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!
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.
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