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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Terry Clark Provides Insight on Federal Circuit's Decision to Consider Patent On-Sale Bar Case En Banc

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November 19, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Terry Clark provided insight for an article outlining the Federal Circuit's decision to conduct en banc review of the patent case involving Angiomax. In that case, a panel of the Federal Circuit held that the product-by-process claims in the patents were invalid under the on-sale bar because the patentee hired an outside laboratory to manufacture test batches of Angiomax more than one year before the patent applications were filed. According to Terry, the en banc Federal Circuit "could rule that a confidentiality agreement with the supplier, ensuring that the patented invention is not made public, would prevent the on-sale bar from applying."

The full article, "Full Fed. Circ. May Blunt On-Sale Bar's Risk To Small Cos.," was published by Law360 on November 18, 2015 and is available online.


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