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Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect as a Result of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform

On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directing the agencies to take action on the president’s announcements. The DHS memo provides …

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Antares Pharma Bolsters the “Original Patent” Rule for Reissued Patents

On November 17, the Federal Circuit decided Antares Pharma, Inc. v. medac Pharma Inc., holding reissued patent claims invalid for failing to comply with the “original patent” requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 251. The court’s decision casts a spotlight on the original patent rule and reinvigorates the little-used doctrine as an invalidity defense against reissued patent …

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