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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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

HTMLDelaware Supreme Court Holds That Court of Chancery Can Restrict Forum Where Books and Records Can Be Used
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
Previously we have discussed Delaware court decisions upholding forum selection bylaws requiring suits involving a corporation’s internal affairs to be filed in a specified court, such as the Delaware Court of Chancery. Last week the Delaware Supreme Court gave corporate management another...

 

HTMLFTC and DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Health Care Competition
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Last March, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) began a public workshop series entitled, “Examining Health Care Competition.” On February 24 and 25, 2015, the FTC will physically host the second workshop in this series, co-hosted again by the Antitrust...

 

HTMLA Brief Synopsis of the Issues Confronting the Federal Circuit in the En Banc Rehearing of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC
Nicholas W. Armington, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC. This rehearing reviews the controversial Federal Circuit opinion holding that “an exclusion order based on a violation of 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(1)(B)(i) may not be predicated on a...

 

HTMLSenate Passes Spending Bill: DHS Only Funded Through February 2015
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
In an unusual weekend session, the US Senate passed the “Cromnibus” government funding bill, providing funding for most government agencies through September 2015. However, the Department of Homeland Security, which includes US Citizenship and Immigration Services and US Immigration and...

 

HTMLBeyond U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: Are Other Classes of Individuals Legally Authorized to Work Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
In a novel case, a New York federal court judge recently denied an employer’s motion to dismiss a Section 1981 alienage discrimination class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company violated that Act by implementing a policy of hiring only U.S....

 

HTMLSkilled Immigration Reform: Will 2015 Be the Year?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
On January 13, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 into the Senate. This bill, known as S. 169 or “I2”, clearly has bipartisan...

 

HTMLPresident Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”
Susan J. Cohen, Cassie M. Ramos; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014
As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 


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