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HTMLCMS Finally Releases Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
On Friday, Mintz Levin published an advisory on CMS’s proposed Medicaid Managed Care rules. This advisory provides contextual background, a helpful overview of the rule’s contents, and an in-depth discussion of some of the rule’s key provisions.

 

HTMLThe Court’s Decision in the FLANAX US Trademark Dispute Gives Bayer a Headache
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
On February 6, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia reversed the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s ruling in Bayer Consumer Care AG v. Belmora LLC, 110 USPQ2d 1623 (TTAB 2014) holding that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention does not grant trademark...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Holds a Hard Switch Between Drugs is an Unlawful Product Hop Under Section 2
Timothy J. Slattery, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 4, 2015
On May 22, 2015, in a much-watched case, the Second Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against Actavis PLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Forest Laboratories, LLC (collectively “Actavis” or “Forest”), finding that Actavis’s “hard switch” strategy to...

 

HTMLUse It or Lose It: When Can a Trademark Registered Under Section 44(e) or 66(a) Be Deemed “Abandoned” in the US?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
Unlike most countries, US trademark law generally requires that a mark be in use before it can be protected. The US recognizes common law rights in unregistered marks if they have been adopted in good faith and are in actual use on a product or to provide a service to the public. The US also has a...

 

HTMLCMS Releases Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Jordan T. Cohen, Dionne C. Lomax, M. Daria Niewenhous, Andrew Shin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
On June 4, 2015, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released the highly anticipated Final Rule ("Final Rule") updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program ("Shared Savings Program"). One of the few provisions in the Patient Protection and...

 

HTMLHarm to Potential Competition Triggers FTC Merger Challenge
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) filed an administrative complaint last week challenging the proposed $1.9 billion merger of Steris Corporation (“Steris”) and Synergy Health plc (“Synergy”), charging that the transaction would...

 

HTMLHawaii Bill Mandates 100% Renewable Energy by 2045, but Obstacles Remain
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
In an ambitious and unprecedented move, Hawaii is aiming to increase its current renewable energy output of 21% to a 100% quota by 2045. The state, which carries some of the U.S.’s highest electricity costs, is riding the momentum of decreasing renewable energy prices. Legislators believe...

 

HTMLA Split FTC Accepts Fix-It-First Divestiture Remedy for Cigarette Merger
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) accepted on Tuesday from Reynolds American Inc. (“Reynolds”) and Lorillard Inc. (“Lorillard”), subject to final approval, a Consent Order settling the agency’s significant competitive concerns with Reynolds’s...

 

HTMLInjunction Blocks Implementation of Texas Telemedicine Regulations
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 4, 2015
Late last week, Texas telemedicine practitioners received a temporary reprieve from a new regulation issued by the Texas Medical Board (the “Board”) when a Texas federal court prohibited implementation of the new rule that would have prevented prescribing via telemedicine. The...

 

HTMLWork and Travel Guidance for F-1 Students with Pending H-1B “Change of Status” Applications and “Cap-Gap” Employment Authorization for FY16
Kevin R. McNamara, Cassie M. Ramos; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
This advisory summarizes key travel and employment issues if you are an F-1 student with Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment eligibility and an H-1B filing on your behalf has been accepted by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS has completed its data entry of all H-1B...

 


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