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Implementation of International Entrepreneur Final Rule Delayed
Published: July 18, 2017
On July 11, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") announced in the Federal Register that it is delaying the effective date of the vast majority of provisions contained in the International Entrepreneur ("IE") Final Rule from July 17, 2017, to ...

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You’re Looking at the Wrong Numbers; Your Percentage Ownership Won’t Dictate What You’ll Make on Exit
Published: July 18, 2017
Unfortunately, many start-up founders do not clearly understand how much money they will receive on an exit transaction. In a world where equity is crucial to incentivizing team members, it is imperative that those team members actually understand their economic interest ...

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Department of Labor Opinion Letters Are Back
Published: July 13, 2017
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced that its Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) is once again issuing opinion letters. Employers will be able to obtain opinion letters from the DOL on their fact-specific questions regarding the Fair Labor Standards ...

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Department of Justice Ends Controversial Third-Party Settlement Practice—What Will It Mean for Supplemental Environmental Projects?
Published: July 6, 2017
On June 7, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum prohibiting the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the 94 U.S. attorney’s offices from entering into settlement agreements that provide for payment to a nongovernmental, third party that was not directly harmed ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling: Who Is Affected?
Published: July 5, 2017
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a preliminary ruling allowing partial implementation of President Trump’s revised Executive Order, which banned nationals from six Muslim-majority nations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - from entering the U.S. (the “travel ban”). ...

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Chief Wahoo and the Washington Redskins Are Safe - for Now: U.S. Supreme Court Kills Trademark Disparagement Clause
Published: June 21, 2017
Summary: The Supreme Court struck down a long-standing law barring the registration of trademarks that the USPTO deems disparaging. In the 8-0 opinion, the court held that because trademarks are not government speech, they are protected by the First Amendment. ...

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Five Tips for Training Employees on Effective Cybersecurity Practices
Published: June 20, 2017
In today’s digital age, all employees who routinely use computers or have access to electronic data should receive at least basic training on cybersecurity, including best practices for data management. The failure to adequately train employees can expose employers to ...

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Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of AIA Patent Reviews
Published: June 15, 2017
Summary: On Monday, June 12, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the AIA patent review system will be eliminated on constitutional grounds. If found unconstitutional, the abolition of the AIA inter partes review stands to completely change the way targets of patent infringement ...

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Small Defense Contractors, Are You Ready For NIST SP 800-171?
Published: June 14, 2017
The Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services Rule was the subject of two interim rules published Aug. 26, 2015 (80 FR 51739) and Dec. 30, 2015 (80 FR 81472), before being published as a final rule Oct. 21, ...

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Supreme Court Limits Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Power Through Ruling on Exhaustion Doctrine in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.
Published: June 1, 2017
The United States Supreme Court recently held that “a patentee’s decision to sell a product exhausts all of its patent rights in that item, regardless of any restrictions the patentee purports to impose or the location of the sale.” As a ...

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