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The shocking dangers of buying fakes

The latest estimate from the International Trademark Association (INTA) notes the global impact of piracy and counterfeiting will hit $4.2 trillion (USD) by 2022... While buying a “knockoff” product …
By John Drengenberg
2 months ago 2

How to Write Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements

One of the most egregious reasons that states make non-compete agreements (NCAs) unenforceable remains the broadness of the agreements that for all practical purposes bans an individual …
By Derek Handova
3 months ago 1

How Can Corporate Policies Best Encourage Innovation?

in hyper growth startups and other companies that rely on knowledge workers, the agenda for these value makers must remain as clear as possible. However, sometimes intellectual …
By Derek Handova
4 months ago 7

How Can More Lawyers Become Tech Company CEOs?

Most CEOs won’t make a move without first consulting their general counsel or other legal adviser. But the general counsel seldom rises to the CEO spot. …
By Derek Handova
7 months ago 3

Causes and Consequences of Productivity Growth Declines

While all economic views of productivity growth may have a grain of truth, I argue that all of these theories of productivity growth are fundamentally wrong. The …
By Neal Solomon
7 months ago 14

Thor’s purchase of Jayco is big merger in recreational vehicle sector during summer camping season

The market for recreational vehicles in America has been doing pretty well in recent years. A 2011 study sponsored by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) pegs the …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

Internet retail juggernaut Amazon.com increases dominance of consumer electronics

The Internet retail juggernaut that is Amazon.com continues to get stronger and it’s doing so in a way that should worry other players in the …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn brings social network analytics to Office software

On June 13th, the Redmond, WA-based multinational tech company Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it had agree to acquire LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) in a $26.2 billion cash …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

Questions linger on Twitter’s plans to incorporate SoundCloud after $70 million investment

The recent Twitter investment has much to do with the SoundCloud Go premium subscription service launched in late March of this year. The premium service, which costs $9.99 …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 1

Strategies for Complying with the Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

At present, there is no statutory penalty for not providing the required Notice. However, if an employer fails to provide the required Notice, the employer cannot recover …

Recent Changes in Insurance Policy Forms Leaving Companies Exposed to Risk of Copyright Claims

There has been a recent trend by insurance companies to change their policy forms and use language that provides substantially less coverage for these kinds of claims. …
By Joseph G. Balice
11 months ago 0

Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron's editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “…
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
11 months ago 19

7 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Professional Life

Everyone in the world today has habits that hinder some part of their everyday life. From personal relationships to the work place, bad habits are formed every …
By Renee C. Quinn
11 months ago 10

IP Offshoring: The Pros, Cons and Potential Cost Savings

There are two main business strategies of offshoring, called the captive form model and independent contractor model. The captive firm model is when a company hires their …
By Angélique McCall
11 months ago 6

Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective

Having an attorney draft a licensing agreement, or a licensing expert negotiate a licensing agreement, from start to finish is obviously the best way to proceed. But …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 4