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The European Union was first to take the initiative to protect consumer’s privacy rights following the Facebook privacy scandal, by enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). California followed suit and recently announced The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), a comprehensive new set of rules...

Preparing your company for a future successful sale to best capture optimal value and to keep your transactional costs modest requires pro-active preparation, coupled with a broad general understanding of: (i)            the pre-sale, sale, and post-sale transaction process; and (ii)           the differing roles and motivations...

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued over 10 million utility patents to this date under its current numbering system, which dates back to 1836.  That’s 10 million patents and counting! Let's step back and get a perspective on it - that's an enormous number,...

A patent provides rights related to an invention for a certain period of time, typically twenty years from the priority filing date of a patent application on which the patent is based.  Although many people believe that having a patent gives the patent owner the...