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HTMLResearch Opens a Door for Disability Policy
Bethany Hills, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
One of the challenges of policy making is that bills must go before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). CBO has one of the toughest jobs in Washington. Their job is to dispassionately look at policy and evaluate the cost of the bill to the federal treasury. Sometimes that means splashing cold...

 

HTMLCPSC Chairman Vows that Every CPSC Voluntary Corrective Action Will Be Called a “Recall”
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye announced in a meeting with consumer advocates that the agency will never again allow a company conducting a voluntary corrective action to call it anything other than a “recall.” Last year, after the announcement of a...

 

HTMLFailure to Update Infringement Contentions with New Reexamination Claims Fatal for Patentee
Vincent Marc Ferraro, Brad Michael Scheller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
On April 22, 2016, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, consisting of Judges Prost, Dyk and O’Malley, affirmed a district court’s decision to dismiss as moot a patent case involving only cancelled claims.

 

HTMLCalifornia Plaintiffs Say that Size Matters: Consumer Fraud Class Action Challenges Slack-Fill in Protein Products
Samantha Duplantis; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 27, 2016
Slack Fill Protein PowderAccording to named plaintiffs in a consumer fraud action filed in December in the Southern District of California, size matters when making it comes to making a purchase. In fact, Plaintiffs claim that the average consumer’s purchasing decision is “heavily...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Flushes Appeal Relating to Infringement of Airline Toilet Patents; Waives-Off Challenge to Finding of Assignor Estoppel
Nicholas W. Armington, William A. Meunier; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
On March 23, 2016, the Federal Circuit in MAG Aerospace Indus., Inc. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc., Nos. 2015-1370, -1426, upheld a decision concerning U.S. patents directed to vacuum toilets found on commercial aircraft. In its opinion, the Federal Circuit provided guidance on when assignor estoppel may...

 

HTMLWhere do the DOL’s New FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations Leave Non-Profits and Educational Institutions?
Erin Cornell Horton, Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
Over the course of this and next week, we will discuss the final overtime rule’s impact and address related workplace issues on which employers should focus in advance of its December 1st implementation date. Today we focus on the rule’s impact on non-profits and educational...

 

HTMLUnderstanding the Extraterritorial Scope of Title VII and the ADA for U.S. Employers
Natalie Young; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 8, 2016
Many employers still grapple with the application of certain anti-discrimination laws - such as Title VII and the ADA - to non-U.S. citizen employees working in the United States and U.S. citizen employees working overseas. To determine whether these laws apply, employers should ask themselves the...

 

HTMLWork Rules Hanging in the Balance? NLRB Dissenter Proposes Balancing Test Blueprint for Work Rule Challenges, a Significant Departure from Board Precedent
David Matthew Katz; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
Earlier this month, the NLRB struck down a couple of facially-neutral workplace civility rules in an employer’s Code of Conduct. Ho hum, business as usual. (We have written extensively about the Board’s crusade against what it considers overbroad work rules. What is fascinating,...

 

HTMLNot Obvious to Combine for a Person of Ordinary Skill in the Art (POSITA)
Michael David Van Loy, Monique Winters Macek; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
Summary: Appellant appealed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) an obviousness rejection to claims directed to a user interface that displays currency trading information. Appellant argued in the appeal that the references cited by the Examiner to form the obviousness...

 

HTMLPhase 2 HIPAA Audits Coming to You: Check Your Spam Filter!
Dianne J. Bourque, Jordan T. Cohen, Cynthia J. Larose, Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on March 23, 2016
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) officially launched the long-awaited (and dreaded) Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audits Program on March 21st. Covered Entities and Business Associates need to be prepared for these audits and be on the lookout for emails (check your spam filter!) from OCR...

 


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