Foley's Automotive Technology Program

Connected Cars

Join us for Foley’s Emerging Automotive Technologies: Tomorrow’s Trends Today where industry leaders will discuss fully connected and self-driving cars, improvements to alternative energy for vehicles, and several other technologies being used in the automotive industry.

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This program will showcase industry leaders, venture capitalists and legal professionals as they share insights around how companies are gaining competitive advantage.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Protecting Emerging Technologies Transforming Mobility
  • Investment Strategies in Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Legislative and Regulatory Changes Affecting Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

May 22, 2018
Foley & Lardner, LLP’s Boston Office
111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of Inter Partes Reviews

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On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712, affirming the constitutionality of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) inter partes review proceedings (IPR). The Court had granted certiorari on the following two issues: (1) whether IPRs violate Article III by having the PTO adjudicate the validity of issued patents; and (2) whether IPRs violate the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial.

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Iowa’s New Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a new bill into law requiring commercial health insurers in the Hawkeye State to cover health care services provided via telehealth to the same extent those services are covered via in-person care.  The law, passed under HF 2305, takes effect January 1, 2019 and applies to all policies delivered, issued, or reissued in Iowa after that date.  Iowa telemedicine providers, entrepreneurs, and patients will soon enjoy telehealth insurance coverage, joining the national majority of states with similar laws.

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OIG Report: CMS Paid Practitioners for Telehealth Services That Did Not Meet Medicare Requirements

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) just published a new report on OIG’s review of Medicare payments for telehealth services. The objective of the OIG review was to determine whether or not CMS paid practitioners for telehealth services that met Medicare requirements. The report concluded that, of the sampled claims reviewed by OIG, 31% did not meet the Medicare conditions for payment for telehealth services. Extrapolating the data, OIG estimated that Medicare could have saved approximately $3.7 million during its audit period if practitioners had provided telehealth services in accordance with Medicare requirements.

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