Posts tagged “TechLaw”
TechLaw: Commercial real estate transactions and projects have become more complex and expensive. The goal is to minimize the risks associated with your transaction or project before the closing so that you are protected to the maximum extent possible.
Inside Innovation at N.C. State: A vitamin that consumers can find in food such as asparagus and cottage cheese could be a key ingredient in developing tiny medical devices in the future, according to new research from N.C. State University. Read what this discovery could mean for patients.
Opinion: SEC Rule 506 (c) offerings are better than crowdfunding and traditional private placement exemptions, writes Jim Verdonik of the law firm Ward and Smith P.A.
TechLaw: A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit holds that when a public employee clicks "Like" on a political candidate's Facebook post, that is constitutionally-protected free speech.
While half of respondents to Morrison & Foerster's survey expect that M&A activity will increase in the next six months, 415 Research's analysis finds a mixed picture for M&A activity. Read more about the findings.
TechLaw: Filing a joint tax return seems like an innocuous and pre-determined action for most married couples. It is important to understand what obligations come with signing a joint return and what options are available for the years when you blindly signed a joint tax return and are now blind-sided.
SAS is aiming to bring transparency and analytics to the health payment data that states collect. WRALTechWire Insiders can read more about how the software works.
TechLaw: A New Jersey court has held that a person sending a text message to a driver might be liable for injuries or damage caused by the driver's crash. What is your (and your children's) risk of the same becoming the law in North Carolina?
Winning a battle, losing a war: Why ACLU's strategy in Myriad Genetics patent case may have backfired
Analysis: The real losers after Myriad patent case may be members of the general public, who will be denied access to useful information that might otherwise have been part of the public domain once the patent term expired. Is that what the ACLU intended? Please don't get me wrong; the ACLU does a lot of good defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. I'm just afraid that their foray into the patent arena has resulted in a myriad (pun intended) of misunderstood implications and unintended consequences and has done more harm than good.
TechLaw: You're negotiating to buy a piece of real estate and your attorney tells you that the seller is proposing to give you a "Special Warranty Deed" in exchange for all of the money you will pay. Special Warranty Deed - that sounds good, doesn't it. But what does it really mean?
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine will lead a project to develop a "body on a chip" that can stand in for human organs in developing bioterror countermeasures.
Techaw: Just because the lender sold the property you put up as security for a loan at a foreclosure sale doesn't mean you are no longer responsible for paying the remainder of the debt it secured after application of the foreclosure sale proceeds.
While most of the country is feeling some pinch from the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, tech leaders say this one is unique and unfair, because the Commerce Department's promised satellite patent offices were never going to be funded by taxpayers. Instead, they're supported by the $2.8 billion in annual patent fees collected from inventors, entrepreneurs and companies.
The warnings, to appear on the cap of Tylenol bottles, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.
TechLaw: In June, the United States Supreme Court issued two important rulings under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal statute prohibiting racial and sexual discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you're an employer, you should be happy.
Motorola Mobility says the Microsoft patent that led to an import ban on Motorola phones is the "poster child" for common ideas being applied to new devices and labeled an invention.