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Obama’s One Sentence on Patent Reform –

By Sharon Adams   After Passing the Most Sweeping Patent Law Reform in Decades, President Obama’s State Of the Union speech briefly mentioned patent law. “And let’s pass a patent reform bill that allows Read More

Crowdfunding Your Business – An Intro to Title III of the JOBS Act

By Daniel Richardson On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) became law. The JOBS Act seeks to “increase job creation and economic growth by improving access Read More

Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

California employers, take note: you are required to give notice to all your employees about the earned income tax credit at about the time you give them their W-2 or Read More

Towersquatting (and Contributory Cybersquatting)

by Andrew Jacobson [caption id="attachment_1362" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Petronas Towers[/caption]   The cybersquatter is a parasite that benefits from an internet user’s confusion who thinks that they are accessing a popular website, when they Read More

YogaGlo Patent Loses Its Shine

By: Sharon Adams YogaGlo Patent # 8,605,152, Figure 1 INTRODUCTION There has been much controversy in the yoga community about the recent issuance of a patent to YogaGlo. The YogaGlo patent contains claims Read More

What Could Go Wrong With a Wooden Horse?

One of the major justifications small business owners have for not protecting their information more carefully is “who would want our information? We’re just a small firm that doesn’t handle Read More

California Creates New Corporate Structures Enabling For-Profit Corporations To Consider the Public Benefit

              Sharon Adams Introduction In January 2012, California created two new state corporate structures:  (1) flexible purpose corporations, and (2) benefit corporations.  Unlike traditional for-profit corporations, these new corporate structures are required to provide Read More

Veterans

Bay Oak Law's own Daniel Gwozdz was recognized by the Bar Association of San Francisco on Veteran's Day for his service in the US Army between 2000 and 2005. Dan Read More

California’s New LLC Law and You

by: Daniel E Gwozdz Daniel E Gwozdz is a 2012 graduate of Gonzaga School of Law and the newest attorney at Bay Oak Law. If the title above grabbed your attention, chances are Read More

New I-9 Form

The USCIS has introduced a new I-9 form that will have to be used for new employees. While use is currently voluntary, it will be required from May onward.  No need to Read More

Now That’s a Hallmark Moment

When you think of Hallmark, you often think of the word “giving.” In a recent case, though, Hallmark will be doing the getting: a repayment of a substantial severance package Read More

A Wait at the Gate

[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Hold your horses"][/caption] For all those employers (all none of you)  ready to race ahead and give notices to employees about health insurance exchanges, you are going Read More

Taxing Taxes

A former co-worker of mine, David Spence of the Royce Law Firm, was quoted in a Forbes blog today about Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board, where the California Second District Read More

Entrepreneurial Trap

Entrepreneurs in California sometimes want to organize their companies in other states, like Delaware or Nevada. They learn that companies can pay less in franchise fees in Nevada, or that Read More

When Being The Best Is Not Enough . . .

Dunkin’ Donuts has found the hard way that being the self-styled best isn’t good enough. The United States Patent & Trademark Office has refused to register its slogan “Best Coffee in America," as Read More

Sins of Wages

Both employers and employees need to review their wage statements for the new year, because California has amended Labor Code 226 to identify nine types of information that has to be Read More

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