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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Federal Court rules that bank is not liable in wire transfer fraud case

    USA - April 30 2013

    In a case decided last month, a federal district court ruled that the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") allows a bank to shift the risk of loss arising

  4. Abbott GmbH & Co., KG v. Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc.,

    USA - July 3 2013

    Following an eleven day trial in the Fall of 2012, Plaintiffs AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co., AbbVie Biosearch Center, Inc., and AbbVie Biotechnology

  5. Functional claim language to infringe, must the device be designed to perform the function, or just be capable of performing the function?

    USA - March 15 2013

    Claiming an apparatus in terms of what it does, referred to as "functional claim language," rather than the structure of the apparatus itself, is a

  1. First Circuit orders W Boston Hotel developer bankruptcy plan

    USA - April 15 2014

    On April 11, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rendered an important decision regarding the long-running bankruptcy case

  2. SJC decision limits challenges to foreclosure based on right to cure

    USA - March 31 2014

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that the Massachusetts right-to-cure statute, Chapter 244, Section 35A of the General Laws of

  3. Federal banking agencies release final stress test guidance for medium-sized institutions

    USA - March 31 2014

    The federal banking agencies have issued final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests conducted by medium sized banking

  4. Division of banks proposes safe harbor for qualified mortgages

    USA - March 31 2014

    The Division of Banks has issued a proposal to amend its borrower's interest regulation to establish an additional safe harbor for any home mortgage

  5. Federal agencies propose regulatory standards for appraisal management companies

    USA - March 31 2014

    The federal banking agencies along with the CFPB, NCUA and Federal Housing Finance Agency jointly have issued a proposed rule that would implement