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Leasing Property in Portugal - FAQS

The success of the Golden Visa program in Portugal has attracted many investors that have bought property and are now looking to recover their investment. A few tips on how to lease property in Portugal, the main requirements and taxes…more

The Traits of Effective In-House Counsel

Effective members of corporate legal departments exhibit Servant Leadership characteristics; are proactively involved with the company; and they effectively communicate with others. Here's an in-depth look, an in-house perspective…more

Erneute Betriebsratsanhörung bei Wiederholungskündigung

Leidet die vom Arbeitgeber ausgesprochene Kündigung an einem formellen Fehler, ist sie unwirksam. In diesem Fall muss der Arbeitgeber die Kündigung erneut aussprechen. Dabei wird häufig übersehen, dass die Wiederholungskündigung eine…more

CMS Proposes Changes to Sunshine Act Reporting

Drug and device manufacturers breathing a sigh of relief after completing their 2013 data submissions under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act’) must now contend with four proposed changes to the Sunshine Act…more

U.S. Census Bureau Down for the Count after Certification Ruling in Criminal Background Check Case

Last Tuesday, a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted partial class certification in a case where plaintiffs allege that the United States Census Bureau used arrest records…more

Turning The Tide on “Trolls”

When a non-practicing entity (NPE) accused 16,000 small businesses of violating its patent by merely emailing scanned documents, the New York attorney general cracked down, forcing a settlement. Then the FTC threatened to sue for…more

A Recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Calms Employer Fears that Internal Investigations May Not Be Privileged and Lays Out Roadmap to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege

A recent decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most important courts in the nation, reaffirmed that a company’s internal investigations—if structured properly—are protected from disclosure in litigation by the…more

Know Your Objections: Notices, Motions and Discussions with the PTAB

ABB, Inc. v. ROY-G-BIV Corp. - In a final written decision, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) commented that evidence can only be excluded by properly serving a notice and filing a…more

Confidentiality Agreements - You Need One Before Your Company Shows Its Assets

So, you're putting your company up for sale. You or an advisor that you've retained are inviting potential buyers to have a look. Before you open the books or provide company contracts and records for review, you need to have each…more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - July 2014

Yemen Becomes the 160th Member of the WTO - Yemen became the 160th and newest member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on June 26 – 30 days after depositing its "Instrument of Acceptance." WTO Members approved Yemen's…more

Board Cuts Patent Owners Time in Half to Stay on Schedule

In Reloaded Games, Inc. v. Parallel Networks, LLC, IPR2014-00950, Paper 9 (July 8, 2014), Petitioner filed a second petition for inter partes review covering claims for which trial was not instituted in its first petition for inter…more

Staying One Step Ahead of Norma Rae — Tips for Staying Union Free

If you think unions are going away anytime soon based on recent defeats like those suffered by the UAW at Volkswagen in Tennessee, think again. The UAW and others have stepped up their organizing efforts and do not be surprised if they…more

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