According to the USPTO, a patent is the grant of a property right to the inventor. The property right specifically granted to the patent holder is “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the… Read More
In an attempt to ensure the government can recover taxpayer dollars lost to fraud and abuse, the recently approved Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (“FERA”) expands the grounds for liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).
Signed into… Read More
There are several well known categories Intellectual property (“IP”) assets: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. One of the important common characteristics of these assets that contribute to their value is that they are all afforded legal protections that allow… Read More
According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, identity theft is now passing up drug trafficking as the number one crime in the nation. Studies estimate the victim population now at 15 million annually. Identity theft takes many forms – thieves… Read More
The IRS may soon be knocking on the door of your company. The IRS reportedly wants to find out how closely companies are complying with requirements for paying employment taxes by doing audits of about 6,000 companies across the country.… Read More