The question of the extent to which software innovations were patentable has long confused attorneys and their clients. Section 101 Patent Act welcomes “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” But an important exception pertaining to software patents was identified by the U.S. Supreme
The Kansas City Business Journal highlights Braden Perry, among other experts, in an article on Paycheck Protection Programs (PPP) loans and compliance. If PPP loan recipients do not follow the compliance guidelines, they must be repaid in full in no less than two years. However, the rules of compliance are ever-changing. “Braden Perry, a partner at
New SBA guidance for the PPP loan program states that all PPP loans under $2 million will be considered within the “safe harbor” regarding the certification that the loan was necessary. The SBA had previously issued conflicting guidance on how it would review the good faith nature of this certification by PPP recipients. The SBA
PPP Loan-Should I Give It Back? By Jeff Donoho and Benjamin Tompkins – Kennyhertz Perry May 8, 2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/08/ppp-loan-should-i-give-it-back.html For small business participants in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the roll out of rules and regulations may seem like a complex and never-ending maze. New updates to the SBA’s online FAQs regarding borrower “certifications”
Borrowers and lenders beware. The DOJ has launched investigations into the popular SBA Paycheck Protection Program and the borrowers who received billions of dollars under the program. As reported by Bloomberg and other press outlets, the probe is being led by Assistant Attorney General, Brian Benczkowski and a team of prosecutors with the Fraud Section.
The federal government has begun filing enforcement actions against CBD companies for making health related claims. The first such suit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, suit was filed against Marc Ching, who is a California CBD marketer doing business as Whole Leaf Organics. Mr. Ching previously received a warning letter from
Legal Guidance on Avoiding Liability for Your Business as Covid-19 Stay-At-Home-Orders are Lifted By Mit Winter – Attorney, Kennyhertz Perry May 1, 2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/01/legal-guidance-on-avoiding-liability-for-your.html The governors of Kansas and Missouri both announced that beginning May 4, stay-at home orders will be eased and certain businesses will be able to reopen. While this is great news for businesses
NCAA Board of Governors Announces Support for College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation
The NCAA announced today that its Board of Governors voted in support of a working group’s report and recommendations to allow NCAA college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL”). With this support, the three NCAA divisions will now move forward with drafting revised NIL legislative proposals for
Cannabis industries are less likely to benefit from the stimulus package funding from COVID-19, due to its current legal status. In an article on HortiBiz.com, Braden Perry discusses some potential options for cannabis industries to gain assistance during this pandemic. Cannabis is still considered a Schedule 1 narcotic, which is why they are deemed ineligible
Crisis management is necessary in all aspects of business, whether it’s a global pandemic like COVID-19 or a corporate scandal. With the state of our current pandemic it’s important to have a plan in place for your business, and to expect the unexpected. Braden Perry discusses common crisis management theories in an article on Beekeeper’s blog.
“Crisis management is a general process that can take on many forms to address sudden and significant events. A good crisis management process contemplates events both internal and external to the entity. A good crisis management program will need a strategy to deal with stakeholders in varying ways, depending on the circumstances.”
To read this article in it’s entirety: https://www.beekeeper.io/blog/what-is-crisis-management/
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NPR in Kansas City features Jeff Donoho in a story about the reopening of Guitar Center Distribution Center, less than two weeks after it was ordered to shut down in the Northland. City officials say that the distribution center is taking all the necessary precautions for safety of the workers, and the business is now
Cannabis Dispensary Magazine’s recent article “Is the Cannabis Industry Ready for Blockchain”, features Braden Perry discussing the basics of understanding Blockchain. With the recent rise of popularity in Blockchain, you may soon see applications in the cannabis industry. “Cannabis attorney Braden Perry, partner at Kansas City, Mo., law firm Kennyhertz Perry, helps companies implement novel