Mintz Levin

A Novel Outcome at the International Trade Commission: Patent Claims Invalidated Under Alice in the 100-Day Pilot Program

On August 22, 2016, Administrative Law Judge David Shaw of the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) issued his final initial determination (“the ID”) in Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Components…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Educational Institutions Targeted in Fraudulent Payment Requests

Educational institutions should be aware of fraudulent request for payments from vendors. The FBI Boston Division identified three incidents over the past month where perpetrators submitted fraudulent transfer authorization…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Criminal Law, Education

Immigration Relief for Foreign Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2016, USCIS released the text of a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register shortly, that provides temporary immigration relief to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs whose presence in the U.S. would be a…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Hospital and Fixed Indemnity Policies; Excepted Benefits; Supplemental Coverage under Recently Proposed Treasury Regulations; and Central United Life v. Burwell

We reported in a recent post on proposed regulations dealing with, among other things, the treatment of hospital indemnity or other fixed indemnity insurance products in the group market. This post takes a closer look at the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 Investors

Recently, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, published an investor advisory for potential investors in EB-5 projects…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Securities Law

Monthly TCPA Digest - August 2016

In light of the continued compliance and litigation challenges presented by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Mintz Levin’s TCPA and Consumer Calling Practice team have launched an inaugural newsletter to keep you…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Industrial Espionage and the Defend Trade Secrets Act

American corporations are facing an ever increasing threat of misappropriation of their valuable trade secrets through industrial espionage, defined as the theft of a company’s trade secrets by an actor intending to convert the…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Massachusetts Determination of Need Regulation Overhaul

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Determination of Need (DoN) Program has unveiled proposed regulations that constitute an ambitious and, perhaps, long overdue overhaul of the DoN Program regulations. Attendees…more
| Administrative Law, Health

IRS Relaxes Restrictions on Management Contracts for Bond-Financed Facilities

The IRS on August 22, 2016 released long-anticipated Revenue Procedure 2016-44 (Rev. Proc. 2016-44), which substantially increases flexibility in, and provides a less formulaic approach to, the ability of a tax-exempt bond…more
| Education, Finance & Banking, Health, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

No Resuscitation of Hospital’s Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Suit against Competing Hospitals and Physicians

The Third Circuit reminds, “[i]n antitrust suits, definitions matter.” Last week, in applying that maxim, the court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a suit filed by a hospital against a competing hospital and physician…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Three Immigration Lawyers Sanctioned by the SEC for Brokering EB-5 Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just published three new decisions in connection with administrative proceedings against two well known immigration lawyers, as well as against a third lawyer. One party has…more
| Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Professional Malpractice, Securities Law

Federal Circuit Emphasizes that an Obviousness Analysis Based on Common Sense Must be Supported by Substantial Evidence and Explained with Sufficient Reasoning

A recent decision by the Federal Circuit suggests that relying on “common sense” in analyzing whether a patent is obvious in view of prior art cannot always be based on common sense alone. In a decision providing practitioners…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eddie Bauer Latest Victim of POS Malware Attack

Last week the clothing retailer Eddie Bauer LLC issued a press release to announce that its point of sale (“POS”) system at retail stores was compromised by malware for more than six months earlier this year. The communication…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Medical Board’s Appeal Must Proceed Under Existing Jurisdiction Arguments

In another procedural defeat for the Texas Medical Board (the “Board”) over its embattled telemedicine rule, last week, a federal judge held that the Board waited too long to request certification of appeal to the Fifth Circuit…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lawsuits Question Procedure and Substance of H-1B Lottery

Late this spring, two lawsuits were filed against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking information about and challenging the administration of the H-1B visa…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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