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Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Medical Practices May be Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Misconduct Claims

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct spanning multiple industries have demonstrated that sexual harassment is much more common in the workplace than employers may care to admit. Organizations that take a “not us” approach to dealing with these issues may find themselves exposed to significant liability. Medical practices are no exception. ... Read More »

Better Late Than Never – Time to Get Those Cybersecurity Certifications of Compliance into NYDFS

Better Late Than Never – Time to Get Those Cybersecurity Certifications of Compliance into NYDFS

If you are an individual or company regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), you may have received an email from NYDFS reminding you to submit your Certification of Compliance as soon as possible. New York’s relatively new cybersecurity regulation, 23 NYCRR 500 (the Regulation), requires ... Read More »

A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Inventions

A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Inventions

Companies have two choices for meeting the PCT patent application filing requirements when they have multiple pending provisional applications. We go through the pros and cons for each approach. A company engaged in research and development will often create multiple related inventions within a year, and file a separate provisional ... Read More »

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

IRS Revokes Hospital’s Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) for Failure to Comply with Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements

On August 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its first revocation of a hospital’s tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) for failure to comply with Section 501(r) of the Affordable Care Act. Background Section 501(r) and its regulations imposed new requirements on 501(c)(3) organizations that ... Read More »

Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of ... Read More »

Third-Party Registrations and Uses for Marks Similar to the Cited Registered Trademark Are Again Deemed Insufficient to Carry the Day

Third-Party Registrations and Uses for Marks Similar to the Cited Registered Trademark Are Again Deemed Insufficient to Carry the Day

In performing the likelihood of confusion analysis between a registered trademark and an applied for mark, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) considers a range of factors known as the du Pont factors. One of the factors upon which a case can turn is the similarity of the ... Read More »

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