March 2015

PTAB Rules on Service of IPR Petition

March 26, 2015 by Kevin O'Shea, Partner
In Micron Tech. v. e.Digital Corp., IPR2015-00519, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently held that the petitioner’s timely service by email of its IPR Petition on the patentee’s litigation counsel, but not the counsel of record for the patent (as identified in PTO records), met the service requirements of 35 U.S.C. 312(a)(5). 

Amazon Aims to 3D Print Your Orders On Demand

March 20, 2015 by Samuel Beavers, Associate
Amazon has been known to be on the frontier of technology. It was one of the pioneers of the internet. It has experimented with using drones for package delivery. Now, it wants to 3D print the items you purchase, right outside your doorstep. 

Data Breach Response Quick Reference

March 19, 2015
As devastating as a data breach can be, it is often the response to a breach that can cause the most damage to a company. 

Steps to Take in the Event of a Data Breach

March 18, 2015
Public announcements of major data breaches have become an almost daily occurrence.  Last year was notorious for data breaches and 2015 has begun with major data breaches continuing to make headlines. Without a doubt, a data breach can be devastating to a business. 

Your Professional Network: Who You Know Does Matter

March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies
Ice Miller's Director of Agribusiness Strategies, Beth Bechdol, presents at the Purdue University College of Agriculture's upcoming Learning from Leaders event. The upcoming Learning from Leaders event, "Your Professional Network – Who You Know Does Matter", will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:30pm EDT. The event will be held at Purdue University’s Pfendler Hall Deans Auditorium.

Viewing an HSA from an Estate-Planning Standpoint

March 12, 2015 by Steven R. Latterell, Associate
A recent article from the Inside Indiana Business website discussed the advantages of utilizing a health savings account ("HSA") as a retirement savings vehicle.  The article noted that an HSA allows for tax-deductible contributions, tax-free growth, and tax-free distributions.  As a result of these income tax advantages and the increased use of HSAs by employees participating in employer-provided high deductible health plans, HSAs are bound to become a significant asset in the investment portfolios of many individuals.  

Emerging Opportunities in U.S. Immigration

March 12, 2015 by Jenifer M. Brown, Partner
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive action on immigration largely covering the controversial area of illegal immigration which could provide substantial relief to the overburdened and unworkable H-2A and H-2B visa programs for agricultural and other seasonal labor.

Permanent Residence or Green Card Sponsorship

March 10, 2015 by Jenifer M. Brown, Partner
Permanent resident status, commonly referred to as “green card,” is usually obtained either by having a close family relationship to a United States citizen or through a permanent job offer in the United States. The employment-based permanent visas are divided into five (5) categories, based primarily on the education and skill required for the offered position. 

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