On April 1, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to cap limits for the fiscal year (FY) 2015. Although April may seem far off, several factors including increasing demands for H-1B workers, an anticipated high volume of Labor Condition Application (LCA) filings, and the possibility of another federal government shutdown signal that it is not too early for employers to...Read More
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, IP Partner Angelo Mazza will moderate a panel at the 2013 IPR Center Symposium. The panel, “Protecting Your IP Portfolio – Tactical Strategies” is scheduled for 1:00 pm and will examine strategies to protect intellectual property rights. The panel features in-house Anti-Counterfeiting professionals from The Timken Company, Levi Strauss & Co, and OtterBox.
The 2013 symposium focuses on a “Global Strategy to IP...Read More
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Gibney Partner, Angelo Mazza, conducted a training session at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for a delegation from the Zhejiang province of China arranged by the U.S.-China Business Training Center, a training venue run by the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. Trainees include government officials, business executives and academics. Mr. Mazza’s presentation focused on how brand...Read More
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the December 2013 Visa Bulletin. As DOS had recently advised, the EB-2 category for India has retrogressed significantly from June 15, 2008 last month to November 15, 2004. Priority cut-off dates for the most common employment-based categories are provided below. Foreign nationals having a priority date before the established cut-off date are eligible to file immigrant visa or adjustment of...Read More
The Department of State Visa Office recently announced its predictions regarding the future movement of priority dates. Priority dates determine the order of immigrant visa availability and essentially establish an individual’s place in line to apply for U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident status (also known as an immigrant visa or “green card”).
As of December 2013, the Employment-Based Second Preference (“EB-2”) category for Indian nationals is...Read More