Monthly Archives: June 2012

What the Obamacare Ruling Means for Health Care Providers

“Like insurance companies, institutional providers have devoted substantial effort and resources to preparing to comply with the Act’s requirements… Indeed, prior to the Court’s opinion, many institutional health care providers argued in favor of upholding the Act because the projected expansion of coverage to 30 million additional Americans would result in additional revenue for the… Read more »

Biosimilars Benefit From Health Care Reform Decision

“With [the] Supreme Court affirmance of the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, the specter that the BPCIA framework for biosimilar introduction could be dismantled is no longer a concern. Presumably it will be full speed ahead through the regulatory process, and we will see biosimilar applications for approval and attendant patent litigation before too… Read more »

Export Control: Reform Efforts Making Progress

The nation’s healthcare system isn’t the only thing on President Obama’s reform agenda. In August 2009, he launched an initiative to reform the US export control system. From Skadden Arps: “… President Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative has proposed a number of changes designed to streamline and reduce the burdens imposed by the current U.S.… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on issues related to doing business in and with China: China 20/20: Legal & Regulatory Developments (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP): “On May 7, 2012, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Notice on Improving the Filing Administration of Foreign Invested Venture Capital Enterprises… Read more »

IP and Business: ‘Willful’ Patent Infringement Just Became Harder to Prove

 “This development likely will make it harder to prove willful infringement and could cost patentees millions of dollars because a showing of willful infringement is required for an award of enhanced damages.” – Ballard Spahr LLP For your reference, here’s an update on a recent Federal Circuit change to the willful infringement standard. From lawyers… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Update: SEC Adopts Final Compensation Committee Rules

On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules “that affect the composition of compensation committees, the use of compensation advisers by companies listed on national securities exchanges, and disclosure provided by companies regarding their use of compensation consultants.” For your reference, here’s what leading law firms are writing on the matter:… Read more »

Finance Advisory: Greek Bailout, SEC Enforcement, FHFA, Whistleblowers, Money Laundering, Basel III, FATCA, and More

[Link: Greece’s Lawyer: EU Bailout Will Cost Trillion Euros & Cyprus Is Next – Bloomberg Law] For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent noteworthy advisories and updates on a wide range of finance, banking, and related matters, as published mid-week on JD Supra by leading lawyers and law firms. You should know: Government Enforcement… Read more »

California Employers Score Significant Victory in Favor of Class-Action Waivers

On June 4, 2012, a California appellate court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transport to uphold an employment contract containing a class-action waiver. Drawing on the recent US Supreme Court decision in Concepcion, the California Court of Appeals determined that Arshavir Iskanian must abide by the terms of the arbitration agreement he signed while working… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: EU Internal Energy Market Legislation Not Fully in Force (King & Spalding) “The Electricity and Gas Directives of the EU’s Third Energy Package were required to be implemented in EU… Read more »

You Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine – Why gTLD Reveal Day Matters to You

All businesses should be interested in “Reveal Day” – June 13, 2012 – when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) makes public more than 1,900 applications for generic top-level domain (gTLD) names. The publication of the applied-for domain names – along with the entities trying to obtain them – begins a 60-day… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – May 2012

What are the issues that interest you the most? HIPAA compliance, human trafficking, and the JOBS Act, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts during the month of May, 2012: 1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in… Read more »