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Posted on: Jan 2, 2020


The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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Developments in Drug Labels as “Prior Art” at PTAB
By John Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier PC
Historically, parties challenging patents covering pharmaceuticals and biologics often used drug product labels as prior art before PTAB. However, recent decisions demonstrate that a date printed on a drug label with no other evidence supporting that date is insufficient to demonstrate that the label was publicly available as of the printed date.
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The Ethical Duty
By Helen Geib, Xact Data Discovery
Cyber criminals target law firms and other legal services providers for both their own and their clients’ data. Clients naturally demand their data be protected. Cybersecurity is an organizational imperative across the legal industry. For lawyers, it’s also an ethical duty.
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The Benefits and Risks of Turning a Law Firm into a Family Business
By John Mervilde, Meils Thompson Dietz & Berish
A recent Indiana Lawyer issue includes an article about several firms in which siblings, or parents and their adult children, practice law together. While not unheard of in larger firms, these arrangements typically are the stuff of small firms. Unsurprisingly, the attorneys who agreed to be profiled in the Indiana Lawyer are both personally and professionally successful.
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Seventh Circuit Finds That Future Potential Disabilities Are Not Covered By The ADA
By Alexandra J. Blackwell, Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph LLC
The Seventh Circuit joined the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits in concluding that ADA protections do not extend to future potential disabilities. This decision shows the importance of advising clients to draft and maintain well-reasoned policies that are consistently followed by the company.
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'Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury': How to Handle Your First Trial Like a Vet
Taking on your first jury trial is one of the most exciting, yet nerve-wracking, experiences a young lawyer may face. Check out this article for some tips and tricks of the trade. 
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