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HTMLC.D. Cal. Swims Against the Tide of Software Patent Ineligibility in Caltech v Hughes
Inna Dahlin, Michael D. Van Loy, Yogesh G. Yogesh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Patent applicants from the software and business method fields took notice after the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank International, et al. (“Alice,” 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014)) on June 19, 2014, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

 

HTMLOff-Key BABs: IRS Hits Wrong Note in Reissuance Analysis
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
The IRS recently published a December 9, 2014 Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum to the effect that the defeasance of taxable Build America Bonds (BABs) causes a tax reissuance of the bonds, with the consequence that the municipal issuer ceases to be eligible for federal government interest subsidies...

 

HTMLMore GMO Woes: Another Corn Exporter Sues Syngenta for its Failure to Isolate its GMO Corn
Michelle Gillette, Dominique L. Windberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
Last month, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (“ADM”) joined a slew of corn exporters and other stakeholders who have sued Syngenta based on allegations that China rejected these exporters’ products because Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seed, which contains a trait that...

 

HTMLEnactment Imminent for Section 529A Tax-Exempt Savings Programs for Disabled Beneficiaries
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
On December 16, 2014 the U.S. Senate approved the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) legislation previously approved by the House, authorizing state-sponsored tax-exempt savings programs for disability-related expenses. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation (which...

 

HTMLFor the First Time PTAB Upholds Validity of Pharma Patents
David Cotta, Peter J. Cuomo, Adam P. Samansky; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On December 9, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) upheld the validity of three Supernus Pharmaceutical’s patents relating to once-daily formulations of doxycycline. The trio of decisions is significant because one of the three patents had been at issue in a Hatch...

 

HTMLTurning Your Research Into Something More: Patents Versus Papers
Inna Dahlin, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
Scientific or technical journal writers like scientists, doctors, engineers, and academics are usually introduced early to the importance and strategy of writing and publishing papers, but patent applications having those same professionals as inventors are usually not so well explained and can be...

 

HTMLHighlights of the USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee 2014 Annual Report
Derek E. Constantine, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) recently released its 2014 Annual Report evaluating a variety of programs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and recommending that the USPTO take certain actions with respect to those programs. The following aspects of the PPAC’s...

 

HTMLCAFC to Rehear Suprema: Disposition Could Have Significant Repercussions for ITC Jurisdiction
Nicholas W. Armington, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC., Case No. 2012-1170 (Fed. Cir.). This rehearing reviews the controversial Federal Circuit opinion holding that “an exclusion order based on a violation of 19 U.S.C. §...

 

HTMLFed. Circuit: No “Bright Line Rules” For Determining RAND Royalties; Rejects District Court Method of Computing RAND Royalty Rates
Robert J. Moore, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Courts in the last two years have grappled with what methodology to apply to determine a reasonable royalty rate for infringed patents subject to “Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory,” or “RAND,” encumbrances. On December 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLFederal Court Holds That Lack of Loss Causation Is Not a Defense Under Massachusetts Blue Sky Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently held in Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Residential Funding Co., LLC, that lack of loss causation is not available even as an affirmative defense under the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act, M.G.L. c. 110A,...

 


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