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
Arts and entertainment
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!
There is nothing particularly surprising in the recent Fed. Cir. decision of Innovation Toys v. MGA Entertainment, App. No. 2010-1290 (Fed. Cir. March 21, 2011), which reversed a District Court finding of unobviousness, except that the District Court had erroneously found that a key piece of prior art – an 80’s electronic chess-type laser game, was nonanalogous art to the patent-in-suit on a 3-dimensional laser-target board game. Nonanalogous art decisions are rare, so this is an opportunity to revisit what is, after all, an important part of the Graham v. Deere test for obviousness. Graham v Deere requires that the differences between the claimed invention and the relevant art be considered in resolving obviousness. The key word here is “relevant art,” and how far afield examiners and courts can travel to find it. … [Read more...] about Innovation Toys And Analogous Art – Defender Against Hindsight?
Since its launch in 2002, Art Basel in Miami Beach has become what many consider the most prestigious and influential art fair in the Americas. The 2014 fair saw more than 70,000 international visitors descend on Miami for the four-day event, and the 2015 edition promises to surpass that figure, with 267 galleries from 31 countries exhibiting an estimated $3 billion worth of contemporary art from December 3 to 6. Investors and collectors from many Latin American countries, as well as from many other parts of the globe, come to the fair annually and many buy substantial artworks. Many such Latin Americans and other collectors who own real property in the U.S. (typically Miami) often also want to keep their art in the U.S. These collectors need to be aware of and properly navigate a host of special tax issues and rules, or risk facing a very significant and sometimes unexpected tax burden. … [Read more...] about Art Basel: Tax Ramifications for American and International Art Collectors
Recently enrolled Nevada Senate Bill 266 makes sweeping changes to the tax on live entertainment in Nevada pursuant to NRS 368A. Under the newly enacted provisions, an excise tax is imposed on admission charges to facilities where live-entertainment is provided; the tax on food and beverages will now be eliminated effective October 1, 2015. The bill also eliminates most exceptions to the definition of “live entertainment,” and also clarifies some problematic exceptions relevant to the gaming and nightclub industries. … [Read more...] about Nevada Senate Bill 266 Amends the Tax Imposed on Live Entertainment Pursuant to NRS Chapter 368A