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2019 Articles

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2020

Several new pieces of California legislation will take effect on the first day of the new year, impacting nearly all employers and how they handle worker classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, and union organizing. Our round-up will help you determine which key issues may impact you in 2020; contact us to be sure you’re ready […]

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report, Volume 44, Number 4

Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 4. The article discusses the decision in Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc. that shed light on the scope of design patent infringement by holding that a design patent’s claim language can limit the […]

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report, Volume 44, Number 3

Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 3. The article discusses the decision in In re Global IP Holdings LLC. that identifies the relevant factual questions that should be considered when determining whether a patent claim satisfies the written description requirement of […]

Labor & Employment New rules limit use of independent contractors, creating significant liabilities and penalties for California employers

On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB 5) into law, regarding the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors. The new law will have far-reaching effects with respect to employee classification, tax ramifications, and corporate structuring. On the most basic level, the law will affect employer costs with […]

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report

Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 2. The article discusses the recent decision in PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. in which the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s cancellation of U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310 based on inherent […]