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The “AIA Pause Button” for “CBM” Review: Now Functional in Minnesota

March 13, 2014

A three year old patent suit has been stayed pending review in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. When granting the stay, the Court expressed “grave doubts” about the validity of the patents.

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New USPTO Guidelines for Interpreting Patent Eligibility under Myriad and Prometheus Cases

March 6, 2014

Read more about the new USPTO guidelines.

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Is It Time to Reevaluate Your Patent Licenses? The Supreme Court Strengthens the Hand of Licensees in MedImmune and Medtronic

March 5, 2014

Does your patent actually cover your product? Read more and find out.

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Making Up For Lost Time: The NLRB’s Ambitious Agenda

March 3, 2014

For the first time in nearly a decade, the National Labor Relations Board has its full complement: five members who have been confirmed by the Senate.

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New SEC Rule May Prove Useful to Bankers During Capital Raises

March 3, 2014

A recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) change to Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 may provide an additional tool for bankers considering a capital raise.

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Health Care Reform Update: Anticipated Final Regulations Issued on Employer Mandate, Including New Phase-In Rules

February 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act final regulations were recently published.

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SEC Publishes Its 2014 List of Examination Priorities

February 12, 2014

The National Examination Program (NEP) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations published its 2014 examination priorities.

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Update: Filing Date Approaches for Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Cap Cases

February 4, 2014

Employers may submit cap-subject H-1B petitions again on April 1, 2014, for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 H-1B program.

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“Donning and Doffing” Protective Gear Not Compensable Time for Union-Represented Employees

February 3, 2014

Supreme Court affirms time spent changing clothes is not compensable.

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Medicare Providers and Suppliers Should Continue to Appeal Improper Denials, Despite Two Year Delay in Appeal Processing

January 31, 2014

The already long wait for a “day in court” is now even longer.

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