James I. Zirkle

James I. Zirkle

A registered patent lawyer with a background in computer engineering, James Zirkle works with clients on intellectual property issues, focusing on litigation and patent counseling. James handles patent litigations involving various technologies, including wireless communications and medical devices, and trademark litigation. In addition, he prepares petitions for inter partes review of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. James also assists clients with the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and licensing arrangements.

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Drug and Device Information on Social Media

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently issued two draft guidance documents relating to the use of Twitter and other social media by drug and medical device companies. Emphasizing that companies must give a balanced presentation of their products, the Agency stated that companies must provide risk information along with any benefit information within a tweet or similar promotional message.… Continue Reading