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A Regulation of Animal Feed   Leave a comment

An article I wrote on the Regulation of Animal Feed was just published in the AIPLA Food and Drug Committee Newsletter:

A Regulation of Animal Feed.

Posted January 17, 2014 by deboraplehn in Uncategorized

AIPLA Webinar on Myriad Decision Regarding Isolated DNA   Leave a comment

I will be moderating a stimulating AIPLA webinar on Myriad on Wed July 24, 2013.  Our panel will consist of Gregory Castanias of Jones Day, Professor Joshua Sarnoff and Manny Vacchiano from Life Technologies.  Gregory Castanias argued the case for Myriad before the Federal Circuit and also before the Supreme Court.  Professor Joshua Sarnoff wrote an amicus brief on behalf of fifteen law professors in support of the petitioners.  Manny Vacchiano will provide the in-house perspective.


I hope you will register.  For more info see:,-July-24,-2013-Webinar.aspx

Posted July 19, 2013 by deboraplehn in Uncategorized

What Goes Up…Must Come Down: Viagra Patent Invalidated by Canadian Supreme Court   Leave a comment

An article that I wrote about the invalidation of Pfizer’s Canadian patent for Viagra was recently posted on my firm’s Life Sciences Now blog.


You may read the article here.

Posted May 15, 2013 by deboraplehn in Uncategorized

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Evernote wants to be a 100 year company   Leave a comment

Since I got my iPad, and started trying out different apps, Evernote has become my favorite app.  At first I was a bit skeptical to even try it… Did I really need an app to take down notes when I could just as easily use the “Notes” application on my iPad or iPhone? The answer is YES.  As I discussed in an earlier post, Evernote does much more than mere note-taking, and it allows you to synch your notes, pdfs and files among different devices through cloud computing.

One example of a new Evernote application that does not involve mere note-taking, is Evernote Peek, which is great for students as an alternative to old-style flashcards:

But now that there are so many other note-taking apps out there, how does Evernote plan to stay competitive and relevant?  Evernote hopes to answer that question at its first Evernote Trunk Conference for developers that will be held in San Francisco on August 18, 2011.  Evernote’s goal is to become a productivity platform, and to provide services that will enhance the user’s experience beyond mere note-taking and memory storage.  This is how Evernote plans to use the recent $50 million in funds it recently obtained, and become a 100 year company.

Posted July 24, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apps, Uncategorized

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