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The Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 brought about several changes to the Patent Act that affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents, including revision of section 56, concerning rights of prior users of patented...

With nearly 30 years of experience mediating business conflicts, it remains my firm conviction that to consistently reach mutually beneficial settlements of commercial disputes, the mediation process must be structured to enable business decision...

On May 2, 2019, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments to provide organizations subject to U.S. jurisdiction a guide for developing an effective sanctions...

In Lunneborg v. My Fun Life, 421 P.3d 187 (2018), the Idaho Supreme Court held that a corporation’s veil may be pierced to reach the assets of a non-shareholder.  Joining the majority of states, including Illinois, the Court explained that the...

In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major, Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management from Am Law 100 and 200 firms and other industry leaders about how they navigate an increasingly competitive business environment. Discussions...

Here’s the situation. A large number of strangers are gathered in a formal courtroom — a hushed atmosphere, dark-wood paneling, flags for the state and the U.S., a raised bench with a stern-looking judge. Nothing about that situation says, “Get ready...

As another H-1B cap season comes and goes, tens of thousands of hopeful employers and employees will again be informed that their H-1B visa petitions were not among the 85,000 selected in USCIS’s random lottery for processing in fiscal year 2020....

A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on May 22, 2019, issued much awaited guidance in Notice 2019-39. This Notice allows for refinancings or refundings by Native American tribal governments of Tribal Economic Development bonds and loans (TEDs) without...

The recent decision of the English Supreme Court in Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe and others provides a further example of the willingness of the English courts to assume jurisdiction over cases which have very little connection with England....

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