Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are expected to perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert Wednesday at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The benefit concert will launch the Mac Miller Circles Fund in honor of the hip-hop star. … [Read more...] about Mac Miller Benefit to Raise Funds for Arts Education; Feature Star-Studded Lineup
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This is not the same as the AIA provisions that allow a publication by the first inventor to avoid the prior art effect of a second publication of the invention, made by a third-party, so long as the first inventor files anywhere within a year of his/her publication. … [Read more...] about Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!
Put conversely, if an Examiner has to reach outside of the relevant art areas to find elements of the claim, the Examiner may be cueing you to argue “hindsight reconstruction”— the Examiner is using your client’s invention like the picture of the finished puzzle on the box, as a guide to locate and assemble widely scattered pieces. In some cases, the Examiner may have reached into such disparate areas of endeavor that the art is not “logically combinable” to yield the claimed invention. If you think such arguments do not have any force, look at Ex parte Haymond, 41 USPQ2d 1217 (Bd App 1996) where a 103 rejection was reversed after an Examiner reached into the vaccine art to find an element of a parenteral feeding solution. Such arguments may not always be available, and may not seem compelling to you, but in a post-KSR world in which the PTO believes that it is prima-facie obvious in the medical arts that each element in a combination of … [Read more...] about Innovation Toys And Analogous Art – Defender Against Hindsight?
Many collectors will wish to transfer this carefully-created legacy to their family members, rather than to the public or a particular charity. In such cases it may also be possible to plan ahead in order to minimize the potential tax burden. For example, a collector may want to consider creating fractional ownership interests in works of art among the collector and selected family members and/or third parties which will entitle the owners of such works to valuation discounts. Such discounts could result in significant gift and estate tax savings for those involved. However, implementing such a strategy requires very careful and prudent consideration and application of various tax laws. … [Read more...] about Art Basel: Tax Ramifications for American and International Art Collectors
Finally, the bill provides an opportunity for the Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission to resolve tax disputes where “the amount upon which the tax must be based is vague or subjective, not capable of reasonable determination or is the subject of a dispute that cannot be proven to the reasonable satisfaction of the Nevada Gaming Commission.” In these instances, the Nevada Gaming Commission is authorized to multiply the number of admissions to a facility by $50. The same is true for non-gaming taxpayers before the Nevada Tax Commission. If you have any questions, Lewis Roca Rothgerber is available to answer them. … [Read more...] about Nevada Senate Bill 266 Amends the Tax Imposed on Live Entertainment Pursuant to NRS Chapter 368A