband, mobile, landline and...
|Competition Concerns Identified in UK Energy Market Investigation|
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015The UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") published a report on 7 July 2015 setting out its provisional findings in a market investigation of the energy sector, in particular for gas and electricity at both wholesale and retail levels in the UK. Market investigations involve...
|EPO: Minor Text Changes to Patent Application Need Not Slow Grant Process|
Olga Bezzubova, Diana C. Leguizamon-Morales; Jones Day;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 2015The European Patent Office's ("EPO") quest to increase procedural efficiency has led to a revision of the final steps in the patent grant procedure. Now that a communication under Rule 71(3) EPC¿Intention to Grant has issued, applicants may waive their right to issuance of a further...
|Europe's Highest Court Confirms Far-Reaching Powers to Impose Antitrust Fines|
Bernard E. Amory, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Sébastien J. Evrard, Francesca Marchini-Camia, Alexandre G. Verheyden; Jones Day;
July 24, 2015, previously published on July 2015In an important decision in the LCD panels cartel (InnoLux (Case C-231/14P, 9 July 2015)), the European Court of Justice has endorsed the European Commission's broad-ranging methodology for setting fines for violations of Article 101 TFEU. Under the Commission's methodology, the value of sales,...
|The Detroit Bankruptcy: Two Years Later|
Stephen J. Brogan; Jones Day;
July 24, 2015, previously published on July 2015July 18, 2015 was the second anniversary of the City of Detroit's filing for bankruptcy. This action was taken by the City's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, with the support of Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder. But, with the exception of Detroit's corporate leadership, it was fiercely resisted by...
|CMS Proposes Easing Two-Midnight Restrictions (But 2016 OPPS Rule Is Not All Good News)|
David W. Grauer, Rebekah N. Plowman, Elizabeth E. Trende; Jones Day;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 2015On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued the 2016 proposed rule for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System ("OPPS") and Ambulatory Surgery Center ("ASC") payment system ("Proposed Rule"). While the Proposed...
|Iran Nuclear Deal Reached; Sanctions Remain in Place|
Renato Antonini, Laura L. Fraedrich, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Henry Klehm; Jones Day;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 2015On July 14, 2015, the European Union, together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China (known as the "P5+1 countries") reached an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear weapons development efforts and sanctions designed to prevent such efforts....
|New CMS Proposed Rule: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement|
Claire E. Castles, Catherine A. Ehrgott, Lisa Ge Shang Han, David T. Morris; Jones Day;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On July 9, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced a proposed rule to test a new payment model, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement ("CCJR"), for hip and knee replacements (also called lower extremity joint replacements or...
|Mexico's Energy Ministry Plans Auctions for Extraction, Exploration Rights|
José Estandía, Antonio Franck, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 2015Pursuant to the Mexican Hydrocarbons Law, its Regulations, and its fifth transitory article, the Mexican Ministry of Energy ("SENER"), following a technical proposal prepared by the National Hydrocarbons Commission ("CNH"), announced a Five-Year Public Tenders Plan (the...
|Patent Litigants Feeling Effects of Teva in Claim Construction Decisions on Appeal|
Gregory A. Castanias, Anthony M. Insogna, Sasha Mayergoyz, Jennifer L. Swize; Jones Day;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 2015In January 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., holding that underlying factual disputes related to a district court's claim construction should be reviewed for clear error instead of de novo, as the Federal Circuit had long held....