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We Got Sued For What?

TOOLS FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT EMPLOYMENT SITUATIONS By Michael Abcarian Every executive has been there. Leadership is responsible for dealing with any difficult employee situation. Perhaps there has been workplace violence or a complaint about overtly sexual harassment by a supervisor. It may be that an employee’s work performance has deteriorated substantially in recent times […]Read More

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

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

Patents

HOW TO BOOST THEIR VALUE TO INVESTORS, COMPETITORS & PARTNERS By Andrew Eisenberg When the owner of a company embarks on the path toward intellectual property protection, their mindset tends to focus solely on the idea itself, not with the possibilities that might lie beyond it. However, the value of a patent only starts with […]Read More