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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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New Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in a Patent Case Could Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court recently changed the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in infringement cases making it less likely that they will be overturned on appeal.

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Real Estate and Construction Litigator Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Philip S. Bubb

Philip S. Bubb joined Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. as an officer on May 12.

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Women’s Economic Security Act Signed by Governor

In a bold move, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), a controversial, comprehensive bill designed to further promote opportunities for women in the workplace.

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Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Patent on Cloned Animals to the Inventors of Dolly the Sheep

Claims to cloned animals are not eligible for patent protection.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 67 current Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers.

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Minnesota’s New Minimum Wage: A Cheat Sheet for Ensuring Compliance

Minnesota’s new minimum wage already is causing employers to ask many questions before its first effective date of August 1, 2014.

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Fredrikson & Byron Among Top 10 Best Law Firms for Female Partners by Law360

Fredrikson & Byron was named a member of Law360’s inaugural class of “2014 Ceiling Smashers,” which ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms for having the highest percentage of female partners.

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Adjuncts and Athletes: Unions and the Academy

College administrators, coaches and many of the rest of us were surprised to learn that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act.

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H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2015 – Alternative Visa Options for Employers

The USCIS announced on April 7, 2014, the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2015 has been reached.

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Attorney Thomas Wilhelmy Recognized by Lawyer Monthly

Thomas R. Wilhelmy was recognized in Lawyer Monthly’s 2014 Leading Lawyer 250 issue.

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