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Mid-Year Review: New Non-Compete Legislation in 2016

USA - July 14 2016 In the first half of 2016, we have already seen significant changes to a number of state non-compete laws. In this post, we provide a compilation of

Supreme Court Declines Review of Controversial Second Circuit Loan Purchase Decision

USA - July 13 2016 The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review the Second Circuit’s controversial opinion in Madden v. Midland Funding. As a result

Assignments in the United States do not always pass muster in Europe

European Union, USA - January 15 2013 In the United States, where an inventor must assign ownership of patent rights to his or her employer or another company, he or she signs an

Foreign Filing License in a Nutshell

USA - March 28 2016 Foreign filing licenses do not typically require much attention in daily practice since the license is routinely applied for and granted as a matter

USPTO now gives applicants two months to reply to restriction requirements and other actions without applicants having to pay a fee

USA - January 15 2014 In our November issue, we highlighted some patent rule changes that have since taken effect as part of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of

Mid-Year Review: New Non-Compete Legislation in 2016

USA - July 14 2016 In the first half of 2016, we have already seen significant changes to a number of state non-compete laws. In this post, we provide a compilation of

Supreme Court Declines Review of Controversial Second Circuit Loan Purchase Decision

USA - July 13 2016 The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review the Second Circuit’s controversial opinion in Madden v. Midland Funding. As a result

Reemployment Rights of Employees Returning from Active Duty in the Armed Forces

USA - July 12 2016 David C. Henderson, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group, weighed in

Nutter Bank Report, June 2016

USA - June 30 2016 The federal banking agencies, together with the NCUA, the SEC and the FHFA, have published a proposed rule that would implement the incentive-based

Professional Service Firms: What Is a House Mark and Why Do You Need to Protect It?

USA - June 27 2016 Professional service firms at times seem to focus on protecting the names of their service offerings or platforms at the expense of their house marks