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Critical Importance of Realistically Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

California employers often face an upward battle when it comes to protecting against competitive activity by former employees... In order to safeguard their trade secrets, companies doing …

Emergy Labs Wins LES Foundation’s 2016-2017 International Business Plan Competition Grand Prize

The LES Foundation International Business Plan Competition, now in its 13th year, focuses uniquely on the intellectual property (IP) aspects of business strategy. For the first 11 years, …
By Renee C. Quinn
10 days ago 0

Are e-Commerce Sites Protecting Innovators & IP Owners?

Mark Lopreiato, the inventor of the Forearm Forklift, recorded sales of $4 million in 2008 but since then has seen a 30% drop, which he attributes to cheap replicas available …
By Joan Porta
21 days ago 0

Patent Exhaustion at the Supreme Court: Industry Reaction to Impression Products v. Lexmark

Bob Stoll: ''And it is the international exhaustion holding that is particularly troubling. Sales abroad act independently from the US patent system and there is no impact …
By Gene Quinn
27 days ago 27

Strategic Patent Portfolio Decision-making: From filing to maintenance

When it comes to making strategic patent portfolio decisions, it is more important than ever to be informed, thorough and discriminating with your decision-making. In short, the …
By Gene Quinn
28 days ago 0

How the U.S. Can Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

An unfounded belief persists that entrepreneurs are the primary innovators. However, in a study of the top 30 innovations of the last 30 years up through 2009, as judged by …
By Derek Handova
1 month ago 2

Declines in U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship the focus at Capitol Hill patent policy event

At the same time that America’s business climate has become too acidic for a vast majority of domestic startups, the nation has also been losing its …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 8

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
4 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
5 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
12 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
12 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
12 months ago 0