Monthly Archives: June 2013

California Businesses Fighting Against State Healthcare Law

On the legal front, the next few months will be critical ones for California businesses, from large established entities to start-ups. That is because new healthcare laws are set to take effect which include a mix of federal and state requirements that may lead to significant confusion for all those unfamiliar with their obligations. Considering

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Gene Patent Case

The United States Supreme Court has been busy this term with cases affecting intellectual property.  Remember recent news surrounding the Monsanto/Roundup Ready patent infringement case, which could have significant implications for California farmers?  This time, the issue is not soybean seeds, but the patentability of human genes, and the Supreme Court’s decision could have a significant

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The Marketplace Fairness Act Passes the U.S. Senate

On Monday, the Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate by a margin of 69-27.  It is now headed to the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Marketplace Fairness Act is a sales tax bill that would end tax-free online and mail-order shopping and require remote retailers, including online and mail order sellers, with more than

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