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Delaware Court Rules That Watson Does Not Infringe Patent Related to Generic Version of Concerta(R) and Declares Patent Invalid

CORONA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled that Watson's generic version of Concerta (methylphenidate hydroc...

District Court Sides with Smith & Nephew; Rules that It will Issue Injunction that will Prohibit Arthrex Inc. from Selling Infringing Medical Devices

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A US District Court judge in Oregon yesterday ruled that it will grant Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy's request for an injunction that will prohibit privately held Arthrex Inc. of Naples, Fla., from manufacturing or selling medic...

NASDAQ's Temporary Suspension of Minimum Bid Closing Price Rules Extends Insmed's Compliance Date to March 20, 2009

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that as a result of the recently disclosed temporary suspension of NASDAQ's minimum bid closing price rule (the "Minimum Bid"), NASDAQ has info...

WIPO Panel Rules Boston Scientific Liberte(R) and TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stents Do Not Infringe Medinol Patents

NATICK, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced today that a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) arbitration panel has issued its ruling in an arbitration between the Company and Medinol, Ltd. Medinol, which had requested the arb...

Luminex Corporation Reaches Settlement With Rules Based Medicine, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced that it has settled the pending litigation with Rules Based Medicine, Inc ("RBM"). As part of the settlement, Luminex received a cash payment of $12.5 million. The cash payment was made by RBM...

Patent Office Rules in Neuralstem's Favor in Dispute with StemCells, Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem cell company, Neuralstem, Inc. (AMEX: CUR ), announced today that it has received notice that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued its first ruling in the reexamination of the four StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq: STE...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Complies With NASDAQ Rules

SAN FRANCISCO , March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP ), a biotechnology company focused on the development of compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, today announced, in compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b)(1)(B), tha...

Bioscience Company Chooses Microsoft Dynamics AX to Improve Support for Compliance With Industry Rules

PURE Bioscience picks Microsoft technology over competitors for its ease of use, scalability and manufacturing capabilities. REDMOND, Wash., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that PURE Bioscience has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 to speed and inte...

Insmed Announces Additional Information in Compliance With NASDAQ Rules

RICHMOND, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b)(1)(B) (the "NASDAQ Rule") any Company whose securities are listed on one of the NASDAQ stock exchanges that receives a going concern audit opinion in one of its filings with the Securities and Exchang...

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Esker awarded patent for DeliveryWare Rules Engine

Madison,Wis. - Esker Software , based in Lyon, France and maintaining its U.S. headquarters in Madison, received a U.S. patent for the technology behind its DeliveryWare Rules Engine, a mechanism for enabling content-based document delivery. DeliveryWare automatically recognizes and extracts...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules against Microsoft

Madison, Wis. - A class-action lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin consumers against Microsoft can proceed under the state's antitrust laws, as a result of last week's state Supreme Court ruling . The suit, led by Milwaukee resident Gene Olstad, seeks a settlement fund for all Wisconsin consumers ...

Patent licensing: For enforcing companies, the rules have changed

Many patent owners enforce their patent rights against potential infringers by licensing the patent rather than going to court to stop the infringing activity. Thanks to a recent Federal Circuit Court ruling, that could become an expensive practice. Typically, the patent owner would do this by...

Quick peeks, Clawback Agreements, and the rules of electronic discovery

Editor's note : This is the first in a four-part series of articles regarding the rules that govern the discovery process in a lawsuit and, in particular, the discovery of electronically stored information, or ESI. In Part I, attorney Tim Hansen of the law firm Michael Best and Friedrich will h...

Time for health plans to comply with HIPAA privacy rules

Effective April 14, 2004, the privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally apply to all health plans, including small plans with annual receipts under $5,000,000. What is a health plan? A health plan is any insured or self-insured p...

Visions: Chicago software exec Jason Fried breaks (almost) all the rules

Milwaukee, Wis . - He shares company secrets. He thinks business meetings can be toxic as well as costly. He believes in small, two-person project teams to improve the flow of communication, and he thinks employees must be given ample alone time to accommodate REM work. There is a method to Ja...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Appoints New Independent Director

...dit Committee, Compensation Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, and as "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the SEC rules adopted pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Mr. Wei Lee has over 15 years of experience in financial services and government relations,...

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

... exactly how cancer cells cheat their host, scientists must first study the rules governing the orderly cooperation of normal cells. For creating a system that studies the rules governing cellular order - which enhances the potential for learning how ca...

U.S. Federal Trade Commission to Challenge Thoratec's Proposed Acquisition of HeartWare International

...r by going to Thoratec's Investors page on its corporate web site at www.Thoratec.com. Additional information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger, and a description of their direct and indire...

Cardium Regains Listing Compliance with NYSE Amex

...ation with respect to the company, including its Securities and Exchange Commission filings and that its letter is subject to changes in the NYSE Amex rules that could require the exchange to re-evaluate its position and other qualifications. "We are very pleased that the NYSE Amex has recognized th...

The MedZilla Report: June 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

... with a caveat -- that they would keep their products on the market but discontinue direct-sales efforts -- which could be an indicator that new PhRMA rules about what pharmaceutical sales representatives can and cannot do in the pursuit of their jobs. "The dramatization of the sales rep who bring in ...

NeoStem Raises Additional Funds from Principals of Suzhou Erye Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. and U.S. Institutional and Private Investors, Bringing the Total Recent Financings to Over $15 Million; Funds Will Support Expansion Activities in the United State

...e callable by the Company if the common stock trades at a price equal to $3.50. Subject to the affirmative vote of the Company's shareholders and the rules of the NYSE Amex, the warrants will become exercisable for a period of five years and each share of Series D Convertible Redeemable Preferred Sock wil...

Light sensor breakthrough could enhance digital cameras

...ke those in laptops suffer from noise and grainy images as a result of the small number excitons. "Multi-exciton generation breaks the conventional rules that bind traditional semiconductor devices," says Sargent. "This finding shows that it's more than a fascinating concept: the tangible benefits of mu...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Regulatory Clearance for Its Planned Acquisition of Cougar Biotechnology

...on June 5, 2009. The tender offer will expire at midnight on July 2, 2009, unless extended in accordance with the merger agreement and the applicable rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Termination of the waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the tender...

DNA2.0 Awarded US Patents for Breakthrough Gene Optimization Technology -- Company's Unique Algorithm Enables Expression Yields up to 50 Times Greater than Competing Approaches

...ation for funding the three-year study that has allowed us to elucidate the rules on which our patents and algorithms are based." The NSF-supported ...ver a wider range of applications for optimized genes." One of the rules that has emerged from Dr Welch's work is that constraining the incorporatio...

Johnson & Johnson Begins Tender Offer to Acquire Cougar Biotechnology

...ransaction. The tender offer will expire at midnight on July 2, 2009, unless extended in accordance with the merger agreement and the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC. The closing of the tender offer is conditioned on the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of Cougar Biotechnol...

Microfluidics Expands Distributorship in Japan with Exclusive POWREX Partnership to Meet Increased Demand in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Energy Industries

...e confidentiality of our intellectual property; our ability to retain key employees and our reliance on a new management team; changes in governmental rules and regulations, including those regulating the exportation of goods; and general economic and business conditions and the financial crisis, including...

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Receives NASDAQ Deficiency Notice

... has no immediate effect on the Company's listing on the NASDAQ Global Market or on the trading of the Company's common stock. As provided in the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market, the Company has until June 3, 2009 to provide The NASDAQ Stock Market with a plan to regain compliance with the NASDAQ Glo...

Brain research shows past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

...as in our brains are actually trained to learn the rules that determine the way we interpret sensory inform...erent categories. Volunteers used two different rules to assign visual patterns into categories. As a re...belonging to the same category based on one of the rules could be members of different categories based on ...

Statement From Michael Hansen, CEO of Elsevier's Health Sciences Division, Regarding Australia Based Sponsored Journal Practices Between 2000 and 2005

...ding those in the pharmaceutical industry, to help communicate the findings of high-quality, peer-reviewed medical research. We have strict disclosure rules in place so that readers are aware of any financial interests behind a specific article or journal, or when entire compilation products are created fo...

Sugarcane Ethanol Industry Eager to Implement U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

...tection Agency (EPA) will finally publish proposed rules to implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). UN... of deliberation, to let the EPA publish its draft rules to implement the 36 billion gallon biofuel standar...f 2007. The new RFS, which the proposed EPA rules would implement, requires not only greater volumes...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

...this for many years; however, they haven't really understood the biological rules for building larger structures. I won't say that we completely understand the rules yet, but at least we know what two of the structures are now and how they r...

Beckman Coulter Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

... $0.03 after-tax, non-cash charge to interest expense due to new accounting rules governing convertible debt instruments. Adjusting for special items (relat...cluding the $0.03 non-cash charge to interest expense due to new accounting rules governing convertible debt instruments. Adjusting for special items but in...

Spherix Recruiting New 'Independent' Director to Regain NASDAQ Compliance

...e death of the Company's Chairman, A. Paul Cox, Jr., an event that reduced the number of "Independent" directors to below the required ratio. Per the rules of this requirement, NASDAQ has provided Spherix a cure period and the Company must regain compliance on or before the date of its next annual shareho...

Cepheid Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

...be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with its results...

NeoStem Completes $11 Million Private Placement Financing to Support Expansion Activities in China, Further Development of NeoStem's VSEL Technology and Advancement of Medical Tourism Initiatives

...e callable by the Company if the common stock trades at a price equal to $3.50. Subject to the affirmative vote of the Company's shareholders and the rules of the NYSE Amex, the warrants will become exercisable for a period of five years and each share of Series D Convertible Redeemable Preferred Sock wil...

TorreyPines Therapeutics Receives Notice of Non-Compliance with Nasdaq Continued Listing Requirements

...pany's common stock. In the event that the Company receives notice that its common stock is being delisted from the Nasdaq Global Market, Nasdaq rules permit the Company to appeal any delisting determination by the Nasdaq staff to a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel. Alternatively, Nasdaq may permi...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results

...rm 10-K is filed, whether or not the private placement closes. The foregoing disclosure regarding the "going concern" opinion is required under NASDAQ rules and requires that a company receiving an audit opinion that expresses doubt about the ability of the company to continue as a going concern make a pub...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Complies with NASDAQ Rule Regarding Recently Filed 10-K

...pany's 2008 financial statements contained an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. NASDAQ Marketplace rules require NASDAQ-traded companies to publicly announce if their Annual Report on Form 10-K includes an audit report containing a going concern explanato...

Prime Health Network and Its Patients Thrive in Tough Economic Times on the InstaMed Network

... clearinghouse. InstaMed is an AHIP Solutions Partner (America's Health Insurance Plans), a member of the C.O.R.E. Initiative (Committee on Operating rules for Information Exchange), the Medical Banking Project, ASC X12, HBMA (Healthcare Billing & Management Association), Electronic Payments Network A...
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