A False Claims Act suit against a medical device manufacturer could be barred by a previously filed lawsuit that failed to satisfy the heightened pleading standard for fraud, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
Two key provisions of the federal patent reform law that are due to go into effect next month have prompted lawyers to change the advice they offer clients.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act into law last week, a measure he said will benefit businesses by allowing inventions to get to market sooner and cut down on red tape and patent-related litigation.
WASHINGTON – Just days after the Senate passed a patent reform measure that would bring the United States’ patent laws in line with those of most other countries, a companion bill was introduced in the House.