“E is for Entrepreneur…but also for E-visas”

With increasing controversy surrounding H1-B visas in the U.S. and its impact on foreign workers and opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs, many other visa options have been overlooked, which could provide foreign entrepreneurs with opportunities to establish or expand their business operations to the U.S. One such group of visa options are the E-visas. Foreign entrepreneurs who… Read More

How the “Intelligence” part of “Artificial Intelligence” Implicates U.S. and EU Copyright Law

This blog post was first published on April 7th, 2017.  Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to Oxford Dictionary, is “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, AI is “the branch of computer science… Read More

U.S. Copyright Law Update – Clothing Designers Get More Guidelines to Protect Their Designs

This blog post was first published on March 28th, 2017.  Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., ET AL., provided clothing designers with more guidelines to copyright their original designs. Specifically, the Court issued guidelines to determine whether a clothing design is a “separable” expression… Read More

Doing Business in New York As a Foreign Entrepreneur-Part 1

This article was first published on March 27th, 2017.  Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs in New York There are many opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs to do business in New York. For reasons ranging from competing with Silicon Valley to seeking solutions to the provision of public services, New York Governments, at both the state and local… Read More

New Cybersecurity Regulations For Banks, Insurance Companies, and other Financial Institutions Under NYSDFS Jurisdiction Take Effect March 1st, 2017

The blog post was first published on February 24th, 2017. Effective March 1st, 2017 entities under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) will have new Cybersecurity Requirements. The new regulations will apply to banks, insurance companies and other institutions subject to the jurisdiction of NYSDFS. Purpose of the NYSDFS… Read More

Expansion and Modernization of U.S. Copyright laws to Ensure Creativity and Innovation

This blog was first published on February 14th, 2017.  According to an article published by Musicweek.com, the 115th Congress is looking to modernization U.S. Copyright laws so that, “America’s global leadership in creativity and innovation continues in the 21st century and beyond.” This will be done with the reintroduction of the CODE Act – Copyright… Read More

The Role of Chief Information Officers in the First Year of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

This blog post was first published on February 14th, 2017.  With the upcoming first annual review of the EU/US Privacy Shield in September 2017, the article written by Justine Brown explores the status of the pact that regulates the transfer of data across the Atlantic and the important role Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in tech… Read More

New “National Interest Waiver” Framework Could Increase the Eligibility of Self-Employed Foreign Entrepreneurs to Obtain U.S. Permanent Residency

This blog post was first published on January 12, 2017.  Last month’s decision in the Matter of Dhanasar (26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016)) by the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has vacated the old framework of adjudicating national interest waivers for EB-2 visa petitioners and adopted… Read More