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As a Programmer, Are You Committing Intellectual Property Theft by Abstracting Ideas Learned at Work Into a SaaS Product?

In this day and age, technology is taking over every aspect of our lives. Ideas developed for one area can be modified with ease and adopted in another area. If you are starting your own business, you...

A business deal gone Nashty: basketball legend files for gyms to stop using his name and image

Have you ever heard of Steve Nash? Sound familiar? That’s because we all know him as one of Canada’s finest, a basketball player from Victoria, B.C. who made it big in the mid-’00s p...

The ABCs of MSAs

Introduction There are three things you need to consider carefully in every Software Development Master Services Agreement (MSA): (A) Indemnity; (B) Liability; and (C) Ownership of Intelle...

Can a competitor use my trademark on their website for comparative pricing?

Moogsi / Wikipedia Many websites use numerous brand names to compare pricing of each company’s products. Issues may arise when such ‘price-comparison’ websites are using other companies...

Protect Your Goodwill – Register Your Trademark!

  What’s in a name? Trademarks are the name, design, brand or logo that represent the products and services a company offers. They can be the word that customers associate with a comp...

Stanford Loses Patent battle Because Researcher Signed Visitor’s Confidentiality Agreement When Visiting a Private Lab

Universities need to be very careful about what agreements they have researchers sign, and especially vigilant with respect to consulting agreements signed in the course of joint ventures between the ...

Third Party Experts Should Enter Into Consulting Agreements Which Include Robust Confidentiality and IP Transfer Provisions

This article notes that people "in the renewable energy and clean technology fields regularly need to speak with others outside their company for solutions to ongoing research and development problems...

Unless the Consulting Agreement Contains an IP Transfer Provision, the Consultant Will Own All IP Developed During the Term of the Agreement

Two companies claimed to own patents and other rights in systems and devices for testing blood samples. The two companies competed directly with each other. Their claims stemmed from the actions of on...
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