Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property When Dealing with Vendors and Suppliers
Protect and retain your intellectual property rights.
The four main varieties of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. All varieties of IP may be licensed non-exclusively either expressly by way of a writing or orally, as well as by implication. The better practice, for the sake of clarity and protection of rights, is to memorialize all licenses in writing. This white paper provides an explanation of the different varieties of IP, as well as a review of restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements.
25 years of experience with both negotiation of professional service contracts and litigation arising from such contracts
Tried approximately 50 cases to verdict or award in bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and other administrative proceedings
Has coordinated the legal strategies for close to 100 technology-based startup companies
Recognized by The Legal Intelligencer with the Lawyer on the Fast Track award, named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, and named to the SmartCEO's Legal Elite list
Featured legal commentator on Fox Business Network “Money for Breakfast” and CNBC “Power Lunch” segments
Selected published works include: "Technology Transactions and Effective Litigation Management," chapter, Inside the Minds: Technology Law Client Strategies, 2007; "Navigating the IT Outsourcing and Procurement Process," chapter, CIO Wisdom II: More Best Practices – Harris Kern Enterprise Computing Institute, 2006; and "Securing the Whole Enterprise: Business and Legal Issues," an article he co-wrote with Thomas Costello, IT Professional, 2006