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February 2015 Posts

Attorney Jim Wiederrich Receives David Birkeland Memorial Award

Congratulations to Jim Wiederrich for receiving the David Birkland Memorial Award from Sioux Empire United Way at Sioux Empire United Way Thank You Event on February 3rd. The award is given to the business or professional leader who most exemplifies David Birkeland’s involvement in United Way and our community.

February 25, 2015

Patent Cooperation Treaty Applications

Recently an agency of the United Nations, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was in the news for allegedly supplying computers and other sensitive equipment to North Korea and Iran. One of WIPO’s primary responsibilities is to administer the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system, which allows an applicant to file a single application that preserves the applicant’s ability to file patent applications in about 140 countries for a longer period than would otherwise be available.

February 25, 2015

CISG v. UCC: Three Noteworthy Differences

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, otherwise known as the CISG , is an international treaty that has been ratified by 81 countries , including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The purpose of the CISG is to provide a uniform body of international sales law.

February 19, 2015

Provisional and Non-Provisional Patent Applications

Inventors often ask me about the difference between filing a “provisional” and a “non-provisional” patent application to protect…

February 09, 2015

USCIS Will Begin Accepting Applications Under the Expanded DACA Program on February 18, 2015

On January 30, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will begin accepting requests under t…

February 03, 2015