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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Publishes Updated Oral Hearing Guide

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) has published an updated Oral Hearing Guide to reflect current practice before the Board.

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Smith to Speak at CCEEB 2024 Summer Issues Seminar

Manatt Energy and Environment Partner David C. Smith will participate in a panel discussion with regulators, utilities and environmental advocates on statewide issues.

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Colorado Enacts Law Regulating “High-Risk” AI: Here’s What You Should Know

On May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Colorado Senate Bill 2-205 (SB 205), also known as the Colorado Artificial Intelligence Act—making Colorado the second state to enact comprehensive legislation on artificial intelligence (AI), and the first to...

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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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NIST Releases New Draft Guidance to Improve Safety, Security and Trustworthiness of AI Systems

The flurry of AI-related activity has certainly begun. Earlier this week, the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released new draft guidance to improve the safety, security and trustworthiness of...

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Manatt Health: Health AI Policy Tracker

The purpose of this quarterly tracker is to identify key federal and state health AI policy activity. Below reflects federal legislative and regulatory activity to date related to AI, and state legislative activity introduced between January 1 and March 31st, 2024.

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Manatt Launches Health AI Policy Tracker

Manatt’s new Health AI Policy Tracker identifies key federal and state AI policy activity most relevant to the health care industry.

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Discretionary Denial Requires Compelling Analysis Only After Fintiv Factors Support Denial

In Commscope Techs. LLC v. Dali Wireless, Inc.1 the Director of the U.S. Patent Office issued a precedential decision that discretionary denial requires the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to perform the compelling merits analysis that at least one claim is unpatentable only after first determining that Fintiv factors 1–5 support denial of institution.

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HIPAA Enforcer Updates Guidelines on Online Tracking Amid Calls for Clarity: Key Takeaways

On March 18, 2024, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its December 2022 guidance for HIPAA-regulated entities regarding the use of online tracking technologies on websites and apps.

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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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