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Akana Ma to speak at USPTO China IP Road Show

By Dorene Smith
November 07, 2017

Ater Wynne LLP partner Akana Ma will speak at the USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show in Portland on November 13th.  The USPTO event brings together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. 

Akana will be addressing the Oregon Perspective in China's IP Environment, speaking about Technology Licensing and Deals.  

The meeting will be open to members of the public to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is free, and is required to attend the meeting. Registration can be done online in advance of the meeting at the link below, and may also be available on site, one half-hour prior to the start of the meeting, space permitting.  

Register to attend here.

15 Ater Wynne LLP Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America List, 4 Named as “Lawyer of the Year”

By Dorene Smith
August 15, 2017

Portland, OR, United States -- Ater Wynne LLP is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been named to the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. The 24th edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2018) includes attorneys in practice areas covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Because lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are subject to an exhaustive peer-review survey and attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Ater Wynne LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named as 2018 Best Lawyers in America:

In addition to the Best Lawyers accolades, four Ater Wynne attorneys were named as a Portland, Oregon "Lawyer of the Year".  This recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. 

Recognized as Portland Oregon “Lawyer of the Year” and their respective specialties are:

Ater Wynne is a Pacific Northwest law firm that offers strategically focused advice and services in business, litigation, environmental, energy, intellectual property, global trade, employment, real estate, tribal, estate planning, creditors’ rights, health care and tribal law.

For More Information Please Contact:

Dorene Smith, Legal Research and Marketing Manager

Direct Dial: 503-226-8459 or E-mail: dss@aterwynne.com

Stacey Mark on DOL Overtime Rule RFI

July 26, 2017

In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the final rule. Instead, the DoL plans to issue a Request for Information (RFI) to aid in formulating a proposal to revise the current overtime regulations contained in CFR Part 541.  In response to President Trump's Executive Order 13777, entitled "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," the RFI is directed at reducing regulatory burden.  

Read more about it on the Ater Wynne Northwest Business Litigation Blog.