Perpetual non-disclosures with no area limitation

When starting a new business protecting the original idea is often a primary concern. Yet, the idea often times has to be shared with potential investors, collaborators, partners, employees, etc. in order to get the business started. Additionally, many start-ups do not have sufficient capital to pursue trademarks and patents to protect their ideas […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Business, IP, Start-Up|0 Comments

Net Neutrality- How this legislation can affect your busines

Net neutrality is a hot topic and the outcomes over the recent neutrality debate may have an enormous impact on the entrepreneurial landscape for small businesses by potentially making it harder for new entrants into the internet marketplace.  Don’t understand what net neutrality is or how it will impact your company? Check out this […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Business, Entrepreneur, IP, Legal News and Events, Start-Up, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple & Google’s Settlement Offer Rejected Anti-trust Case

Earlier this year Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe reached a proposed settlement with employees for $324.5 million dollars in the current anti-trust case before U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That settlement was reject by the court for being insufficient. This anti-trust case could end up costing the defendant corporations $9 billion dollars. […]

By |November 23rd, 2014|Anti-Trust, Business, Entrepreneur, IP, Legal News and Events|0 Comments

Filing the Right Type of Patent for Your Product Or Business Model

While you are enjoying your office coffee maker and the wonderful assortment of varieties and flavors that help to get you out of your daily morning funk you may be staring right at one of the most significant IP cases of the past few years. Keurig, a company specializing in coffee makers and their […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, IP, Legal News and Events, Start-Up|0 Comments

Supreme Court Finds Defense of Laches Does Not Hold for Copyright

In  Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, No. 12-1315 the Supreme Court recently found that the defense of laches was not appropriate in the case of copyright infringement where a statute is clear. Laches is an affirmative equity defense relying on the opposing party having “slept on their rights” and not brought their claim in a timely and […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, IP, Legal News and Events, Non-Profit, Start-Up|0 Comments

Apple’s Loss in China a Win for Business Protecting IP Overseas?

Recently Forbes magazine contributor Tim Wortsall wrote an article about the importance of China protecting domestic IP. He posits that this recent case of Apple losing its IP case on its voice application Siri, shows a glimmer of hope. Why? Because while countries like China have no IP of their own to protect it is to […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, IP, Legal News and Events, Start-Up|0 Comments