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By Robert Rigg, John K. Burke
This interpretation permitted patent owners to sue domestic corporations for patent infringement in practically any jurisdiction in which the defendant sold products or offered services.
By John Munro, Robert Rigg
In a 6–2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. in which it held that aspects of Varsity Brands Inc.'s cheerleading uniform designs are protectable under the U.S. Copyright Act.
By John Marten, Nathaniel Segal
On April 25, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order denying the plaintiffs' motion to compel Calamos Investment Trust, a Massachusetts business trust,...
By Sudip Mitra, Michael Turgeon
In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that after the AIA, if the existence of a sale is public, the details of the invention need not be publicly...
By John Marten, Nathaniel Segal
On March 22, 2017, the SEC adopted an amendment to the settlement cycle rule under the Securities Exchange Act to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities...
By Michelle T. Olson, Blythe E. Lovinger
As if employers were not already sufficiently concerned about potential back pay exposure posed by wage and hour lawsuits...
By Gabrielle Buckley, Sara DeBlaze, Ryan Helgeson
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a revised Executive Order banning entry into the United States for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days.
By Gabrielle Buckley, Sara DeBlaze, Ryan Helgeson
On March 3, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they will be temporarily suspending "premium processing" for all H-1B petitions received on or after April 3, 2017.
By Brittany Sachs
Over the past several years there has been a good deal of attention paid to meal and rest break obligations under California law.
By Gabrielle Buckley, Ryan Helgeson
On January 17, 2017, a new Department of Homeland Security rule took effect. "Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled...
By Elliot Cole, J. Kevin Hennessy, Joseph Mulherin, Heather Sager
From Fortune 500s to regional warehouses, employers have long relied on arbitration clauses that prohibit class or collective action employment claims in order to minimize legal costs and...
By Gabrielle Buckley
This is a reminder that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
By Sudip Mitra, Robert Rigg
The United States Supreme Court in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC eliminated the equitable defense of laches for many patent infringement cases.
By Elizabeth Hall, Caralyn Olie
On April 4, 2017, a full en banc panel of the Seventh Circuit held in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College (Case No. 15-1720) that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII.
By James Kane, Daniel McKay, II, James Morrisey, Jennifer Durham King, Juan Arciniegas, Lisa Simonetti, Mark Svalina
On March 15, 2017, the OCC published for comment a draft supplement to the OCC's existing Comptroller's Licensing Manual providing detail on how the OCC will evaluate national bank charter applications from FinTech companies ...
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