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Star Trek Fan Film: Yes, It WILL Boldly Go

As I reported in a recent blawg post, a Federal court in Los Angeles was set to decide just how far the Star Trek universe’s copyright reach extends. In the case of Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Axanar Productions, Inc.,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Riverfront Interim Planning Overlay District to Provide Additional Zoning Regulations in Pittsburgh

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Pittsburgh City Council passed an ordinance creating a new Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD) along all of Pittsburgh’s nearly 35 miles of riverfront. The IPOD legislation was initiated by the…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

EEOC Issues Guidance on Providing Unpaid Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

Motivated by the increasing number of disability discrimination charges related to leave policies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance discussing unpaid leave as a reasonable…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

News from Second and State

Harrisburg was a hive oinally activity this week, with both the House and Senate in town for voting session. There were committee meetings aplenty, too. On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee reported out H.B. 1956…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Health, Real Estate - Residential

Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Act Implicates Employer Drug Policies

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (Act), effective May 17, 2016, makes the use, possession and distribution of marijuana lawful in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provided the individual using, possessing and/or…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Registrar, Registry, Domain Name…A Quick Primer…

If you’ve got a really good memory, you remember that we talked about issues regarding the owning of your website back in August 2015. I promised then that we’d discuss “owning” your domain name (e.g. knowingstartups.com), and…more
| Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eight-Justice High Court Hands a Narrow Victory to Data Aggregation Site … For Now

"[E]ven if you are given a right to the procedure, that alone does not suffice for standing." "[I]t has to be something more than just the violation of . . . what Congress says is a legal right." At the November 2, 2015, oral…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

News from Second and State

Once again, we only had one chamber in Harrisburg this week. While the House was in recess, the Senate was in for three days of voting session, holding committee meetings and shuffling bills around that may pop up again in…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Foreign Entrepreneurs Series | Part 1: Putting the Start-Up Cart before the Visa Horse / Nonimmigrant Visas

Navigating the legal landscape when starting a business can be tricky, and this is especially true when doing so in a country foreign to your own. In this post and others to follow, we will discuss some of the issues faced by…more
| Bankruptcy, Immigration Law

Control of Methane Air Emissions from Existing Oil and Gas Facilities: New Initiatives from EPA and Pennsylvania DEP

In March of this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy described the steps that EPA would be taking to reduce methane emissions from existing oil and gas sources. This initiative is the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

The President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal Seeks to Modify Like-Kind Exchange Rules for All Real and Personal Property and Restrict Some Eligibility

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires sellers of investment or business property to pay taxes on any gains realized from sales of such property. However, Section 1031 of the IRC (§1031) has provided an exception to the…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Impacts Employers

On May 11, 2016, the President signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), amending the existing Economic Espionage Act and impacting employers across the United States. Almost all employers have information that they…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

During World War II there were thousands of Filipinos who bravely enlisted to fight for our United States. More than seventy years after service to our country, there are still an estimated 2,000 to 6,000 Filipino-American World…more
| Immigration Law

Design Patent Claim Construction Should Include All Elements, Even if Certain Elements Have Functional Purposes

The Federal Circuit opinion of Sport Dimension v. Coleman confirms that as long as the design is not primarily functional, "the design claim is not invalid, even if certain elements have functional purposes." Ethicon…more
| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Weighs-In on Restroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees

The Fact Sheet explains the EEOC’s position that, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), restricting a transgender employee’s access to restrooms that is not consistent with the employee’s gender identity…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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