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Deadline for reporting 2013 data breaches to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

USA - February 18 2014 A brief reminder of an important deadline: Since enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act in 2009, HIPAA

Oregon Supreme Court refuses to enforce ski resort's anticipatory release

USA - December 24 2014 In a December 18, 2014 decision, the Oregon Supreme Court concluded that a ski area's anticipatory release exculpating it from personal injury

Breaking news alert: health care

USA - November 10 2014 On November 7, 2014, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges the subsidies presently being given

Recent patent cases from the Federal Circuit - May 12, 2014

USA - May 12 2014 This case arises out of the first ever cloned mammal, Dolly the Sheep. A clone is an identical genetic copy. The inventors created Dolly through

IRS issues guidance on tax treatment of employee benefits for same-sex spouses

USA - September 3 2013 Since its enactment in 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which forms part of the United States Code, has prohibited the federal government

Recent patent developments at the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit

USA - January 30 2015 Denials of petitions for inter partes review are deemed not to be appealable to the Circuit. In another dismissal of an inter partes appeal, the

Recent patent cases from the Federal Circuit - January 30, 2015

USA - January 30 2015 The Circuit reverses the rejection of claims by the PTAB, showing how willing the Circuit is to reverse Board decisions, both on what constitutes the

FTC announces 2015 thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Act antitrust review

USA - January 29 2015 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised the annual thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust

Recent developments in patent law

USA - January 28 2015 A summary of everything that has happened in the patent world over the past year, as well as what we expect to happen this year

Recent patent case from the Supreme Court - January 23, 2015

USA - January 26 2015 Teva The Supreme Court rules 7-2 that when reviewing a district court's resolution of subsidiary factual matters made in the course of its