Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Jennifer supports the firm’s Intellectual Property practice by organizing, preparing, and filing informational disclosure statements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, she reviews patent applications and gathers applicable prior art for disclosure to the USPTO. When appropriate, Jennifer also collaborates with foreign counsel to obtain or provide materials for citation in U.S. or international patent applications. Additionally, Jennifer monitors a daily docket to ensure all deadlines are met and records are updated.
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With more than 20 years of legal experience, Arimi advises clients on a variety of U.S.-Japanese legal needs, including corporate, transactional, regulatory, trade, and cross-border investment matters.
Yoichiro's practice hinges upon his extensive experience in international patent law, particularly related to Japanese intellectual property law. His background as an expert witness, patent application examiner, and appeal examiner at the Board of Appeals in the Japanese Patent Office allows Yoichiro to offer both national and international clients unique and comprehensive counseling services regarding patents, trade secret protection, trademarks, infringement, copyright, and licensing matters.
Michael brings substantial in-house business experience with domestic and international corporate matters to his practice at Michael Best.
Seamus assists companies with all aspects of U.S. business immigration. Seamus is substantially experienced in the preparation of PERM applications and petitions for U.S. non-immigrant visas (L-1A, L-1B, TN, E-2, B-1, and H-1B), including particularly complex cases.
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