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Morrison & Foerster LLP
OCIE also provided examples of the types of deficiencies they see within each compliance topic.
Fisher Phillips LLP
We all have the ability to dream, to imagine doing things we aren't yet doing. We dream of having a steady income, financial security, and enjoying our work.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In a post entitled "Protests: Are Those Still Around?", a summary of protest filings are provided. In this follow-on post, a comparison between preissuance submission and protests is graphically illustrated.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On Tuesday, December 6, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its first opinion in a design patent case in more than 120 years.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) unveiled a new "artificial intelligence"-based translational tool for patent documents called WIPO Translate.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a jury-waiver provision in an employment agreement did not apply to an employee's whistleblower claim under the New Jersey CEPA claim.
The McLane Law Firm
On February 3, 2017, the EEOC announced that it would extend the notice and comment period for its proposed enforcement guidelines on unlawful harassment under EEOC-enforced employment discrimination laws.
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
MFEM's Immigration Group will hold its 2017 Annual Immigration Law Update Seminar on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Fisher Phillips LLP
In the article "Employment Law 101: Wages," featured in Marijuana Venture, Alex Wheatley provides insight on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
At the end of October of 2016, the USPTO solicited public feedback as the Office embarked on reevaluating its examination time goals.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In the wake of third-party or pre-issuance submissions with the enactment and implementation of AIA, protests often get overlooked. But, a protest submission is still a filing option.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Patent examiners have applied law to facts for as long as there has been patent examination. Written description, enablement, anticipation, obviousness, and patent-eligibility are just some of the issues that arise during examination and have legal requirements.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Aurizon decision handed down on 22 April 2015 and endorsed by a Full Federal Court on 3 September 2015 has created a viable option for employers needing to move away from legacy industrial arrangements that are bad for business.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Agreements requiring employees to submit workplace claims to an arbitrator instead of a court have become increasingly commonplace in today's workplaces.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As our regular readers already know, the Supreme Court is poised to decide one of the most contentious issues facing the wage-and-hour world—namely, whether class- and collective-action waivers render workplace...
The 2017 ATG expands and updates the list of documents for IRS examiners to review in connection with a golden parachute examination.
Holland & Knight
In sustaining the complaint and exempting such resources, FERC reasoned that payments made through such retail demand response programs are actually for providing local services that are separate and apart...
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
As a result of federal legislation enacted in 2015, several federal tax returns and tax related forms will have different filing dates beginning in 2017.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Recent legal developments include promising indications that Government agencies could increase the use of commercial item acquisitions during the coming year.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Excess claim fees are not new and are used in many patent offices worldwide. For example, the European Patent Office varies their claim fees for the 16th to the 50th claim and then, again for the 51st and each subsequent claim.
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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
January 25, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 3rd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 53rd overall, inviting 3508 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 453, a continuing trend of decline from previous draws.
Ropes & Gray LLP
As a result of these changes, millions of workers will lose their current FLSA-exempt status on December 1, 2016.
February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had improperly used technical drawings by its former employee to manufacture a valve "strikingly similar" to the plaintiff's valves.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
Effective October 1, 2016, green cards will become more readily available for most people immigrating to the United States on employment-based (EB) immigrant visa categories.
Jones Day
With one exception, the Top 10 List of "public company" (defined as a company with publicly traded stock or debt) bankruptcies of 2016 consisted entirely of energy companies . . .
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration.
Duane Morris LLP
The probability of a court issuing a permanent injunction or agency action rescinding or modifying the Final Rule could be influenced by the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump and change in administration.
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