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IP Frontiers: Effects resulting from the USPTO’s use of AI in patent examinations

Lloyd Wilson

There are unlimited examples of how businesses, organizations, and other entities are incentivized to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve operations and performance. Thus, it is expected that, like any other entity, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

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Advocate’s View: Workforce diversity now mandatory for state construction contracts

Anthony Adams

Contractors doing business with New York state have become accustomed to their legal obligation to subcontract a percentage of the work to certified minority-owned businesses (MBE) and woman-owned businesses (WBE). So it was no surprise that the requirement was reauthorized ...

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Keeping Your Balance: What can you do to protect yourself against cyber criminals if you’re a nonprofit?


Do you think nonprofits are likely targets for cybercrime? Many nonprofits consider themselves unlikely targets, however this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that your organization is filled with data and often has fewer resources and less ...

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Current NY case bears resemblance to Alabama case featured in ‘Just Mercy’

Just Mercy, a film currently showing throughout the nation, describes the efforts of a young Harvard law graduate, Bryan Stevenson, who traveled south to represent death row inmates. Stevenson established the federally funded Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. The ...

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Keeping Your Balance: Business-use vehicles deduction for the self-employed


Are you self-employed and looking for ways to save time, cut down on your recordkeeping duties, and reduce your paperwork and retention of old receipts? The optional standard mileage rates for business vehicles can help you do that. Businesses that ...

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Paralegal Perspectives: PARspectives on professional development

Francine McAndrew

When I became PAR’s Vice President of Professional Development in June of last year, I was honored but also slightly concerned. I knew that, in my new role, I would be connecting with the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (“NFPA”) ...

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Legal Loop: More of my top life hacks and gadgets


Have you noticed how it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done no matter how hard you try? Rest assured, you’re not alone. In today’s hectic world, balance is a goal often sought but rarely achieved. In ...

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