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Defending Against Patent Infringement
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Brian P. Murphy,Peter J. Cuomo
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 9-12
The fourth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets explores patent litigation from the defendant's perspective. The featured Web extra is an audio podcast by...
 
Patent Reform: New Tools for Challenging Patent Validity as of September 2012
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Brian P. Murphy,Ralph A. Loren,Christine A. Dudzik,Lisa Swiszcz
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 9-11
The ninth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses examines strategic considerations in seeking and defending against new post-grant review procedures under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The We...
 
Raising Capital: Where to Find It, How to Secure It, and Tips on What to Avoid
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Richard N. Kimball,Jill M. Hanson
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 11-13
The seventh in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets explores ways to raise capital. An audio podcast is available at http://youtu.be/3lYpjoONWn8. It provides...
 
Ten Things to Know about Applying for Non-US Patents
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Joanna M. Dombrowski
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 9-11
Although US patent protection ends at the border, knowing the key factors to consider for non-US patents can help inventors extend the scope of protection. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/B6PIyXcs7H8 is an audio recording of the Computing and the Law colu...
 
A Brief Overview of the America Invents Act
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Ralph A. Loren,Amy M. DeCloux
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 8-10
The eleventh in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses the America Invents Act. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/WUjsIQOabxs is an audio recording of...
 
The Troll under the Bridge
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 17-19
Dealing with patent infringement lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities--derisively known as "patent trolls"--is part of the cost of doing business in the US. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/bNcWDzT1LpA is author Brian M. Gaff's audio recordi...
 
Are You Exhausted by Your First Sale?
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 9-11
Products protected by patents, copyrights, or trademarks sometimes lose those protections when they're sold, leaving the holders of those IP rights with little recourse if those products are later resold. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/MhI9uiDxbzI is an ...
 
IP 2013-2014: Looking Forward and Looking Back
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 11-13
There were some interesting developments last year in intellectual property law, and 2014 is shaping up to bring about some significant court decisions, particularly in patent and copyright law. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/Od5gQNnD_8Y is an audio reco...
   
Corporate Risks from Social Media
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 13-15
Social media has expanded the ability of people to interact and share information, but without appropriate guidelines, a company might encounter trouble in cyberspace. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/qBtRWj8cQTw is an audio recording from the Computing an...
 
So, You Want to Start a Software Company?
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Greg Hendershott
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 17-19
Bringing that new app to market sounds exciting, but doing so without addressing common start-up issues will make the process more difficult than it needs to be. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/OlZ1pKcW8d4 is an audio recording from the Computing and the ...
 
Working with Your Legal Department
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Alyssa Harvey Dawson
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 17-19
Communication between engineers and lawyers can be less than ideal, but improving it has far-reaching benefits and can help companies avoid risk. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/d5KB-Qwv4t4 is an audio recording from the Computing and the Law column, in w...
   
Who Invents What
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 10-12
Determining who to name as an inventor on a US patent can sometimes be more difficult than expected, and mistakes in doing so can be costly. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/J5F-yCsOQ0w is an audio recording of author Brian M. Gaff discussing how determini...
 
Patent Monetization
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Ralph A. Loren
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 9-11
Monetization is the buzzword that describes a way that companies and institutions can obtain value from the patents they've acquired—especially in cases where they aren't otherwise exploiting them. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/AXAeq9GQqc0 is...
 
Paying Bribes Abroad Will Get You in Hot Water in the US
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Stephen G. Huggard,Gregory W. Carey
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 11-13
Because of its broad and ambiguous language, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits much more conduct than most people might think. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/h47mHk7t9mg is an audio recording of authors Brian M. Gaff, Stephen G. Huggard, and...
 
Starting a Business: Which Entity Structure Is Best for You?
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Karl P. Fryzel
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 10-12
The tenth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses the different types of corporate entities. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/eO5tKt5UJAQ is an aud...
 
Do I Need A Lawyer? If You Have to Ask, You Probably Do
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Stephen G. Huggard,Gregory W. Carey
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 10-12
The fifth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on common legal pitfalls that businesses encounter and when and why businesses should be prepared t...
 
Intellectual Property, Part I
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Ralph A. Loren,Gabriel J. McCool
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 14-16
The first in a series of articles provides basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focusing on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. A Web extra podcast features Brian M...
 
Contracts 101
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 12-15
Contract law has many nuances and typically differs among jurisdictions, but having an understanding of the fundamentals is important for anyone involved in negotiating agreements. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/IeGaMT76qBE is an audio recording from the...
   
Legal Careers for Engineers
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Judy St. John
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 11-13
Engineers thinking about a career change should consider opportunities available to them as lawyers, patent agents, and expert witnesses. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/uXBS1J1gBd8 is an audio recording from the Computing and the Law column, in which the...
 
Understanding US Trade Controls
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,David J. Levine,Raymond Gabriel
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 10-13
US trade controls, including export controls and trade sanctions, impose complex and ever-changing requirements and restrictions on transactions and transfers of goods, technology, software, and services.
 
Design Patents
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Peter J. Cuomo
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 8-10
Once relatively uncommon, design patents are now used aggressively and—as recent events have shown—can lead to significant liability for those found to infringe them. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/YXSXjj4QLZU is an audio re...
 
Protecting Bioinformatics as Intellectual Property
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Ralph A. Loren,Gareth Dickson
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 15-17
Although trade secrets and copyright provide some protection to bioinformatics tools, a carefully drafted patent can provide the broadest available protection in an increasingly competitive market. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/5_z0TRzGoVk is an audio r...
 
Employment Issues Confronting Start-Up Companies
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Timothy P. Van Dyck,Elizabeth A. Peters
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 13-15
The twelfth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses employment law issues that new companies encounter. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/NUxG-zoM1g...
 
Doing Business in China
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Kenneth Choy,Jamie Chan
Issue Date:August 2012
pp. 11-13
The eighth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets discusses some issues that can occur when doing business in the People's Republic of China. The featured W...
 
Open Source Software
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Gregory J. Ploussios
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 9-11
The sixth in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on open source software. The featured Web extra at http://youtu.be/8fCFrSv9cjE is an audio recordin...
 
Privacy and Data Security
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Thomas J. Smedinghoff,Socheth Sor
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 8-10
The third in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on the responsibility to ensure privacy and data security. The featured Web extra is an audio podca...
 
Intellectual Property, Part II
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Ralph A. Loren,Elizabeth A. Spinney
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 9-11
The second in a series of articles providing basic information on legal issues facing people and businesses that operate in computing-related markets focuses on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The featured Web extra is an audio podcast by ...
 
Ten Things to Know When Your Patent Application Is Allowed
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Catherine J. Toppin
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 11-13
The third in a series of three articles provides basic points to keep in mind once you have successfully filed for a patent.
 
Ten Things to Know When Your Patent Application Is Pending
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Catherine J. Toppin
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 11-12
The second in a series of three articles provides basic points to keep in mind when filing for a patent. The first part can be found in Computer's July 2011 issue ( http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.219).
 
Ten Things to Know When Applying for a Patent
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff, Catherine J. Toppin
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 11-12
The first in a series of three articles provides basic points to keep in mind when filing for a patent.
 
Supreme Court IP Update
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff
Issue Date:July 2014
pp. 9-12
Several cases involving intellectual property were argued before the US Supreme Court in early 2014, and decisions have just been released. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/Ppi0tzRnLQU is an audio recording in which author Brian M. Gaff provides an audio r...
   
Privacy and Big Data
Found in: Computer
By Brian M. Gaff,Heather Egan Sussman,Jennifer Geetter
Issue Date:June 2014
pp. 7-9
Big data's explosive growth has prompted the US government to release new reports that address the issues--particularly related to privacy--resulting from this growth. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/j49eoe5g8-c is an audio recording from the Computing an...
   
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