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Intellectual Property Law Update

In this issue, we address: techniques for avoiding involvement in IP litigation; issues often encountered regarding IP ownership under commercial contracts; a new ISO standard for privacy practices of cloud service providers; contractual risk allocation in data breaches; and a discussion of an effort to obtain trademark protection for a flavor and related trade secret issues.

FisherBroyles Welcomes New York Partner Tony Onorato

FisherBroyles LLP, the nation’s first and only national full-service, cloud-based law firm is pleased to announce the addition of its newest partner, Tony Onorato. Tony joins from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, bringing his commercial litigation and technology/IP counseling practice to FisherBroyles’ rapidly growing New York office.

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“Chuck” Meyer

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Contact:

  • (281) 296-­1680
  • cmeyer@fisherbroyles.com
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  • Houston Office

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Transactions
  • General Corporate
  • International
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet & E-Commerce
  • Technology

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • Ohio
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court District, Hawaii

Education:

  • University of Oxford, England, Faculty of Law – BCL, 2005
  • The American University Washington College of Law – J.D., 1989
  • George Washington University – M.S., Operations Research, 1985
  • University of Virginia – B.S., Systems Engineering, 1983

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Jones Day

Corporate Experience:

  • Blackberry (formerly Research In Motion Limited)
  • Compaq Computer Corporation

Languages:

  • German (spoken)

Mr. Meyer, a Partner in the Houston Office of FisherBroyles, concentrates his practice at the intersection of corporate, commercial and intellectual property law, and general business legal counseling.  Mr. Meyer’s 20+ year legal career includes positions with Jones Day, Compaq Computer Corporation (now Hewlett Packard) and Research In Motion Limited (RIM, now known as BlackBerry).  While at RIM, Mr. Meyer served as the company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and subsequently as the Founding Director of RIM’s European subsidiary, BlackBerry Europe. In that role, he directed all business and legal negotiations for the sale and license of all BlackBerry® products, services and software for all the major European network operators.  Since leaving BlackBerry Europe in 2004, Mr. Meyer has advised numerous small to medium enterprises, domestic and international, on various aspects of corporate, commercial, and intellectual property law in a variety of industrial sectors (including the technology and energy sectors).  Mr. Meyer has also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  In 2012, Mr. Meyer was a candidate in the Republican Primary for the U.S. House of Representatives, for the 36th Congressional District, Texas.  He recently was accepted as a member of the Texas Bar College (2013) and the Ohio Bar College (2013).

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