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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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Terry Clark and Greg Parker Author Article on Impact of Supreme Court's Alice Patent Case

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May 12, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Terry Clark and Greg Parker authored an article published online by World IP Review discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp v. Bank, and its dramatic effect on the country's patent system. Although the Alice decision has made it incredibly difficult to obtain and enforce computer-implemented software patents, Terry and Greg argue that it is still possible with the right strategy. Since the decision nearly two years ago, district courts nationwide have relied heavily on Alice to overwhelmingly invalidate software patents. The invalidation rate is approximately 75% in district courts and more than 90% at the Federal Circuit. "Given how few software patents have survived patent eligibility since Alice, patent owners and practitioners have little guidance on what types of software innovations are patent-eligible," explain the authors. 

The full article, "Best Practices for Patenting Software Post-Alice," was published online by World IP Review on May 12, 2016, and is available online.


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