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|The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v. Prometheus Decision|
Stefan J. Kirchanski, Miguel A. Lopez; Venable LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014On March 20, 2012 the Supreme Court in its decision of Mayo v. Prometheus unanimously held that claims directed to a method of administering a drug to a patient, measuring metabolites of that drug, and with a known threshold for efficacy in mind, deciding whether to increase or decrease the dosage...
|SEC Warns Private Equity Fund Advisers about Compliance Shortcomings|
Ronn S. Davids, Scott E. Gluck, William F. Herrfeldt, Michael R. Manley, Parker B. Morrill; Venable LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 2014Andrew J. Bowden, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) delivered remarks at last week's Private Equity International (PEI) 2014 Compliance Forum that all private equity fund advisers should be aware of. In his speech, titled...
|Nonprofits and Celebrity Endorsements: Common Legal Pitfalls and Practical Tips|
William J. Briggs; Venable LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 2014For a nonprofit organization, increasing awareness and support is often difficult because of the sheer number of nonprofits competing for funding, often many in the same space. Securing a celebrity endorsement is one powerful tactic nonprofits can use to differentiate and draw attention to their...
|Endo Pharmaceuticals v. Actavis: An Analysis from a Transactional Perspective|
Brett A. Garner, Pauline P. Jaturongpanich; Venable LLP;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On March 31, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a denial of a preliminary injunction in Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis, Inc. and Actavis South Atlantic, LLC, in a decision that underscores the importance of careful drafting and knowledge of the patent landscape...
|Regulatory and Tax Issues Posed By Convertible Virtual Currencies|
Charles K. Kolstad, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the treatment of CVCs by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in FIN-2013-G001, it is not surprising that the Internal Revenue Service also concluded...
|POM Wonderful's Decertification Decision Will Be Hard to Swallow for the Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar|
Bety Javidzad, Gregory J. Sater, Daniel S. Silverman; Venable LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 2014On March 25, 2014, Judge Dean Pregerson, of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, decertified a nationwide class of consumers in a class action brought against POM Wonderful LLC over allegedly false and misleading health claims related to its pomegranate juice. Judge Pregerson's...
|Preventing and Investigating Fraud, Embezzlement, and Charitable Asset Diversion: What's a Nonprofit Board to Do?|
Edward J. Loya; Venable LLP;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 2014On October 26, 2013, the Washington Post reported that from 2008 through 2012, over 1,000 nonprofit organizations disclosed hundreds of millions of dollars in losses attributed to theft, fraud, embezzlement, and other unauthorized uses of funds and organizational assets. According to a study cited...
|FCPA Snapshot - 2013|
Joanna P. Breslow Boyd, Victoria R. Danta, William H. Devaney, Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Lindsay B. Meyer; Venable LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than $720 million, the second highest year on record.