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HTMLOIG Advisory Opinion Approves Drug Discount Program
Tara Swenson Dwyer; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
Last week, the OIG posted favorable advisory opinion (16-07) regarding a proposed discount program for Part D beneficiaries who are prescribed a statutorily excluded erectile dysfunction drug. The OIG concluded that while the proposed discount program could potentially generate prohibited...

 

HTMLTackling the Dragon of Hospital Price Disparity: Massachusetts’s On-Going Efforts to Address Price Equity
Eric R. Blythe, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
Price disparities among hospitals pose one of the more intractable issues for policy makers, regulators and the government. That they exist is indisputable. Why they exist is a source of much contention. And the issue creates great disunity within the hospital world, causing fissures especially...

 

HTMLPay Attention to Business Associate Agreements!
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016
For our HIPAA-covered entity readers, we have asked these questions before: Have you taken a business associate inventory ? Have you undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment as required by HIPAA?

 

HTMLPitfalls When Refiling a Priority Application under Article 4 of the Paris Convention
Terri Meiee Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Patent applicants who have filed a priority application (such as a U.S. Provisional application) may wish to abandon and then refile that priority application to extend the time available for filing a utility application. This post discusses some of the pitfalls of pursuing such a strategy as well...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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....

 

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.

 

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 -...

 


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