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One advantage of being a blogger in the relatively small world of patents is that I have gotten to know practitioners in other countries who also have a keen interest in patent law. One such person is Australian Registered Patent Attorney Mark...

The rulemaking process often accommodates a variety of interests, including the preference of regulatory agencies to maintain some flexibility and the rights of interested parties to participate in the regulatory process. On occasion, those interests...

What do all of these acronyms stand for and why do employers and human resource professionals care? These acronyms stand for statutory requirements which apply to employer-provided health plans and stiff penalties can apply for failure to comply with...

In sentencing an employer to a $115,000.00 fine in the case of a tragic workplace death, an Ontario Justice of the Peace has discussed the range of fines against employers convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in regards...

There are a lot of rules out there for cell phone use, but what are the rules for using cell phones in court? Even though you can now cell phones (in "airplane" mode) when you fly, some courts have more stringent rules and may even prohibit cell phones altogether. In one......

In support of its motion to dismiss the FTC’s complaint alleging data security deficiencies in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation cited the Supreme Court’s opinion in Whitman v. American Trucking Ass’ns, which...

A Louisiana lawyer has been caught up in a complex legal situation after an April 2012 taxicab incident resulted in criminal charges against both the attorney, who was a passenger in the vehicle, and its driver.

An ethics complaint says a New Jersey judge demonstrated discourteous and undignified behavior when he referred to court personnel by nicknames.

What is the status of the evolving international sanctions against Ukraine and Russia? Since the recent escalation of the Ukraine crisis in March, there have been almost daily developments regarding economic sanctions – ranging from details of...

On April 7, 2014, the White House made an exciting announcement about a proposal to grant employment authorization to spouses of H-1B workers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working on amending its regulations to improve the U.S....

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