Top Takeaways from HIMSS and the Opportunities in Health IT for 2017

March 13th, 2017
Health IT

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP and the Metro Atlanta Chamber bring together a panel of experts to share their takeaways from HIMSS and discuss the opportunities in Health IT for 2017.

•Kornelius Bankston – Director of Bioscience Ecosystem Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber
•Justin Barnes – Healthcare Innovation & Services Strategist
•E Jane Caraway – Director, Georgia Department of Economic Development
•Dr. Denise Hines – CEO of eHealth Services Group & Executive Director of GaHIN
Michele Madison – Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP (Moderator)

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Supreme Court Rules on IP Case Life Sciences Manufacturers Are Following

By Mary An Merchant, Ph.D. / Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Groups – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Do U.S. patent rights protect a patent owner from competitors that export key parts of inventions for reassembly in other countries? Competitive international activity is a common challenge for companies that only hold U.S. patents, especially when deciding whether, and where, to seek patent protection in other countries.  Diagnostic companies, medical device companies and others who hold patents on multicomponent inventions have followed this case closely.

The U.S. Supreme Court answered a part of the question recently, determining that exporting a staple article or commodity of a multicomponent

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: What Every Counsel Should Know to Avoid Surprise Liability

February 16th, 2017
Events & Associations

The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act governs when and under what conditions a company or non-profit organization may call a person’s telephone number using an automated telephone dialing system or a prerecorded message. The damages for violation of the TCPA can be substantial, based on $500 per improper call on a strict liability basis.

This program covers:
(1) the requirements for obtaining consent to call a person using an automated dialing system or prerecorded message
(2) the most recent case law examining the types of equipment which qualify as an automated dialing system

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