Demystifying patent terminology: five easily misunderstood words and phrases

Demystifying patent terminology: five easily misunderstood words and phrases

To those who dabble in patent law only occasionally, doing so can feel as disorienting as walking into a wild jungle.  And with good reason—patent law’s unique terminology makes it ripe with opportunities for miscommunication between inventors, business leaders, corporate counsel, and the patent attorneys who serve them.  Keep this ... Read More »

The UK’s new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

The UK’s new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (the Enterprise Bill) was introduced to Parliament shortly before the summer recess. The bill will enter its Commons Committee stage during October.  Subject to the will of Parliament, the Government intends it to be passed into law before the May 2015 General Election, ... Read More »

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging employees. Step #1: Review Documents Employers should review all relevant documents prior ... Read More »

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