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CO Enacts “High-Risk” AI Law Regulating Deployers and Developers, Including Health Care Stakeholders

On Friday, May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, with noted reservations, signed into law SB205, a consumer protection law which imposes significant requirements on developers and deployers of “high risk&rdquo...

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There’s Nothing Weak About the SEC’s “Weakened” Climate Disclosure Mandate

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its long-awaited climate disclosure mandate for publicly traded companies (Final Rule).

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The FDA and the Future of AI Oversight

In January 2024, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report highlighting current obstacles to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) timely and effective regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in medical devices and other emerging health care technologies (GAO...

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Manatt Represents A.G.P. in Chromocell Therapeutics Corp. $6.6M IPO

A Manatt team led by Capital Markets Partner Thomas J. Poletti represented Alliance Global Partners (A.G.P.) as the underwriter for Chromocell Therapeutics Corp.@s initial public offering (IPO), which raised $6.6 million. Chromocell Therapeutics, a company based in New Jersey, develops and sells non-opioid and non-addictive treatments for pain and other related medical conditions. Their IPO...

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AI Implemented Invention Tips Following USPTO Guidance

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have both previously held that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be a sole inventor on a patent application since each inventor must be a human being.

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Manatt Represents Ennov in Acquisition of Calyx’s Enterprise Technology Division

A Manatt team, led by Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Partners Richard G.J. McDerby and Michel C. Narganes, along with Corporate and Finance Associate Adriana M. Bass, represented Ennov SAS in their acquisition of the...

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Manatt Ventures VC Market Update – August 2023

The Manatt Ventures team constantly evaluates changes in the market, both for our clients and for the Manatt Venture Fund, our internal venture capital (VC) fund. Below are some of the more interesting data points and perspectives we have come across lately that have helped inform our perspectives.

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Advancing Women’s Reproductive Health Access: Medicaid Should Be a Part of Your Growth Strategy

Medicaid is a critical source of health care coverage for women in their childbearing years, covering 1 in 5, or 13 million, women of reproductive age.

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Climate Disclosures: California Mandates Advance in Legislature with Modest Reprieve

Two proposed California laws that would mandate disclosure of climate-warming emissions and organizational “risk” related to climate change moved closer to Governor Newsom’s desk.

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2023–24 California State Budget Finalized—At Least for Now

After around-the-clock weekend negotiations between Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Gavin Newsom, working against a looming June 30 constitutional deadline, leaders announced a budget agreement late Monday night.

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