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OIG Advisory Opinion Permits Refunding Device Purchase Price Under Limited Conditions
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2018

On September 17, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion No. 18-10 regarding a proposed arrangement in which a surgical

PTAB Failed to Properly Apply Test for Printed Publication
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2018

The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the PTAB’s decision that a video demonstration and slides distributed by Petitioner Medtronic at three

Non-Patent Literature at the PTAB
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2018

Typically, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is thought to disfavor non-patent literaturethat is, “printed publications” under 35 U.S.C.

NCGA Week in Review - Mar 9, 2018
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2018

Interim committees continued this week covering a wide range of topics. School data security and Innovative School Districts were discussed. A report

Is Your Surgery Center Ready for California’s Surprise Medical Billing Law?
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

A new California law (AB 72) limits the amount that out-of-network surgeons and other health care professionals may bill patients for covered

Lessons Learned From the Intuitive Surgical Lawsuits: Physician Learning Curves
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

As I noted last month, surgeon training is one of the issues that was debated in the various product liability lawsuits that were filed against

NSW Court of Appeal found surgeon not negligent for failing to warn of risks of “sweaty palms” elective surgery
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 3 2016

The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently had to decide whether a surgeon breached his duty of care by failing to warn a patient of the material

At long last - government to start cracking down on dodgy cosmetic surgeons
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 26 2016

In a long overdue but very welcome development for patients of cosmetic surgery, the government is finally taking steps to tighten regulation

New GMC guidance for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures - a step in the right direction
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2016

New General Medical Council (GMC) guidance, which came into force on 1 June 2016, describes how patients contemplating surgical and non-surgical

Legal triumph at last for girl in Bristol Royal Infirmary heart scandal
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 19 2016

After a seven-day trial the judge found that her doctors had been negligent. But the relief of her family was short-lived. To their anguish the NHS