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HTMLPTAB Clarifies Protocol for Expanded Post-Grant Panels
Patrick T. Driscoll, Brad M. Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
Today the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) posted on its website Revision 14 of its Standard Operating Procedure 1 (SOP 1). SOP 1 covers the assignment of Administrative Patent Judges to merits panels, interlocutory panels, and expanded panels in appeals, interferences, and AIA...

 

HTML‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver Ignores the Last Three Years of Patent Reform
Robert J. Moore, Michael T. Renaud, Jack C. Schecter; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
Have you seen John Oliver’s piece about abuses in the patent system? If not, take a look here. The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host has quite a bit of fun at the expense of the patent system.

 

HTMLGAO Report Analyzes Options for Medicare Card Technology
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 5, 2015
Historically, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS“) issues all Medicare beneficiaries a paper card that includes the beneficiary’s name, Medicare number and eligibility status. Beneficiaries present the cards to providers who in turn use the cards to verify...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Labor Re-Proposes Rules Governing the Definition of “Fiduciary”—Part 2: The “Best Interest Contract” Exemption
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
In Part 1 of this series, we reported on recently proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor amending the definition of the term “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”)....

 

HTMLThe PTAB Explores Estoppel in New Representative Decision
Kevin Amendt, Brad M. Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 11, 2015
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) recently announced the addition of its March 26, 2015 decision in Dell, Inc. et al. v. Electronics and Telecomms. Res. Inst., IPR2015-00549 (“the ‘549 IPR”) to its online list of Representative Orders, Decisions, and...

 

HTMLLowering the Bar: Fourth Circuit Rules Single Incident Sufficient to Trigger Title VII Hostile Work Environment Claim
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 17, 2015
Out with the old and in with the new. In a decision issued last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a single incident of harassment was sufficient to move a harassment claim forward. This decision is certainly a win for employee-plaintiffs, and marks a stark departure from the state of...

 

HTMLIs Your Pharmacy Ready for Drug Supply Chain Integrity?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
Beginning July 1, 2015, most pharmacies in the U.S. will be required to have systems in place to receive transaction information regarding the prescription drugs they purchase from suppliers. The requirement stems from a 2013 federal law called the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), enacted as...

 

HTML“Restriction Requirements” Series, Part 1: Considering Restrictions When Developing A Claim Filing Strategy
Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015
Welcome to the blog’s first post in a series about restriction requirements! This series will explore nuances in restriction requirement law and provide strategies for most effectively handling restriction requirements, both before and after they arise during prosecution of a U.S. patent....

 

HTMLCMS Changes Medicare Prescriber Enrollment Requirements
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
On May 6, 2015, CMS issued interim final rules relating to Medicare Part D beneficiary access to Part D drugs. Through the rules, CMS announced updates regarding the impending prescriber enroll or opt-out effective date, provisional supplies, and “other authorized prescribers” (a newly...

 

HTMLJudge in Target Data Breach Litigation Declines to Block MasterCard Settlement
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson issued an order on Thursday, May 7 denying a request by counsel for card issuer banks to enjoin the settlement of data breach related claims negotiated between Target and MasterCard. As we have previously reported, the proposed settlement would...

 


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