Reasonable Royalties for Patent Infringement: Experts, Methods and Evidence

Reasonable Royalties for Patent Infringement: Experts, Methods and Evidence By Michael A. Einhorn, Ph.D.* Courts commonly hear expert testimony in order to determine suitable financial remedies resulting from infringement of plaintiff rights.1 The minimal and most common financial remedy in patent litigation is the reasonable royalty, which is the “amount that a person, desiring to […]

Visa Basics: The L-1 Intracompany Transferee

Companies that have operations or business counterparts outside of the United States can use the L-1 intracompany transferee nonimmigrant visa. This visa permits employers to transfer certain types of employee to the U.S. to be employed in either L-1A status (as executives or managers) or L-1B status (in specialized knowledge roles). An intracompany transferee is […]

Visa Basics: The B-1 Temporary Business Visitor

The B-1 visa, often seen as the simplest of visas, is fraught with the potential for misuse, leading to serious repercussions. The B nonimmigrant visa category is for foreign nationals who wish to temporarily visit the United States for either “business” under B-1 Status or “pleasure” under B-2 status. As will be discussed in more […]

What’s New in the 2017 Tax Season?

Taxpayers and preparers are seeing several changes this filing season as new rules go into effect. Some of the changes were ushered in by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hike (PATH) Act, which made permanent more than 20 business and individual tax breaks that were due to expire in 2016. It also revived several popular […]

Trade Dress Rights Protection: Understanding Enforcement Actions

Color, label, design and packaging can help a company build a brand image for its product. Trade dress differentiates the product from those of competitors, making it easier for consumers to identify on store shelves. It is for this reason that corporations spend millions conducting extensive research on trade dress, which the International Trademark Association […]

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Mar 2017

Reasonable Royalties for Patent Infringement: Experts, Methods and Evidence

Intellectual Property Law

Reasonable Royalties for Patent Infringement: Experts, Methods and Evidence By Michael A. Einhorn, Ph.D.* Courts commonly hear expert testimony in order to determine suitable financial remedies resulting from infringement of plaintiff rights.1 The minimal and most common financial remedy in patent litigation is the reasonable royalty, which is the “amount that a person, desiring to […]

06
Mar 2017

Inside Enterprise-Class Security for the Legal Cloud

Computers/ Telecommunications

Key Principles for Making SaaS Applications Exceed Security Requirements Demanded by Corporate Legal Departments: Enterprises that once resisted cloud-based legal software systems are now embracing a new safer breed of controls and architectures. Ranging from encryption management to detailed logging, these modern software systems provide layers of data security that are unprecedented. With state-of-the-art approaches, […]

06
Mar 2017

Massive Monetary Penalty Increases for Immigration-Related Violations

Immigration Law

As part of the federal government’s sweeping penalty increases, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security jointly announced interim final rules that increase the amounts of civil penalty for certain violations of the Immigrant and Nationality Act and other non-immigrant visa programs. The penalties went into effect on August 1, […]

06
Mar 2017

Visa Basics: The L-1 Intracompany Transferee

Immigration Law

Companies that have operations or business counterparts outside of the United States can use the L-1 intracompany transferee nonimmigrant visa. This visa permits employers to transfer certain types of employee to the U.S. to be employed in either L-1A status (as executives or managers) or L-1B status (in specialized knowledge roles). An intracompany transferee is […]

06
Mar 2017

Nurses and the H-1B Visa – Five Questions Answered

Immigration Law

Since the discontinuation of the H-1C Visa Program for nurses in December 2009, healthcare providers across the country have been struggling to fill nursing positions given the dearth of visa options for foreign nurses. The H-1B visa for specialty occupations seems like a viable option, but there are many obstacles that stand between healthcare institutions […]

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