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HTMLCalifornia’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1
Brent M. Douglas, Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
As of July 1, 2015, any employer with employees in California must comply with the state’s new Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522).

 

HTMLCamels and Dogs, Oh My! Defendant Documents Doom Health Provider Trade Association and Insurers’ Motion to Dismiss Antitrust Suit
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
Over two and one-half years after it was initially filed, an antitrust suit brought by plaintiff ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”) against health insurers and a trade association of competing health systems is finally moving forward. The District Court found that plaintiffs plausibly...

 

HTMLFRAND Defense: ALJ Essex Provides an Evidence-Based Framework
Sandra J. Badin, Robert J. Moore, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
Administrative Law Judge Essex has made another important contribution to the ongoing conversation regarding the enforcement of standard essential patents (SEPs) at the International Trade Commission.

 

HTMLPTAB Grants Fourth Motion to Amend in an IPR Proceeding
Brad M. Scheller, Anthony J. Zappin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
For only the fourth time in its history, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has granted a motion to amend in an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding, finding all substitute claims proposed by the patent owner patentable. In REG Synthetic Fuels LLC v. Neste Oil OYJ,...

 

HTMLCorporate Divorce: Treat Your Employment Contract Like a Prenup
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
Welcome to the latest installment in my corporate divorce series. In my last article I gave some practical advice about how to handle an unexpected firing - a corporate break-up. Now I’m moving to the other end of the employment life cycle: hiring and negotiation of the employment contract.

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Invalidates Diagnostic Method Claims for Prenatal Test Under 35 U.S.C. 101
Shovon Ashraf, Terri Shieh-Newton; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On June 12, 2015, the Federal Circuit affirmed the finding of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (“District Court”) that the method claims in U.S. Patent 6,258,540 (‘540 patent) for detecting paternally-inherited cell-free DNA (“cffDNA”) in...

 

HTMLGovernment Announces Health Care Fraud “Takedown”
Brian P. Dunphy, Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015
Earlier today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the largest coordinated crackdown in the Medicare Fraud Strike Force’s eight-year history. The government brought charges against 243 individuals for approximately $712 million in alleged Medicare fraud.

 

HTMLPublic Statements Made by Pharmaceutical and Biotech Company Executives May Raise FDA's Hackles if They Do Not Meet Basic Requirements for Promotional Communications
Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015
For players in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and health care industries, it is common knowledge that manufacturers and distributors of FDA-regulated products are required to promote their products in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and FDA’s...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Affirms: FTC Can Change HSR Rules Targeted at Pharmaceutical Patents
Helen J. Kim, Dionne C. Lomax; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
In a confluence of IP and antitrust law, a three judge panel for the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) 2013 modification of regulations under the Hart Scott Rodino (“HSR”) Act to require reporting of...

 

HTMLUncertain Future for Non-Compete Agreements in Massachusetts: Legislators Seek Compromise
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Max Samels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
On June 23rd, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development met to consider legislation relating to the legality and enforcement of non-compete agreements. The committee considered five bills on this topic, with the two most prominent being House Bill 1701 and Senate Bill...

 


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