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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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We are dedicated to understanding our clients, their business goals and the industry-specific legal issues they face.

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

Supreme Court affirms time spent changing clothes is not compensable.

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Jeffrey Post Joins Gulf Coast National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Faculty

NITA selected Jeffrey to join the faculty of NITA Gulf Coast Regional Trial Advocacy Training Program.

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

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

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Square Peg Meet Round Hole – Do Design Defects Breach a Warranty Against Defects in Material or Workmanship?

Read and find out what the Eighth Circuit Court decided.

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Patent Exhaustion of Method Claims – Clarifying the Rights of the Patent Owner

The Federal Circuit recently made an important clarification to the doctrine of patent exhaustion.

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Observations on the Current Corporate Governance Environment

Corporate governance remains a key topic for corporations and their boards of directors.

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AIA’s Elimination of Best Mode Requirement – Open Door for Patent AND Trade Secret?

Is it now possible to get a patent on the broad strokes of an invention while at the same time creating potentially never-ending trade secret protection on the cleverest aspects of the invention? No, but this may change.

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Mexico Update – Maquiladoras – Tax Reform/Presidential Decree

On December 26, 2013, the president of Mexico published a decree granting tax incentives to the maquiladora industry. Read more for a summary of important aspects of the decree.

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China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (II): New Developments

It has been just over three months since the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (the Shanghai FTZ) was officially opened on September 29, 2013. This article will examine the most important developments.

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Fredrikson & Byron Named a 2014 “Go-To Law Firm” for Top 500 U.S. Companies

Fredrikson & Byron was named a 2014 “Go-To Law Firm,” and will be featured in the 11th Annual “In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 U.S. Companies,” a guide produced by American Lawyer Media (ALM), the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine. Fredrikson was selected for its work in several areas.

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