Update – Which Decisions Have Excluded Dr. Parisian, and About What?

By | Drug & Device Law | March 30, 2017
Back in 2013, we published a comprehensive post on the checkered Daubert history of the notorious and prolific (in equal amounts) plaintiff-side “FDA expert” (although she routinely attempts to opine way beyond FDA matters) – “Dr.” Suzanne Parisian.  We use quotation marks, because although Parisian is technically an MD, she hasn’t seen a single patient in decades.  View Full Post
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IRSST Publishes Report for Project On Development and Validation of Methods for Sampling and Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials in Air and On Workplace Surfaces

On March 7, 2017, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published the final report for Project 2013-0059, “The Development and Validation of Methods for Sampling and Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials in Air and on Workplace Surfaces.”  The report is available in French, but the abstract is available in English.  View Full Post
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Supreme Court Rules Cheerleading Uniform Designs Are Copyrightable

CheerUniformsDecisionImageOn March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands that design elements of cheerleading uniforms may be protected under the Copyright Act. The 6-2 decision, written by Justice Thomas, clarified the scope of protection afforded to clothing designs and, more broadly, designs on useful articles. View Full Post
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New Whitepaper Published: Treatment of Bitcoin Under U.S. Property Law

By | Virtual Currency Report | March 29, 2017
In this recently published Perkins Coie whitepaper, the authors analyze the treatment of bitcoin under applicable U.S. property law.  The authors conclude that property interests should exist in bitcoin under such law, and that multiple sources of persuasive authority provide additional support for that conclusion. View Full Post
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Federal Aviation Administration 2017 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium, Days 1-2

droneThe Federal Aviation Administration’s 2017 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) Symposium opened on March 27, 2017. Through the first two days of the conference, the FAA has focused on its efforts to work with UAS industry stakeholders to facilitate the integration of UAS into the national airspace system (“NAS”).  View Full Post
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