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The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

by Zapproved LLC on

If someone said to me, “You have to choose one phrase to describe the last couple of decades of world history, what would it be?” I would have very little trouble answering that question. I would describe the last couple of...more

Pharma and Biotech: Key Trends and Legal Risks

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How to thrive amid uncertainty? This was the question we explored at the 35th FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference. Here are five key industry trends and corresponding practical legal tips to help companies...more

Regulatory Sandboxes - a Global Stocktake

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Regulatory sandboxes are becoming a global trend, providing plenty of opportunities for innovative businesses. Pioneered in the UK as part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) “Project Innovate”, a regulatory sandbox...more

Recent FDA Steps to Advance Medical Device Access and Innovation

by K&L Gates LLP on

On November 6, 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the Agency”) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb reiterated the Agency’s commitment to advancing medical device access and innovation by stating, “[o]ur goal is to...more

Drone Integration Pilot Program Launches with Aggressive Timeline

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have already launched a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program announced in the Presidential Memorandum released...more

Digital Innovation and the Experiential Evolution of Retail

Since the rise and ubiquity of e-commerce, it’s no secret that brick-and-mortar retailers have seen a decline in foot traffic. Retailers are facing store closures, and some perceive digital as a threat to their existence....more

Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell Delivers Remarks on Financial Innovation

In a recent speech at the 41st Annual Central Banking Seminar, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome H. Powell discussed financial innovation. Powell is rumored to be...more

Presidential Memorandum Launches New Pilot Program to Test Drone Operations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot...more

CMS Requests Industry Feedback on "New Direction" for the Innovation Center

by Baker Ober Health Law on

CMS is seeking comments through a Request for Information (RFI) on a "new direction" for the CMS Innovation Center. The RFI includes focus areas identified by CMS, but the RFI welcomes all stakeholder input on "additional...more

Recent Developments in Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification: American Council for an Energy-Efficient...

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (“ACEEE”) has issued an October 2017 report titled: Recent Developments in Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (“Report”) ...more

Does California Governor Jerry Brown Have Love for the “Innovation” Economy?

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s difficult to glean much from a veto message. However, in vetoing a recent California bill meant to regulate certain aspects of the “innovation” economy, Governor Jerry Brown used some pointed language that some in the...more

FinTech Highlights from CFTC Chairman Giancarlo’s Testimony Before House Agricultural Committee

by Perkins Coie on

Earlier this week, CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo testified before the House Agricultural Committee. The following are highlights of “Fin Tech” issues addressed during the course of that testimony....more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Words are very powerful and the language we use often frames a discussion. For example, the term “shareholder activist” sounds like a consumer friendly person who has everyone’s best interests at...more

Updated New South Wales PPP Guidelines Reduce Bid Costs and Increase Efficiency

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The New South Wales ("NSW") State Government recently released an update to its NSW Public Private Partnership Guidelines. The Guidelines are used by NSW Government Agencies in procuring projects through a...more

USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In Ex Parte Timothy, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the Examiner’s rejection of personalized medicine treatment claims. This decision highlights the PTAB’s willingness to invalidate claims that it...more

Saving grace

by McAfee & Taft on

One of the benefits of a patent under the U.S. system is, for a limited time, the patent owner gets the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention. The public policy behind this is to create an incentive for...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - October 2017

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Governance Implications of Equifax - Numerous elements of the Equifax controversy implicate corporate governance across a broad range of oversight, insurance, executive transition and accountability topics. These are...more

5 Lessons for Law Firm Marketers from HubSpot's INBOUND 2017 Conference

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Conference notes from Stefanie Knapp, who recently attended HubSpot's INBOUND 2017 and offers thoughts about what such an event can teach legal marketers....more

Perspectives from Chinese Law Firm Leaders

by LawVision Group LLC on

Part I: I. Chinese Law Firms – Still Eyeing the US! Last week, while in China on business, I had the opportunity to speak with two groups of leaders from some of China’s most prominent law firms. Having been an insider to...more

Amazon & Whole Foods: The Next Evolution of the Modern Supermarket?

In anticipating the next step in the evolution of grocery shopping, it is impossible to ignore the statement-making moves of our neighbor, Amazon. In March of this year, Amazon revealed the first of many AmazonFresh Pickup...more

Law Firm Innovation: A Concept Within Every Law Firm’s Grasp

by Hayse LLC on

Law firm innovation. The idea of innovation is lauded, discussed and encouraged. When it happens, either through technological advances, the launch of a start-up alternative service provider, or the unveiling of an approach...more

What Is the ILGIF, and How Can It Help Entrepreneurs?

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

For entrepreneurs and start-ups, it seems the search for capital is never finished, whether that means turning to friends and family for money or leveraging technology for crowdfunding. In Illinois, there is a significant...more

Day 20: What Does Innovation in Compliance Look Like?

by Thomas Fox on

As I end this section on innovation, I want to conclude by laying out a road map which allows a CCO or compliance practitioner to make more effective and better operationalize a corporate compliance program. With the DOJ’s...more

The Future Commute: Ready for Crowded Skies?

Traffic and commute times are increasingly important to people when they consider where they want to live, work, and play. The millennial preference for walkable communities is rooted in a desire to avoid the isolation of...more

FinTech Regulation is Not a Zero Sum Game

by Polsinelli on

Regulation and innovation is not a zero sum-game – that is what a Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) said at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) inaugural...more

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