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USCIS Closed, Reopened and then Reclosed the FY 2015 H-2B Cap for Temporary Nonagricultural Workers

July 16, 2015

On April 2, 2015, USCIS announced that it had accepted and approved a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated annual cap of 66,000 H-2B visas. From June 3, 2014, through March 26, 2015, USCIS accepted about 3,900 petitions (about 77,000 beneficiaries) toward the H-2B FY 2015 cap.

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USCIS Proposes Changes to E-Verify

July 16, 2015

USCIS seeks public comments on proposed changes to E-Verify.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Immigration Cases

July 16, 2015

We note that in June the U.S. Supreme Court decided two important immigration cases with potentially far-reaching implications.

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How Much Detail is Required in a Claim Chart?

July 8, 2015

Magistrate Judge Leung considered this question in Stratasys, Inc. v. Microboards Technology, LLC.

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Proposed Changes to FLSA Rules Would Make Millions Eligible for Overtime by More Than Doubling Minimum Salary

July 1, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor issued long-awaited proposed revisions to its “white collar” regulations, which exempt certain employees from overtime pay under the FLSA.

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Invalidity Opinions of Counsel After Commil

June 30, 2015

Invalidity opinions of counsel remain an important tool for mitigating patent infringement risk.

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Top 10 Things to Focus On When Conducting Due Diligence in a Trade Secret Acquisition (Part One)

June 23, 2015

As a transactional lawyer, what are the key things that you should focus on in due diligence to determine whether the trade secret your client is considering acquiring is treasure or trash?

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Patent Troll Bill Resurfaces in the Congress

June 16, 2015

Last year Congress tried to pass a bill aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation initiated by so-called “patent trolls.” This year, the push for legislation has been revived.

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When Should a Court Order a Patentee to Reduce the Number of Asserted Claims?

June 4, 2015

Patent holders bringing infringement suits sometimes unnecessarily assert that a competitor infringes an unreasonable number of patent claims.

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Crafting Language in an Acquisition Agreement

June 1, 2015

What goes on when crafting an acquisition agreement to purchase a company? Or to say it differently, why do lawyers insist on one phrase or word over another? “Legalese” has its place.

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