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FisherBroyles Partner R. Mark Halligan to speak at PLI’s Trade Secrets 2016: What Every IP Attorney Should Know

September 28, 2016 — FisherBroyles Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will be speaking at PLI’s Trade Secrets 2016: What Every IP Attorney Should Know on 11/1 at the New York Conference Center. What You Will Learn: Understand recent legal developments and trends Learn the latest about new legislation concerning trade secrets in the United States, including the Defend Trade Secrets [...]

Intellectual Property Law Update: September 2016

NEWSLETTER Volume 5, Issue 3 [PDF Version] Intellectual Property Law Update We hope everyone had an excellent summer and is eager to get back to work! To ease the transition and improve your business prospects, please consider these topics that are of great current significance. Major decision you may want to make now regarding your trade [...]

The “New” NDA In A World Of Data Breaches: Risk Vs. Return

 PRACTICE AREA / INDUSTRY: DATA SECURITY & PRIVACY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY   August 25, 2016 — Anyone in business knows that they will only stay there if they properly equate their potential returns with the legal and economic risks they are being asked to assume. Pretty basic, huh? Not so much today—even in the seemingly tranquil [...]

Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers

To view "Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers" as a PDF, click here.  August 22, 2016 — Welcome back to “Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers”! In this month’s issue, we discuss (i) the enforceability of contract provisions shortening the statute of limitations for employment claims; (ii) [...]

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Whistleblower Policies Must Be Updated

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016, creates a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. This means that there will now be more cases filed in federal court with new provisions that include the right to seek ex parte seizure orders as [...]

Intellectual Property Law Update

We hope everyone is having an excellent spring season! To improve your business prospects, please consider these topics that are of great current significance: Possible constitutional limitation on oversight of disparaging trademarks and potential marketing benefit; Potential replacement for old US-EU data transfer Safe Harbor and meaning of Apple controversy; What website operators and copyright [...]

Cloud-Based FisherBroyles Deepens its Intellectual Property Bench With the Addition of Eight New Partners

FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) adds eight new partners to its Intellectual Property Group, making it a total of 34 patent and trademark attorneys and agents.“In the past three weeks, FisherBroyles has welcomed “John Dawson, Andrew Gonsalves, W. Scott Harders, E.J. Joswick, Gary Katz, Robert Kinberg, Joseph Manak, and Jason Pass,” said T.J. DoVale, FisherBroyles’ Intellectual Property [...]

Your Data Practices May Need a Lift: Lessons from Uber/NYAG Settlement

Companies which obtain through smartphone apps, vehicle transmitters or otherwise, location information of their customers and employees should heed the very recent settlement agreement between the New York Attorney General and Uber. Among other things, the agreement requires that such data be encrypted and password protected with accessibility on a need to know basis. It [...]

Tips for Avoiding Pitfalls in Technology Contracts

The recent problems experienced by Finish Line should be instructive to all users and providers of technology products and services. Based in Indianapolis, Finish Line operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the U.S.  Public reporting on the company’s Q3 earnings and sales acknowledged a problem with deployment of a new [...]