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HTMLAnalyzing Patent Claims Having Conditional Language - the PTAB Provides Clarity
Christina Sperry, Monique Louise Winters; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 21, 2016
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently designated Ex parte Schulhauser, Appeal 2013-007847 (PTAB April 28, 2016), as precedential. In this decision the Board clarified how to interpret method and system claims that include conditional language. Importantly, this decision highlights that...

 

HTMLDefend Trade Secrets Act Impacts Business Segments Across Your Organization
Nicholas W. Armington, Bret A. Cohen, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016
As regular readers of the Global IP Matters blog will know, our cross-disciplinary Trade Secrets team recently published an article through the ABA’s Business Law Today newsletter focused on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Other publications have inquired about our background in the...

 

HTMLThe Health Policy Commission’s Annual Cost Trends Hearings
Steve Baddour, Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, M. Daria Niewenhous, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission conducted its fourth annual Cost Trends Hearing on October 17 and 18, 2016, under the requirements of Massachusetts’s 2012 health care reform legislation (“Chapter 224”). The hearing offered an opportunity for health care political and...

 

HTMLComing Soon to a Lawbook Near You - New Cosmetic Requirements
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 21, 2016
Back in April 2015, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1014). More recently, on September 22, 2016, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee received testimony from Senators Feinstein and Collins in...

 

HTMLEmployers Must Be Mindful of Voting Leave Rights on Election Day
Michael Scott Arnold, Natalie Young; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
With Election Day just a week away(!), it’s important that employers familiarize themselves with their employees’ rights to take leave to vote. While there is no Federal law granting employees the right to voting leave, at least half the states provide this right in some form.

 

HTMLKyle Bass’ First IPR Win at the PTAB
Linyu Mitra, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 28, 2016
Since Kyle Bass founded Coalition for Affordable Drugs X LLC (CFAD) to challenge pharmaceutical patents, CFAD has filed numerous petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Office) seeking to institute inter partes review (IPR) proceedings to...

 

HTMLNow Required: Canada - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Citizens of Visa Waiver Countries
Kevin R. McNamara; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 28, 2016
Effective November 9, 2016, all visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) who fly to or transit through Canada will now be required to secure an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before boarding a flight to Canada. Other travelers with a valid Canadian visa are exempt from this...

 

HTMLCan the Corporate Veil be Pierced Against a Former Shareholder?
Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 19, 2016
A recent opinion issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois reminds us that corporate veil-piercing liability is not exclusive to shareholders. Anyone who is in control of and misuses the corporate structure can be found liable for the obligations of the...

 

HTMLLabor Department Issues FAQs Explaining Aspects of the 2016 Final Fiduciary Rule
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 3, 2016
In April of this year, the Department of Labor issued a suite of rules (i) expanding the class of persons and entities who are fiduciaries for purposes of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code; (ii) providing two new prohibited transaction exemptions (or PTEs); and (iii) amending a handful of...

 

HTMLBelmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016
Well, a lot has happened since we last reported on the District Court’s decision in the FLANAX trademark dispute. As you may recall, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted Bayer’s Petition and cancelled the FLANAX registration although Bayer, a German company, did not use the mark...

 


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