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Most Recent Updates on Business Immigration including the President’s Executive Action on Immigration

This month in United States immigration news, the Obama Administration is forging ahead with its plans for administrative reforms to the U.S. immigration system, despite the passage of a Homeland Security spending bill that contains provisions to de-fund executive action on immigration by the House of Representatives, and a hearing in the federal district court …

FINRA And Investors Disagree on Proposed Broker-Dealer Regulation

“Investor Protection. Market Integrity.” is the mantra of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), a self-regulatory agency for its members, namely securities broker-dealers and their registered representatives. Nowhere, however, in that mantra does it mention any debt or allegiance to those members. It should therefore come as no surprise to anyone that there are often …

SUPREME COURT CHANGES RULES FOR PATENT CLAIM CONSTRUCTION—DOES THIS MEAN THAT MARKMAN WILL SOON BE OVERTURNED?

In the landmark Markman case (characterized by some as infamous), 517 U.S. 360 (1996) the Supreme Court affirmed a Federal Circuit opinion holding that patent claim construction is a matter of law to be decided by a court rather than by a jury.  However, yesterday the Supreme Court acknowledged that claim construction in patent cases …

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