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How Specialist IP Laywers can Help With Protecting Your International Patents

May 28th, 2012 Comments off

If you are thinking about getting involved in an international business using patented, copyrighted or trademarked products or tips then you really should seriously take into account hiring intellectual property or IP lawyers who have skilled in this region.

Indeed, this is recommended by the World International Property Organisation, which says in its advisory document: “The support of an individual consultant … that will give guidance and render other services concerning the planning for, and the actual acquisition of, a given technologies can be helpful, if not indispensable”. So how can your IP lawyers aid you?

One way to protect the transfer of data is to use a know-how contract. This agreement promises to share all the relevant details between the parties so that they can exploit the invention. There are a variety of methods in which the info can be transmitted. Physical forms incorporate the use of documents and photographs, or laptop or computer files. This might incorporate engineering or architectural drawings, equipment particulars etc.

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Greater Giving (formerly AuctionPay) Contract Analysis

May 27th, 2012 Comments off

Below is a copy of the entire Greater Giving (formerly AuctionPay) contract effective for the year 2008. There are great many areas of concern for nonprofits. My article relates to the copy of the Greater Giving contract found below my article.

A copy of Greater Giving’s Client contract was recently forwarded to me by a nonprofit. Greater Giving’s main focus, for those of you who do not know, is the business of providing point of payment processing (credit card terminals) to nonprofits and charities. Greater Giving also purchased an auction software company a few years ago, formerly known as Archetype (Archetype originally was available to their customers at a cost of 0 and the company’s technical support was totally free. It would appear that Greater Giving’s fees have gone up and they now charge a separate fee for their support, unlike Archetype.), and now they also sell this fundraising auction software to Greater Giving clients as well.

Long story short, I was asked to review this contract and Greater Giving’s sign up process by several of my charity auction clients, as I have recently been made aware of these client’s receiving what they have termed “threat messages/letters” from Greater Giving (formerly AuctionPay) when these nonprofit clients decided to move their business elsewhere. Greater Giving apparently had sent out notifications of breach of contract to these particular clients when those Greater Giving clients violated the terms of Greater Giving’s agreement(s) and contract(s). 

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California Business Law Attorney?s Guide to Making Money in the Future – Patents

May 26th, 2012 Comments off

In these challenging economic times, new companies are a lot riskier to attempt, but there is no a lot more lucrative an location even in the existing conditions than for an inventor or designer who can create a new invention or procedure and who can afford to have it patented.

Whether you live in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Lengthy Beach, Santa Barbara, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Temecula, Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Encinitas or Palm Springs conditions are a lot the very same all through California. Organization is slow and much of what little real estate is selling are the foreclosed homes.

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