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HTMLReview of 2015 Federal Circuit Decisions Addressing IPR Claim Construction and Procedural Issues
Nicholas W. Armington, Michael C. Newman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
2015 was a busy year for post-grant review appeals at the Federal Circuit and produced notable opinions in the areas of claim construction, IPR procedural issues, and the constitutionality of IPRs in general. In 2015, the Federal Circuit reversed the Board’s claim construction in an IPR for...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act’s Reporting Requirements for Carriers and Employers (Part 24 of 24): 5 Predictions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
This post concludes our half-year series of posts focusing on the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements. These requirements are challenging in the extreme. Carriers and employers, and their vendors, service providers and strategic partners, have scrambled up a steep learning curve. And...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Rules Federal Trademark Statute Ban on DIsparaging Marks to Be Unconstitutional
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
Today the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the section of the Lanham Act which bans registration of “disparaging” trademarks is an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment free speech.

 

HTMLA Return to Evanston: FTC Revisits Old Ground in Yet Another Hospital Merger Challenge
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) authorized staff to file an administrative complaint and to seek in federal court a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to block the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care Network...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act’s Reporting Requirements for Carriers and Employers (Part 23 of 24): Notice 2016-4 Postpones Reporting and Filing Deadlines
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 28, 2015
Under the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements that have been the subject of this series, statements to responsible individuals (a/k/a “employees”)-i.e., Forms 1095-B and 1095-C-must be furnished on or before January 31 of the year following the calendar year of coverage....

 

HTMLNew York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Enforcement Guidance on Gender Identity and Expression Discrimination (NYC Finale Part 1)
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
New York City is finishing off a strong year on the employment law front. Earlier this year, the City Council passed laws that banned the box and all but eliminated credit checks. It also passed a law requiring employers to offer their employees pre-tax transit benefits and instituted a paired...

 

Adobe PDFThe General Data Protection Regulation in Bullet Points
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
The new General Data Protection Regulation is effectively a “done deal” following the final trilogue meeting on December 15. One might assume based on UK media coverage that the biggest change in EU privacy law is that kids under 16 will need their parent’s consent to sign up for...

 

HTMLCongress Erects Hurdle for CPSC’s Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Rulemaking in 2016 Omnibus Bill
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
The $1.1 trillion 2016 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last week includes many legislative provisions, often called policy “riders,” that will affect a wide array of issues ranging from repealing food labeling laws to allowing children to...

 

HTMLKnockout in Round One: Court Dismisses California Supply Chains Act Class Action
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 29, 2015
The first round goes to the industry: on December 9, 2015, the Central District of California dismissed the complaint in Barber v. Nestle USA, a key bellwether case in a new wave of class action litigation related to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act. The Barber plaintiffs’...

 

HTMLAntitrust Suit Continues to Stymie New Texas Telemedicine Regulation
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
A federal district court denied the Texas Medical Board’s (the Board) motion to dismiss an antitrust suit filed by a telemedicine company (Teladoc), finding that the Board is not entitled to state action immunity because its actions are not actively supervised by the state. Teladoc, Inc. v....

 


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