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Overview of Tax Reform Legislation

USA - November 3 2017 On Thursday, November 2, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released long-awaited tax reform legislation. The major highlights of…

James Brandell, Andrew J. Buczek.

Update Regarding Department of Treasury Proposed Section 385 Regulations on Classification of Instruments as Debt or Equity

USA - June 6 2016 As an update to Dykema's May 2 alert entitled, Implications of Proposed Debt/Equity Regulations Extend Far Beyond Anti-Inversion Measures…

James Brandell, Jeffrey A. Goldman, Steven E. Grob, Robert W. Nelson.

President Obama and several lawmakers advance various patent protection measures

USA - June 7 2013 This week in Washington, D.C., several efforts were advanced to address excessive patent litigation, an issue which is widely viewed to have negative…

President Obama re-elected

USA - November 7 2012 President Barack Obama was re-elected by the American people and becomes the third straight president to be elected to a second term.

Andrew J. Buczek.

A path forward for online piracy legislation?

USA - February 2 2012 Recent momentum behind a pair of intellectual property protection bills, S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), came to a sudden halt when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indefinitely postponed a procedural vote on PIPA scheduled for January 24th and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) similarly postponed continuing his committee's markup of SOPA.

Eric T. Fingerhut.