BrownWinick Law Firm

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Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States

Contact: Debi Bull

The United States Patent System - The Change is Coming! - Part III

The America Invents Act (AIA) will move the United States Patent System from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system on March 16, 2013. Under the current system, an inventor has a one year grace period to file a…more
| Intellectual Property

The Legal Monitor

The September edition of BrownWinick's The Legal Monitor contains the following articles: - 2012 Post-Session Report - The United States Patent System - The Change is Coming! - Our Firm Continues to Grow to Serve Your Needs -…more
| Intellectual Property

UPDATE: Key Provisions of 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation for Small (Under 50) Employers

Yesterday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government's power to terminate Medicaid funding is to be narrowly read. The main focus…more
| Labor & Employment Law

UPDATE: Key Provisions of 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation for Large (50+) Employers

Yesterday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government's power to terminate Medicaid funding is to be narrowly read. The main focus…more
| Labor & Employment Law

UPDATE: Key Provisions of 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation for Small (Under 50) Employers

Yesterday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government's power to terminate Medicaid funding is to be narrowly read. The main focus…more
| Labor & Employment Law

H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

Sufficient number of H-1B Petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 petitions for FY2013. Petitions received after June 12, 2012 requesting employment in FY2013 will be rejected…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The United States Patent System - The Change is Coming! - Part II

As outlined in the previoius article, the United States patent system will move from a first-to-invest system to a first-to-file system on March 16, 2013 pursuant to the America Invents Act (AIA). One of the more interesting…more
| Intellectual Property

The United States Patent System - The Change is Coming!

Historically, the United States patent system has been a first-to-invent system. That is, in a competition between two inventors seeking a patent on the same technology, the patent has been awarded to the inventor who invented…more
| Intellectual Property

The Legal Monitor / BrownWinick Law Firm's Newsletter

The March edition of BrownWinick's The Legal Monitor contains the following articles: • Growth and Developments at BrownWinick • The I-9 Audit: Why You Should Care and How You Can Prepare - United States Immigration and…more
| Business Organizations, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

New Rule Requires Employers to Post Notice of Employees' Rights to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new rule which requires most private employers to post a notice of employees rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) effective November 14, 2011. The notice is…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Health Care Reform - Status of Legal Challenges - Update

On August 12, 2011, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") is unconstitutional. The individual…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

I'm Here to Save Your Company Money

Making safety a primary concern on your jobsite will save your construction company money. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that one out of ten construction site workers are injured every…more
| Construction Law

Understanding Indemnities

A well structured indemnity provision is critical to ensuring both parties are protected in relation to breaches of an asset or stock purchase agreement…more
| Business Organizations

Repeal of Free Choice Voucher Provision is Good News for Employers

A budget bill signed on April 15 included the repeal of all provisions of PPACA relating to "free choice vouchers." The voucher provision would have gone into effect in 2014. It required all employers (not just large employers)…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Going Private - The Pros and Cons of Moving From Public to Private

Many companies have been considering going private as a part of their efforts to reduce expenses. "Going private" transactions describe the process of shareholders, management, or affiliates of a public company taking the…more
| Securities Law
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