Contours of Copyright: Supplementary Note to “The States Win One and Lose One.”

Earlier this month we reported on two Supreme Court cases affecting states’ rights under copyright law. The victory for states came in Allen v. Cooper, which held that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990 lacked a proper constitutional foundation to abrogate states’ immunity, under the 11th Amendment, from private copyright infringement suits. The Court …

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Jurisdictional Thresholds Increase

By: Carl Barnes Key jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.S.C. §18A, will increase as of February 11, 2013, 30 days after the Federal Trade Commission's publication of the new thresholds in the Federal Register. Meeting one or more of the jurisdictional thresholds means that certain acquisitions of assets and/or …

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FDA to Meet on December 16 to Discuss Proposed User Fee Program for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biologic Product Applications

By David Fazzolare The FDA recently announced a notice of public meeting and request for comments in the Federal Register regarding proposed recommendations for a user fee program for biosimilar biological products for fiscal years 2013 through 2017. The Federal Register notice describes the FDA’s proposed user fee program, as well as FDA’s proposed performance …

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