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Ruling explains how federal, state laws protect employees with no impairment

USA - December 12 2016 Statutes and court decisions concerning disability and handicap discrimination frequently give credence to a lament (mostly by employers) that the

Employers: time to take another look at pay equity law

USA - December 31 2016 On Aug. 1, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law Senate Bill 2119, entitled “An Act to Establish Pay Equity.”

Will the Supreme Court Reform Patent Venue Law in TC Heartland v. Kraft?

USA - March 13 2017 The Supreme Court recently agreed to take up TC Heartland, a case that will address the issue of where patent infringement lawsuits can be

5 Must-Ask IP Due Diligence Questions in Corporate Transactions

USA - March 7 2017 Any corporate transaction involving IP assets necessitates diligence: merger, acquisition, IPO, investment (such as a venture capital financing

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

4 Key Points on Additional Leave as an Accommodation to Employee Disability

USA - March 23 2017 On May 8, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published "Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act." Much of the

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Laches as a Defense to Patent Infringement

USA - March 21 2017 Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion, SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, in which it held that laches

Will the Supreme Court Reform Patent Venue Law in TC Heartland v. Kraft?

USA - March 13 2017 The Supreme Court recently agreed to take up TC Heartland, a case that will address the issue of where patent infringement lawsuits can be

5 Must-Ask IP Due Diligence Questions in Corporate Transactions

USA - March 7 2017 Any corporate transaction involving IP assets necessitates diligence: merger, acquisition, IPO, investment (such as a venture capital financing

Nutter Bank Report, February 2017

USA - February 28 2017 The Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group