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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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Greg Parker and Alison Grippo Examine How Manufacturers Can Navigate Intellectual Property Pitfalls

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October 14, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Greg Parker and Alison Grippo authored an article outlining what manufacturers need to know about two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to intellectual property rights and protection (Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC and Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc.) The article notes, "[a]s intellectual property law evolves, so do the best practices for identifying and protecting intellectual property issues and assets. Accordingly, manufacturers should continually reevaluate and update their intellectual property strategies."

The full article, "Patent Law Update: Practical Legal Insight for Protecting Your Products," was published by IndustryWeek on October 14, 2015 and is available online.


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