The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
Leaders of higher education institutions today face challenges and opportunities unlike anything their predecessors encountered. As student and faculty populations grow more diverse, the rules and values governing campus life are evolving and becoming more complex at a faster rate.
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IRS Circular 230 Changes and Selected Ethical Issues for Tax Advisors and Directors of Tax
Major changes have occurred which could significantly change parts of a tax advisor’s tax practice because of recent Circular 230 amendments which have been enacted. Selected ethical issues continue, at times, to be perplexing.
Bob handles complex tax cases, often involving novel or first impression issues. His practice includes federal, state and local taxation and tax controversies, trial and appellate tax litigation, property taxation of commercial, industrial, utility, and special use manufacturing properties, as well as property tax exemptions.
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