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New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

A company’s trade secrets are its lifeblood, but they are valuable only if they remain secret. Faced with a growing rise in theft from foreign


Encryption: Ensuring the Right to Privacy in the Information Age?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

On December 2nd, 2015, a tragic mass shooting occurred in San Bernardino, California. The attack resulted in 14 deaths and severe injuries to 22


Federal Circuit Provides Additional Support to Software Patents
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 23 2016

The Federal Circuit recently reversed a decision in McRO, Inc. v. DBA Planet Blue that asserted claims in patents at issue, relating to a method for


Who Would Inherit Darth Vader’s Estate?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 20 2016

Who would be the beneficiary of the estate of Darth Vader? The answer is more than just an exercise in Star Wars fiction; in fact, the answer can


Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

In this issue: Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Standard for Attorney Fee Lien After Voluntary Withdrawal Is Objective "Good Cause," Not Lawyer's


Cyber Insurance: Common Pitfalls of the Insured
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 13 2016

As we have noted in a number of recent posts, tech companies need cyber insurance. The risk of not having it is simply not worth it. But cyber


Outsourcing Lessons from an “Uber” Uber-Rider
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 6 2016

In July 2015, my 12-year-old SUV, with 220,000 miles, finally breathed its last breath. It was time for me to buy a new car. But, instead, I decided


Suspending Franchise Sales
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

In several states that require franchise registration, franchisors should suspend franchise sales while an amendment or renewal application is pending


Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse (and Traits of Elder Abusers)
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

My goal in this blog post is to discuss character traits of elder abusers so that you can recognize them and hopefully protect yourself, your family


Risks to Estate Planning Attorneys in Light of the Thorsen Case
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

There are several things that all estate planning attorneys (and those who advise them) need to be aware of in light of the Virginia Supreme Court’s