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Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - December 2014 #3

by Goodwin Procter LLP on

... to Swaps Push-out Provision of Dodd-Frank: Section 630 of the recently passed Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (“Omnibus Spending Bill” – see p. 249) amends Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act, titled “Prohibition Against Federal Government Bailouts of Swaps Entities,” to permit certain... more


Health Care Update - December 2014 #4

by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP on

... Get to Work: OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan, Focusing on Long-Term Care and Health Reform - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)--Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2015 Work Plan (Work Plan) on October 31, 2014, and included a broad range of focus areas featuring, among other things, adverse events and other... more


CSRC Issues New Provisions

by Morgan Lewis on

... provisions detail a new regime for privately placed, exchange-traded, and asset-backed securities in China. On November 19, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued the long-awaited Provisions on Administration of the Asset Securitization Business of Securities Companies and Fund Management Subsidiaries[1] (together with two... more




Judge Forrest rejects Leveraged Innovations’ second bite at the apple in seeking to enforce its patented technology because of its prior settlement agreement.

by Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. on

... Shares, ETF Trust v. Leveraged Innovations L.L.C. Case Number: 1:14-cv-01777-KBF - On March 14, 2014, Direxion Shares, ETF Trust (“Direxion”) filed a declaratory judgment action against Leveraged Innovations L.L.C. (“Leveraged”) asserting that Leveraged’s claims of patent infringement were barred by a... more


Sandoz Was Disinvited to the Patent Dance: The Federal Circuit's First Interpretation of the BPCIA Will Have to Wait

by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP on

...Since the 1984 enactment of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, Hatch-Waxman litigation has dominated the sphere of life-sciences patent litigation. The battle between proprietary and generic interests, which have often intertwined over the last thirty years, has changed the landscape of pharmaceutical small molecules. ... more


Update: Sandoz and Celltrion Decline the Invitation to Dance: Biosimilars Challenge the Applicability of the BPCIA’s Exchange Provisions Before Bringing Suit

by Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP on

... our previous blog post of November 11, 2014, we noted that Celltrion had filed a declaratory judgment action against Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research for invalidity of certain patents covering methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Celltrion Healthcare Co. v. Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research, Case No. 1:14-cv-02256-PAC (S.D.N.Y.... more


“Is this the worst law firm holiday e-card ever?”

by Ross Fishman on

... the question posed to me by a friend who’d received it today from an international law firm. I’ve often said how risky I think it is to mix business with a religious holiday card. I tell our clients not to even insert a business card inside a holiday mailing. People are very sensitive that it’s easy to seriously offend... more



New Law Significantly Expands Legal Basis for US Sanctions Against Russia

by Dechert LLP on

... 16 December 2014, President Obama announced that he will sign the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (hereinafter the “Act”) into law. As discussed in our update dated 12 December 2014, the Act represents a potentially significant expansion of the scope of US sanctions against Russia as a result of the Ukrainian crisis. Most... more


A Game-Changer for E-Discovery in Hong Kong

by Xerox Litigation Services on

... parties engaged in cross-border investigations or disputes in Asia, as of September 1, 2014, civil litigants in Hong Kong must follow new rules that govern the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) set forth in Practice Direction SL 1.2, “Pilot Scheme for Discovery and Provision of Electronically Stored Documents in Cases in... more





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