Passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides Silicon Valley Companies New Trade Secret Enforcement Tools

Comments Off on Passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides Silicon Valley Companies New Trade Secret Enforcement Tools Written by on May 3, 2016 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, IP Legislation, Trade Secret Legislation

When Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act last week, legislators significantly expanded the tools available to Silicon Valley companies for addressing acts of trade secret misappropriation.  Previously, trade secrets law had been largely a matter of state law, and U.S. companies seeking to file a claim for trade secrets misappropriation had been limited to […]

Copyright Office Seeking Comments on Possible Change to Small Claims Remedies

Comments Off on Copyright Office Seeking Comments on Possible Change to Small Claims Remedies Written by on October 5, 2012 | Posted in Copyright Infringement, Copyright Legislation

As an attorney who largely represents small businesses and entrepreneurs, I have often found myself in the tough position of explaining to someone with limited resources just how difficult it was going to be to go after an infringer.  Either it is simply too cost-prohibitive to go after an infringer, or the client has the […]

Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009

Comments Off on Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009 Written by on May 28, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has announced that a new fee increase will be effective August 1, 2009. Attached is the Analysis and Proposed Fee Adjustment Schedule submitted by the Copyright Office to Congress. I spent a few minutes reviewing the new pricelist, and in my opinion, the increases are fairly modest and should not be much […]

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