Supreme Court issues new guidance on software patents

Dec 30, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank addressed the process that patent examiners should follow when confronted with business methods and software applications

Employee training programs on trade secret protection

Dec 25, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Each company’ should organize and conduct regular training programs to indoctrinate new employees on the company’s trade secret security protection policies

Understanding the options for structuring limited liability company operating agreements

Dec 23, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The real “nuts and bolts” of the management and operation of the LLC business will be laid out in the LLC operating agreement

Drafting termination letters for use at the end of employment relationship

Dec 18, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Special documents may be required when terminating an executive or other key employee

Protections to employees of contractors and subcontractors of public companies

Dec 16, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act OF 2002 was designed to provide certain protections for corporate “whistleblowers.”

Using risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential liabilities and losses

Dec 11, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The November 2014 Business Counselor Update also includes a new chapter covering the design and execution of risk assessments, which is another important element of any client’s overall governance program

Audits are essential for effective compliance programs

Dec 9, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The November 2014 Business Counselor Update includes a new chapter (§§225:1 et seq.) focusing specifically on conducting compliance audits.

Rule 506 “Bad Actor” disqualification questionnaire

Dec 4, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Companies interested in relying of Rule 506 of Regulation D as an exemption from registered under the federal securities laws must now be mindful of compliance with Rules 506(d) and (e)

Drafting comprehensive advisory agreements

Dec 2, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Advisory agreements create binding legal obligations on the corporate advisor with regard to protecting the interests of the company

Due diligence for venture capital investment transactions

Nov 20, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

The venture capitalist will want to launch an extensive investigation of the investment company’s business and affairs.