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Showing 5 posts from 2017.

USCIS reaches Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap

This morning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published the announcement below. Read More

Employer Client Alert - March 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released an updated M-274, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9.  The new M-274 has a revision date of 1/22/17. Read More


The USPTO recently released materials for training patent Examiners on how to rebut legal arguments during prosecution. Titled “Responding to Legal Arguments (RLA),” these materials train patent Examiners about (i) the basics of the U.S. legal system and (ii) how to respond to legal arguments made during prosecution. While a start, these training materials are likely to be inadequate to truly help patent Examiners understand the complexities of legal arguments made against their rejections. But the RLA helps clarify the following practice tips. Read More

Employer Client Alert - February 2017

On February 2, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued the following practice alert entitled “Automatic Extensions of EADs Under ‘High-Skilled’ Final Rule.”

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