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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]
9 Apr 2014, 10:47 am by Anne Tucker
On March 27th, SEC commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher’s delivered the keynote address at the 26th Annual Corporate Law Institute at Tulane University Law School. Addressing the intersection of governance and securities disclosure, Commissioner’s Gallagher’s remarks (available here) are summarized below:... [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:16 am by mjsoss
Last minute retirement benefits that you should utilize: Contribute For Your Spouse: If you’re married and at least one spouse is employed (and you’re not earning above the IRS income thresholds), the working spouse can contribute to an IRA and one for their spouse. Last Years Contribution: If you missed making an IRA contribution last year you have until April 15 to make a contribution for that year. You can effectively make 2 years worth of IRA contributions (both for the previous… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 10:05 am by Eriq Gardner
Did Sony Pictures Television tortiously interfere with a live tour of business personalities? Or did a Florida lawyer infringe on the show's intellectual property?read more [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 9:34 am
There are a few recent developments in the field of cybersecurity that businesses, individuals, and fraud investigators alike should take note of. One is a recent case which, if followed, could expand a business' liability for security breaches and the others are new tools businesses possibly could use to protect against that same liability. Digital information, including how to protect it and prevent fraud, is always a fascinating topic. New advances in digital security go hand in hand with… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 7:55 am by Nasir Pasha
The consumer protection provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act permit purchasers to dispute credit card charges.  Credit card chargebacks can be expensive for businesses, though, not just because of the penalties assessed, but because of damage to reputation and lost sales opportunity.  Why is this happening?  Roughly speaking, there are three alternatives:     The customer is not happy with the goods or the fact that they were not… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 7:28 am by Julie Brook, Esq.
Poaching employees from a rival company has risks. So does agreeing with your rivals not to poach employees from each other. Potential poachers beware… There some serious risks involved with poaching employees from another company. The general rule is that competitors may solicit each other’s employees as long as they don’t use unlawful means or engage in acts of unfair competition. See Bus & P C §16600. Poaching using unlawful means could lead to a claim of interference… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 7:28 am by Julie Brook, Esq.
Poaching employees from a rival company has risks. So does agreeing with your rivals not to poach employees from each other. Potential poachers beware… There some serious risks involved with poaching employees from another company. The general rule is that competitors may solicit each other’s employees as long as they don’t use unlawful means or engage in acts of unfair competition. See Bus & P C §16600. Poaching using unlawful means could lead to a claim of interference… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by Danielle Teagarden
Right now, Reiser Legal is out in Denver at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference. If you’re out in this part of the world too, definitely get in touch with us, through this blog or otherwise—we’d love to meet up and say hello! This year’s CBC has so far proven as informative and fun as ever, and we love being part of such a vibrant, growing community. Turning to CBC-local Colorado brew news, you might remember that we reported a few weeks back about Longmont, CO-based… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 6:46 am by admin
April 9, 2014 I work with many companies and associations in relation to their competition law compliance requirements.  In this regard, a new corporate governance text, encompassing a number of compliance areas with sample codes, caught my eye earlier today entitled: International Standards: Annotated Corporate Social Responsibility Codes. From the Carswell announcement: “International Standards: Annotated Corporate Social Responsibility Codes by Canadian lawyer Kenning Marchant has been… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Julie Fleming
By Julie FlemingWhen you recognize a problem that a client is facing and you offer help, you create real value for your client. I’ve written previously about how an offhand conversation with my contractor Oldrich resulted in my purchasing property in Wyoming with his help. Making that purchase realized a long-term dream for me, and it created additional work for Oldrich and his team. Talk about a win/win, right? In that instance, I identified the need, though I didn’t expect Oldrich to… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 3:28 am by Dan Harris
I will be speaking on China law twice this month and Mathew Alderson, our China entertainment lawyer, will be moderating a very important China film event this month as well. I will first be speaking in Seattle on April 11, starting at 2:55 at a King County Bar Association CLE. My talk is entitled “China Law Basics.” My main goal in this talk before almost exclusively lawyers is to convince them that China law is not as similar to Seattle law as they probably think. Then it will be… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Ruth Carter
Katy Goshtasbi provides an excellent yet simple definition of a personal brand: It’s what people say about you behind your back. Essentially, it’s your reputation. As people have become more active on social media, though, the idea of a personal brand has expanded. Before social media, I suspect your reputation was largely based on what your professional peers thought of you in the workplace. Now, however, people share their activities and thoughts outside the workplace with pretty… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Ruth Carter
Katy Goshtasbi provides an excellent yet simple definition of a personal brand: It’s what people say about you behind your back. Essentially, it’s your reputation. As people have become more active on social media, though, the idea of a personal brand has expanded. Before social media, I suspect your reputation was largely based on what your professional peers thought of you in the workplace. Now, however, people share their activities and thoughts outside the workplace with pretty… [read post]
9 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by Fernando Pinguelo
The technology industry is receiving warnings from Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents revealing a network of government surveillance. Snowden asserts that it is time to focus on protecting the privacy of the industry's customers and users. Snowden, who currently faces charges in the United States of violating […] The post Should We Heed Snowden’s Warnings? appeared first on businesslawnews.com. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 10:28 pm by Gideon Dionne
IPO Market Heats Up The market for initial public offerings seems to be heating up announced the NY Times this week after Grubhub began selling stock publicly. Grubhub’s IPO price raised 40% in the first day of trading but has since waned.  The Grubhub deal, which followed the earlier merger of Grubhub and its one time rival Seamless, was among other notable IPOs this year. Overall, the first quarter of 2014 has been very strong for IPOs and has some talking of a repeat of the dot com… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 10:28 pm by Gideon Dionne
IPO Market Heats Up The market for initial public offerings seems to be heating up announced the NY Times this week after Grubhub began selling stock publicly. Grubhub’s IPO price raised 40% in the first day of trading but has since waned.  The Grubhub deal, which followed the earlier merger of Grubhub and its one time rival Seamless, was among other notable IPOs this year. Overall, the first quarter of 2014 has been very strong for IPOs and has some talking of a repeat of the dot com… [read post]