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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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USPTO to Implement Shorter Response Period for Certain Office Actions Issued on or After December 3, 2022

For office actions issued on or after December 3, 2022, by the USPTO during the examination of a trademark application, an applicant will have three months to file a response instead of the current six-month period but will have an option to file a single request for a three-month extension to the response deadline upon payment of a $125 fee.

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Business Litigation Attorney Nick Miller Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Nicholas F. Miller has joined Fredrikson & Byron in its Intellectual Property Litigation, Litigation and Appellate Groups. Miller is a trial lawyer specializing in intellectual property and commercial disputes.

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Fredrikson & Byron Recognized with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2022 Compass Award

Fredrikson & Byron has been named a 2022 Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

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Fredrikson & Byron Achieves Mansfield 5.0 Certification Plus from Diversity Lab

Fredrikson & Byron has achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification and Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab for demonstrating unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and making meaningful progress on diversifying law firm leadership.

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USCIS Releases FY 2023 Employment-Based Adjustment of Status FAQs

USCIS released updated fiscal year 2023 frequently asked questions on employment-based adjustment of status.

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USCIS Implements Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Immigrant Petitions

USCIS announced on September 15, 2022, that it is implementing the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners.

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USCIS Extends Green Card Validity to 24 Months for Renewals

Effective September 26, 2022, USCIS is automatically extending the validity of permanent resident cards to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90.

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Visa Bulletin for October Includes Several Retrogressions, Other Updates

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for October 2022, the first month of the new fiscal year, includes several updates.

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DHS Issues Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

DHS is amending its regulations, effective December 23, 2022, regarding whether noncitizens are inadmissible to the United States.

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DHS Implements, Expands Work Authorization for Liberian DED

DHS plans to provide employment authorization for certain individuals covered by Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure.

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