Filing For Unemployment Insurance In Illinois As A Business Owner Or Self-Employed Individual

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay ) The CARES Act, Public Law 116-46, signed into law 03/27/2020, see https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/748, expanded unemployment benefits to include business owners and self-employed individuals. This means that you, as an owner or self employed individual with lost income as a result of Coronavirus shutdowns, can apply for Illinois unemployment insurance, in the same…

What To Do About A Patent Troll?

“Patent trolls” take advantage of the relatively easy process for getting a “patent” for inventions in the USA (almost 303,000 issued in 2013, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office, see http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/us_stat.htm) and the frequently incomprehensible language of “claims” in the issued patents to suggest that their (often never commercialized) old inventions were the…