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deadline approaching
DEADLINE: Foreign Bank Account Reports Due June 30, 2016
Any U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value over $10,000 must report the accounts to the Treasury Department… | Learn more about this deadline.
Civil and Criminal Case Review
IRS and DOJ are Reviewing and Scrubbing Offshore Accounts Data to Build Civil and Criminal Cases
Both the Department of Justice and the IRS emphasized their focus on analyzing the avalanche of data received on offshore financial assets and accounts. | Learn more about this initiative.
Joe Dogherty, Buchanan's New CEO
Joseph A. Dougherty Takes Over As CEO of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Joseph A. Dougherty officially takes over as the firm’s CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board, effective today. Buchanan’s former CEO, John “Jack” A. Barbour transitions to the position of Executive Chairman. | Learn more about the leadership change.
USPTO Final Procedure
For Purposes of an On-Sale Bar, Sale of Manufacturing Services by a Contract Manufacturer Does Not Constitute a "Commercial Sale" of the Invention
The en banc Federal Circuit unanimously held that the particular commercial transaction at issue was not enough to trigger the "on sale" bar under pre-AIA 35 USC § 102(b). | Learn about this decision here.
patent procedures
USPTO Introduces Enhanced After Final Procedure
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office initiated the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program. Under the P3 Program, applicants can request a panel of examiners to participate in a conference with the applicant to review a response to a final rejection. | Read the details here.
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