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Intellectual Property Protect your novel graphical user interfaces and computer-generated icons from unauthorized use or theft using U.S. design patent protection

The Patent and Trademark Office recently published “Supplemental Guidance for Examination of Design Patent Applications Related to Computer-Generated Electronic Images, Including Computer-Generated Icons and Graphical User Interfaces” in the Federal Register (PTO-P-2023-0047). There, the Patent Office confirmed that both a graphical user interface (GUI) and a computer-generated icon can be covered by design patents. Design […]

Taxation and Trusts & Estates Preparing for the Corporate Transparency Act / Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership Information to FINCEN

New federal disclosure requirements for your businesses and entities will become effective January 1, 2024 – the reporting requirements are burdensome, can be triggered multiple times in a single calendar year and are subject to both civil and criminal liability. Accordingly, you should prepare to comply with the new law now. Specifically, in 2021, Congress passed […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations Federal Sentencing Update: New Guidelines May Offer Post-Conviction Relief for White Collar Offenders with No Criminal History

In August 2023, the U.S. Sentencing Commission announced that it would allow for the retroactive application of Amendment 821, which provides (in Part B) a decrease of two offense levels for “Zero-Point Offenders” whose crime did not involve aggravating factors. As a result, certain currently incarcerated individuals may be eligible for reduced sentences, effective February […]