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HTMLBusiness Judgment Rule Protects Board's Decision to Maximize the Value of an Insolvent Delaware Corporation Even If It Puts Creditors at Risk; But It Does Not Protect Transfers of Value from the Corporation to a Controlling Shareholder or Related Party
A. W. "Chip" Phinney, Kevin J. Walsh; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
Directors of an insolvent corporation face a host of difficult questions. Should they wind up operations or file for bankruptcy to preserve assets for creditors, or chart a riskier course that could lead the company back to profitability and possibly create value for shareholders? If they choose...

 

HTMLMarking of Patented Products in the UK
Julian Crump, David Wraige; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
The first parts of the new UK Intellectual Property Act 2014 come into force today. The act will introduce a range of new measures, one of which is that it expands the options available to patent proprietors for marking patented products. The benefit of marking a patented product is that it...

 

HTML“Why, I Declare” ... Proper Use of Evidentiary Declarations under New (Post-AIA) Rule 37 C.F.R. 1.130
Terri Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law on September 16, 2011. While the AIA alters U.S. patent practice in several ways, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the law is the switch from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file”...

 

HTMLDid the USPTO Really Improve the ‘After Final Consideration Pilot’?
Lisa Adams; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (“AFCP 2.0”) - a program intended to provide new features that will enhance communication between the USPTO and the applicant, as compared with the...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Where Co-Owner of Patent Refuses to Join Suit
Shovon Ashraf, Matthew C. Hurley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Federal Circuit recently denied en banc review of its prior decision dismissing a patent infringement suit where a co-owner of the patent-in-suit refused to join the case voluntarily and the court held that it could not force the co-owner to join the suit involuntarily. See STC.UNM v. Intel...

 

HTMLFDA and the Center for Food Safety Reach Settlement Regarding FDA’s GRAS Rule
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
On October 20, 2014, FDA reached a settlement with the Center for Food Safety (“CFS”) in litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. This litigation is related to FDA’s rule for food additives that are “generally recognized as safe”...

 

HTMLOffice for Human Research Protections Releases Draft Guidance
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) announced in the Federal Register that it has released, and is seeking comment on, its Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care (“Draft Guidance”). The Draft...

 

HTMLNYS Department of Health Proposes Changes to Certificate of Need Process
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 15, 2014, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released proposed changes that will simplify the certificate of need (CON) process. Specifically, the Department is proposing to require prior notice, rather than a CON application, for certain construction projects involving...

 

HTMLU.S. Immigration Policy Catches Up with Assisted Reproductive Technology
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 28th, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy, clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, to include a gestational mother who (a) gave birth to the child and (b) was the child’s...

 

HTMLImmigration Issues in the Massachusetts Governor Race
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Throughout the campaign season, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie Baker (R) have outlined contrasting positions on several...

 


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