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Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

NC Legislative Update: August 2019 #3

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The legislatures’ drag-on session continued this week with many legislators absent, attending the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) convention in Austin, Texas. The House held session Monday, August 12, 2019,...more

Jones Day

Should § 101 Legislation Include An Extension Or Revamp Of The CBM Program?

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Is the little-used CBM patent review program the key to passage of § 101 legislation? Congress is currently considering legislation to drastically alter the patent eligibility statute, 35 U.S.C. § 101. The unabashed...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Still No Shortage of Viewpoints as Eligibility Debate Moves to the Hill

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Back in March, I reported on the breadth of comments the USPTO received in response to its new Guidance on patent subject matter eligibility. Now, Congress has taken up the issue with a proposed draft of a new bipartisan,...more

Polsinelli

To BE or not to BE a GMO (UPDATED)

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On June 11, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ease rules for...more

Morgan Lewis

Latest Proposed Tariffs Include Medical Devices and Other FDA-Regulated Products

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On a fourth go-around, the Trump administration has issued another set of proposed tariffs on an additional $300 billion of goods related to China, this time adding a range of commercial goods across industries. With respect...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Affordable Clean Air Energy Rule/Clean Air Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Final Rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) yesterday issued a final version of the previously proposed Affordable Clean Air Act Affordable Clean Energy (“ACE”) Rule. The ACE rule had been proposed on August...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Bipartisan and Bicameral Draft Bill Aims to Reform U.S. Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Law

Recently, a bipartisan, bicameral draft bill was introduced as part of an ongoing effort to reform U.S. patent subject matter eligibility law. In this alert, we discuss relevant background leading up to the draft bill, the...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

NC Legislative Update: May 31, 2019

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The General Assembly returned to Raleigh after Memorial Weekend to continue official business. The Senate released its proposed budget on Tuesday and moved the legislation through the chamber, passing the bill on Friday. The...more

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

May 2019 IP Update: Bipartisan Legislation Develops to Remove Supreme Court Roadblocks to Biotechnology and Computer Science...

On April 17, 2019, Senators Tillis (R-NC) and Coons (D-DE), along with a bipartisan group of three members of the House of Representatives, announced the release of a framework on Section 101 patent reform. Senators Tillis...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

U.S. Senators Push for Remote Drone I.D.

U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and John Thune (R-SD) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to publish a proposed rule for the remote identification of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones). The request...more

Miller & Martin PLLC

Georgia Enters the Hemp Industry

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On May 10, 2019, Governor Kemp signed the Georgia Hemp Farming Act (the “Act”) into law. This Act follows the passage of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill in December, which removed hemp from the definition of marihuana under the...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

China Proposes Major Changes to Pharmaceutical Regulations

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On April 20, 2019, the Chinese government submitted a second draft of the Drug Administration Law of the People's Republic of China (Second Draft for Deliberation) (“DAL”) to the Standing Committee of the National People’s...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter - April 2019: Three Takeaways from Congress’s Proposed §101 Framework

On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new guidance on patent eligibility, seeking to improve the overall clarity, consistency, and predictability of patent-eligibility analysis as...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Recent Proposal for Section 101 Reform

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A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives recently released a framework for amending Section 101.  The group includes Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), as well as Representative Doug...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Returning to the Status Quo? – Proposed Outline for Section 101 Reform

On April 18, 2019, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH), released a bipartisan framework for 35 U.S.C. § 101...more

Knobbe Martens

Legislators Propose “Section 101 Reform”

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Yesterday Democrat and Republican legislators from both the Senate and the House of Representatives released a one page outline of a proposal to change the law of patent eligibility. The legislators supporting this proposal...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2019 #2

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Focus - California sues Trump Administration for auto emissions data - San Francisco Chronicle - April 5 - The California Air Resources Board sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway...more

Epiq

What To Know About President's Artificial Intelligence Executive Order

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On February 11, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that asks federal agencies to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their daily operations. Known as the American AI Initiative, this executive order...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Lessons Learned in IP Strategy during the US Government Shutdown

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On January 25, 2019, after 35 days of uncertainty and hundreds of thousands of federal employees missing their second paycheck, the partial government shutdown that went into effect on December 22, 2018 ended. Ramifications...more

Holland & Knight LLP

The Government Shutdown and Its Effects on the FDA

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Note - On January 25, President Trump announced that the White House and congressional leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement to fund the government on a short-term continuing resolution (CR) through Feb....more

Dentons

2019 Drug Pricing Policy Outlook

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Although the fate of the Affordable Care Act will be the biggest health policy issue in the coming year, 2019 also will see a continuation of the drug pricing debate. House Democrats are expected to make drug prices a top...more

Hogan Lovells

Likely FDA Impact of the Government Shutdown: Regulatory Submission Reviews, Inspections, and Research Projects

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The U.S. government shutdown that began December 22, 2018 affected only about a quarter of federal agencies, because most had already been funded for FY 2019.  Unfortunately, FDA is one of the agencies with at least some...more

Jones Day

Sen. Hatch Introduces Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act

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Sen. Orrin Hatch has introduced a bill that would augment the Hatch-Waxman Act, limiting challengers ability to proceed with patent challenges both in court and at the PTAB. Following is the introduction of the “Hatch-Waxman...more

Mintz - ML Strategies

Transportation & Infrastructure in the 116th Congress

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With the 2018 midterm elections meaning Washington will return to divided government next year, leaders in both parties will be looking to position themselves for the 2020 election, which is not as far away as it may seem. In...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

President Trump Signs the FAA Reauthorization Act: What Does it Mean for Drones?

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act which establishes new conditions for the recreational use of drones and immediately repealed the Special Rule for Model...more

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