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EU Trademarks and Brexit: Are You Ready?

January 18 2018 There continues to be a high level of uncertainty regarding the impact of Brexit on the rights of EU trademark owners. For the last 21 years, the EU…

Meals and Entertainment Expenses Can Be 100% Deductible

July 14 2017 In general, a taxpayer may deduct only 50% of its business-related meals and entertainment expenses. This is commonly known as the 50% limit on meals…

Property Owner Challenges Liens Recorded After Florida Foreclosure Judgment - Appeal Likely

February 3 2017 Mortgage lenders and prospective purchasers of foreclosure properties in Florida are keeping a close eye on a recent District Court of Appeals case…

Using Functional Language to Define the Capabilities of Structure

March 10 2017 35 USC § 112(b) requires that the specification of a patent “conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the…

Does an Exculpatory Clause Protect Trustees Against Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

May 5 2017 The starting point for evaluating whether trustees have breached a fiduciary duty is the settlor's intent as provided in a trust instrument, and many…

California Privacy Bill’s Big Implications for US Businesses - Part II

August 9 2018 We recently provided background on the new rules and obligations of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (Privacy Act), which was adopted on…

California Privacy Bill’s Big Implications for US Businesses: Part I

July 26 2018 On June 28, 2018, California’s State Assembly and Senate unanimously passed Assembly Bill No. 375, enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act of…

PTAB Provides Guidance on Motion to Amend Practice

June 12 2018 In Western Digital Corp v. SPEX Tech, the PTAB provides guidance on motion to amend practice in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent…

Trump Signs VA MISSION Act, Expands Veterans Health Options

June 11 2018 The VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (S.2372), also known as the VA MISSION Act, was signed…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Avoids Addressing Environmental Rights Amendment in Gorsline Decision, Stresses Importance of Strong Evidentiary Record

June 8 2018 On June 1, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its opinion in one of the most highly anticipated oil and gas related decisions since it struck…