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Can You Live Without Your Digital Teddy Bear?

Digital Addiction - Can you imagine getting a ticket for texting while crossing the street? You will in Honolulu, HI! It won’t matter whether it is a cellphone, a tablet or a video game under a new bill, Electronic...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Praxair Distribution, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Ltd., Appeal Nos. 2016-2616, -2656 (Fed. Cir. May 16, 2018) - In an appeal from a inter partes review, the Federal Circuit reviewed a PTAB obviousness...more

Filgrastim, pegfilgrastim biosimilar litigation updates

by Goodwin on

Below is a rundown of some recent developments in BPCIA litigations concerning biosimilars of Neupogen® (filgrastim) and/or Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim). Amgen v. Adello (filgrastim) - As we previously reported, in March,...more

Eleventh Circuit Rules There Is No Coverage under Crime Policy’s Computer Fraud Component

Remember the “good” ol’ days when the run-of-the-mill theft involved someone physically taking something tangible? That is so 20th century. Now, thieves and fraudsters are able to use computers and the internet to carry out...more

Last Week in 340B: the Revival [not] of the 340B Mega-Guidance, Another Senate Hearing, and the Trump Blueprint to Lower Drug...

On Wednesday May 9th, I was floored when the Administration released the Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which contained this nugget: by December 2018, HRSA will publish its 340B Omnibus...more

eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Three

by CloudNine on

..To answer the question of what to do for the cases larger than $1,000 but less than the major litigation cases, I drew up the “Ernie Challenge,” with advice from Craig Ball and DLA Piper senior counsel Browning Marean...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

CYBERSECURITY - Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 201 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000...more

Patent Related Changes To Bayh-Dole Act Regulations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Several important changes to Bayh-Dole Act implementing regulations took effect on May 14, 2018, that will apply to funding agreements executed after that date and may apply to existing funding agreements modified after that...more

CFIUS Reform Legislation Update

by Jones Day on

On May 11, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ("Committee") released a "discussion draft" of the Committee's amendment to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017...more

Global merger control: Innovation in merger control

by White & Case LLP on

The European Commission is increasingly concerned that market consolidation will harm innovation and has changed dramatically the way it examines the impact of mergers on innovation. Merging parties should be prepared for it....more

Praxair Distribution, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

Last week, the Federal Circuit found all patent claims invalid for obviousness in an inter partes review, in Praxair Distribution, Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Ltd. But the Court did not render its decision...more

Sensitive to the Touch: The Evolution of U.S. Biometric Privacy Law - DRI's For The Defense Magazine

By now, you have no doubt seen countless articles, blog posts, and commentaries—admittedly, some that I have authored—speaking to the flood of legislation and litigation arising due to growing concerns over biometric privacy....more

Congress Continues Push on Medical Device Cybersecurity Mandates - FDA Issues Medical Device Safety Action Plan; DHS Continues to...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Cybersecurity risks to the health and medical device sector continue to be front and center both in Congress and the executive branch, with increasing risks coming from nation states, nonstate actors and other attackers. The...more

Over-the-air software updates for IoT devices present companies with product liability and safety opportunities — and challenges

by Hogan Lovells on

Mobile devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuously benefitting from rapid technological advancements. And once those devices are sold to consumers, over-the-air (OTA) software updates ensure they can be...more

Blog: Senate ‘Right to Try’ Bill Under Consideration in the House of Representatives

by Cooley LLP on

The U.S. House of Representatives (House) is slated to vote today on S. 204, a ‘Right to Try’ bill passed by the Senate in August 2017. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced last week that the House vote was...more

Carajo – There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!

by Gerald Nowotny on

The New Gold Rush- The Use of Private Placement Insurance Products for Managing Bitcoin and Other Crypto-Currency Trading - Overview - Someday when CNN creates a documentary of the early 21st century, the story of...more

Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute

by BakerHostetler on

Effective August 1, 2018, the House Bill 2154 recently signed by the Arizona governor will expand the current Arizona data breach notification law. Following the trend of other states, the amended statute expands the...more

Derailing the Gravy Train – Trump Unveils Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Throughout his presidential campaign, President Trump championed the need to allow the government to negotiate drug prices on behalf of the Medicare program. However, that third rail for pharmaceutical companies was not...more

California Consumer Privacy Act Likely to Appear on Ballot in November

Businesses are understandably focused this week on the looming effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S. businesses, however, a proposed law closer to home would raise similar...more

Potential Issues for “Not Yet Practicing” PTAB Petitioners: Constitutional Requirements for Appealing PTAB Decisions

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Order Reversing-In-Part, Vacating-In-Part, and Remanding, Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Paragon Bioteck, Inc., Appeal No. 2017-1487 (Fed. Cir. May 2, 2018) (Judge Evan J. Wallach) - Occasionally, a company may file a...more

U.S. Companies With Global-Reach Take Note: GDPR Is On The Fast-Approaching Horizon

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On May 25th, a monumental data-breach land shift will occur. As the U.S. kicks-off Memorial Day celebrations, residents of the European Union will enjoy the first days of enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection...more

Hallmark II of the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program-Written Standards

by Thomas Fox on

What are the best practices on written standards under a compliance program? Find out and buy the book, The Complete Compliance Handbook on amazon.com. ...more

Innovation in Compliance Episode 14: The Insight Potential of Forensic Data Analytics with Todd Marlin

by Thomas Fox on

In today’s episode, Tom Fox talks with Todd Marlin, the Americas Leader of Forensic Data Analytics & Financial Services Forensic Technology at Ernst & Young LLP. The two discuss EY’s 2018 Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey...more

The Legal Angle(s) on GDPR - Popular Reads for May 2018

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A look at some of the most well-read GDPR-related posts on JD Supra, covering implications for M&A, blockchain, retail, investigation, litigation, and more....more

Here Comes The GDPR – US Companies, Make Sure You’ve Got It Covered

Way back on August 17, 2017 (seems like a lifetime ago), we brought you information regarding the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and its impact on those doing business in the EU. And now, guess...more

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