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Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, United States
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Willful Infringement, Opinion Letters, & Post-Halo Trends

This short article aims to review recent trends in findings of willful patent infringement and enhanced damages, both in volume of motions made and the success rate of those motions. However, to appreciate current trends since…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Timing And Buildout Considerations in Lease LOIs

Letters of intent (LOI) for leasing space may not be binding contractual documents, but they can set the stage for smooth lease negotiations which result in fewer legal costs, and save you money in the long term by forcing you…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Timing is Everything

In immigration news, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 that it has resumed its premium processing program for all H-1B visa petitions. USCIS had previously suspended the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Travel Ban, Take 3

President Trump has issued another update to the travel ban first introduced on January 27, 2017 and reissued on March 6, 2017. Presidential Proclamation 9645 Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

GovTech M&A

A Selection of Evolving Trends in Mergers and Aquisitions - Buyers are aggressively targeting companies with differentiated technology and strategically-positioned intellectual property…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trump Announces Seventh Wave of United States Attorney Nominations That Includes Two Women, Sees Twelve Previous Nominees Confirmed

On September 22, 2017, President Donald Trump made his seventh group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group of four nominees brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

Negative Limitations in a Patent Claim – Broad or Narrow?

Negative limitations, using words like “not”, “without”, or “excluding” in a patent claim, understandably make patent practitioners and clients nervous. Generally, positive limitations are preferred and negative limitations are…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Fall Colors Include Green – Annual Green Card Lottery Registration to Begin October 3rd

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced key details regarding the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2018 (DV-2019). This is an annual, Congressionally-mandated program that allows participants to enter a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

EPA Extends Compliance Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products

On September 26, 2017, EPA published a final rule in the federal register extending the compliance deadlines in its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products as follows..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Products Liability

Data Processor GDPR Checklist

A major change with the GDPR is that data processors now have direct legal obligations under EU privacy law. This is a significant shift from the current EU Directive which only directly obligates the data controllers…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Don’t Fall for a Scam: Trademark Owners Targeted

Owners of federal trademark registrations and applications have been continuously targeted by scam artists who pull owner names from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database and contact these owners…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property

Pay Ratio Compliance is Around the Corner; Is Your Company Ready?

For two years, the pay ratio rule has loomed in the distance with uncertainty regarding its fate. On September 15, 2017, in remarks made at the ABA’s Business Law Section Annual Meeting, William Hinman, Director of the Division…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Proposed 2016 “White Collar” Regulations Struck Down; DOL Starts Work on New Regulations

The winding legal path of the 2016 “white collar” regulations has come to an end. On August 31, 2017, the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the U.S. Department of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Updating Interview Scheduling Practices with USPTOs AIR Program

Many patent practitioners have experienced the benefits of examiner interviews in achieving compact patent prosecution. Examiner interviews allow practitioners and examiners to discuss subtle but sometimes significant technical…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

FTC Takes Hard Line on Social Media Endorsements: Disclose, Disclose, Disclose... (It Matters Given Growing Reliance on Social Media)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has unequivocally signaled this month that compliant endorsements on social media remain a high priority for this US consumer protection agency because endorsements carry weight and affect…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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