In 1998, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit made it clear that a “business method” was patentable under the U.S. Patent Act. Since that time dozens of tax reduction strategy patents have issued while nearly 100 more are pending at the Patent Office. That, compiled with an estate planning infringement case has had a significant impact for tax advisors and their clients. Foley partners, Barry Grossman and William Weinsheimer will review relevant patent law basics and discuss the potential impact that the patenting of estate planning techniques may have on all advisors involved in the estate planning process. The panel will occur at the upcoming CSO Professional Luncheon Seminar and include Christine Albright, Winston & Strawn and Mary Lee Turk, McDermott Will & Emery as additional panelists.
27 February 2024 Article
New Hydrogen Regulations Show The Need For IP Protections
In the dynamic world of renewable energy, hydrogen technology stands as one of the main pillars of sustainable progress.
27 February 2024 Innovative Technology Insights
Leveraging Risk Management Frameworks for AI Solutions in Health Care
This article outlines current thinking on risk management strategies for health care providers using AI/ML and provides a list of key factors that any framework should include.
27 February 2024 Legal News: Environmental
EPA Seeks to Regulate Nine PFAS as Hazardous Constituents
On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published two proposed rules in the Federal Register that, if adopted, would list nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as “hazardous constituents” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and expand the agency’s ability to address these PFAS in RCRA corrective actions.