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- Get Ready For EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent
Law360 | January 8, 2016
San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.
- OSHA Enforcement Trends to Watch in 2016
Compliance Week | December 22, 2015
San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement trends that significantly raise the stakes for companies that fail to provide safe workplaces.
- Michelle Lee Steers USPTO Through Choppy Waters
Law360 | December 9, 2015
San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez is quoted in this profile of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee.