• Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    USPTO Enhances Trademark Assignment Filing System

    Revised filing system aimed at streamlining process

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Recently Identified Back Doors on iPhones and iPads May Pose Security Risks

     A recent presentation by noted forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski ( recently has identified several undocumented services running on Apple’s iOS operating system which powers Apple’s iPhone and iPad products.  Mr. Zdziarski suggests those undocumented or back door services may make the Apple iOS products susceptible to commercialMore »

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Lenders beware: Your language can be costly

    A recent case affirmed by the Sixth Circuit (Westfield Ins. v. Talmer Bancorp 2013 WL 5812027, October 30, 2013) stated that a secured lender named as a loss payee on a borrower’s insurance policy is not afforded certain rights that are available to a lender’s loss payee as a result of borrower fraud.  Being named as a loss payee under a borrower’s insurance policy does notMore »

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

    SEC Continues Focus on Alternative Trading System Compliance

    Liquidnet investigation spotlights SEC approach to reigning in Alternative Trading Systems

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Could out-of-state rulings on non-compete agreements hurt your business?

    New York business owners will want to keep on eye on what other states are doing to restrict, or in some cases eliminate, non-compete employment agreements.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: The virtual reality of white-collar crimes by B. Kevin Burke

    New York State must bring its laws into the 21st century. Many of the crimes that today devastate New York’s businesses and individuals were not even possible, much less problematic, as recently as the mid-1980s. Cybercrime, electronic identity theft and online money laundering present new and unique challenges to prosecutors and businesspeople alike. In an attempt to better protect theMore »

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    The New CEO/Median Employee Compensation Ratio Disclosure Requirement by Michael E. Storck

    September 18, 2013, by a vote of 3 to 2 the SEC proposed a rule requiring public companies to calculate and disclose the ratio of its CEO compensation to its median employee’s compensation. Section 953(b) of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), directed the SEC to amend Regulation S-K Item 402 (S-K 402) to require public companies toMore »

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Buffalo Law Journal: HR Bootcamp Jan 30

    The Employment and Healthcare practice groups at LMWF joined forces to hold "HR Bootcamp 2013." The event included information on important regulations employers needed to be aware of that may have changed since 2012.    

  • Thursday, January 3, 2013

    Estate Tax Implications of Fiscal Cliff Deal

    What our clients should know about taking the necessary steps to protecting themselves as a result of the fiscal cliff.