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Minnesota Enacts Changes to Tax Laws

March 28, 2014

On March 21, 2014, Governor Dayton signed into law an Omnibus Tax Bill that alters the gift and estate tax landscape in Minnesota.

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The Supreme Court Decides that False Advertising Standing Requires Economic or Reputational Injury Proximately Caused by Defendant’s Advertising

March 27, 2014

Does a plaintiff have standing to sue for false advertising?

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$25 Million Jury Verdict Highlights Dangers of Entrusting Third Parties with Trade Secrets

March 27, 2014

Although LBDS obtained a sizeable jury verdict, it couldn’t unring the bell – the competitor still received highly confidential information. The lesson is clear: be careful who you let in the door.

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Update on New Maquiladora Requirements

March 21, 2014

All maquiladoras must be in full compliance with the new requirements by July 1, 2014.

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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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