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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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Minnesota Enacts Changes to Tax Laws

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

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

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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Fredrikson & Byron Continues Growth in Iowa

Bret A. Dublinske joins other recent new attorneys in the firm’s Des Moines, Iowa office.

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Update on New Maquiladora Requirements

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

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Medtronic in its Public Offering of Senior Notes

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for Medtronic, Inc. in its recent public offering.

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The “AIA Pause Button” for “CBM” Review: Now Functional in Minnesota

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

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

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

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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