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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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Responding to Software Audits by the BSA, SIIA and Other Technology Vendors: Legal Tips and Strategy

Software audits, or inquiries by a software vendor regarding legal use of a software license, can be an intimidating experience.

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President Obama Provides Relief to Select Undocumented Immigrants and Outlines Framework for Future Administrative Actions to Improve Immigration System

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced significant changes and fixes to our broken immigration system.

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TRUSTe, Inc. Not So Trustworthy: Privacy Certification Program Pays $200,000 to Settle FTC Charge It Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications As Promised

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the for-profit privacy certification business TRUSTe, Inc. agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations of false or misleading statements regarding its Privacy Seal Program.

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James Dorsey Receives the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota’s 2014 Earl Larson Award

Fredrikson & Byron lawyer James E. Dorsey received the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota’s 18th Annual Earl Larson Award.

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Pamela Wandzel Earns Minnesota Justice Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award

Fredrikson & Byron’s Pro Bono & Community Service Manager was selected to receive the 2014 Minnesota Justice Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award.

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Fredrikson & Byron Hires New Associates

Fredrikson & Byron announces the addition of 13 associates to the firm.

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The Cover-Up is Always Worse Than the Crime: Court Upholds Massive Arbitration Award in Trade Secrets Case

A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision highlights the stakes involved in trade secret misappropriation cases.

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Are Any Method Claims Safe from Alice?

It is no secret that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International is wreaking havoc to software and business method patents found to merely link abstract ideas with conventional elements. However, we are now also getting a taste of Alice’s potential effects on non-business method patents.

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Fredrikson & Byron Among 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Fredrikson & Byron has been named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2015.

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Ebola: Be Calm and Carry On

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa—along with a handful of cases in the United States—has left many employees and employers confused. As with any real or perceived crisis, there are key steps an employer should take to mitigate workplace panic and avoid legal claims. 

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