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HTMLNew USPTO Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot Program
Patrick T. Driscoll, Brad M. Scheller, Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015
On June 15, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued Notice in the Federal Register announcing a new pilot program, theExpedited Patent Appeal Pilot. Under the program an appellant may have an ex parte appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

 

HTMLRocky Mountain High Part II: Colorado’s Highest Court Approves Employer’s Stance that Employee Toke is No Joke
David Cohen, David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Last week the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that an employer can fire an employee for use of medical marijuana away from the workplace. The case is Coats v. Dish Network, No. 13SC394 (June 15, 2015).

 

HTMLRecognizable Faces Disappear from Facial Recognition Meetings
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
Facing “industry stakeholders [that] were unable to agree on any concrete scenario” in which affirmative consent should be obtained from individuals before employing facial recognition technologies, nine consumer advocacy organizations made an about-face and withdrew from the...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Takes Expansive View of Investment Advisor’s Liability Under Blue Sky Law in Hays v. Ellrich
Josh Browning, A. W. "Chip" Phinney; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) handed down Hays v. Ellrich, a decision with important implications for the investor advising community. The case is significant for two reasons. First, even though the defendant advisor did not earn a commission or any other direct...

 

HTMLFDA Reports Results of Annual Crack Down on Illegal Internet Pharmacies
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015
Last week, FDA announced that more than 1,050 websites had illegal drugs and devices seized or received warning letters as part of the Eighth Annual International Internet Week of Action (IIWA). IIWA is an international effort of law enforcement, customs, and regulatory bodies (including FDA, the...

 

HTMLData Security Breach Documents Sought in Home Depot Books-and-Records Suit
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
Home Depot was recently hit with a books-and-records suit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Frohman v. Home Depot, which seeks documents relating to the giant retailer’s data security breach last September. The plaintiff, a Home Depot shareholder, is requesting information concerning how the...

 

HTMLFederal Court Rules That SEC Administrative Proceeding Is “Likely Unconstitutional”
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
As we discussed in a post last November, the SEC’s increasing use of enforcement proceedings before its own administrative law judges (ALJs), rather than before federal court judges, has spawned a number of constitutional challenges in the federal courts. Most of these challenges have failed,...

 

HTMLWomen’s 100 Securities Conference - Thanks to Broc Romanek
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
Last week, I attended a conference organized by the illustrious Broc Romanek of TheCorporateCounsel.net, whose blog and website provide untold amounts of useful, practical and timely guidance to securities practitioners. The conference provided an opportunity for 100 women from the securities and...

 

HTMLRegulation A+ Goes Effective Today
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015
Despite the attempt by the State of Montana’s securities division to stay the rule, Regulation A+ is effective as of today, June 19, 2015.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Health Care Regulatory Review - Opportunity for Industry Comment
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
Health care is big business in Massachusetts, and it is a highly regulated business. But Governor Charlie Baker hopes to simplify the Massachusetts regulatory regime. This past March, Governor Baker initiated a year-long review of each and every regulation under the Executive Department’s...

 


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