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Employment Law This Week: NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rules, Layoff Doesn’t Violate FMLA, Plans Exempt from ERISA, Amended “Persuader Rule”
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look


Five Years After Mayo v. Prometheus: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

In 1980, the Supreme Court - in Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 100 S.Ct. 2204 (1980) in a 5-4 decision - held that a recombinant microorganism was


Precedential No. 16: TTAB Affirms Refusal of PHARMACANN for Medical Marijuana Services Due to Illegality under CSA
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

The Board affirmed refusals to register PHARMACANN and PHARMACANNIS for "Retail store services featuring medical marijuana" and for "Dispensing of


Federal Circuit Reverses Fee Award in Case Tagged as Exceptional
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

While the Supreme Court’s decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc


Latin America Dispute Resolution Update- June 2017
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Central & South America, USA
  • June 19 2017

Chinese investment and transactions in Latin America exceeded US$125 billion in the last decade, and China is expected to continue to be a key player


Rejecting Equivalents Argument, TTAB Affirms Surname Refusal of WEISS WATCH COMPANY
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(4) refusal of WEISS WATCH COMPANY for watches, clocks, and related goods WATCH COMPANY disclaimed, finding the


The Antichrist at Work: 4th Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Employer for Failing to Accommodate Employee’s Religious Belief Regarding “Mark of the Beast”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

In EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc., the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a judgment against an employer for failing to accommodate an employee’s


Recent Case Serves as Reminder to Take Care in Structuring Sales of Physician Practices
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

Over the past few years, hospitals, health systems, and practice management companies have increased their efforts to acquire physician practices


Federal Circuit: Claims Reciting a Term of Degree Found Not Indefinite in One-E-Way
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a finding of indefiniteness that invalidated two patents claiming


Patent and Pharma Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 16 2017

In January we reported the UK IP Minister Jo Johnson's enthusiastic support for the UPC and ratification of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) whilst the UK is