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CFTC Launches LabCFTC as Major Fintech Initiative

On May 17, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) approved the creation of LabCFTC, which it describes as “a new initiative aimed at promoting responsible fintech innovation to improve the quality, resiliency...more

CMS Urged To Reverse Obama-Era Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy

A bipartisan congressional effort is underway to convince CMS to reverse its biosimilar reimbursement policy implemented under the Obama administration. We discussed the current reimbursement policy in a March 2016 blog post...more

Law à la Mode: Special Edition - INTA 2017

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The Belgian editorial team is delighted to bring you this special edition of Law a` la Mode, marking the 139th INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona. Just some of the focuses for this special edition include the dangers of...more

"Be an Intrapreneur" - Inspiration for Legal Marketers from Josh Kubicki's P3 Keynote

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Inspiration and takeaways from this year's P3 keynote by Seyfarth's Josh Kubicki....more

Viewpoints - Issue 28 - The Board’s Role in Overseeing Innovation

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Innovation has become an essential capability for any large public company if it wants to remain competitive. With some studies suggesting that 50% of the companies in the S&P 500 list could be replaced over the next 10...more

Harvesting Innovation: 3 Tips for IP Managers

If you have ever gone apple picking in late season, you may recall seeing more apples on the ground than on trees. As you begin picking apples, you realize why. You haphazardly grab and yank an apple off a branch and the...more

UK's Regulator Announces Its Top Priorities in the Lead Up to Brexit

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK's pharmaceutical and medical devices regulator, has recently released its 2017-2018 business plan. Of the 10 key priorities identified by the MHRA, life...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Announces One-on-One Industry Meetings as Part of Office of Innovation Office Hours

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US OCC announced that its Office of Innovation will host two days of office hours for national banks, federal savings associations (FSAs) and fintech companies to discuss the OCC’s perspective on responsible innovation....more

OCC Issues Draft Fintech Supplement to OCC Licensing Manual

On March 15, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a “Draft Supplement” to the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual, entitled “Evaluating Charter Applications from Financial Technology Companies” (Supplement)....more

New Intellectual Property Considerations and Risks for Autonomous Vehicles

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In recent years, carmakers and suppliers have significantly increased the number of patent applications they file in the United States and abroad, but patent protection may not always be the right tool. Trade secret...more

Killing the Golden Law Firm Goose

by Hayse LLC on

The general approach to law firm billing rate increases continues to baffle me. The overall demand for law firm services has been flat to declining for more than a decade while the quantity of licensed lawyers continues to...more

Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Neuro Announces Acquisition of Neuravi

Codman Neuro, part of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes business unit, recently announced its acquisition of Neuravi Ltd., a privately-held Irish medical device company, for an undisclosed amount. The Irish Times reported...more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - April 2017

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A Note from the Editors - Our April edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights and features a list of upcoming energy industry events throughout the nation. To learn about MIT’s latest...more

LMA P3cast on Client Engagement [Audio]

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Providing a taste of the upcoming LMA P3 Practice Innovation Conference in Chicago (May 2017), the P3cast podcast series continues with Keith Maziarek (senior director of client value, Perkins Coie LLP) as he sits down with...more

Digital transformation in the aviation sector

by DLA Piper on

In the aviation sector today, an effective digital strategy is critical for long-term success. The role of digital technology has changed from being a source of marginal efficiency gains to becoming the foundation for...more

What Does the Cures Act Really Mean for Patients?

When signed by President Obama last December, the 21st Century Cures Act—which was the culmination of seven revisions written after the House of Representatives first introduced it in January 2015—was applauded by some as a...more

4 Tips to Protect Textile Innovations

Is innovation a key component of your business plan? Will you distinguish yourself with unique product offerings? Whether protecting our men and women in uniform, advancing the treatment of medical conditions, or adding to a...more

What Job is Your Client Hiring You to Do?

by LawVision Group LLC on

My wife and I had a recent real estate experience that illustrates an underlying challenge for law firms when it comes to sustained innovation. A few years ago, to help our daughter while in med school, we purchased a...more

Top commercial space developments in 2017 for ADG companies

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Thinking big and small(sat) satellites - The Huffington Post recently identified “Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity.”1 The first of these transformative tech trends was labeled “we are hyper-connecting the world”...more

In-House Perspective: Operating in a Complex World Can be Complicated

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The latest in our series of perspectives by in-house attorneys; on operating successfully in a complex world, by Matt Fawcett, senior VP, general counsel, chief compliance counsel, and secretary for NetApp....more

Apple's Secret Team Working on Diabetes Solution Through Wearables

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

Yesterday's news about Apple's secret effort to find the 'holy grail' for treating diabetes is just the tip of the iceberg. The data-mining and communications solutions that are made possible by the Internet will...more

Recovery of Damages Under Innovation Patents in Australia

by Jones Day on

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has redrawn the boundary lines for the recovery of damages for infringement of innovation patents. In Coretell Pty Ltd v Australian Mud Co Pty Ltd [2017] FCAFC 54 ("Coretell"),...more

UK regulatory innovation: So what's the Plan?

by Hogan Lovells on

In its 2015 Productivity Plan, the government committed to working with UK regulators to publish Innovation Plans setting out how legislation and enforcement frameworks could adapt to emerging technologies and disruptive...more

From Garage to Global Coverage: SmallSat Growth and Opportunities are the Focus of the 2017 SmallSat Symposium and CSSMA Meeting

by Hogan Lovells on

At this year’s SmallSat Symposium in Silicon Valley, February 6-8, 2017, attendees exchanged perspectives on promoting innovation and development in the satellite industry, all surrounded by exhibits of the first computers...more

The Innovation Test

by Adrian Dayton on

Richard Susskind once said, “It’s tough to walk into a room full of millionaires and tell them they are doing it wrong.” Just look at Kodak, one of the most profitable companies in the world for a time. ...more

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