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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...

 

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”...

 

HTMLMarking of Patented Products in the UK
Julian Crump, David Wraige; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
The first parts of the new UK Intellectual Property Act 2014 come into force today. The act will introduce a range of new measures, one of which is that it expands the options available to patent proprietors for marking patented products. The benefit of marking a patented product is that it...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNYS Department of Health Proposes Changes to Certificate of Need Process
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 15, 2014, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released proposed changes that will simplify the certificate of need (CON) process. Specifically, the Department is proposing to require prior notice, rather than a CON application, for certain construction projects involving...

 

HTMLWhere Did My Customer Go? Some Pleading Parameters for Tortious Interference
George M. Patterson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
A Federal court in New York recently provided some pleading parameters for employers for claims of tortious interference with business relations.

 

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 EEOC Continues to Challenge Employer Wellness Programs Through Litigation
Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking a hard look at employers who implement employee wellness programs that condition eligibility for benefits on participation in such programs. In the past few months, the EEOC sued three employers claiming that their wellness programs...

 


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