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HHS Announces $400,000 HIPAA Settlement with Community Health Center

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) recently settled with a notable covered entity – a nonprofit Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) – over alleged Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rule violations. FQHC’s generally serve underserved populations, and qualify for enhanced reimbursement from … Continue Reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Issues Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing

On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published guidance (“Guidance”) on how cloud services providers (“CSPs”) and covered entities using cloud computing solutions can comply with the privacy, security, and breach notification rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). Over the last … Continue Reading

The Federal Circuit Declines to Revisit its Decision that the Biosimilars Patent Dance is Optional – Next Stop, Supreme Court?

This past summer, a divided Federal Circuit panel found, in the case of Amgen v. Sandoz, that the so-called “patent dance” under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA) is optional.  This past Friday, the Federal Circuit declined to rehear that decision.  Its decision provides biosimilar developers with continued choice while opening … Continue Reading

The Single Party Rule for Direct Patent Infringement: Guidance from the Federal Circuit’s latest Akamai vs. Limelight decision

In its fourth decision in the ten-year litigation between Akamai and Limelight, the Federal Circuit again addresses the issue of so-called divided infringement, this time providing guidance on the requirement that only a “single party” can directly infringe. This case had its most momentous turning point last summer, in June 2014, when the Supreme Court … Continue Reading

Best practice on data privacy

Most organizations would agree that data privacy must be treated as a priority issue, not least because of the financial and reputational consequences of a data breach.  Squire Patton Boggs has a global team of specialists advising clients on local and global data issues. Two members of our team, Tom Zeno and Lindsay Holmes have written a two … Continue Reading
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