Hepatitis Outbreak to Top 100 Cases

By | Food Poisoning Law Blog | June 15, 2013
Hepatitis Outbreak to Top 100 Cases

With 99 hepatitis A illnesses already being investigated as part of the Costco and Townsend Farms frozen berry blend outbreak, indications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are that more than 100 people will be sickened by contamination from this food, which was marketed as a healthy choice.

Maximizing the Value of Pre-America Invents Act Patent Applications Using First-to-File Regime – Part I

By | Cleantech & Nano Blog | June 14, 2013

The first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect on March 16, 2013. The predominant view among patent practitioners is that applicants should in general keep their pre-AIA patent application under the first-in-invent regime to avail the benefit of the Hilmer doctrine and the flexibility of being able to swearing behind the earliest filing date.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proceeds to Senate Floor, Heated Debate Expected to Follow

On June 11th, the U.S. Senate voted to move the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), the comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by the “Gang of Eight,” to the floor for debate, where it is expected to face dozens of amendments in the coming weeks.