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Chinese Premerger Notification Requirements
While the People's Republic of China continues its halting steps toward robust merger control legislation, many foreign investors and companies are not aware that current PRC premerger notification regulations may require notification of and approval…
Protecting and Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
Building a solid intellectual property foundation is just as important as generating capital or seeking investors. This article outlines simple steps that can help you establish and maintain a sound intellectual property foundation for your business…
Collision of Medical Marijuana and Oregon Disability Laws Leaves Employers in Limbo
Among the challenging human resource issues for Oregon employers in the last decade is the question of how to handle employees who are legally using marijuana. Must employers accommodate medical marijuana use?
Buyer and Lender Beware: Financing Measure 37 Property
Eight months after taking effect, Measure 37 still triggers more questions than answers. One of the most significant unresolved question is whether waivers of land use regulations are transferable. This article explores the issue of waiver…
Are Your Employees Putting You At Risk When They Drive While Gabbing?
Potential liability continues to grow for employers. Some have recently been found liable for car accidents caused, at least in part, by an employee's use of a cell phone to conduct business.
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Age Discrimination Lawsuits
The Court's opinion in Smith v. City Of Jackson is almost certain to increase the volume of age discrimination claims.
Pro Bono Takes Center Stage at Prominent Local Firm Retreat
Tonkon Torp's legacy of pro bono was a cornerstone of the firm's annual retreat this year. This Multnomah Lawyer article highlights the firm's commitment to pro bono, a core value of the firm since its inception that continues to this day.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Government's Ability to Condemn Private Property For Economic Redevelopment
On June 23, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. City of New London upheld the condemnation of private property in furtherance of an economic redevelopment plan.
Biometric Exit Pilot in Seattle; ICE Arrests 9 Working on Visa Waiver
The Department of Homeland Security begins a Biometric Exit Pilot program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested nine people working illegally on the visa waiver program.
Passports to be Required for Canada/Mexico Travel
Citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda will be required to carry passports for travel between neighboring countries and the Caribbean under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative announced by The Department of State and the…
H-1B Temporary Worker Shortage Looms
As of April 1, employers became eligible to file H-1B Petitions for foreign nationals not already employed pursuant to H-1B status, for the USCIS 2006 fiscal year with a start date of October 1, 2005. There is a chance the numbers will be exhausted…
Corporate Governance Concerns Spill into Nonprofit World
Later this year, Congress is expected to consider legislation spelling out heightened corporate governance requirements for nonprofit organizations. With the potential additional regulation looming, many nonprofit boards are already taking steps to…
Additional H-1B Numbers Not Limited to Master's Degree Holders
USCIS announces 20,000 additional H-1B numbers that are authorized as of March 8, 2005 will NOT be limited to individuals holding a master's degree or higher from a U.S. institution. If you have any employees with a need for an H-1B visa, please…
Annual Report of American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
David co-authored the annual report in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 while serving on the Trade Secrets and Interference With Contracts Subcommittee.