Sharon Roberg-Perez

Sharon Roberg-Perez

Robins Kaplan LLP

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[Webinar] The Digital Health Update: Recent Developments in the Regulation of Medical Devices and Health Apps - Sept. 22nd, 1:00...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 1:00 P.M. CST -- Both the FDA and the FTC have been busy this summer. Just this month, both agencies took their strongest actions to date relating to cybersecurity and the regulation of medical...more

9/11/2015 - Cybersecurity Digital Health FDA FTC mHealth Mobile Health Apps Popular Webinars

How to Keep What is Yours: Practical Considerations for Healthcare IT Protection

One of the worst kept secrets is the experienced and expected growth in healthcare IT. In 2013, over $650 million was invested into healthcare IT companies, and the trend is continuing to grow. Combined with the fact that...more

6/11/2015 - Apple CLS Bank v Alice Corp Confidentiality Agreements Copyright Google Health Information Technologies Healthcare Information Technology Patents SCOTUS Software Technology Trade Secrets


The rise of social media has introduced new opportunities and new legal challenges for companies in the health care industry. Attorneys Seth Northrop and Sharon Roberg-Perez discuss the legal issues faced by care providers,...more

4/9/2015 - Best Management Practices Data Mining FDA Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Labeling Medical Devices Patients Pharmaceutical Industry Privacy Laws Risk Management Social Media Terms of Use User-Generated Content

Make Sure You Own the Patent You Think You Do.

The biotechnology industry has a long history of successfully licensing and litigating university technology. That trend looks to be continuing, even as other industries have taken aim at limiting patent enforcement. Ten U.S....more

12/17/2014 - Assignment of Inventions Assignments Biotechnology Inventors IP Assignment Agreements Licenses Patents Universities

A Cautionary Tale for Universities about Patent Ownership Rights from the Lone Star State

A recent decline in patent litigation has been attributed to the evolving patent eligibility standard, as well as to an increase in post-grant review proceedings at the Patent Office, now reported to be “the second-biggest...more

11/14/2014 - License Agreements Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Post-Grant Review Universities

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Laboratory Developed Tests

For almost 40 years the FDA has regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) as medical devices. An IVD is a reagent, instrument, or system that is intended for the diagnosis of a disease or other condition, including the...more

10/2/2014 - Clinical Laboratories FDA Laboratory Developed Tests Medical Devices

Clones Not Patent-Eligible?

Thanks to recent advances in cloning technology, treating degenerative diseases with replacement tissue that matches a patient’s genetic makeup exactly is no longer science fiction. Just last month, for example, two research...more

5/9/2014 - DNA Medical Research Myriad Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Stem cells USPTO

Personalized Medicine and Patent Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Double-digit growth is predicted for the molecular diagnostic market in the next several years, driven in part by an increased demand for personalized medicine—medical decisions and therapeutic products tailored to address...more

4/25/2014 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Diagnostic Tests FDA Genetic Technologies Ltd. Healthcare Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Sequenom

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