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tax blocks, tcja, htc
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law "An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent... Read More >
Asheville Hospital Fired Employees for Declining Flu Vaccination, Federal Agency Charged Mission Hospital, Inc., a North Carolina corporation... Read More >
el salvador, tps, dhs
Ending all speculation, the Secretary of Homeland Security has announced the end of temporary protected status (TPS) for approximately 200,000... Read More >
GDPR, EU, US businesses
The countdown has officially begun. On May 25, 2018, the European Union's ("EU") General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR... Read More >
STEM, research, math, science, technology, women, glass ceiling
A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering... Read More >
tax reform, tax cuts and jobs act, executive compensation
This is the fifth article in our series covering the various employee benefits-related changes contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ... Read More >
Visa, H1-B, STEM, OPT, Canada, India, US
Uncertainty regarding employment-related immigration regulations has not ebbed with the arrival of the New Year. Employers may be losing employees... Read More >
Aviation, Sustainable, Biofuel, Travelers, Carbon footprint
On December 21, 2017, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced the launch of its online hub... Read More >
uscis logo, tps, el salvador
Following the official Federal Register notice of the termination and re-registration period for... Read More >
HHS, OCR, HIPPA, PHI, personal history information, revocation, consent, research
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued two... Read More >
USCIS, ICE, i-9, 7-11 raids
This past week’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement nationwide I-9 Employment Eligibility... Read More >
Immigration, Visa, filing, I-94, requirements
Foreign national visitors and workers who are temporarily resident in the U.S. often cannot depart... Read More >
DOL, primary beneficiary, intern or employee, 6 factors
In a move allowing increased flexibility for employers and greater opportunity for unpaid interns... Read More >

Federal Court News

IP, BIP, biosimilar market, Congress, IP claims, federal courts

It has been a few months since we reported on Federal Court wranglings with the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, or BPCIA, which created the nation’s abbreviated marketing pathway for biosimilar products.

food truck, WD, freedom of speech, no compelling government interest

In a recently issued decision, the Second Circuit held that a food truck could not be excluded from a New York State lunch program solely because the truck and the food it sells was branded using ethnic slurs.  Wandering...

DOE, AR, landowners challenge, sitting authority

Over the last several years, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC has been pursuing development of long-haul high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines, primarily to deliver energy created by wind and other renewables in...

patent, IPR, USPTO, PTAB

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex partereexamination at the...

gavel, vector, cfpb, mulvaney, trump

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently held oral argument regarding the pending motions in the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union v. Trump and Mulvaney.  Pending before the...

USPTO, IP, Fee Schedule

new USPTO fee schedule took effect on January 16, 2018, which usually means that all fees must be paid at the new (higher) rate....

State Court News

New Jersey, gift, devices, drugs, manufacturers, pharmaceutical


On January 16, 2018, New Jersey’s new regulations limiting gifts and payments from prescription drug and biologics manufacturers to prescribers were issued in the New Jersey Register...

Phil Murphy, governor, New Jersey, California of the East

Governor Phil Murphy—officially in office just two days—has already begun to implement many of the "progressive" policy changes he promised on the campaign trail and transform New Jersey into the "California of the East." On...


streaming, ISP, injunction, Premier League, UEFA, sports, soccer, football, UK, Europe

Last year, Sports Shorts covered the emergence of the first “live blocking injunctions”, which were obtained by the Premier League both in respect of the final portion of the 2016/17 season (in a test case before the High Court...

DPA, Singapore, UK

Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam announced earlier this week that the government is considering the inclusion of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the latest round of amendments to the Criminal...