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Chevron with the Wind? In What Might be a SCOTUS Preview, Federal Courts Chip Away at Expansive Regulatory Interpretations

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Regulations — and executive agencies’ interpretation of those regulations — can make or break companies, and even entire industries.  For decades now, the judiciary’s approach to administrative review, found in the landmark...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

FTC Enforces Against Non-US Entity, But Is a U.S.-Based Physical Presence a Necessary Predicate?, Nate Garhart

The U.S. is rightfully protective of U.S. consumers, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) often takes the role of protecting privacy rights through Section 5 of the FTC Act. The linked article highlights such enforcement...more

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Virtually Done: Computer Visualization Patents Are Ineligible for Protection

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Addressing subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s finding that patents related to computer visualizations of medical scans were patent...more

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International Trade Commission Seeks Feedback on Proposed Updates to Practice and Procedure

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The US International Trade Commission issued a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking related to 19 C.F.R. Parts 201, 205, 207 and 210, which govern the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Commission...more

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New Guidance Addresses Use of AI Systems, Tools in Practice Before the PTO

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The US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) issued new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in practice before the PTO. The new guidance is designed to promote responsible use of AI tools and provide...more

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FTC Announces Vote on Rule to Ban Noncompetes

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the commission will vote April 23 on its proposed rule to ban noncompete agreements. While the final rule may differ from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in...more

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QPAM Amendment Finalized: Prompt Action Required for Continued Reliance

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On April 3, 2024, the Department of Labor (the "DOL") published its final amendment (the "Amendment") to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14 (the "QPAM Exemption"), which permits certain otherwise-prohibited...more

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Budtender Bankruptcy Blindside

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In a recent legal development that underscores the intricate interplay between federal bankruptcy law and the cannabis industry, a court case has emerged involving a bankruptcy filing by an employee of a cannabis company....more

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“Known” Claim Elements Alone Insufficient for Motivation to Combine

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In a precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) decision in holding that certain claims of the Virtek patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,052,734) were unpatentable as obvious. See...more

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Advocacy Organizations Sue FDA Over Delay in Menthol Cigarette Ban

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On April 2, three advocacy organizations filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking an order directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to promulgate its...more

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Dechert Cyber Bits - Issue 53

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April 2024 On April 4, 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) published a 447-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Proposed Rules”) in accordance with the...more

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Fixing Unintentional Duty of Disclosure and Candor Issues Through Supplemental Examination

A significant procedure for patent owners, Supplemental Examination, was established in the 2012 America Invents Act when Congress determined there should be a proceeding to turn events that in the past could lead to...more

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CFPB Updates Risk-Based Nonbank Supervision Designation Process

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On Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a procedural rule streamlining the designation proceedings for nonbank supervision based on a particular entity posing “risks to consumers.” As...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: EEOC Issues Final Rule To Implement New Law Protecting Pregnant Workers

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On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued its final regulation and interpretive guidance (“PWFA Regulations”) for the enforcement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), a law that took effect in June 2023. The PWFA...more

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US Department of Justice Criminal Division Announces New Pilot Program Encouraging Individual Voluntary Self-Disclosures

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On April 15, 2024 the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) launched a pilot program to encourage voluntary self-disclosures by offering mandatory non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) to individuals who...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Drawing Can Teach Claim Limitations If “Clear on Its Face”

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Addressing when a drawing in a prior art reference includes a teaching that is “clear on its face,” the Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office vacated and remanded a Patent Trial & Appeal Board decision denying...more

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PFAS MCL Summary

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On April 8, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan signed a final rule regulating six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The final rule,...more

Stinson LLP

EEOC Releases its Final Rule for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Covering a Broad Range of Accommodations

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This week the EEOC issued its final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which went into effect in June 2023. The PWFA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations...more

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Takings Cases in One Week

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It is rare for the Supreme Court to decide cases involving the Constitution’s Takings Clause, and, indeed, not uncommon for the Court to go years without considering the Clause at all; so, when the Court issues two decisions...more

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CMMI Proposes New Mandatory Episode-Based Payment Model

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Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Fiscal Year 2025 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed regulation. This 1,900+ page annual reg updates Medicare payments and policies...more

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Oral Arguments in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine: Mifepristone Case Likely to Turn on Article III Standing Requirements

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Nearly two years after the Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, additional challenges are being brought that may limit access to abortion in the U.S. Mifepristone was originally approved in 2000 by the U.S. Food and...more

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 17, 2024

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House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Cybersecurity. During the hearing, there was bipartisan concern about UnitedHealth Group’s response to the Change Healthcare cyberattack and consensus around the...more

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Senators Introduce New Bill for Transparency and Oversight in Health Care Transactions and Investment

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On April 3, 2024, Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) released draft legislation titled the “Health Over Wealth Act” (the Proposed Bill). This Proposed Bill is another attempt to regulate private...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

The Justice Insiders Podcast - Demystifying Sentences for White Collar Crimes: What's Next for SBF

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Host Gregg N. Sofer welcomes Husch Blackwell’s Jonathan Porter back to the podcast to discuss the sentencing of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, who was convicted in...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

SEC Adopts Climate-Related Disclosure Rules

On March 6, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) finalized and adopted rules on climate-related disclosures for public companies, including foreign private issuers, that are less onerous than the...more

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