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  • Go ask Alice – Patentees have a new Supreme Court precedent to consider

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: In a recent decision, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of finding business methods to be patent-ineligible abstract ideas. The Court, however, declined to squarely define “abstract ideas.” This article examines the Court’s reasoning, while a sidebar describes guidance issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in response. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No. 13-298, June 19, 2014 (Supreme Court) Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., No. 10-1150, March 20, 2012 (Supreme Court) Gottschalk v. Benson, No. 71-485, Nov. 20, 1972 (Supreme Court) Parker v. Flook, No. 77-642, June 22, 1978 (Supreme Court) Bilski v. Kappos, No. 08-964, June 28, 2010 (Supreme Court) Diamond v. Diehr, No. 79-1112, March 3, 1981 (Supreme Court)

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  • Is there an M&A in your practice’s future?

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are fast becoming the route to financial survival for physician practices. Increasing numbers of practices are deciding to do deals to escape the ever-tightening walls of higher operating costs, increased regulation and shrinking reimbursements. But M&As typically involve complex strategic business transactions — so caution is the watchword. This article looks at different types of M&As and the steps to take to plan for one. A sidebar offers four specific tips to help ensure a smooth transition.

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  • Improve cash management to control budget deficits

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: In an economic downturn, when most nonprofits simultaneously face revenue losses and the growing needs of their constituencies, it would be wonderful to find a simple and painless way to improve cash flow. There’s no easy solution to the cash crunch, but this article offers tips on cutting expenses, getting more cash from traditional avenues, and using cash reserves — or the investments your board has designated for future use — to support your operations. A sidebar offers an example of a simple cash flow forecasting model.

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  • Commercial real estate – De-stressing with stress testing

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: Headlines about the financial crisis have focused on the subprime mortgage collapse, but the impact of the crisis on the banking industry has spread to commercial real estate (CRE) lending. It’s critical that you assess your CRE risk exposure and take steps to manage those risks.

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