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15 Apr 2014, 12:54 pm by Eriq Gardner
The copyright lawsuit alleges the MI-6 project is a James Bond knockoff.read more [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:44 am by Jason Power
What is the difference between a franchise and a business opportunity? This is a question that is on the mind of pretty much every person who attends a franchise or business opportunity trade show looking for his or her new career path. However, the people selling each of these types of businesses never really give a good explanation of why their business qualifies as a business opportunity, biz op for short, or a franchise. When you are looking into starting your own business through a franchise or… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:57 am by Brandi Campbell
Tax Day is here! Whether you are celebrating getting your tax return finished on time or planning on filing an extension, you may as well enjoy Tax Day deals while you can. Local and national businesses are offering fun freebies on April 15th and beyond to take your mind off the tax bill. Be sure to refer to your local news outlets for Tax Day deals in your area. Here are a few compilations of specials you may be able to indulge in today, and even some that go beyond April 15th: Kiplinger's "Tax… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:36 am by Gina Bongiovi
Have you received an audit notice from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR)?  Try not to panic.  Here’s what you should know: The purpose of the audit is to verify that the numbers reported to DETR match the numbers in your books.  The letter you received lists a bunch of documents the auditor wants to see at the audit meeting.  The auditor will check your numbers against the ones you reported to DETR and make sure they match. If you… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:18 am by Scot Ganow
Like clockwork or, dare I say, the regular beat of a heart, I am again fielding calls from friends and associates on what to do in response to the latest global threat to information security.  This time the web page encryption software bug called, “Heartbleed.” My response is not groundbreaking nor is it as resigned at the response I am generally seeing in the news: “Well, there is not a lot you can do.”  My response is that people do what they should have been… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:18 am by Scot Ganow
Like clockwork or, dare I say, the regular beat of a heart, I am again fielding calls from friends and associates on what to do in response to the latest global threat to information security.  This time the web page encryption software bug called, “Heartbleed.” My response is not groundbreaking nor is it as resigned at the response I am generally seeing in the news: “Well, there is not a lot you can do.”  My response is that people do what they should have been… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 10:01 am
The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability companies. The law still allows the owners of a limited liability company to change the way they want their business to be run if they do not want it run in accordance with the law's acts default provisions. However, when the LLC operating agreement is silent,… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:00 am by Jonathan Handel
With broadcasters on one side and the cloud computing business on the other, the stakes are high – and the case could go either way.read more [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:59 am by Eriq Gardner
The streaming company warns of the consequences of "creating a new species of copyright," saying its business will be threatened if the ruling is left untouched.read more [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:33 am by admin
April 15, 2014 TopDog Social Media has posted a new podcast on social media contests entitled Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law (and thank you TopDog for chatting with me about social media contest laws and rules). Some of the topics discussed in TopDog’s new podcast include: The 5 most common illegal contest mistakes by businesses running contests online and over social media; Apple’s restrictions on giving away iPads & iPhones; one mistake that cost a business $170,000… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:33 am by Kathryn Hughes
Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 126 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. A Guide to Speech Recognition Software How Word for iPad Manages Your Documents Review: Fantastical 2.0 Top 10 Takeaways From ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Lawyer… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:57 am by Anne Tucker
Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners and transactional lawyers know just how much the... [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:31 am by Nasir Pasha
Are you no fun? Don’t have the old drive? Couldn’t toss a football if you tried?  It may not be age. Talk to your attorney. It may just be time to sell.   To get the best price for your business, remember four things: Bigger is better, but not necessarily for the obvious reasons. Market to the right buyer. Make sure your financials show consistent revenue growth, and Show potential buyers that you are not overly reliant on a small core of customers, suppliers or employees. The… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:04 am by Melissa Dewey Brumback
  I saw this sign outside the Jacksonville, North Carolina regional airport.  For those of you who don’t know, Jacksonville is home to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corp base.  Many of the passengers are coming from or going to the base. Think a Marine on R&R might like a brewskie or two?  Probably so.  Thus […] [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by
In an April 1, 2014 ruling, Judge Katherine B. Forrest stayed a patent infringement action pending the USPTO’s decision on the defendant’s petition for a Covered Business Method review, and the outcome of the review. The Court was “persuaded by the undisputed evidence presented by [the defendant] of the high likelihood that both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will grant the Covered Business Method review, and that such CBM review will result in the cancellation or amendment of… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
Burning Nature by Vinoth Chandar from Flickr (Creative Commons License) Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00 per application. For those of you who are old school and prefer to register your work by mail, the fee will go up from $65 to $85. So if you have projects that you were planning on registering… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 4:05 am by Scott A. McKeown
Webcast today, 1-4PM EST As a reminder, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) roundtable series kicks off today in Alexandria. The Chief Judge will kick off today’s program with some performance information, including entirely new statistical categories of data. Thereafter, judges of the PTAB will conduct mock telephone conferences, and I along with three other practitioners will close out the program discussing strategy, practice tips and concurrent proceeding concerns. Alexandria, VA… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by The Editors
Question: After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do to make sure I stand out and get the work? Stacy Smith: Congratulations, your networking has paid off and you’ve secured the business development meeting that may result in a new client! Now, how do you distinguish yourself in a cluttered market? Focus on the client. Know the client. Who is… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by The Editors
Question: After several networking lunches and casual meetings with a potential client, she invited me to come meet with her and her staff to “tell us what you can do for us.” What should I do to make sure I stand out and get the work? Stacy Smith: Congratulations, your networking has paid off and you’ve secured the business development meeting that may result in a new client! Now, how do you distinguish yourself in a cluttered market? Focus on the client. Know the client. Who is… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 4:47 pm by Eriq Gardner
A Native American tribe located in the Northeast is suing over the film's portrayal of a group of inbred criminals in their region.read more [read post]