From The Experts
Surviving in today's litigious business environment, particularly given the instantaneous and 24/7 media, requires careful planning. The key to survival may be found in the 2,500-year-old Chinese masterpiece, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu.
A Federal Trade Commission agreement with Google Inc. could profoundly impact IP litigation involving standard essential patents.
Sometimes the most efficient way to get relevant information to the government is to share work product. This comes with certain risks, the most serious of which is waiver.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ushered in a new era of systemic discrimination enforcement. Employers need to proactively assess selection procedures, statistical trends, compensation, and D&I programs and make changes now.
Tracking third-party and open source components in a software project helps manage the quality and security aspects of the project. It also ensures compliance with the terms specified in the license.
Don't let obsolete employment practices leave you open to newfangled EEOC charges.
Whether your company's goal in a "patent troll" case is to obtain a fair settlement or to go to trial, lowering the cost of defense will help your company fend off the trolls.
Employers often enter into post-employment non-compete agreements only to find that when the employees leave, the restrictive covenants are not enforceable or do not provide sufficient value to the company.
What businesses do not know about their insurance policies can hurt them. Increasingly, insurers are requiring arbitration, restricting venues for hearing cases, or specifying which laws can be applied, all designed to give insurers an advantage when resolving disputes.
When foreign investments go south, companies may have the ability to seek relief under bilateral investment treaties, agreements between two countries that establish terms and conditions for businesses to invest their capital in each country, and typically offer a number of guaranteed protections.
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