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USPTO Offers a Fast Track to Cancer Immunotherapy Patents

USA - August 15 2016 The United States Patent Office (USPTO) is implementing a new program that provides prioritized examination of patent applications relating to cancer

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

New USPTO P3 Program for After Final Office Actions Is Useful Hybrid of Pre-Appeal and AFCP Programs

USA - August 9 2016 The Post-Prosecution Pilot Program, dubbed “P3” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), offers applicants a new, and arguably

New Regulations Could Limit Estate and Gift Tax Valuations on Transfers of Closely-Held Family Entities

USA - August 11 2016 One of the many challenges faced by owners of closely-held businesses is how to transfer ownership of the business to children and grandchildren in a

Time is Now to Assess E.U. TM Registration Goods Wording in Advance of September Deadline

European Union - August 23 2016 There is a September 23, 2016 deadline for clarifying product or service specification wording within European trademark registrations in certain

USPTO Offers a Fast Track to Cancer Immunotherapy Patents

USA - August 15 2016 The United States Patent Office (USPTO) is implementing a new program that provides prioritized examination of patent applications relating to cancer

New Regulations Could Limit Estate and Gift Tax Valuations on Transfers of Closely-Held Family Entities

USA - August 11 2016 One of the many challenges faced by owners of closely-held businesses is how to transfer ownership of the business to children and grandchildren in a

Massachusetts Leave Entitlements Change Yet Again

USA - August 10 2016 Massachusetts long has required that employers provide leave to military veterans wanting to participate in Veterans Day or Memorial Day exercises

Gifting Interests in the Family Company Could Become More Expensive in 2017

USA - August 10 2016 Individuals who are considering gifting their interest in a closely-held business entity may want to consider making such gift sooner rather than