License and Acquisition, Please

May 25, 2018

What to look for when acquiring a company with IP licensing agreements Acquiring a company can be done for numerous reasons, and may be driven in part by a desire to acquire valuable intellectual property rights. These intellectual property rights may include patents, trademarks, and copyrights that are owned by the company you are acquiring. […]

Mike Howell

Comic Con: A Convention by Any Other Name?

April 24, 2018

In December 2017, a federal jury in San Diego was asked to declare the death of Comic-Con . . . in the trademark sense. They were asked to decide whether “Comic-Con” had become generic, or suffered “genericide,” due to widespread use of the term to refer to a comic convention—much as “aspirin,” once a Bayer […]

L. Rex Sears Ph.D.

Michael I. Katz

Cybersecurity to Protect Trade Secrets

February 28, 2018

Thoughtful cybersecurity practices protect information from hackers as well as trade secrets from theft by departing employees and competitors. In light of the cybersecurity threat to businesses of all sizes, businesses should develop their cybersecurity plans with protection of trade secrets in mind. For the full article, click here: Cybersecurity Reprinted with the permission of the Orange County Business Journal

Jared J. Braithwaite

Tyson K. Hottinger