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HTMLPatentability of Software Post-Alice: How Do Courts Determine Whether an Idea is Abstract?
Sean Casey, Matthew A. Karambelas, Courtney Quish, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework. Under Alice, patent claims are invalid if directed to “abstract ideas” and if the ordered combination of those abstract...

 

HTMLDistrict Court Permits Section 2 Claim to Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturer for Denying Generic Rival Access to Branded Drug Samples
Dionne C. Lomax, Timothy J. Slattery; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 09, 2015
On December 22, 2014, a federal district court in New Jersey found that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Mylan”) alleged facts sufficient to plead an antitrust claim under Section 2 of the Sherman Act against defendant, Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”), for denying a generic...

 

HTMLTelehealth, Health IT, and mHealth Policy: Considerations for Stakeholders
Alexander Hecht, Abby Matousek, Andrew Shin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2015, previously published on January 06, 2015
In recent months, as the conversation about reforming the health care system has shifted from websites and coverage expansion to achieving greater delivery system efficiencies, cost containment, and quality improvement, the role of health care technology — specifically, telehealth, health...

 

HTMLIt’s Time to Prepare H-1B Visa Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016
Coffman Bill, Susan J. Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2015, previously published on January 05, 2015
This alert is a reminder of the rapidly approaching April 1, 2015 deadline for the filing of H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year 2016. Petitions for the new fiscal year, which starts on October 1, 2015, will be accepted by the government beginning April 1, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

 

HTMLOn the Verge of Melt-Down: Core of ACA at Risk and Remedial Options Scant If Supreme Court Rules Against Government in King v. Burwell
Andrew Shin, Steve Weiner; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2015, previously published on January 05, 2015
Speculation surrounds the Supreme Court¿s motivation in allowing King v. Burwell to ¿jump the line,¿ as it were. And the stakes riding on the outcome are substantial: as has been widely observed, a decision against the government could, without exaggeration, largely gut the ACA in the 34 States...

 

HTMLIndefiniteness: Are You Reasonably Certain?
Thomas Jackman, Carl A. Kukkonen, Pedro F. Suarez; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
The indefiniteness standard has, until recently, been very high—only an “insolubly ambiguous claim” was considered indefinite (see, e.g., Honeywell Intern., Inc. v. International Trade, 341 F. 3d 1332, 1338-9 (Fed. Cir. 2003))—but recent events have made it easier to...

 

HTMLMunicipal Bond Interest Paid By a Bond Insurer After an Issuer’s Bankruptcy Discharge Can Remain Tax-Exempt
Maxwell D. Solet, Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
In the aftermath of recent municipal bankruptcies in which issuers proposed and/or implemented bankruptcy plans involving partial discharges of the issuer’s payment obligation on insured bonds, there has been increased focus on whether municipal bond interest paid by a bond insurer after the...

 

HTMLFed. Circuit: No “Bright Line Rules” For Determining RAND Royalties; Rejects District Court Method of Computing RAND Royalty Rates
Robert J. Moore, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Courts in the last two years have grappled with what methodology to apply to determine a reasonable royalty rate for infringed patents subject to “Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory,” or “RAND,” encumbrances. On December 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

 

HTMLISS Releases 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines
Megan N. Gates; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) has released its annual 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates (available here). These guidelines apply to annual meetings to be held on or after February 1, 2015. Many of our clients have investors who do not routinely follow ISS guidelines, while others do....

 

HTMLApply by January 6 to Pitch Your Energy Start-Up at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
Sahir Surmeli; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
This February, the US Department of Energy will host the fifth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. As part of the proceedings, energy startups will have the opportunity to participate in the Future Energy Pitching Session.

 


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