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greenEnergy Development Perspectives for the Republic of Cyprus

Based on Eurostat’s researches, the Republic of Cyprus disposes a very promising feedback from the energy saving and the renewable energy schemes, as more and more people apply for the available funding.

blueSkechers Shape-ups Injuries & Product Liability Claims

When they were first released into the athletic footwear market, Skechers Shape-ups received a lot of media coverage for the unbelievable results they promised and their unexpected popularity. Skechers success with the Shape-up toning shoes led other manufacturers like New Balance and Reebok to join the toning shoe bandwagon.

blueSunset of Tax Relief Bill Looms

Without being partisan in any way, the fact is that the results of the midterm elections had a lot to do with the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

blueMany Surprised by Cost of Long-Term Care

When you are looking ahead to your active retirement years and the twilight period that will follow you must evaluate your anticipated expenses.

blueEstate Tax & the Gift Tax Exemption

The most significant source of asset erosion you have to be prepared for when planning your estate is the estate tax. If you have never looked into the subject, you may be surprised to hear just how high the rate of this tax actually is.

blueThe Therasense Case and USPTO Study Thereof to Assess Impacts on Patent Practice and Procedures

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is currently studying the recently-issued and much-anticipated opinion by the Federal Circuit in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. (Fed. Cir. 2011)(en banc), hereinafter referred to as "Therasense." On May 25, 2011, the Federal Circuit delivered its opinion, changing the criteria for establishing a defense raised in response to an allegation of inequitable conduct.

blueDoes a Four-Wheel Rolls Royce “Have” Three Wheels?

One, two, three, four! I just counted the wheels on an automobile. In counting to four, I noticed that the car had at least one wheel, at least two wheels and at least three wheels. Regardless of the particular product, many patent infringement law suits have erupted into a dispute over how many of a particular component are covered by claims in a patent for that product.

blueThe Supreme Court Confirms the Strong Presumption of Patent Validity

In Microsoft v. i4i, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that patent invalidity must be proved by clear and convincing evidence. Microsoft v. i4i, --- S. Ct. ----, 2011 WL 2224428 (June 9, 2011). The Court's unanimous decision supports strong patent rights because it maintains the heightened clear and convincing standard for proving invalidity as opposed to the lower preponderance of the evidence standard advocated for by Microsoft.

blueInformation about Spousal IRA Accounts

A Spousal IRA is a type of retirement account that is available to someone that is married to a working spouse, but does not work themselves. This type of account is just as important as a regular IRA account due to the fact that it offers tax deferrals.

blueWhat Happens to Your Property When You Die?

There are three ways that you can have an ownership interest in property: individually, jointly with another person, or through contract rights.