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  • Federal Circuit confirms: Patents need written descriptions

    August / September 2010
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: Some inventors might think any old written description of their inventions is adequate for patent protection — but they’d be wrong. In fact, in one recent case, the Federal Circuit confirmed that a patent must satisfy a specific written description requirement to be valid. Simply describing the manner and process of making and using the invention won’t suffice.

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  • Extended deadline for employer contributions is near

    August / September 2010
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: To encourage employees to participate in their 401(k) plans, employers will often make contributions into the trust for plan participants. For example, employers will make matching contributions for eligible participants based on a participant’s elective deferral contribution into the plan. The employer can then deduct these contributions on its tax return — but only if the contributions were made by the IRS deadline.

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  • Don’t just build a Web site, optimize it

    Fall 2009
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: Attracting prospective clients to a law firm’s site takes a well-strategized and -executed marketing plan. Central to that plan is search engine optimization (SEO) — which means maximizing the firm’s ranking among Internet search engines so that its site appears among the top search results. This short article offers tips on how to do just that.

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  • The ins and outs of green leases

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: As the green building movement continues to take center stage, so do green leases. Through a green lease, landlords and tenants are “bound” to help ensure that high-performance buildings meet and exceed their intended “green” goals. Although specifications vary, a number of characteristics are emerging as likely components in green leases, such as alignment with a third party certification standard such as LEED, BRREAM, Energy Star or Green Globes. But developers who jump through all the LEED or other building certification hoops likely won’t want that certification jeopardized by noncompliant leasehold improvements — so rules defining sustainable product requirements and construction practices should be clearly specified in a tenant construction agreement.

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  • Moneylines: News Briefs for Businesses

    August / September 2009
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: This issue’s “Moneylines” discusses slower customer payments being experienced by some businesses, while others’ owners are forgoing their own salaries to keep their enterprises afloat. There’s also increased usage of “cloud computing,” and one study shows that surfing the Internet at work might not be the productivity-killer that many have feared.

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