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January FDA Updates

As we move into 2020, we’re starting a regular blog series highlighting noteworthy FDA updates regarding regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse cases, and product development issues every month. Our January recap is below. 1. FDA, USDA and EPA announce joint platform to streamline information about …›

February 19, 2020 - Intellectual Property, United States

New USPTO Rule Likely to Increase Spam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just issued new rules that directly affect trademark owners. Going forward, trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will need to provide their email address in USPTO …›

FDA and Real-World Evidence in 2019

Around the end of 2018, FDA published the “Framework for FDA’s Real-World Evidence Program” (the “Framework”).[1] The Framework is to provide a basis for the agency in evaluating the potential use of real-world evidence (RWE) in regulatory decisions involving drug and biological products.[2] The …›

Plant Variety Protection Office Now Accepting Applications For Asexually Reproduced Plants

Elizabeth Freeman Rosenzweig, a Morrison & Foerster law clerk in our San Francisco office, Biology PhD, and JD candidate at Berkeley Law, contributed to the writing of this article. On January 6, 2020, the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) released the final version of its …›