Posts tagged “TechLaw”
Tax resolution for 2014: Be proactive to minimize your exposure to the new net investment income tax
TechLaw: The net investment income tax is a 3.8% federal tax that applies to certain taxpayers with passive income. It is important that you understand how this new tax works so that you can take steps to minimize your exposure to it.
TechLaw: A new standard practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments was adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency on December 30, 2013, adding more refined reporting requirements for parties seeking protection from environmental liability in land transactions.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the program "represents the government's counter-punch" to eliminate al-Qaida's terror network by connecting fragmented and fleeting communications.
TechLaw: The purpose of estate tax planning is to reduce the taxes on your estate so that you can leave more of your assets to your family and friends instead of Uncle Sam. Does the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 ruin your previously prepared estate plan?
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.