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Update on the DOJ's Criminal Investigation into Generic Pharmaceuticals

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division's (DOJ's) investigation into the generic pharmaceutical industry may be expanding. On March 15, 2015, a third generic manufacturer disclosed that it received a subpoena from the DOJ…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Restrictions Eased for Communications-Related Items Exported to Sudan

On February 18, 2015, in a coordinated action, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced and implemented changes to the…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

District Court Denies Amgen's Bid to Block Sale of Blockbuster Biosimilar Drug

On March 19, 2015, Judge Seeborg of the Northern District of California handed a significant victory to Sandoz's efforts to bring the first biosimilar product to market by denying Amgen's partial judgment on the pleadings and…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reporting Requirements for U.S. Companies Regarding Direct Investment

Foreign investments into the United States and U.S. direct investment abroad can trigger certain mandatory regulatory reporting for U.S. businesses. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issues four…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Proposed 2015 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law

The Delaware Corporation Law Council—composed of members of the Delaware bar charged with proposing annual amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL)—has proposed several potentially significant amendments to the…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

New FDA Guidance Opens the Door for Electronic Consent Forms That Come with Significant Advantages and Raise Privacy and Secure Data Storage Regulatory Compliance Concerns

On March 9, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance that allows for the use of electronic informed consent (eIC) in human clinical trials. eICs have the potential to..…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Extends "Begun Construction" Guidance

Earlier yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2015-25, 2015-13 IRB 1, which updates the guidance provided in Notice 2013-29, 2013-1 C.B. 1085, Notice 2013-60, 2013-2 C.B. 431, and Notice 2014-46, 2014-36 I.R.B. 520 (collectively,…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation

Department of Energy Loan Programs Office Update: Recent Announcements, Insights, and Upcoming Workshops

Throughout 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced nearly $25 billion in new loan guarantee authority across three solicitations and promoted the success of its existing portfolio, while…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - February 2015

In this issue: - Privacy and Data Security in Transactions: What's the Deal? - Consumer and Financial Institution Class Actions Survive Motions to Dismiss in Target Data Breach Litigation - California Amends…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Proposes Rule Requiring Disclosure of Hedging Policies for Directors, Officers, and Other Employees

On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule related to the disclosure of hedging policies applicable to board members, officers, and other employees. The proposed rule would…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Citizen Petitions Aimed at Delaying Generic Competition Remain a Concern

Despite Congress enacting legislation in 2007 to curb misuse, citizen petitions submitted by pharmaceutical companies to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may still provide a mechanism for competitors to delay the…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

New State Laws Enacted to Address Marketing Calls and Texts to Cellular Numbers

People want relevant information at their fingertips. This commonly means obtaining information through mobile devices by several methods, including telephone calls, text messages, in-app messages, and push notifications…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Cartels - U.S. Chapter

The United States remains a leader in cartel enforcement, in part given its long tradition of prosecuting cartel conduct both criminally and civilly. Indeed, “the United States remains the only jurisdiction that has extensive…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade

Federal Circuit Decides Appeal from First Final PTAB Decision in Inter Partes Review

On February 4, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion in an appeal from a final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a proceeding under the America Invents Act (AIA). In In re Cuozzo Speed…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Chancery Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Competition Agreement Against a California-Based Employee Despite Delaware Choice-of-Law Provision

In non-competition agreement disputes involving California employees, it is common to encounter an agreement stating that the law of another state governs the non-compete. Since non-competes in California are generally…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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