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HTML“Why, I Declare” ... Proper Use of Evidentiary Declarations under New (Post-AIA) Rule 37 C.F.R. 1.130
Terri Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law on September 16, 2011. While the AIA alters U.S. patent practice in several ways, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the law is the switch from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file”...

 

HTMLFunding Opportunities for Early-Stage Clean Energy Companies from MassCEC
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Recently, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has opened up two top-rate funding opportunities for young, emerging clean energy companies in Massachusetts. Aimed primarily at university researchers and early-stage companies based in Massachusetts, the Catalyst Program and the...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Where Co-Owner of Patent Refuses to Join Suit
Shovon Ashraf, Matthew C. Hurley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Federal Circuit recently denied en banc review of its prior decision dismissing a patent infringement suit where a co-owner of the patent-in-suit refused to join the case voluntarily and the court held that it could not force the co-owner to join the suit involuntarily. See STC.UNM v. Intel...

 

HTMLDid the USPTO Really Improve the ‘After Final Consideration Pilot’?
Lisa Adams; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (“AFCP 2.0”) - a program intended to provide new features that will enhance communication between the USPTO and the applicant, as compared with the...

 

HTMLBusiness Judgment Rule Protects Board's Decision to Maximize the Value of an Insolvent Delaware Corporation Even If It Puts Creditors at Risk; But It Does Not Protect Transfers of Value from the Corporation to a Controlling Shareholder or Related Party
A. W. "Chip" Phinney, Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
Directors of an insolvent corporation face a host of difficult questions. Should they wind up operations or file for bankruptcy to preserve assets for creditors, or chart a riskier course that could lead the company back to profitability and possibly create value for shareholders? If they choose...

 

HTMLLights Out for a 401(k) Investment Fund? Don't Forget the Blackout Notice Rules.
Patricia A. Moran; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
One of your company’s 401(k) investment fund options is underperforming. Or, perhaps the fund is no longer appropriate for your employees. Or, perhaps a fund’s wildly successful fund manager has jumped ship to another fund company, investors are fleeing the fund in droves, and you do...

 

HTMLU.S. Immigration Policy Catches Up with Assisted Reproductive Technology
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 28th, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy, clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, to include a gestational mother who (a) gave birth to the child and (b) was the child’s...

 

HTMLImmigration Issues in the Massachusetts Governor Race
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Throughout the campaign season, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie Baker (R) have outlined contrasting positions on several...

 

HTMLHHS Announces $840 Million Initiative to Improve Patient Care and Lower Healthcare Costs
Carrie A. Roll, Andrew J. Shin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Last week, the Department Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will invest $840 million over the next four years to support 150,000 clinicians through a combination of incentives, tools, and information to encourage clinicians and other health care providers “to move from...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 12: The Treatment of Unpaid Leaves of Absence Under the Look-back Measurement Method
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules furnish employers with two alternative methods-the monthly measurement method and the look-back measurement method-for identifying full-time employees. (The Act’s employer shared responsibility...

 


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