Publications

Keeping Your Trade Secrets Secret

November 3, 2020

By Erynn Embree Virtually all companies possess trade secrets critical to the success of the business; however, without undertaking proper care, business owners may find that some of their most precious assets may not be adequately protected, or are at risk of ending up in the wrong hands. Affirmative steps must be taken for a […]

Erynn L Embree

How A Biden Administration Would Shape IP Policy

October 20, 2020

By Charles Barquist and Maren Laurence While the outcome of the presidential election is of course unknown and reporting about the campaigns is dominated by more controversial topics, it is nevertheless worthwhile to consider the implications of a Biden-Harris administration on intellectual property law and policy. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda […]

Charles S. Barquist

Maren Laurence

“Hey, that’s my idea!” Why protecting your ideas requires more than being first.

October 13, 2020

As the legendary racecar driver Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” Couple of problems with that. First, Ricky Bobby doesn’t exist, except in our hearts. Second, he’s just wrong. If you’re not first, you could be second, third, fourth or anywhere else in front of last place. But Ricky’s misguided motto […]

R. Parrish Freeman