In Amgen v. Hospira, issued August 10, the Federal Circuit provided its latest take on the “patent dance” under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”). The Federal Circuit sets a low bar for what constitutes “a claim of patent infringement could reasonably be asserted” under BPCIA and allows a reference product sponsor to potentially identify a lot more patents at the beginning of the dance than what it can reasonably assert at the end of the dance, after receiving additional information from the biosimilar applicant. Read Limin Zheng’s article published in Daily Journal here.
“Pepperdine Gay Bias Case—A Loss and a Win for Plaintiffs, Law 360, August 14, 2017, https://www.gcalaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SBRM.pdf.
“IAAF Recognition of Intersex Runner Sets Humane Precedent,” Law 360, August 3, 2017, https://www.gcalaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/iaaf-recognition.pdf
“Case Against Intersex Runner Is Sprinting To Another Loss,” Law360, July 18, 2017, https://www.law360.com/articles/945183
“Trump Transgender Tweet Ignores Medical Findings,” Texas Tribune, July, 28, 2017, http://trib.it/2u2VKmB
“Changing Sex/Gender Roles and Sport,” 28 Stanford Law & Policy Review 215 (2017), https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-law-policy-review-slpr/slpr-volume-28/#slsnav-issue-2
Sport has encountered many ethical problems, from performance-enhancing drugs to concussions. Those problems are now analyzed in a new book co-authored by Ron Katz of GCA and published by Routledge. The book also addresses the kind of leadership that is necessary to avoid ethical problems.
December 15, 2016
Focus on alleged Russian state-sponsored doping in international athletic competitions has distracted attention from the problems of the organization that is supposed to detect doping. The focus on Russia has also distracted attention from mass bans of athletes without regard to guilt. Read Ron Katz’s article published in Law360 here.
The California Supreme Court recently clarified joint and several liability in multi-party contracts, finding jointly and severally liable parties may be sued in separate lawsuits. Read Ken Van Vleck’s article published by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation here.
Technology workers from Bangalore, software instructors from Arizona and Colorado, truck drivers in San Diego, and cucumber harvesters in Gilroy, California… Cases involving workers as varied as these have helped form a body of wage-and-hour law that all California employers, and out-of-state employers sending employees to work in the state, must understand, say Elizabeth Roth and Barbara Tanzillo of GCA Law Partners LLP.