RQN’s Skye Lazaro Discusses High-Profile Criminal Case with KUTV News

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RQN attorney Skye Lazaro offers a unique perspective on issues involving the MacKenzie Lueck case, as well as thoughtful insight about the challenges of defending high-profile and often controversial cases.  Ms. Lazaro, a member of RQN’s White Collar & Criminal Defense Section, is a former Salt Lake Public Defender and has defended some of Utah’s… Read more »

RQN Attorneys Ranked in IAM Patent 1000 – 2020 Edition

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6/15/2020 Ray Quinney & Nebeker attorneys Sam Straight and Paul Taylor were recognized as two of the top IP Professionals in the world in Intellectual Asset Magazine’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 edition. The publication also highlights the IP litigation and patent prosecution group’s ability to provide full-service legal expertise from the… Read more »

Thirty-Six RQN Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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6/12/2020 Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce that thirty-six attorneys have been selected as 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are honored as Super Lawyers in this annual list, and Rising Star selection is limited to just 2.5 percent of eligible… Read more »

CDC Issues New Guidance for Office Safety

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By: Liesel Stevens The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new COVID-19 guidance for employers with workers in office buildings. The guidance identifies steps to create a safe and healthy workplace and protect employees and clients, including: Proper ventilation and increased circulation of outdoor air as much as possible; Identifying areas where employees… Read more »

RQN Team Prevails Before the Utah Supreme Court in Condemnation Matter

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5/12/2020 Congratulations to RQN’s litigation team, Jeff Appel, Matt Evans, and Aaron Hinton, who recently prevailed for their client before the Utah Supreme Court in a complex condemnation matter Utah Department of Transportation v. Target Corporation, et. al., 2020 UT 10.  The RQN team represented the owners of the Alpine Valley Shopping Center in American… Read more »

RQN Represents Dental Select in Sale to Ameritas Life Insurance

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5/8/2020 RQN’s Corporate Finance and Securities Section proudly represented long-time client Dental Select in its sale to Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., effective April 30, 2020. Corporate attorney Mark Cotter led the transaction team and handed the M&A, health care and insurance regulatory aspects of this high-value M&A transaction which was structured as an “auction” involving multiple… Read more »

Reopening the Workplace Post-Quarantine: Key Considerations for Employers

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By: Aaron Hinton4/30/2020 As government officials take steps to “reopen” the U.S. economy, employers are likewise preparing to reopen the workplace under decidedly difficult circumstances.  This article outlines several important considerations for employers as they plan for a post-quarantine return to work.  Advanced planning will help employers create a safe work environment and mitigate potential… Read more »

How to Maximize PPP Loan Forgiveness

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By: D. Zachary Wiseman4/29/2020 Congratulations!  After what were probably some sleepless nights, your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding finally came through and you now have access to a forgivable loan.  Free money?  Not so fast.  Here are four forgiveness factors that I think all employers should be thinking about. 1.         Use Your PPP Loan Proceeds… Read more »

You (Hopefully) Don’t Have To Win An Emmy To Use Industry Praise to Show Nonobviousness

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By: Thomas Lingard4/29/2020 In the recently announced precedential decision from the PTAB, Lextrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc., Zaxcom, the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,929,902 (“the ‘902 patent”), showed that secondary considerations of nonobviousness, including long-felt need and, especially, industry praise, was sufficient to overcome obviousness in an IPR. Not every invention will win an… Read more »

RQN “Virtual Trial” Victory

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4/29/2020 RQN‘s litigation team recently posted an important victory in the perhaps first “virtual trial” in Utah courts when RQN attorneys Robert Rice and John Mackay obtained a preliminary injunction order following three days of evidence presented on the Utah Third District Court’s WebEx video conference platform.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr…. Read more »