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Welcome to Womble Perspectives, where we explore a wide range of topics from the latest legal updates to industry trends to the business of law. Our team of lawyers, professionals and occasional outside guests will take you through the most pressing issues facing businesses today and provide practical and actionable advice to help you navigate the ever-changing legal landscape. With a focus on innovation, collaboration and client service, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to our clients and to the communities we serve. 

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Welcome to Womble Perspectives, where we explore a wide range of topics from the latest legal updates to industry trends to the business of law. Our team of lawyers, professionals and occasional outside guests will take you through the most pressing issues facing businesses today and provide practical and actionable advice to help you navigate the ever-changing legal landscape. With a focus on innovation, collaboration and client service, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to our clients and to the communities we serve. 

    DOJ Launches Task Force to Tackle Health Care Monopolies and Collusion

    DOJ Launches Task Force to Tackle Health Care Monopolies and Collusion

    The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has made a bold move in its ongoing effort to ensure fair competition within the healthcare industry with the announcement of the Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion on May 9. According to Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter, "The task force will identify and root out monopolies and collusive practices that increase costs, decrease quality, and create single points of failure in the health care industry.” Read the ...

    • 7 min
    Unpacking the USPTO’s Proposed Rule Changes for Terminal Disclaimers

    Unpacking the USPTO’s Proposed Rule Changes for Terminal Disclaimers

    On May 10, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning terminal disclaimers. These proposed changes are significant for stakeholders in the patent system, as they could profoundly impact the enforceability of patents associated with this type of disclaimer. Understanding these changes is crucial for anyone involved in the patent landscape to navigate the complexities and potential consequences these rules may bring.Read the full articl...

    • 6 min
    FTC Claims Against PE Firm Put to Sleep

    FTC Claims Against PE Firm Put to Sleep

    On May 13, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled against the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust claims against private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. The FTC had targeted the firm for its role in forming U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. and consolidating the Texas hospital anesthesia market. This ruling has significant implications for the FTC's strategy against private equity roll-ups in healthcare and sets a new precedent for future antitr...

    • 5 min
    Enhancing Trade-Based Money Laundering Detection

    Enhancing Trade-Based Money Laundering Detection

    Trade-based money laundering poses a significant threat to the integrity of global financial systems. Criminals exploit international trade mechanisms to disguise illicit proceeds, making detection exceedingly complex. Traditional Trade-based money laundering detection systems often fall short in identifying intricate patterns and relationships that indicate suspicious activities. However, innovative solutions like retrieval-augmented generation and semantic search technologies are revolution...

    • 6 min
    A New Development in Organ Transplants: Xenotransplantation

    A New Development in Organ Transplants: Xenotransplantation

    In the United States alone, over 100,000 individuals are on the waiting list for an organ transplant, with thousands more added each year. Globally, the crisis is equally severe -according to the United Network of Organ Sharing, more than 6,000 people in the US die on an annual basis waiting for a matched organ.Enter xenotransplantation. This innovative approach has the potential to reduce the global organ shortage.Read the full article.About the author:Kim Beane

    • 3 min
    Breaking Down the Supreme Court's Latest Copyright Law Ruling: What You Need to Know

    Breaking Down the Supreme Court's Latest Copyright Law Ruling: What You Need to Know

    In a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the landscape of copyright law has been drastically changed. On May 9, in a decisive 6-3 ruling in the case of Warner Chappell Music Inc. et al. vs. Sherman Nealy et al, the Court made it clear: copyright infringement claims aren't locked into a mere three-year window for seeking damages. Read the full article.About the author:L. Christine Lawson

    • 3 min

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