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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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DHS Implements VWP Changes in Response to Terrorism Concerns, Announces Further VWP Travel Restrictions

In January, the United States began implementing changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under a new law. 

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ABIL Urges Cautious Implementation of New Proposed ‘Smart I-9’ Form

Among other things, ABIL members urged USCIS to delay implementing the “smart I-9” until it is fully functional in both English and Spanish.

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State Dept. Estimates Visa Number Availability in the Coming Months

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for March 2016 includes estimates of visa number availability (potential monthly movement) in the coming months.

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Recent Order from Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel Provides Important Lessons on Expert Disclosures

A recent order by Magistrate Judge Noel in Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Liown Electronics Co. helps to clarify the Federal Rules on expert disclosures.

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DHS Releases Amended F-1 Regulations Effective May 10, 2016

The F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) program provides foreign students one year of work authorization in their field of academic studies.

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Jury Acquits Medical Device CEO Charged With FDA Crimes

On February 26, 2016, a jury in West Texas acquitted Minnesota-based medical device company Vascular Solutions, Inc., and its CEO, Howard Root, in a federal criminal case involving alleged FDA crimes. 

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Securities Litigation Attorneys Terrence Fleming & Sandra Smalley-Fleming Join Fredrikson & Byron

Two leading securities litigation attorneys, Terrence J. Fleming and Sandra Smalley-Fleming, have joined Fredrikson & Byron as shareholders.

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LifeLock to Pay $100 Million to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising

LifeLock will pay $100 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle the FTC’s contempt charges. This settlement is the largest award the FTC has obtained in an enforcement action.

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Fredrikson & Byron White Collar Team Wins Not Guilty Verdict in Landmark Criminal FDA Case

Fredrikson & Byron attorneys won a hard-fought victory for Vascular Solutions’ CEO Howard Root in a federal criminal prosecution with far-reaching implications for medical device companies and FDA practitioners. 

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100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (All with the Same Name) – What’s Wrong with Co-Existence Agreements?

Are co-existence agreements no longer a surefire strategy for getting a trademark registration in the face of a likelihood of confusion refusal? 

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