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11 Apr 2014, 8:13 am by Andrew Hoffman
The FCC recently issued a Declaratory Ruling and an Order that provide some clarity in the TCPA arena and create a new exemption for certain types of text messages and calls. In sum, the FCC clarified that a company may obtain “prior express consent” through an intermediary for the purpose of sending administrative text messages. In addition, the FCC created an exemption for package delivery companies to send delivery notification text messages and make autodialed calls to mobile numbers… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:55 am by Anne Tucker
Earlier this spring, I posted about transactional resources (the current source list is available here: Download Transactional Law Resources). Continuing with the theme, I want to highlight a new hybrid resource, JURIFY, which is a mostly-free, online transactional law resource.... [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 6:47 am by Barbara S. Mishkin
Barbara S. MishkinA bill to require the CFPB to establish a small business advisory board was recently introduced by Republican Congressmen Robert Pittenger and Denny Heck.  H.R. 4383, entitled the “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Small Business Advisory Board Act,” would establish a board comprised of at least 12 members who are “representatives of small business concerns that provide eligible financial products or services.”  The board would be… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 6:08 am by Dan Harris
Sorry for the farm analogy, but I just finished looking at my itinerary for an upcoming Iowa trip. Got a call the other day from a U.S. company furious about a competitor in China who had registered both its trademark and its patent in China. How’s that you say? Let me explain. This U.S. company had just started doing business in China when one of its competitors (a European company, BTW, not a Chinese company) sent the U.S. company a cease and desist letter saying that the U.S. Company was… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:43 am by Eriq Gardner
The actress is suing a drug store chain for posting pictures of her carrying its shopping bags.read more [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:07 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
After their appearance on CNBC’s new television show “The Profit,” featuring Marcus Lemonis, Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville, Florida made news due to the major fight between the business partners. Disputes between business owners appears to be a common theme both on the show and in business in general, and many of these disputes could be solved through following the procedures outlined in the company’s  properly executed corporate documents. In fact, the solution to… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Eriq Gardner
Craig Piligian and Syfy win a nasty case in the growing area of reality TV idea theft.read more [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Gene Quinn
Prosperity in the United States is now almost completely tied to innovation, and a prerequisite to successful innovation is access to capital. The central theme of Bruce Berman’s new book of timely essays, The Intangible Investor, focuses on the issues surrounding our innovation economy: capital, valuation and leveraging IP for business advantage. While are there are many sophisticated investors and business executives, the domain of intellectual property and intangible assets is very... … [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Gene Quinn
Prosperity in the United States is now almost completely tied to innovation, and a prerequisite to successful innovation is access to capital. The central theme of Bruce Berman’s new book of timely essays, The Intangible Investor, focuses on the issues surrounding our innovation economy: capital, valuation and leveraging IP for business advantage. While are there are many sophisticated investors and business executives, the domain of intellectual property and intangible assets is very… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by Ruth Carter
Content Writer by Ritesh Nayak from Flickr (Creative Commons License) I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever the reason, it happens. If you fall into this boat, there are some legal ramifications you need to be aware of and plan for. Regardless of who you use to write your blog material, you should… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 4:15 am by Scott A. McKeown
Roundtable Discussions to Spur Dialogue on Possible Rule Changes Roughly eighteen months have passed since the USPTO’s implementation of the new post grant patent challenges of the America Invents Act (AIA). Since the rules for implementing these post grant patent proceedings were developed under an aggressive time schedule, as promised, the USPTO is now revisiting those rules. In the months ahead, the USPTO will be considering whether revisions/refinements to the Patent Trial & Appeal… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Drew Keller
The best way for potential clients to gauge chemistry and competence — short of meeting you in person — is by watching you in an online video. With a mere tap on their tablet or smartphone, they can get up close and personal for a sample of your style. While the technology gets easier, secrets remain about how to come across well on video. Drew Keller, expert on just that topic, will give tips on “How to Tell Your Story with Video” at Lawyernomics 2014. We asked him… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Drew Keller
The best way for potential clients to gauge chemistry and competence — short of meeting you in person — is by watching you in an online video. With a mere tap on their tablet or smartphone, they can get up close and personal for a sample of your style. While the technology gets easier, secrets remain about how to come across well on video. Drew Keller, expert on just that topic, will give tips on “How to Tell Your Story with Video” at Lawyernomics 2014. We asked him… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by Robert Levy
Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, recently testified before Congress regarding the 13 deaths caused by GM’s decision not to use a $.59 part in the ignition systems of models years ago. Barra repeatedly responded to questions regarding when GM knew of the problems and why decisions were made by stating she did not […] The post General Motors – Guilty of Conscious Avoidance? appeared first on businesslawnews.com. [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:31 pm by Eriq Gardner
Red Granite, which is financing an upcoming sequel to "Dumb and Dumber," is now being sued for racketeering.read more [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:18 pm by Sean Dugan
It is time to retire the penny and nickel from circulation — to pinch the penny, nick the nickel, and change our change. Since 2006, the penny costs more to produce than each individual coin is actually worth (at 2.4 cent cost for every penny). For every nickel minted, a production cost of 11 cents is required. The purpose of money is to facilitate transactions. Neither coin does this. They are a leach on resources and the country would be better off without them. The prevailing argument… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:03 pm by Scott A. McKeown
Compromise Reached, Manager’s Amendment Promised Post-Recess With many fearing that the Senate Judiciary Committee had lost their way on S.1720 known as The Patent Transparency & Improvement Act, news comes today that after weeks of partisan wrangling compromise has finally been reached. Senator Leahy posted the following statement on his webpage minutes ago: For weeks, members of the Judiciary Committee have been engaged in extensive bipartisan negotiations on legislation to address… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 1:57 pm by Lindsay Griffiths
On Friday, we had an excellent, excellent panel following lunch with some truly brilliant people - moderator Nancy Mangan of Wicker Park Group chatted with Paul Malanowski (@pmalanowski) of Saul Ewing, Melanie Green (@melaniegreen) of Faegre Baker Daniels, and Dave Bruns (@dbruns) of Farella Braun + Martel about some of the innovative things they do to combat the most prevalent problems in business development.  Whether you're at a large firm, or a small firm (or a service provider), there were… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 1:51 pm by Bradley Coxe
Cropped screenshot of title from the trailer for the film Double Indemnity (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Has this ever happened to you? You are getting ready to race go-karts, rent a truck, scuba dive, or lease a storage unit and the owner hands you a document to sign. Maybe you read over it, maybe you just skim the front page for what you are getting and how much you are paying. If you pay a little more attention, maybe you notice it says you are responsible for any property damage or personal injury… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 1:50 pm by Mike Hower
San Francisco resident Sarah Burns first opened her beauty shop in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in 1980. Driven by a passion for improving lives and working with innovative companies within the beauty industry, Sarah grew her business into what is now a global beauty consulting and boutique salon — Ms. Sarah’s Creations of Beauty. After three decades of building her business, Sarah wanted to make sure her life’s work could stand the test of time. “While… [read post]