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September 25, 2019 - CFIUS, Regulatory, United States

Foreign Investment 2020 (Part 1): Key Takeaways from the “Modernized” CFIUS Regulations

After more than a year of anticipation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) has released proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). These proposed regulations follow an initial round of FIRRMA-implementing regulations issued in October 2018, which most …›

Artificial Intelligence and Pharma

Bethany Hills authored an article for PHARMAnetwork, covering how the pharmaceutical industry has been adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning. Bethany discusses that the pharmaceutical sector has been one of the more robust areas where private partnerships with artificial intelligence-based technology companies have developed. …›

Analyzing Biologics Under the Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel

In a recent decision, Ajinomoto v. ITC, the Federal Circuit addressed the issues of doctrine of equivalents and prosecution history estoppel as applied to patent claims reciting specific amino acid sequence of a biologic. On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the …›

MoFo Hosts “Israeli Innovation in Healthcare” Event in Palo Alto

Last week, Morrison & Foerster’s Israel practice hosted a program in our Palo Alto office titled, “Israeli Innovation in Healthcare,” in collaboration with the Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast. The program featured Professor Karen Avraham, Vice Dean of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty …›

China’s new administrative regulations on human genetic resources as applied to foreign persons

The Administrative Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulations”), promulgated by China’s State Council, went into effect on July 1, 2019, superseding prior regulations on China’s human genetic resources (“China HGR”), particularly the 1998 Interim Methods of Human …›

Confidentiality of Documents: Only if Related to Court Proceedings or Commercial Interests

In particular for commercial reasons, pharmaceutical companies have an interest in the confidentiality of documents submitted in connection with the marketing authorization for medicinal products vis-á-vis its competitors as well as vis-á-vis the public. The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled in …›