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Top 4 Legal Issues In The Industrial Internet of Things

HOW & WHY SMART SYSTEMS PRESENT NEW LEGAL CHALLENGES By Erin Fonte At its most basic level, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) can be defined as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, which enables such objects to send and receive data. Gartner estimates as of 2016, there were 6.4 […]Read More

How to Increase the Value of Your Business: Preparing for

Photography by Jonathan Garza There comes a time in the life of every business when the idea of selling gains traction. But selling a business is no simple task — it requires about three years of planning and preparation to make the business as robust as possible and get its valuation as high as it […]Read More

Drones & Construction

DON’T GET FINED – THE 9 OPERATING RULES CEOS NEED TO KNOW By Brett W. Schouest Like many others, the construction industry continuously benefits from innovation and advances in technology. One recent advancement is the use of unmanned aircraft, or “drones,” on construction projects. The technology has many applications, including surveying, site layout and topography, […]Read More

International Distribution Relationships

COMMERCIAL AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES By William J. Kohler An international distribution relationship ranks among the more important commercial arrangements a corporation may formulate. If the responsibilities of the distributor under its distribution agreement are expansive, the distributor will promote the product, establish a retail network and service the product; as a result, the distributor and […]Read More

Of Hal, Skynet and iRobot

EVOLVING BUSINESS AND LEGAL ISSUES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS By Erin Fonte Discussions regarding artificial intelligence (AI) used to be limited to ComiCon and other sci-fi gatherings, or lunch time in the Stanford engineering school robotics department. But with recent changes in technology and the launch of products and […]Read More

Trade Secrets vs. Patents

HAS THE DECISION CLIMATE CHANGED? By Court B. Allen Many proprietary inventions are eligible for protection under either trade secret law or patent law. For example, a novel computer program, chemical compound or manufacturing process useful in conducting a business may be protectable as either a trade secret or a patent, depending on certain facts […]Read More