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    Blog: Antitrust Update

    GlaxoSmithKline Faces Antitrust Suit Over Alleged Inhaler “Hop”

    Missouri resident Elliot Conrad Dale recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), claiming GSK employed a “device hopping” scheme to ensure uninterrupted patent and regulatory protection for its brand-name asthma inhalers Ventolin and Arnuity Ellipta.  The complaint, filed in the Western District of Missouri on behalf of putative nationwide and state antitrust classes, alleges [...]

    Blog: NextGen Financial Services Report

    California Governor Newsom Signs Blockchain and Crypto Assets Executive Order: Familiar Agencies To Lead Efforts To Regulate New Technology

    On May 4, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order aimed at creating a framework for both regulating and developing the quickly growing blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The Order follows President Biden’s March 9, 2022, Executive Order on Ensuring responsible Development of digital Assets. In a press release announcing the Order, the Governor’s... Continue Reading

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    Lawson Lundell Submission on Draft Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation Legislation

    On February 4, the federal government put forward draft legislation setting out the new Excessive Interest and Financing Expenses Limitation (EIFEL) regime. EIFEL is intended to prevent erosion of the Canadian tax base by limiting net interest and financing deductions of certain Canadian taxpayers generally to 30% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and ...

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    Another Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent Court

    We reported last year that the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) were progressing. The main hurdle to clear was sufficient countries ratifying the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PAP-Protocol) of the UPC Agreement to allow the provisional application period (PAP) to begin. On 27 September 2021 Germany ratified the PAP-Protocol and on 15...Continue Reading…

    Blog: Patent 213

    Another Gaming Patent Struck Down as Ineligible

    Bot M8 LLC, a patent assertion entity, was unsuccessful in its effort to have the Federal Circuit reverse the lower court’s invalidity finding related to one of six different patents asserted against Sony in Northern District of California. In fact, the Federal Circuit was so unpersuaded by Bot M8’s arguments that it devoted less than...

    Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business Report

    SE Tech Video Series Featuring Mark Buffington and Paul Judge of Panoramic Ventures

    In this episode, we speak with Mark Buffington, Managing Partner and Paul Judge, Managing Partner of Panoramic Ventures. Panoramic Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Atlanta that takes a “wider-view” approach to investing by targeting the Southeast and Midwest and placing a focus on diverse founders and university startups. Panoramic opens new doors […]

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