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Ghana | 08/27/2014
- IRS Has Begun Section 409A Audits: Are You Ready?
- United States | 08/22/2014
- SAUDI ARABIA – Foreign workers may renew dependents’ visit visas electronically
- Saudi Arabia | 08/18/2014
- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Paperless labor cards, e-contracts cut processing times to 48 hours
- Saudi Arabia | 08/08/2014
- SINGAPORE – MOM reminds employers to register for Jobs Bank account
- Singapore | 08/06/2014
- AUSTRALIA – Foreign oil and gas workers’ visas thrown into limbo by Senate vote
- Australia | 08/02/2014
- UNITED KINGDOM – Eased immigration rules will attract entrepreneurs, investors, digital tech workers
- United Kingdom | 07/25/2014
- AUSTRALIA – Legislative maneuver reverses vote on foreign oil worker visas
- Australia | 07/23/2014
- UNITED STATES – DHS planning greater oversight of foreign-student work authorization
- United States | 07/18/2014
- U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
- The full impact of the Alice decision will be apparent after lower courts further explore the contours of patent-eligible subject matter. On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a prominent patent case regarding subject matter that is not eligible for patent protection. In Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International,1 Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court that affirmed the Federal Circuit and held that Alice Corporation's patent claims directed to a computer-implemented scheme for mitigating settlement risk are drawn to a patent-ineligible abstract idea. The patent claims at issue in this case4 are designed to facilitate the exchange of financial obligations between parties by using a computerized intermediary. Specifically, the claims are designed to mitigate a type of risk known as settlement risk—the risk that one of the parties will not perform as it is obligated to do regarding an agreed-upon exchange.
United States | 08/26/2014