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HTMLCrowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 2): The JOBS Act
Lisa Adams, Derek E. Constantine; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
This is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter campaign, triggering the interest of entrepreneurs in capital- intensive industries (Part 1: The...

 

HTMLProposed Replacement of Sustainable Growth Rate Addresses Telehealth
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015
On March 19th, Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) unveiled a bipartisan plan to repeal and replace the sustainable growth rate (SGR) physician payment system for physician reimbursement under Medicare. Without reform or another...

 

HTMLBeyond SGR - MACRA Provides Additional Payment Provisions and Offsets
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015
This is the second post in our continuing series on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Pub.L. No: 114-10. In addition to repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), which was covered in our April 20th post, MACRA includes several other payment provisions and offsets totaling...

 

HTMLFed Circuit Reverses PTAB Decision in IPR Proceeding
Arun K. Goel, Brad M. Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
On June 16, the Federal Circuit issued its first-ever reversal of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision in an America Invents Act post-grant proceeding. The opinion, drafted by Chief Judge Prost and joined by CAFC Judge Lourie and E.D. Tex. Judge Gilstrap, provides considerable guidance on claim...

 

HTMLThe IRS’s Proposed ABLE Regulations: Obstacles to Launching State Programs, and Potential Solutions
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
The IRS’s recently-published proposed regulations for Section 529A qualified ABLE programs have taken some wind out of the sails of state program administrators and potential program managers who had hoped for regulations that hewed closer to the requirements in effect for qualified tuition...

 

HTMLFederal Guidance on Independent Contractors on Its Way This Summer
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Recently, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Administrator David Weil announced that the DOL would issue an “administrator interpretation” letter early this summer on how an employer can best address whether an individual qualifies as an independent contractor. While the Supreme Court held...

 

HTMLRocky Mountain High Part II: Colorado’s Highest Court Approves Employer’s Stance that Employee Toke is No Joke
David Cohen, David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Last week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that an employer can fire an employee for use of medical marijuana away from the workplace. The case is Coats v. Dish Network, No. 13SC394 (June 15, 2015).

 

HTMLThird Circuit Issues Bright-line Interpretation of FMLA's Rule
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
Early last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a former employee’s hospital stay did not count as an “overnight stay” under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and thus did not trigger the FMLA’s protections, because the employee was not admitted...

 

HTMLRecognizable Faces Disappear from Facial Recognition Meetings
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
Facing “industry stakeholders [that] were unable to agree on any concrete scenario” in which affirmative consent should be obtained from individuals before employing facial recognition technologies, nine consumer advocacy organizations made an about-face and withdrew from the...

 

HTMLFDA Reports Results of Annual Crack Down on Illegal Internet Pharmacies
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
Last week, FDA announced that more than 1,050 websites had illegal drugs and devices seized or received warning letters as part of the Eighth Annual International Internet Week of Action (IIWA). IIWA is an international effort of law enforcement, customs, and regulatory bodies (including FDA, the...

 


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