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Mintz Member Daniel Weinger and Associates Vincent Ferraro and Chris Duerden co-authored a recent Law360 expert analysis article that examined how the Federal Circuit’s en banc ruling in Aqua Products Inc. v. Matal has affected the motion to amend practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as other favorable trends for patent owners.
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Mintz Member Dianne Bourque appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Technology” news program to discuss Google’s partnership with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system, which includes sharing the personal health data of tens of millions of patients. Ms. Bourque addressed the legality of the arrangement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), compliance under the federal privacy law, and legal limitations for using the health data.

The full show is available here, and the segment featuring Ms. Bourque runs from 29:47 - 35:15.
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In this Q&A published by Legaltech News, Vice President of ML Strategies Christian Fjeld—former lead Democratic Senate staffer tasked with shepherding the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act) through the Senate—discussed why Congress failed to pass the AV START Act, how autonomous vehicles’ complexity isn’t lawmakers’ largest hurdle, and why the data privacy debate may factor into the next autonomous vehicle bill.
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The Boston Globe reported that on November 15, 2019, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Patti B. Saris dismissed with prejudice federal RICO claims by plaintiff Sterling Suffolk Racecourse seeking over $3 billion in damages against Mintz clients Wynn MA, LLC, Wynn Resorts, LTD and its Chairman in a lawsuit arising out of the bid process for a much sought-after gaming license in the Greater Boston area. The Mintz team was led by Member Peter Biagetti, along with Member and Co-chair of the Construction Law Practice Tony Starr, and Associates Caitlin Hill and David Kete.
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An article published by Wired detailed Google’s partnership with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system, which includes sharing the personal health data of tens of millions of patients. In the article, Mintz Member Dianne Bourque was quoted on the legality of the arrangement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and legal limitations for using the health data.
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Mintz attorney Natalie Prescott authored this article published by The Recorder analyzing the notable trend towards state regulation of biometric data and detailing how companies can proactively monitor their compliance with emerging privacy laws.
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