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Massachusetts Employers, Act Now to Prepare for the New Pay Equity Law

USA - June 12 2017 The new Pay Equity Act is a significant amendment to existing Massachusetts law. It provides generally that "no employer shall discriminate in any

To File or Not File Provisional Patent Applications - Part 1: The Pros

USA - June 12 2017 Since 1995, the United States has allowed patent applicants to file provisional applications as an alternative to filing non-provisional utility

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

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

Fashion and Intellectual Property: Many Options to Protect Your Design, But No One-Stop Shop

USA - May 30 2017 Imagine you’re a fashion designer with a unique clothing design. As with any other business, you wish to protect your intellectual property through

Federal Circuit Reverses Fee Award in Case Tagged as Exceptional

USA - June 19 2017 While the Supreme Court’s decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc

To File or Not File Provisional Patent Applications - Part 1: The Pros

USA - June 12 2017 Since 1995, the United States has allowed patent applicants to file provisional applications as an alternative to filing non-provisional utility

Massachusetts Employers, Act Now to Prepare for the New Pay Equity Law

USA - June 12 2017 The new Pay Equity Act is a significant amendment to existing Massachusetts law. It provides generally that "no employer shall discriminate in any

Supreme Court Provides Additional Clarity on the Scope of Patent Exhaustion

USA - June 5 2017 According to a recent Supreme Court decision, when it comes to the applicability of patent exhaustion, “restrictions and location are irrelevant

Ruling clarifies position-transfer obligations for employers

USA - June 2 2017 In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc., the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last December held that an