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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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The Landscape Shifts for Pharmaceutical Patents as the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Review PTAB IPR Decisions


December 13, 2016

The pharmaceutical patent landscape is undergoing changes as the Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal Circuit review an increasing number of Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes review proceeding decisions. While the appellate courts give some deference to the PTAB's implementation of the America Invents Act, we are seeing more dissenting opinions and some panels are striking down the PTAB's interpretation of the AIA. During this webinar, Janelle Waack and Greg Parker will highlight relevant trends, address issues and offer insights pertinent to the pharmaceutical industry.

Topics will include:

  • Addressing Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions impacting IPR claim interpretation, expert testimony, amendment of claims, estoppel, burden shifting and raising new arguments in reply briefs
  • An overview of how to preserve issues in the IPR record for appeal 
  • The impact of recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions on strategies for pharmaceutical patents undergoing review at the PTAB

For more information and registration, visit the IP Counsel Exchange website.

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