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 …›

Morrison & Foerster Hosts 2nd Annual Blockchain Healthcare Summit

Five Morrison & Foerster attorneys recently participated in the 2nd Annual Blockchain Healthcare Summit in our New York City office, and provided an overview of the current state of the industry, including a discussion of blockchain-enabled applications for compliance, privacy, practitioner credentialing, patient medical …›

Supreme Court Decides Prescription Drug Preemption Case in Favor of Drug Manufacturer

The United States Supreme Court finally clarified its 11-year-old “clear evidence” standard for pharmaceutical preemption. In its much-anticipated opinion delivered by Justice Breyer, the Court unanimously reversed the Third Circuit’s holding that questions of pharmaceutical preemption should be decided by juries. Merck …›