How the America Invents Act Has Changed the “One-Year Grace Period” for Filing Patent Applications

The United States patent system underwent a major overhaul last March with the implementation of key provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”).  The AIA is considered the most substantial change in patent law since 1952 and an effort to …

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Former Judge Searer Joins Tucker Arensberg

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Honorable Timothy S. Searer has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Judge Searer served as President Judge for the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas from 1994 – 2013.

In his …

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Tucker Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Tucker Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and …

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Tucker Arensberg Receives the 2014 Outstanding Community Partner Award from Renewal, Inc.

Tucker Arensberg Receives the 2014 Outstanding Community Partner Award from Renewal, Inc.

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that it was presented the Outstanding Community Partner Award from Renewal, Inc. at its annual gala held at the Omni William …

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Tucker Arensberg’s Danielle L. Dietrich elected Vice-Chair of the Women in the Law Division of the ACBA

PITTSBURGH, PA, JUNE 5, 2014 – The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Danielle L. Dietrich was recently elected Vice-Chair of the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”).  This …

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Pennsylvania Federal Court Rules on Important Grane Healthcare ADA Case

In a recent decision that has been making headlines across the country, a Pennsylvania federal court held that a local Cambria County company conducted over 300 unlawful pre-offer medical exams in violation of the ADA.  Cambria Care Center (“CCC”) had …

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Severance Payments Can Be Taxed

It’s a common scenario for many employers. An employee who is terminated by the employer is offered a severance package.  The employee would prefer that the severance payments are made under a 1099 (and therefore not subject to any tax …

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United States Supreme Court Clarifies What Plaintiffs Have Standing to Sue for False Advertisement Under the Lanham Act – Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., No. 12-873

In a March 25, 2014 decision, the United States Supreme Court clarified  what class of plaintiffs have standing to sue for false advertisement under the Lanham Act (codified at 15 U.S.C. §1125(a)).

Lexmark sells the only cartridges that work in …

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EPA ENDORSES UPGRADED ALL APPROPRIATE INQUIRY STANDARD

Buyers of real estate and their lenders are familiar with the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.  Originally developed in the 1980s in response to the CERCLA statute, the Phase I protocol has been refined over the years.  EPA got into …

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Can covered entities run Windows XP and remain HIPAA compliant?

Microsoft recently announced that, after April 8, 2014, it will not longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP.[1]  Microsoft’s statement that “businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they …

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