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Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, United States

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How mediation of patent disputes differs from litigation

Mediation is a well-accepted means of dispute resolution and an alternative to litigation - Patent litigation can be extremely expensive and time consuming. A patent infringement case of even moderate complexity can cost…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Intellectual Property

Effect of foreign patent proceedings on U.S. patent litigation

Prosecution and litigation of patents in foreign jurisdictions may have an impact on the enforcement of their corresponding U.S. patent rights - In today’s global marketplace, it is common for patent owners to file for…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Sex Discrimination--No debate. Decision to hire male professor not gender discrimination

Famous college football player and coach Bear Bryant is credited with saying, “I didn’t have a thing to do with picking a coach, and didn’t want to. But I didn’t think they’d pick one I didn’t like.” Bryant’s statement…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

You're hired! You're fired! Employers are totally boss when it comes to finding and keeping happy employees

Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What does the job market look like in Utah County right now? Daryl Sisk, ESG: A great economic indicator is when companies are willing to invest in salespeople , which we are observing now in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Your dead ex-spouse's debt can become your problem

This CNN Money Article features quotes by Kirton McConkie attorney Geoff Germane. If you're divorced and your ex-spouse dies, you might find yourself dealing with a range of emotions. You might be surprised to learn you…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Where Title VII, electrical utility market, and Peter Rabbit meet

In 1902, Beatrix Potter published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” It was an unexpected success, and by the time she passed away, she had published 23 books and secured for herself both a handsome income and a place in the history…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Trade Secrets: Made for TV--Former director owes royalty for stealing source code

Acrimony, anger, revenge, piracy, and a legal battle—these are often the ingredients of a prime-time television drama. But in this case, they are not the makings of a plot found on cable, Netflix, or DVD. Instead, they are the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Denies Desertion of Net Neutrality

This E-Commerce Times article quotes Kirton McConkie Attorney David Shaw. Reports that the FCC is abandoning its support of Net neutrality are incorrect, the agency's chairman claimed Thursday. The reports…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lawyer Limelight: Shawn Gunnarson

Internet governance is back in the news these days, as the U.S. Commerce Department takes steps to relinquish its largely symbolic role in managing the infrastructure of the World Wide Web. Wait. You hadn't heard? We're not…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Utah Employment Law Letter: April 2014: Title VII: To protect and serve? Harassment claim sent back to Utah court

You may have heard the term “summary judgment.” It means that if the facts of a case are so clear that only one outcome is possible at trial, a court will forgo a trial and decide the case. This process ensures that resources…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, that it has received a sufficient number of H- 1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Evidence: Subjectivity By Itself Is Not Proof Of Unlawful Race Discrimination

The Bible contains the story of Gideon, who pared down an army of 32,000 to a meager 300 to defend his homeland. Gideon wasn’t looking for a large number of soldiers; rather, he was looking for a particular type of soldier. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Reviewing Franchising and Business Opportunity Fundamentals

After creating a successful business model, expansion becomes the next natural step. But such growth usually requires the involvement of third parties, especially if resources are limited. There are several ways to expand your…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Utah Employment Law Letter - February 2014: WORKPLACE ISSUES: Legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah will affect employers

Traditionally, marriage has been defined in the United States and in the state of Utah as a legal relationship between a man and a woman. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which allowed states to…more
| Constitutional Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Utah Employment Law Letter - January 2014: Religious Discrimination: Can’t be covered up: Applicant must request religious accommodation

Often, employees and applicants hold religious beliefs and engage in religious practices that conflict with workplace rules and employment practices. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 typically requires employers to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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