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Andrei Iancu Confirmed as Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office

Andrei Iancu has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 94-0.

The US Patent and Trademark Office Remains Open During Government Shutdown

At 12:01 AM on January 20, 2018, the United States Government went into shutdown based on impasse in congress over budgeting.  Of course, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency of the United States Government.  The government shutdown applies to all “non-essential” government agencies.  For example, agencies that are considered as […]

Widerman Malek’s Annual Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest

Everyone here at Widerman Malek, PL wore their awesome, yet ugly sweaters to work for our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We loved everyone’s spirit and creativity, but the Ugliest Christmas Sweater award went to Attorney Hostetler (pictured front center) for his biker tattooed sweater which was a fan favorite.

Which is Better, Contested or Uncontested Divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you might be wondering whether you should insist on all your rights and slug it out in court or simply come to an agreement both you and your spouse can live with. The decision of whether to contest your divorce is a strategic one that can only be made […]

Parenting Agreements Can Be Works in Progress

More often than not, when people divorce, they get a parenting agreement that is meant to keep the children happy, healthy, and safe. The words that are used in that parenting agreement should be the resolving point when any type of a dispute comes up. However, when both parents agree to something that may be […]

Check Your Homeowner’s Association Rules Before You Sign

Communities, gated or otherwise, and condos are a great place to live. Your lawn is taken care of for you. Some places even have community centers, complete with pools for use by homeowners and organized activities such as games or Zumba. But there is a catch to these types of living spaces. Before you sign […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Ed Kinberg and Kelly Swartz to be at SCWID UAS Meeting on August 24th

Slip and Fall Claims Are Now Compensational Under Law

Before, Workers Comp wouldn’t have to cover accidents that might happen in the parking lot of the workplace. When someone slips and falls, it is just something that the person would have to deal with, or bring the company to court for a slip and fall claim – which they may or may not win. […]

Do the Non-Smoking Laws Apply to Legalized Marijuana?

Since the legalization of marijuana, many landlords are finding it hard to find a clear delineation on whether or not they can let their tenants know that their buildings and apartments are smoke free zones, including marijuana. However, many of the rules and laws regarding the renting of properties have not been changed to include […]

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