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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.

 

HTMLCalifornia’s Fair Pay Act Now Covers Race, Ethnicity, and Prior Compensation History
Audrey Nguyen; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
California’s Fair Pay Act was already one of the broadest equal pay laws in the country. Governor Jerry Brown recently expanded it further by signing two laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. We summarize the expansion below.

 

HTMLTrends and Tips - Tax Equity for Mid-Market Energy Projects
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016
Last week’s “Financing Renewable Energy” tax credit conference, by Novogradac and Company, affirmed some market trends that we have seen in recent project finance deals. Perhaps most striking was the slow expansion of small and mid-market tax equity investors, compared to their...

 

HTMLAnother Friendly Reminder from the CAFC - Use of “the Present Invention” is Clear and Unequivocal Evidence of Disavowal
Nick Mouton, Michael David Van Loy; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016
Disavowal can occur when a patent holder disavows the full scope of claim terms in the specification or during prosecution (e.g., through the doctrine of prosecution history estoppel). In either event, disavowal requires clear and unequivocal evidence that the claimed invention includes or does not...

 

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...

 

HTMLThe Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) 9th Annual Green Tie Gala Recap
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on November 3, 2016
The Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) 9th Annual Green Tie Gala was recently held on October 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Green Tie Gala is the premier clean energy networking event in the region, bringing together more than 500 stakeholders from the Northeast clean energy...

 

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...

 

HTMLDHS to Increase Filing Fees Effective 12/23/2016
Susan J. Cohen, Kevin R. McNamara; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
Effective December 23, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DHS has not raised filing fees since November 23, 2010. After a comprehensive...

 

HTMLEstee Lauder Decision Highlights Waiver Argument’s Challenges
Daniel S. Harary, Heidi A. Lawson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016
Policyholders often seek to challenge an insurer’s denial of coverage on the grounds that the insurer waived a defense relied upon to deny coverage. On September 15, 2016, the Court of Appeals in Estee Lauder Inc. v. OneBeacon Ins. Group, LLC, 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 2788 (2016) reaffirmed that a...

 

HTMLFDA Opens Comment Period for Harmonized SaMD Clinical Evaluation Guidance
Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016
On October 14, 2016, FDA released draft guidance entitled Software as a Medical Device (SaMD): Clinical Evaluation (the “SaMD Draft Guidance”). The draft guidance was prepared by the SaMD Working Group of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), chaired by Bakul Patel,...

 


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