Insights by:
Norman Snyder


On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Bilski case that could have far reaching implications for technology patents.  Computers and technology have made it increasingly difficult to apply U.S. patent law to technology advancements that could be considered non-patentable “ideas”.  Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw are seeking to patent a method […]
November 11, 2009

PCI Compliance Alert

Effective July 1, 2010, all organizations, small and large, will be required to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”). What is PCI DSS? PCI DSS is a set of security standards created by Visa, Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Financial Services and JCB International to protect cardholders from the […]
September 3, 2009

Faith and Housing

For many centuries the faith community has provided hospitality and housing to members and strangers, especially to the poor and elderly.  The 20th century saw significant expansion by the organized faith community in providing various housing to those in need.  In the 1980s, Victory Housing, the non-profit housing development arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of […]
August 10, 2009