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Do Your ‘Home Work’: Keeping Trade Secrets Safe While Working Remotely

An essential element of trade secret protection is that the owner has made “reasonable” efforts to keep the information a secret. But as the Uniform Trade Secrets …
By James Pooley
14 days ago 4

Everything Depends on Coronavirus R&D Partnerships—Don’t Let the Critics Wreck Them

The world is teetering on the brink of a public health and economic catastrophe, depending on emergency partnerships between our public and private sectors to develop a …
By Joseph Allen
15 days ago 41

Stopping Cyber-Fakes: A Guide to the SHOP SAFE Act 2020

Online shopping has become a huge part of our everyday lives. In fact, 15% of all 2020 retail sales are projected to take place online. Unfortunately, despite their convenience, …
By Brett Heavner
17 days ago 0

Protecting Contracts in the Age of COVID-19: ‘Material Adverse Change’ Clauses

As outside general counsel to over 150 emerging growth companies in recent years, as well as to their venture capital and growth equity investors, and as someone who …
By Louis Lehot
22 days ago 3

Net Neutrality: How Recent Developments Could Affect Content Companies and Other IP-Intensive Businesses 

Net neutrality provides that all ISPs should provide equal access to content, at an equal speed, without discrimination against particular sources, thereby preventing broadband providers from blocking, …

Global Threat Report Has Key Takeaways for IP-Intensive Companies

Cybersecurity is a concern for any business operating in the digital age, but companies with strong intellectual property divisions have some very specific security issues to handle. …
By Steve Brachmann
30 days ago 0

Boys Will Be Boys: Getting a Foot in the Funding Door for Women Entrepreneurs

Much has been written on women’s disproportionate numbers as scientists trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well the under-representation of women as inventors …
By Efrat Kasznik
1 month ago 2

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know and Do to Avoid a Breach

We are fast approaching the second anniversary of the enactment of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), yet businesses are still dragging their heels when …
By Aman Johal
1 month ago 1

You Own It, Now What Are You Going to Do with It? – Why Trade Secrets Are Treated Like Property: Part 2

In last month’s post, Part 1 of this series, we considered the view of European academics that trade secrets are not “intellectual property” because they don’t …
By James Pooley
1 month ago 7

Don’t Get Caught In the Conflict: U.S. Versus Brazilian IP Transfer Pricing Rules

During a 2019 Tax Executives Institute conference in Washington, D.C., the Commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Charles Rettig, proclaimed, “[I am] not a …

Identifying the Crucial Qualities of Great IP Managers

IPWatchdog readers know the importance of capturing IP, whether it is patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets. This article isn’t detailing technical tips for filing patents …
By Curtis Droege
2 months ago 13

Are You Bullish or Bearish on the 2020 Patent Market?

Are you bullish or bearish on the 2020 patent market? That is the question I asked a panel of experts recently. Each of the experts surveyed will participate …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 29

Seven Steps to Address Trade Secret Misappropriation by Whistleblowers

The primary purpose of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is to provide federal remedies to individuals and companies that have had their trade secrets misappropriated. That …
By Callan Stein & William Taylor
3 months ago 0

From Research to Market Value: Innovation Value Teams

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, "Real Innovation Requires More Than an R&D Budget,” Dr. Gina O’Connor makes the case for having three …
By Curtis Droege
3 months ago 0

House Small Business Committee Tackles Diversity Gap in Patenting Debate

The House Small Business Committee met earlier today for a hearing titled “Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators,” in which members of Congress heard from witnesses …
By Eileen McDermott
3 months ago 37