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New J-1 Waiver Procedures Announced for International Physicians in Minnesota

August 13, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health announced new procedures for health care facilities wishing to apply for a J-1 waiver.

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Refreshing the Board of Directors

August 6, 2014

Increasingly shareholders, other stakeholders and regulators are seeking greater board turnover and diversity in board composition as the tenure of directors, age limits and term limits increase. Unquestionably, board performance begins with board composition, the character, integrity, competence and skills of those who comprise the corporation’s governing body.

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Limelight Decision Opens the Door to Challenge Federal Circuit’s Standard for Direct Infringement of a Method Claim

June 30, 2014

Supreme Court reconfirms decision on inducement of infringement.

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Real Estate Considerations for Managing the OREO on Your Books

June 2, 2014

Although the economy is recovering, OREO properties continue to demand significant attention.

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New Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in a Patent Case Could Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

May 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court recently changed the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in infringement cases making it less likely that they will be overturned on appeal.

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Women’s Economic Security Act Signed by Governor

May 13, 2014

In a bold move, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), a controversial, comprehensive bill designed to further promote opportunities for women in the workplace.

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Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Patent on Cloned Animals to the Inventors of Dolly the Sheep

May 12, 2014

Claims to cloned animals are not eligible for patent protection.

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Minnesota’s New Minimum Wage: A Cheat Sheet for Ensuring Compliance

April 22, 2014

Minnesota’s new minimum wage already is causing employers to ask many questions before its first effective date of August 1, 2014.

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Adjuncts and Athletes: Unions and the Academy

April 9, 2014

College administrators, coaches and many of the rest of us were surprised to learn that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act.

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H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2015 – Alternative Visa Options for Employers

April 8, 2014

The USCIS announced on April 7, 2014, the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2015 has been reached.

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