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An Important Option to Consider for Filing Patent Applications in the COVID-19 Era
We may be living in uncertain times right now but that does not mean the end of technological innovations. In fact, many individuals, companies, and even entire industries are innovating more than ever now—intentionally or not—as they strive to adapt...
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Special Employment Law Considerations for the Remote Workplace
As offices close or significantly reduce operations due to COVID-19 and the myriad of Stay Home/Shelter in Place government orders, many West Coast employers and employees are waking up to a new reality: remote working (or telecommuting). But prior...
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Public Meetings Checklist for COVID-19 Emergency Period
Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-16, most public meetings must be held virtually, via telephone or by other electronic means, whenever possible during the COVID-19 emergency period. ALL PUBLIC MEETINGS ☐ Give appropriate notice...
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Estimated Corporate Activity Tax Payments and Penalty Waivers
As previously reported, the Oregon Department of Revenue has not extended the filing or payment deadlines for the Oregon Corporate Activity Tax during the ongoing COVID-19 saga, but has been instructed not to impose penalties on taxpayers that can do...
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Let’s Get Back to Work! Construction Industry Personnel Considerations and Resources Related to COVID-19
With the recent reopening of Phase 1 construction in Washington and the eagerly awaited resumption of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick snapshot of the key regulatory guidance and tailored Mi...
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Increases Extensions to Deadlines under the CARES Act
As a further update to earlier posts regarding recent actions taken by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USPTO announced this week an increased extension of time for the filing of various pat...
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