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Intellectual property around the world: Am I protected where I am doing business?

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. By Joshua B. Goldberg Previously, I have discussed several different issues based on knowing when and how to protect your intellectual property, whether you are a technology company or not. One question I have left unaddressed, for now,
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How to protect your intellectual property while still keeping it secret

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. By Joshua B. Goldberg When most people think of intellectual property, they think of the most common, well-known intellectual property rights one can obtain: patents, trademarks or copyrights. One thing that each of these types of rights has
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What new businesses need to know about intellectual property, part 2

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. In part 1 of this series, I began the discussion of certain intellectual property issues any business owner could face. Hopefully, this information was helpful, thought provoking and assisted you in regaining some of your countless hours of
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What new businesses need to know about intellectual property, part 1

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. Like the rest of us in business, you spend every day, night and weekend wondering what your company needs to do differently and improve. Or, if you’re just starting your business, you have spent countless hours of lost
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How to handle defaulted commercial loans, part 2: Obtaining judgment and liquidating collateral

Thought Leadership on Banking and Commercial Transactions presented by Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman P.A. This article is the second of a two-part series serving as an introduction to the basic legal issues lenders face in handling defaulted commercial loans. Although bankruptcy is fairly prevalent in the world of commercial loan
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Hey, let’s partner on that!

Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – 'Shift Happens but you can lead it' presented by Ally Solutions Group. The term partnership is often overused and under-appreciated. You will hear people say “let’s partner on that” or “hey, we should get together and talk about how we can partner.” When
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Cutting corners with your insurance can cost you dearly

Thought Leadership on Protecting What You’ve Worked so Hard to Build presented by Jeff Bernard at Rampart Insurance Services. Cutting corners when it comes to insuring your business can be extremely costly. There is a stark difference between choosing an insurance provider because they had the cheapest quote, and selecting
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The term sheet: Defined

Thought Leadership on Growth to Exit Strategies presented by Falcon Capital Partners, LLC This is a big day! After deciding months ago that your company needed investment capital, you have spent long hours with your banker to prepare the financials, build the marketing materials, and hold presentations with your management
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When should I call a patent attorney?

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. Imagine this scenario. It’s getting very late on a Wednesday night/Thursday morning. You are extremely tired from another long day at the office, plus all your responsibilities at home, yet your mind refuses to turn off and your
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The cost of cutting corners: Is your insurance broker a true partner?

Thought Leadership on Protecting What You’ve Worked so Hard to Build presented by Jeff Bernard at Rampart Insurance Services. Cutting corners when it comes to insuring your business can be extremely costly. There is a stark difference between choosing an insurance provider because they had the cheapest quote, and selecting
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Are you ready for a compliance review to arrive at your door?

Thought Leadership presented by Grassi & Co The experience level and recoupment efforts of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) get better and better. The roles of today’s corporate compliance officer are varied, and many are not familiar with designing and implementing
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Are you covered? The real cost of employment practices liability suits

Thought Leadership on Protecting What You’ve Worked so Hard to Build presented by Jeff Bernard at Rampart Insurance Services. Are you leaving your business exposed to a costly employee practices liability suit? As a small business, it won't take a large claim to make a massive impact on your company’s
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What to ask before acquiring an intellectual property portfolio

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. It is widely acknowledged that there are three possible ways to protect your technology and products with a robust intellectual property (IP) portfolio: To build and develop the portfolio yourself To acquire the portfolio from another company (or
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How to handle defaulted commercial loans, part 1: Transaction workouts

Thought Leadership on Banking and Commercial Transactions presented by Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman P.A. This article is the first of a two-part series on basic legal issues lenders face in handling defaulted commercial loans. Although bankruptcy is fairly prevalent in the world of commercial loan workouts, it is outside the
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Do you believe these cyber myths? You may be putting your business at risk of a breach

Thought Leadership on Property & Casualty/Risk & Insurance Management presented by Commercial Insurance Managers. I don’t have an exposure risk because I don’t maintain any personally identifying information on my customers. All businesses have an exposure risk. Information at risk includes not just customers' information, but employees' Social Security numbers,
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Top 4 legal tools to help you turn money judgments into cash for your business

Thought Leadership on Banking and Commercial Transactions presented by Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman P.A. In our previous two articles, we discussed how to keep from accumulating bad debt and how to handle it if you end up with bad debt anyway. For this third installment in the three-part series, we
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5 areas where you might be underinsured and paying too much

Thought Leadership on Protecting What You’ve Worked so Hard to Build presented by Jeff Bernard at Rampart Insurance Services. As we launch into 2016, you’re probably taking inventory of your business to see what adjustments need to be made for the new year. You should do the same when it
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What type of driver are you? Defensive, distracted or uninsured?

Thought Leadership on Property & Casualty/Risk & Insurance Management presented by Commercial Insurance Managers. The cure to distracted driving is defensive driving. Simple solution if you are in total control of your car but what about the other cars around you. You might be the most defensive driver on the
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What’s in a name? A surprising amount of your company’s value

Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property as a Business asset presented by IP Works, PLLC. Apple, Louis Vuitton, Nike and Coca-Cola. What do they have in common? Their trademarks are worth over $20 billion dollars – thanks to their leadership teams making smart decisions about them. Companies with strategic and proactive
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4 tips to stay in the green and avoid business debt

Thought Leadership on Banking and Commercial Transactions presented by Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman P.A The key to managing your unpaid accounts receivable is to not have any. That’s easy to say, of course, but much more difficult to do. However, when you employ these four strategies at the outset of
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Should you require a subcontractor to sign a written contract?

Thought Leadership on Property & Casualty/Risk & Insurance Management presented by Commercial Insurance Managers. Verbal contracts are simple and easy. All you have to do is ask a roofing contractor to get up on your roof and repair the shingles that are missing. The subcontractor’s worker arrives, takes the ladder,
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Partnership equity compensation for employees? Use this decision tree to help you with the issues.

Thought Leadership on Tax Planning presented by Thomas & Libowitz. In a prior article, we described the choices and issues for corporate equity compensation given to employees. Suppose the employer is a partnership or an LLC. The issues are different, and the decision matrix, as well as the explanation which
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Corporate equity compensation for employees? Use this decision tree to help you with the issues.

Thought Leadership on Tax Planning presented by Thomas & Libowitz. Many corporate business owners wrestle with the dilemma of how to provide equity compensation to employees on a tax efficient basis which is attractive to both the employer corporation and the employee, but are confused by the choices and tax
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Thomas and Libowitz on deciding between an S Corp and an LLC

Trying to decide between an S Corp and LLC? Answers to these questions make the choice easier.

Thought Leadership on Tax Planning presented by Thomas & Libowitz. According to data published by the Internal Revenue Service in 2013 regarding entity filed tax returns, in 1980 approximately 53% of all businesses filed C corporation returns, 13% filed S corporation returns, and only 3.5% filed partnership returns. By 2008,
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