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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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Trial Court to Decide Whether LinkedIn Contacts Are a Trade Secret

Are your LinkedIn contacts yours or your employer’s? Are they confidential? Could they even be considered trade secrets? While we do not yet know the answer to these important questions, we may be one step closer.

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Harris Tweed and the Chair That Wasn’t

I wondered what Crate&Barrel had done to me and invested the additional 10 seconds to click and find out.

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Fredrikson & Byron Announces Results of Board Elections

Fredrikson & Byron has re-elected David P. BundeJohn J. ErhartJohn M. Koneck, Steven J. Quam, and Mary S. Ranum to the firm’s board of directors.

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According to the Patent Office, Claiming an Abstract Idea May Still Be Patentable, Will Anyone Else Agree?

Learn more about the interim guidelines following Alice v. CLSAlice.

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Bank Employers Take Note!

Banks, like all employers, must keep up with the ever-changing federal and state employment laws and requirements. Several important changes that banks must not miss have taken effect or will take effect soon.

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Success and Failure in Bank Auctions

Bank acquisitions and the number of banks for sale have shown an uptick in activity in the first half of 2014. The twin pressures of succession planning and increased regulatory burdens have caused many bank owners to consider selling their banks.

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Fredrikson & Byron Announces New Shareholders

Fredrikson & Byron has elected 11 new shareholders.

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Real Estate Legislative Update: 2014 Minnesota Legislative Session

This legislative update contains information on changes in real estate law passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session affecting real estate developers, property managers, owners, investors, lenders, and debt management and settlement services. 

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Five Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers

Five attorneys were named Great Plains Super Lawyers and three attorneys were named Great Plains Rising Stars.

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Michael Jordan Is Still Getting All the Calls from Officials – A Cautionary Tale About Publicity Rights

When Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame, it was a big deal for every Chicago Bulls fan and the whole town of Chicago. It is also turning out to be a big deal in the world of publicity rights.

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