A Brief History of the Commercial Speech Doctrine (With Some Implications for Tobacco Regulation)

by Ashutosh Bhagwat – The passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 delegated substantial new responsibility to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Charged with implementation of the…

State and Local Policy as a Tool to Complement and Supplement the FDA Law

by Leslie Zellers and Ian McLaughlin – With the recent passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now has the authority to regulate…

IN RE BERNARD L. BILSKI AND RAND A. WARSAW

At first glance, the Federal Circuit’s categorical rejection of the “useful, concrete, and tangible result” test announced in State Street in favor of the machine-or-transformation test for patent-eligible subject matter could be seen as…

PRINCO CORPORATION AND PRINCO AMERICA CORPORATION V. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

In affirming the ITC’s holding as to Princo’s first tying claim, the court found that a reasonably broad reading of the Lagadec patent (Sony’s digital method) would support a finding of infringement…