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Do you need an Attorney to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Whether you require a lawyer to represent you after you’re injured and have a workers’ comp claim will depend on numerous factors. When do you need a lawyer? If any of these are true, you ought to retain a lawyer as soon as you can: Workplace injuries are serious enough to need surgery. Workplace injuries […]

Federal Contract Employers

Florida Today Business Q&A Article Edward Kinberg April 9, 2014 (Originally published in Florida Today in April, 2014) Federal Contract Employers On March 24, 2014, a new rule went into effect to assist the Department of Labor (DOL) in determining if federal contractors are meeting DOL guidelines for hiring people with disabilities and veterans. Under […]

Continued Obligation to Monitor Small Entity Status in the Patent Office

By: Mark R. Malek As you may recall, my last couple of articles have been about the different statuses that an inventor can claim when paying fees to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The first of these series of articles was an introduction to the micro-entity status, which allows inventors that qualify as […]

5 Ways Employers Can Claim Ownership of Their Former Employees’ IP Content

Entrepreneurs who are starting up their own businesses should be careful in protecting their IP inventions from former employees.  They should not take for granted that the IP work they create off company hours is theirs to keep.  Employers may be able to stake a claim in ownership.  Here are five ways employers can claim […]

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