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New York Court Strikes Down Regulations Limiting Executive Compensation and Administrative Expenses

A New York court has held that the State’s regulatory limits on executive compensation and administrative expenses for entities that receive state funds unconstitutionally exceed proper regulatory authority. The regulations,...more

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

Conducting Operations Overseas: What Every Nonprofit Should Know

In this presentation: Road Map: Top Ten Steps to Successful and Compliant International Operations - - Identify Goals in the Foreign Market: What’s next? - Phased Approach: Considerations in entering...more

California Enacts 409A Legislation Reducing State Tax Penalty

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB1173 on Oct. 4, 2013, reducing the California 409A tax penalty from 20% to 5% for taxable years beginning January 1, 2013. The bill, a victory for California businesses and...more

Tax Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Due to Hurricane Sandy’s impact, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting in late October. Affected individuals and businesses have until February 1,...more

Be careful with your agreements: Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically confer ownership of inventions from inventors to...

Court holds Bayh-Dole Act simply assures that contractors may keep title to what they already have The Supreme Court recently held in Stanford v. Roche that the Bayh-Dole Act (also known as the University and Small...more

Recent Supreme Court Decision May Affect Federally Funded Research

The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered an important issue under the Bayh-Dole Act in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. The Act, passed by Congress in 1980, is intended...more

U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Trio of Patent Opinions

The Supreme Court has handed down three opinions that relate to patent issues. In Global-Tech v. SEB, ____ U.S. ____ (2011), the Court issued a new standard for establishing inducement of infringement; in Stanford v. Roche,...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Automatically Vest Title In Patents To Government Contractors From Inventors...

On Monday, June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (Stanford v. Roche). In a majority decision1 authored by...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds the Bayh-Dole Act Only Lets Employers Keep What They Already Have

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (the Bayh-Dole Act), which allocates rights in a federally-funded invention between the federal government...more

Supreme Court: Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Eclipse Inventor's Rights

On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (a/k/a the Bayh-Dole Act)1 does not displace the centuries-old maxim that "rights in an invention belong to the...more

Stanford V. Roche: Bayh-Dole Does Not Automatically Vest Title to Federally Funded Inventions in Federal Contractors

On June 6, 2011, in a 7-2 affirmance, the Supreme Court held that the Bayh-Dole Act does not automatically vest title to federally funded inventions in federal contractors or authorize contractors to unilaterally take title...more

Johnston v. Carnegie Corporation of New York: How Strong Are Your Nonprofit’s Severance Agreements?

Nonprofits often feel like Davids in a world of Goliaths. Struggling with tight budgets and lean staffs, the last thing they want to add to their basket of worries is a complex regime of human resource policies. Often,...more

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