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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogGerman data protection authorities issue fines in 75 cases for GDPR breachesPosted on May 22, 2019 by Steven Craig
    A recent survey of regional data protection authorities in Germany has revealed 75 cases of reported personal data breaches since the GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018. As a result, German authorities have imposed punitive fines totalling €449,000. Germany differs from Ireland as the responsibility for monitoring and ensuring compliance with the GDPR...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law BlogSupreme Court Exposes FCA Defendants To Decade-Old Relator SuitsPosted on May 15, 2019 by Jonathan S. Feld
    When the Supreme Court accepted the cert petition to resolve a Circuit split regarding the False Claims Act’s statute of limitations when the government does not intervene, it created the potential that the Court would extend the limitations period for private relators’ FCA actions. That is exactly what happened. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a relator can bring suit within three years after a government official knows, or should know, about a potential FCA violation—up to 10 years after the underlying event—and the relator does not count as a gover...
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  • Blog: Biologics BlogLawmakers Release Framework for Section 101 ReformPosted on April 22, 2019 by
    On April 17, 2019, several lawmakers from the Senate and House of Representatives released a bipartisan, bicameral framework for statutory reform of 35 U.S.C. § 101.  The framework was released about two months after the revival of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property.  For the past several years, innovators, the Patent Office, and even judges [...]
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  • Blog: EndpointsExperienced Health Care and Privacy Partner Join’s Verrill Dana’s Health Care GroupPosted on December 13, 2018 by Academic and Clinical Research Group
    We are pleased to welcome attorney Nadine Peters to our nationally-recognized Health Care Group. Nadine comes to Verrill Dana with more than 15 years of experience as a health care and privacy attorney and focuses on clients within the health care and life sciences industries. Most recently, Nadine served as Deputy General Counsel at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent non-profit organization authorized under the Affordable Care Act to fund comparative effectiveness research. Prior to PCORI, she was [...]
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