Michael A. Epstein

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Intellectual Property

Drafting Technology, Intellectual Property Or Related Commercial Agreements

Epstein: What are the main concepts to keep in mind when drafting documents? There are two overarching concepts to keep in mind. One is to know the relevant law. For example, how does a provision in a contract limiting liability cover damages resulting from lost profits, or what are the legal...

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property Assets

Editor: What are some of the general principles governing non-compete clauses? Epstein: Non-compete clauses are governed by state law, and courts generally scrutinize non-compete provisions strictly and take a rigorous view when being asked to enforce these types of provisions. ...

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Cybersecurity: Fighting The Stealth Intruder

Editor: Do corporations leave themselves vulnerable to cybercrimes? Epstein: Yes, for a number of reasons. First is a false sense of security because the leaders of many corporations believe their computer systems are secure. Second is lack of education about how easy it is to penetrate...

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Technology And IP Focused Joint Ventures, Collaborations & Alliances - Part I

Epstein: During this discussion, there will be a lot of references to the term "joint venture" or "JV." We will be using those terms in the broadest sense, namely as an association or collaboration of independent entities that combine resources for a defined commercial purpose and share risks and...

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