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WEBINAR: Delays in Digging: Best Practices in Handling Unexpected Finds on the Job Site

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Rich Reizen, co-chair of Gould & Ratner’s Construction Practice, discussed the best practices for contractors and even landowners to avoid unexpected finds and to mitigate their risks in the event of uncovering something unexpected on a job site. Because federal regulations protect culturally significant items that are uncovered, and often state regulations regarding any remains uncovered also apply, contractors need Read More

A brave new world – major changes to the construction industry announced

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A brave new world - Project Bank Accounts, increased powers of the QBCC and the amendment and amalgamation of the Security of Payment and Subcontractors Charges legislation Last night, in accordance with one of its key election promises the Queensland Government introduced the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 (Bill) into Queensland Parliament. The stated objects of the Read More

Security over movable assets in the UAE

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The UAE Federal Government, with an aim towards providing an effective and well organised process for taking security over movable assets, introduced UAE Federal Law No. 20 of 2016 on Mortgage of Movable Assets (“Mortgage Law”). The provisions of the Mortgage Law became effective from 15th March, 2017 and provides that executive regulations will be issued within a period of Read More

Millennium Case May Strengthen IP Portfolios of Pharma Companies

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In a precedential decision that may bolster certain patent claims in the life sciences, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 17, 2017, held in Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. that the lyophilized D-mannitol ester of  bortezomib, --the active ingredient in Velcade®—was non-obvious. To read entire article please visit here. Read More

The Drone Industry – And its Legal Complexity – Is on the Rise

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The combination of continuing technological advancements and decreasing costs have drones both literally and figuratively on the rise. Once an expensive plaything navigable only by someone skilled in the principles of aviation, now anyone can purchase and operate a drone capable of reaching great height and distances with almost no effort. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates there are now Read More

Ten Key Steps to Take Before You Sell Your Business

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Whether you are nearing retirement or believe an exit from the business is an important part of the company’s life cycle, it is never too early to plan for a successful sale of the company. Business owners and management should consult with their advisors and understand the process and timing in selling the business. Recent changes in the tax and Read More

Knowledge share: Expediting patent allowance with in-person interviews

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In an age in which so many communications are electronic, perhaps it’s not surprising that so few companies take advantage of the opportunity to expedite the allowance of their patents by conducting interviews with patent examiners in person at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. To view the entire article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly here please go . Read More

TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

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On May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court unanimously held that 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the exclusive provision controlling venue in patent cases, and that under this provision a corporation “resides” only in the state of incorporation. In view of the Supreme Court’s ruling, patent owners are limited to suing Read More

Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.

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On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.1, a case focused on interpreting the patent infringement statute which creates liability for exporting a component of a patented invention.  Specifically, the Court considered whether a single component may be “a substantial portion of the components of a patented invention.”2  Reversing the Federal Read More

Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.: Supreme Court Clarifies BPCIA Provisions

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On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its first ruling on two key provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) concerning the resolution of patent infringement suits in connection with the submission to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) of applications to commercialize biosimilars in the United States.1 To view the entire article please Read More