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Real Property Investment Vehicles Have Intellectual Property Too

The terms “intellectual property” and “real estate” are rarely found in the same sentence. Real estate industry veterans generally view “property” as an asset comprised at least partly of dirt. But real estate investment...more

Claims Directed to Real Estate Appraisal Techniques Not Patent-Eligible - Interthinx, Inc., v. Corelogic Solutions, LLC

Addressing the issue of whether claims directed to real estate appraisal techniques were patent-eligible, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board), in a Covered Business Method (CBM) post-grant review, determined the claims...more

White Collar Watch - May 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website - State v. Brown Affords Managers in the Mortgage Processing Industry a Cautionary Tale -...more

Levick Weekly - February 15, 2013: S&P’S Ordeal IS There Life After Eric Holder?

In This Issue: - S&P’S Ordeal Is There Life After Eric Holder? - The PR problem the Pentagon & VA Share - Change.Org A powerful adversary for brands - Blogs worth following - Levick in the news - Excerpt...more

MLS Copyright Lawsuits a Sign of Things to Come?

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, says if MLS does form a contemplated industry group and is successful in enforcing intellectual property rights against third parties who make it available to others without...more

Is Your House Designer Creative Or A Copier? Judge Finds An Issue Of Fact Whether A House Design Infringed On A Previous...

In Bruemmer v. Reardon, Case No. 1:11-cv-988 (W.D. Mich.), Judge Bell denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment because he found that a genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether the defendants infringed on...more

Points & Authorities - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - The Innovative Design Protection Act: Bound for Success or Doomed to Fail? - Strategic Licensing Considerations - New Faces - Points from the President - Think Again Before Walking Away from...more

Two Significant Cases Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, Reed Smith won two recent appellate court decisions for the oil and gas industry. In Katzin v. Central Appalachia Petroleum, LLC, No. 135 M.D.A. 2011, 2012 PA Super. 10 (Pa. Super. Ct. Jan. 19, 2012), the...more

Shell Oil Co. v. Ross: Texas Supreme Court Opinion on the Statute of Limitations Favors Operators over Royalty Owners

In December 2011, the Texas Supreme Court issued its latest decision on the statute of limitations and fraudulent concealment exception. In the case, Shell entered into a mineral lease with the Ross family in 1961. Under the...more

PA Tax Law News -- February 2012

In This Issue: Governor’s Budget Proposal Maintains Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phaseout But Asks Retailers to Pay More Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Enacted Property Tax Reassessments...more

Home Renter Evicted From House Her Landlord May Not Have Owned

Home foreclosures are common in tough economic times, especially in states like California where real estate prices have plummeted from all-time highs. But home owners aren’t the only ones who face problems. Those who rent...more

PA Tax Law News- September 2011

Have You Filed Your Gross Receipts Tax Refund Claims? If your company pays Pennsylvania Gross Receipts Tax and you have not recently filed assessment appeals and/or protective refund claims, you should consider doing so...more

Points & Authorities - Summer 2011

In This Issue: 1. Anna Nicole Smith Strips Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction 1. The Advent of ".anything": Journey into the Unknown 2. New Faces 2. Points from the President 3. Successful Strategies for...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise Follow-Up: the 2007 AIA Form Contract

In the last edition of Construction OberView, we focused on the respective intellectual property rights that an owner and its architect have in the plans created by the architect, but paid for by the owner. In that article,...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise: Owners, Beware the Architect

In a perfect world, a project owner and its architect work as team to reach the successful completion of the project. Indeed, the architect can be invaluable in helping the owner achieve its vision for the project and in...more

Rogers Towers: Copyright Issues Arise in Custom Residential Home Construction

Are you anxious to build a custom home after the economy recovers? Are you a builder or architect looking to rekindle your business? Now may be the time to consider the labyrinth of copyright issues that may arise in custom...more

Who Owns The Plans? Owners, Architects And Engineers, And The Federal Law Of Copyright

Bob has been saving up for his dream home his entire life. While not an architect himself, he follows architecture trends and visits buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei. After purchasing a plot of land on a...more

Better Way to Broker - Is your commercial real estate broker leaving up to 15% of savings on the table?

Research shows that commercial real estate agents and brokers have a dismal reputation, and it’s getting worse. The overriding assumption is that there’s an alignment of interests between the broker, as...more

Introduction to the Global Start-Up

An Introduction to the Global Start-Up By: Jeanne Goulet, CPA ---A Worldwide Endeavor---Today, thanks to the Internet’s global reach, entrepreneurs have the ability to tap networks and establish Start-Up operations all...more

Dimalanta Clark, LLP Newsletter

Dimalanta Clark, LLP publishes a quarterly firm newsletter discussing various topics in the law. This issue includes an article co-authored by founding partner, Lee W. Clark, and Senior Associate, Lisa A. Lenoci that...more

Lang Michener Fall 2009 In Brief

LAW NOTES cover a wide gamut from China, as a non-market economy, to the nitty-gritty of dealing with older workers. Shareholder rights, property rights, union counter moves, overtime claims and a possible GST exemption make...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Privacy Groups Call for Mobile Marketing Probe *Viacom Apologizes for Attack Ads Aimed at Time Warner *H&R Block Settles Tax Refund Loan Charges *Insurers Criticize FTC Probe *Diamond Grading Firm...more

Lang Michener InBrief Summer 2009

LAW NOTES deals with divergent topics – from directors’ duties to trade fixture wars. It discusses export controls, consumer protection legislation, income fund conversions, unionized worker grievances, and the consequences...more

21st Century Law Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE: RMKB ARTICLES: *AVOIDING WRONGFUL TERMINATION LIABILITY...6 *IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR LITIGATION IN THE COMPUTER AGE?...10 *HOW TO PROTECT YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT...16 *YOU KNOW IT IS A TAX...more

Landlord Liability for Counterfeit Goods - What Every Retail Landlord Should Know

You are tearing around your local shopping mall desperately looking to buy a birthday gift for a significant female in your life. You spot what appears to be a very nice quilted Chanel tote bag for $75. You hesitate. Seems...more

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