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Keeping cannabis dormant | Commentary

The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall have Power … [t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” U.S. Const. Art. I, § 8, cl. 3. When the ...

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First-time filer expedited examination pilot program | IP Frontiers

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) launched the First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program (“Program”) on March 9, 2023. The Program is one of several initiatives developed by the USPTO and its Council for Inclusive Innovation (“CI2”) to ...

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Do millennials need an estate plan?

Jason Snyder

As the largest living generation in the U.S. — making up 22% of the population — and collectively having lived through several “once-in-a-lifetime” crises, the millennial generation has been forged into some of the most adaptable planners to date. From ...

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Commercial insurance: An annual review of coverages can prevent future disaster | Commentary

Ryan Lema

With spring (finally!) approaching, companies should consider adding an annual insurance checkup to their “spring cleaning” to-do list. Many businesses have, at some point, encountered this nightmare scenario: despite paying substantial insurance premiums year after year, a significant claim arises ...

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How will disinflation impact the current housing market? | Commentary

The housing market is continually evolving in 2023 as inflation weighs heavily on both home buyers’ and sellers’ minds. With rates coming down and the traditionally hot spring market fast approaching, many are left wondering if they should buy, sell, ...

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The enforcement of New York State’s SHIELD Act | White Collar Corner

The New York State (NYS) “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act” (SHIELD Act) took effect on March 21, 2020, amending the General Business Law (GBL). Among other things, the SHIELD Act expanded data breach notification requirements, strengthened oversight ...

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Medical and Life Sciences law: Year in review | Commentary

From drugs to aid in weight loss or to quit smoking to medical devices for spinal surgery, New York state and federal courts issued decisions the past 12 months that further shaped the legal landscape in the medical and life ...

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