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The New Standard for Software Patents

Software patents came into existence in the early 1990′s and have been extremely overbroad and vague. In fact, lawyers, judges, inventors, and engineers have never truly known what software patents actually cover and because of that, thousands of meaningless and low quality software patents have been issued every year. 

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Shareholders and Their Rights

Corporations and startups have many different options when they’re looking to mine additional funding to supplement or expand a project. Selling stock to shareholders can be a great option, but it’s critical to know what you are trading in exchange for those much needed dollars.

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Can Bad Online Reviews Really Hurt Your Business?

Recently on the news there was a story about how a dentist was suing a former patient and her ex-husband because they posted on Yelp that he was a “butcher” and a “crook.” The dentist stated that he believed it was an attempt to gain money from a medical malpractice suit and that they wanted to destroy his reputation. The couple said that they just wanted to warn others about this doctor’s terrible work. As a business owner, this case could really affect you. 

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The Latest Security Breaches: Snapchat, JP Morgan, Dropbox, and Kmart

Security breaches and privacy leaks from cyber attacks by hackers are becoming a bigger and bigger concern for customers and users of apps and big companies. We’re signing up for much more than we’re bargaining for when we sign ourselves up for a simple app or a service that is meant to make our lives easier or just a little bit more fun. It certainly seems like electronically stored information will never be safe again.

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The JP Morgan Data Breach: What Small Businesses Need to Know

Cyber attacks are increasing in occurrence everyday. We don’t hear about many of them because big companies are able to prevent hackers from infiltrating their systems before it actually happens. However, every so often we hear about hackers who break into big company data, and the repercussions can be brutal. One such recent example is the JP Morgan Chase security breach. 

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Steps to Selling Your Business

There are many reasons why you may be looking into selling your business. This is a huge decision to make regardless of whether it’s personal, professional, or financial. Here are a few things to consider to get you started

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Privacy, Data Security, and eCommerce: How’s Your Protection?

eCommerce is a $1.1 trillion market globally. Yes, TRILLION. The U.S. alone accounts for $384.8 billion of it, so it’s no wonder that a majority of companies conduct business online. However, more and more news stories have been reported about the security of the internet.

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Tilt’s General Counsel Josh Horowitz Speaks with UpCounsel

We had the opportunity to sit down with Tilt’s General Counsel, Josh Horowitz, to discuss some of the issues he faces as a young General Counsel; actually, as one of the youngest in the game.

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Social Media and Online Content Litigation – What You Can and Cannot Do

Many individuals feel that social media and online content is a virtual free for all. From inappropriate pictures to libel and slander, to critical words about a client or workplace, the Internet may seem like a world without repercussions. However, this is far from the truth.

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Virtual Property: How Does the Law Apply to Ideas Online?

In this digital age, software startups are popping up all over the world. Actually, there are approximately 1.35 million worldwide tech startups each year. Not only is the competition fierce, but protecting your ideas and intellectual property are of the upmost importance.

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