Posts on May 2017

PATENT TROLLS BEWARE!

Excellent intellectual property news from the Supreme Court today! The hope is that this will cut down on the forum shopping that has traditionally been accomplished in favor of patent trolls. Read more about it here!

FREELANCE ISN’T FREE!

Great news for freelancers in NY! New requirements went into effect yesterday that offer significant protections for freelance workers. I’d love to see this promulgated across the US! Click here for more details.

NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS = EVIL

I know many of you have signed up to non-competition terms in the past. Let this article serve as an important reminder that any non-competition agreements you sign should be limited in i) time [generally one year], ii) location [a 10 mile radius is generally sufficient], and iii) market [only named entities or a very specific market should be limited]. Moreover, you absolutely MUST make sure your noncompete is null and void if you are let go by your employer.

TO WHOM DO I LEAVE MY LITTLE RED CORVETTE?

Whether you are a creative or not, please consider some estate planning – or even just a basic will.  Read about the issues with PRINCE’s estate here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lessons-princes-lawyer-know-what-your-work-is-worth-997038