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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.

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 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.

Palo Alto, CA, November 6, 2014—FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first and only national full service cloud-based law firm, (FisherBroyles), is continuing its rapid growth in California with the addition of its newest partner, Adam Whiting.

Q. I own a mid-sized company and we are interviewing a Sales VP from a competitor. This guy knows everyone in our field and the particular needs and pricing for all of our major customers. My golfing buddy says we can get into trouble if we go ahead. Is he nuts?

FisherBroyles, LLP, the nation’s first and only national full service cloud-based law firm, (FisherBroyles), is continuing its rapid growth in New York with the addition of its newest partner, John Boyd. The former Chief IP Counsel and Ex-Winston & Strawn attorney brings partner-level expertise in Intellectual Property transactions, Patent Prosecution and Litigation.

Employment, Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law is a constantly changing landscape affected by, not only case law and statutes, but also administrative regulations, agency interpretations and decisions, and public policy. This Law Update is designed to give you up-to-date information, as well as keep you abreast of common legal issues, affecting your business. We navigate the legal landscape so you can concentrate on conducting your business.

Customs and International Trade partner Michael Cone selected as the U.S. contributor for Financier Worldwide’s Trade and Customs 2014 Annual Review.

Both our own practices and external developments illustrate new opportunities for our clients. You need to be aware of developments such as the following and their significance for day-to-day business and financing operations.. [read more]

We hope everyone had a pleasant summer … now it’s back to work! In this issue, we address:

a discussion of the special privacy and information security issues related to mobile apps;
A discussion of the new Canadian anti-spam law and its implications for US companies;
background on the meaning to you of a trademark dispute involving soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo;
a USPTO temporary pilot program allowing expedited processing of patent applications; and,
some elaboration on the implications of the US Supreme Court’s recent copyright law decision in the Aereo case

NEW YORK AND ATLANTA, September 17, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) grows its New York office with the addition of former Viacom executive Joseph M. Saburn, energy executive Matthew T. Stanger and veteran business counsel Jay L. Silverberg as partners.

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