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CAFC Invalidates Functionally Claimed Antibody Patents as Lacking Written Description

On July 1, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided AbbVie Deutschland GmbH v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., holding that a genus claimed solely by functional language that defines a desired result requires the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Driving Health Care Efficiencies through Consolidation: Despite Reforms, The Usual Rules Apply

With almost 18 percent of U.S. GDP spent on health care, experts see consolidation as fundamental to reducing costs—by integrating care coordination and delivery, and by increasing scale to drive efficiencies, including with…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Watch Out: Your Competitors Can Now Make You the Target of a CFPB Investigation

Throughout its short history, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has asserted jurisdiction over various nontraditional consumer-related financial industries, from law firms to collection agencies and automobile…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Protecting High Profile Reputations - Brownstein's $19 Million Verdict Stands After Appeal

In the modern age of the Internet where “news”—whether or not it’s true—spreads worldwide in an instant, high-profile corporate and individual reputations are under attack every day from business adversaries, disgruntled…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

SEC Cooperation Agreements: With the Right Approach, Potentially a Valuable Tool for Those Facing Sanctions

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorneys recently worked with staff in the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to negotiate both a proffer agreement and a cooperation agreement on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Retailers NOT Required to Maintain AEDs

On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court announced that retailers are not obligated to maintain automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in anticipation of medical emergencies. In Verdugo v. Target Corporation, the state’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury

Conferees Consider Changes to Veterans Medical Care

In light of recent congressional attention on deficiencies associated with VA medical facilities, both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address wait lists for medical care, as well as broader reforms to the…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Military Law

House Republicans Elect McCarthy and Scalise to Leadership Posts

Earlier today, Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) over Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)— via secret ballot—to serve as their next majority leader. McCarthy, the current majority whip, is serving his fourth term in Congress…more
| Elections & Politics

Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Aim to Reduce the Costs and Burdens of Discovery

Organizations involved in litigation—as well as those navigating their obligation to preserve information for potential litigation—are likely to benefit from the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)…more
| Civil Procedure

Denver Satellite Patent Office Opens

The Denver satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will officially open on June 30, 2014. This is exciting news for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck clients and the broader Denver and Rocky Mountain community for…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Is Your Company Prepared For The Potential Impacts Of The Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014

As Congress Seeks Additional Funding, Inversion Proposal Emerges - Throughout the past several weeks, Pfizer’s attempt to acquire AstraZeneca has garnered significant congressional and media attention. Pfizer, a U.S…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Clearing the Haze: Rohrabacher Amendment Does Not Change Federal Policy Regarding Medical Marijuana

Notwithstanding current news reporting to the contrary, the medical marijuana industry should not rely on the Rohrabacher amendment to preclude enforcement of federal drug laws. Before those in the medical marijuana industry get…more
| Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Recent Supreme Court Decision Bars State from Suing Tribe Seeking to Operate an Illegal Off-Reservation Casino

On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), states may only sue to enjoin a tribe from conducting class III gaming “on Indian lands.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Cmty., 2014 WL…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Indigenous Peoples

The Top 6 Takeaways From the EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule this yesterday that would regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. The rule would require reductions in CO2 emissions of 25 percent by…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Two Colorado Supreme Court Decisions Address Independent Contractor Relationships

Companies using independent contractors should review their practices in light of two recent decisions from the Colorado Supreme Court: I.C.A.O. v. Softrock Geological Services, Inc. and Western Logistics, Inc. v. I.C.A.O. Both…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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