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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...

 

HTMLSEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers:  It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to Cybersecurity
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015
The Division of Investment Management of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has weighed in on cybersecurity of registered investment companies (“funds”) and registered investment advisers (“advisers”) as an important issue because both funds and advisers...

 

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...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Labor Re-Proposes Rules Governing the Definition of “Fiduciary”: Part 1: The Rule and its Exceptions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued proposed regulations that make sweeping changes to the definition of the term “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). To call this proposal controversial is an understatement. The proposed regulations pit the...

 

HTMLProposed GME Legislation Looks to Increase Residency Slots
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015
Last week, new bi-partisan legislation was introduced to increase the number of graduate medical education (GME) slots over the next five years at teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. If passed, the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 (S. 1148/H.R. 2124) will create 3,000...

 

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...

 

HTMLState Officials Welcome Clean Energy Advocates to State House for NECEC Clean Energy Day, Weigh in on Hot-Topics Facing the State
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015
On Tuesday May 5th, members of state government, clean energy advocates, and business representatives assembled at the Massachusetts State House for the New England Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC’s) fourth annual Clean Energy Day. According to Peter Rothstein, President of the NECEC, the...

 

HTMLDuty to Monitor Investments Extends Statute of Limitations for Fiduciary Breach Claim Says Supreme Court
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015
The Supreme Court has decided an important statute of limitations issue in an ongoing fiduciary breach case, Tibble v. Edison International. Tibble has attracted attention up to this point for its substantive claim: that plan fiduciaries breached their duty of prudence when they failed to use the...

 

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”)....

 


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