By: John Stevelinck, Jr.
At present, there have been over 2.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the United States. As a result, efforts to develop a vaccine are in full swing, placing the U.S. Government in a unique situation when it comes to patent rights.
In the United States, patent owners enjoy significant benefits and often exercise firm control over licensing and third-party access to their patents. This often leads to patent owners setting high price points on essential medications. An…Continue Reading COVID-19, Compulsory Licensing, and the Battle Between Health and Economy
In addition to those previously filed, three new lawsuits have been filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the intrauterine medical device (IUD) known as Paragard.
As we have written…Continue Reading Paragard IUD Alleged to Cause Serious Injuries
The Post-Coronavirus World – Virtual or Not There Will Be Problemsby
Richard B. Klein (ret.)
July 7, 2020
(Reprinted here with permission)
Everybody has been talking about problems doing…Continue Reading Interesting Thoughts by Judge Richard B. Klein (ret.) On Trials in the Post-Covid-19 World
Here is a LINK to an article from the website Law 360 written by Y. Peter Kang and entitled “Calif. Jury Reconvenes to Award $10.5M in Virus-Delayed Trial.
According to…Continue Reading Jury Trial Completed in California With Virus-Related Safeguards in Place
The videoconferencing platform Zoom has become a ubiquitous part of the new normal and an integral part of American life during the recent coronavirus pandemic. With such widespread adoption at…Continue Reading Is Zoom On The Verge Of Becoming A Generic Mark?
In recent weeks, the Administrative Office of the Courts has released its statistics, and the news is not surprising. The courts in New Jersey are facing an unprecedented backlogs, and…Continue Reading The Pandemic Has Hit the Family Courts- What Should I Do Now?
The CMA’s efforts include investigations into the package holiday and hand sanitizer industries.
CMA announces package holiday sector investigation
On 10 July, the…Continue Reading CMA COVID-19 Update: Recent Measures to Protect Consumers
Whether attributable to the pandemic effect of remote work, layoffs and furloughs, or the slew of recent substantial awards, the SEC’s whistleblower tip line is lighting up with greater frequency.Continue Reading Both Whistleblowing and Whistleblower Awards are on the Rise
From New York to the Rockies: A Fireside Chat With Former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Bender
On this episode of White Collar Briefly, Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice attorneys Markus Funk and Lili Timmermann interview special guest (and Perkins colleague) retired Colorado Supreme Court…Continue Reading From New York to the Rockies: A Fireside Chat With Former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Bender
After the Delaware Supreme Court’s March 2020 decision in Salzburg v. Sciabacucchi upholding the facial validity of corporate charter provisions designating federal court as the forum for Securities Act liability…Continue Reading California Court to Address Enforceability of Delaware Corporation’s Federal Forum Provision
5 Considerations for European Retail and Consumer Product Companies Preparing for a High Yield Issuance
For the retail and consumer product sector, the high yield market will likely remain an attractive source of capital.
The retail and…Continue Reading 5 Considerations for European Retail and Consumer Product Companies Preparing for a High Yield Issuance
Design Patents Protected at the Border – Proposed Legislation Authorizes U.S. Customs to Seize Goods Infringing Patented Designs
Proposed bipartisan legislation would grant authority to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to seize goods that infringe U.S. design patents, which protect the ornamental appearance of articles of…Continue Reading Design Patents Protected at the Border – Proposed Legislation Authorizes U.S. Customs to Seize Goods Infringing Patented Designs
Sixth Circuit Reverses Ohio Federal Court: Genetic Mutation Affecting Normal Cell Growth May Qualify as a Disability under the ADA (US)
In a previous blog, we discussed Darby v. Childvine, a decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in which the court considered…Continue Reading Sixth Circuit Reverses Ohio Federal Court: Genetic Mutation Affecting Normal Cell Growth May Qualify as a Disability under the ADA (US)
Effective July 3, 2020, San Francisco’s Back-to-Work Emergency Ordinance (Emergency Ordinance) seeks to mitigate the economic harm for individuals who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 public health…Continue Reading San Francisco mandates certain workers be rehired in emergency ordinance
Epstein Becker Green Introduces Two New Tools to Assist Employers in Preparing for Federal Wage and Hour Investigations
As employers continue to deal with workplace issues related to COVID-19, you should be aware that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) has indicated that it…Continue Reading Epstein Becker Green Introduces Two New Tools to Assist Employers in Preparing for Federal Wage and Hour Investigations
On Sunday, July 19, 2020, a temporary Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy allowing employers to conduct remote reviews of I-9 supporting documentation is set to expire. Unless the…Continue Reading ICE’s Allowance of Remote I-9 Inspections Is About to End, Posing a Quandary for Employers
SCOTUS Expands Exemptions to ACA Contraceptive Mandate For Employers With Moral or Religious Oppositions
On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) held in a 7-2 decision that employers may exclude birth control from their health care plans if they have moral…Continue Reading SCOTUS Expands Exemptions to ACA Contraceptive Mandate For Employers With Moral or Religious Oppositions
Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective July 13, 2020, California issued statewide restrictions on a number of business operations due to the resurgence of COVID-19. It ordered all bars to close for…Continue Reading California Issues New Statewide Closure Orders Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases