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NVCA reports VC-Backed IPO Activity Increase in Q2

A press release by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters reports a significant jump in the number of VC-backed IPOs during the second quarter of 2015. The release notes a 59 percent increase by...more

Adopting a Safety Policy and Assembling a Safety Team

Large or small, every life science or medical technology company will eventually have to deal with a products liability claim or event. A lack of adequate planning for such an occurrence can result in damage to the brand,...more

[Event] HealthTech Rising Midwest Conference - Chicago, Ill, June 11, 2015

This event will bring together a select group of health care providers, health technology companies, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore new ideas, growth strategies and potential partnerships. Industry leaders will...more

Innovation Districts

Last year representatives of a coalition of 11 organizations started meeting to discuss the continued development and expansion of Oklahoma City’s bioscience and technology sectors. Among other matters, the group discussed...more

USPTO Holds Forum on Interim Guidance -- Part III

In a forum held last month on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Alexandria campus, Office representatives discussed the Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, which was released in December, and received...more

Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea into a multi-billion dollar business, and few...more

Business Litigation Report -- December 2014

In This Issue: Main Article: - Cloud Computing: Legal Issues on the Horizon Noted With Interest: - Stays Pending Covered Business Method Patent Review: VirtualAgility v....more

Takeover Makeover

A New Breed of Activist is Attracted to Tech and Life Sciences Companies - First there were the pirates of the 1980s and their swashbuckling raids of RJR Nabisco and other corporate booty. In the 1990s, blue chip...more

Life Sciences Spotlight - Issue 4, 2014

Since our last edition, there has been a number of developments in the Life Sciences sector across the Asia Pacific region and we are pleased to be able to update you on these recent trends. It is evident that the...more

Key Metrics for Recent Technology and Life Sciences Initial Public Offerings - H1 2014

In this Survey: - Survey Results - Offerings Completed - Size of Offerings, Red Herring Midpoint - Size of Offerings, Final IPO Price - Aggregate Amount Raised, Red Herring Midpoint...more

NNI Publishes Progress Review of 2011 EHS Research Strategy

On June 25, 2014, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) posted Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, which...more

FDA Issues Final Nanotechnology Guidances and Draft Guidance for Comment

On June 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued three final guidances and one draft guidance that it intends to provide "greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in...more

Key Metrics for Recent Technology and Life Sciences Initial Public Offerings - 2013

In This Issue: - Survey Results - Offerings Completed - Size of Offerings 2013, Red Herring Midpoint - Size of Offerings 2013, Final IPO Price - Aggregate Amount Raised 2013, Red Herring...more

Privacy And Data Security For Life Sciences And Health Care Companies

Pepper Hamilton Health Care-Life Sciences Webinar - The explosion of mobile technology and Web applications linking patients with doctors, pharmacies and medical devices is undergoing scrutiny by the FDA, FTC, HHS and...more

The Deal's 2nd half M&A scene: Interview with Spencer Klein, Morrison Foerster [Video]

Spencer Klein of Morrison Foerster sits with The Deal to talk about major mergers and acquisitions---and how private equity came to find itself on the sidelines. For M&A, the second half of 2013 should pick up compared to...more

Key Metrics for Recent Technology and Life Sciences Initial Public Offerings

In This Survey: - Survey Results - Offerings Completed - Size of Offering 2013, First Half - Size of Offering 2011-2012 - Aggregate Amount Raised 2013, First Half -...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Emerging Technology & Startup Companies [Video]

It used to take years to get an idea to market. But these days, the next "big thing" can be launched from your tablet or phone. Today's entrepreneurs have a whole host of business and legal issues to be aware of including...more

Venture Perspectives - March 2013: Quarterly Review of Seed, Series A and Series B/Later Round Financings: Fourth Quarter and Year...

In This Issue: - Activity Level of 2012 New England Transactions - All Rounds - Activity Level of New England Seed Transactions - Activity Level of New England Series A Transactions - Activity...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights

We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013. There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more

Court Report - January 7, 2013

In This Issue: Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Kappos et al.; Abbvie Biotechnology, Ltd. v. Kappos; Human Genome Sciences, Inc. v. Kappos; and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. v. Sandoz Inc. ...more

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