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HTMLSupreme Court Decides Two Key Aspects of IPR in Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee
Linyu Mitra, Brad Michael Scheller, Gurneet Singh, Catherine Xu; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Supreme-Court-seal II. jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 20, 2016 in Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee that: (1) the statutory authority of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in instituting an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding is final and non-appealable,...

 

HTMLStates Step Up Efforts on Drug Pricing Initiatives
Carrie A. Roll; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 6, 2016
A few months ago, we noted that states were jumping into the drug pricing fray largely driven by a lack of federal action and a rising tide of public discontent. State legislation has taken various forms but most of the proposals reflect industry arguments that rising prices reflect rising R&D...

 

HTMLMIT Study Finds Energy Storage For Renewables Makes Economic Sense in Some Locations
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
In a recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that it currently makes economic sense to combine large-scale energy storage systems with renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar farms, in some locations....

 

HTMLDOE Awards $23 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
Earlier this week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects focused on developing clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These small businesses will receive $1 million each over the next two years, through...

 

HTMLCongress Proposes Legislative “Fixes” to Drug Industry Rules Believed to Be Contributing to High Costs
Eli Greenspan, Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
We spend a lot of time covering prescription drug costs on this blog, and even convened a Pharmacy Industry Summit earlier this year focusing on the various pressures that are contributing to higher drug prices. Although Congress has not been sitting on the sidelines of the drug pricing debate -...

 

HTMLDOJ Announces Dramatic Increase in False Claims Act Penalties
Laurence J. Freedman, Samantha P. Kingsbury; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
On May 6th, we posted about the possibility that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) might dramatically increase False Claims Act (“FCA”) penalties after the Railroad Retirement Board (“RRB”) nearly doubled the per-claim penalties it imposed under the FCA. After...

 

HTMLKeep Calm and IP On: Planning for UK IP Post-Brexit
Michael Benjamin Marion, Michael T. Renaud, Brad Michael Scheller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
This past Thursday the Brexit vote sent shockwaves around world, including the IP community and in particular with respect to IP rights in the UK and Europe. But concerns at the moment are speculative as nothing yet has changed.

 

HTMLTexas Medical Board Seeks State Action Immunity Protection in Fifth Circuit Brief
Helen J. Kim, Dionne C. Lomax, Carrie A. Roll; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
On June 17, the Texas Medical Board (“Board”) filed a brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reiterating that the Board’s rulemaking processes are protected under the state action immunity doctrine, noting that the case could significantly impair state agencies in carrying...

 

HTMLKey EU Advisory Body Declines to Support Privacy Shield (Update)
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on April 13, 2016
UPDATE: The Article 29 Working Party has released surprisingly brief comments on Privacy Shield. Consistent with the press briefing held earlier today (see below), WP29 has concluded that Privacy Shield falls short without providing specific guidance as to what, exactly, an acceptable version of...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court Adopts Broad Scope of False Claims Act Liability
Brian P. Dunphy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 16, 2016
A unanimous Supreme Court issued its long-awaited and closely watched decision today on the scope of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), and the Court affirmed the FCA’s long reach. Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al., No 15-7. The decision has...

 


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