General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionMagazine
Volume 17, Number 3
The Chair's Corner Sharon C. Stevens
The Best Progress.
From the Editor jennifer j. rose
Guarded Ideas and Transferred Dreams
Legislative Update E. E. Anderson
Presidential Appointments in Jeopardy; The Bankruptcy Bill; Foreign Operations Spending Bill; Achievements of the First Session, 106th Congress; Second Session Plans.
The Business of Law® Edward Poll
MDPs: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been...?
technology.law J. Michael Jimmerson
Knowledge Management 101.
Basics of Intellectual Property Chris A. Caseiro
An in-depth look at the distinctive characteristics of and forms of protection for patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and trade secrets
When Should I Refer to a Patent Attorney?
Choosing and Defending a Trademark Lisa E. Cristal and Victor F. DeFrancis
Even seemingly simple client matters can require conducting a trademark search. Here's your opportunity to learn how, and what to do in an infringement situation.
The Polaroid Test
Succession and Valuation: How to Transfer Intellectual Property Rights Daniel S. Coolidge
Lawyers who deal with estates need to know how to recognize IP rights, who inherits those rights, and how to calculate the value of IP assets
Defending against an infringement claim often involves expensive discovery and the use of expert witnesses. It's crucial to determine at the outset whether the costs of your client's defense will be covered by its insurance policies.
Donating Used Computer Equipment Sheryn Bruehl
Are you aware of the legal, ethical, tax, and practical issues involved in donating equipment to needy schools, charities, and individuals?
Publishing: What You Need to Know about Copyrights and Contracts Gina A. Hough and Claudia Ray
A primer on copyright law, including who owns a work of authorship, how it can be protected, the "fair use" doctrine, "work for hire" agreements, and the provisions of publishing contracts
Both law firms and their clients are at risk of losing proprietary information, as partners, associates, and employees go job hopping. A formal technology policy can help
Sidestepping the Land Mines
Corporate-owned life insurance protects the ongoing value of executives, partners, or employees; and is a powerful retention benefit