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  • Alan Behr, Charles LaPolla, Tod Melgar, and Barry Fishkin to attend the 2024 INTA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA on May 18th.

    Phillips Nizer partners, Alan Behr, Charles LaPollaTod Melgar and senior counsel Barry Fishkin from the firms Fashion Law, Intellectual Properties and Trademark practice groups, will be attending, the 2024 INTA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA on May 18th. 

  • Tod Melgar Presented at the AIPLA Japan Committee Delegate in Tokyo and Osaka

    Last week, Tod Melgar, partner and chair in the Patent Law Group Practice and member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups, visited Tokyo and Osaka as a Delegate with the Japan Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
    The visit included meetings with Japan government offices and intellectual property associations, including the Intellectual Property High Court, Japan Patent Office (JPO), Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), Japan Trademark Association (JTA), Licensing Executive Society (LES), Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
    The visit served to share and exchange ideas and updates on intellectual property issues in the United States and Japan. Mr. Melgar presented on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) at a panel discussion with the Licensing Executive Society of Japan (LES-J) on April 15, and in mock Inter Partes Review proceedings in Tokyo on April 16, and for the JPAA-Kansai Branch in Osaka on April 19.
    Learn more about AIPLA's IP Practice in Japan Committee, click here. 

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  • Elizabeth Adinolfi Featured in Spring 2024 NYSBA Journal

    Elizabeth A. Adinolfi, Partner in Phillips Nizer's Matrimonial and Litigation Practices, specializing in Elder Law, was published in Spring 2024 New York State Bar Association's Journalfor the article, "Chaos in the Courts: A Procedural Solution to Rein in Contested Article 81 Cases", Spring, 2024. The article provides an in-depth review of guardianship procedure and the difficulties those bringing Article 81 guardianship proceedings face.

    Click here to read full article.

  • Is This The End Of Non-Competes?

    On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) approved its final rule banning non-compete agreements, with some exceptions.  The FTC ruled that the use of non-compete agreements is an “unfair method of competition” in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC Act”).  The FTC initially proposed a rule banning the use of non-compete agreements in January 2023, receiving numerous public comments regarding the proposed rule.  The final rule, which becomes effective 120 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, effectively bans all existing and future non-compete agreements for all types of workers, with exceptions described below. 
    Phillips Nizer will provide further updates as developments occur.