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What is keeping software company CEOs awake? Part 2

We at InnovaCounsel recently asked several software company execs this question: “What are the big issues that are costing you sleep these nights?”   Last week, we addressed the issue: “Use of [independent] contractors and having various taxing agencies dictate … Continue reading


What is keeping software company CEOs awake?

We at InnovaCounsel recently asked several software company execs this question: “What are the big issues that are costing you sleep these nights?”   We are getting some very thoughtful responses.   We will, from time to time, post an … Continue reading


Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers

Top Five Ways CEOs Can Utilize Business Lawyers   You’ve heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  How can you apply that if you are the CEO of a company that’s not yet big enough … Continue reading


Getting Your Employees to Help Protect Your Trade Secrets.

Once you have figured out what your company’s trade secrets are, it is vital to engage your employees in the effort to protect them from improper use or disclosure.   Remind employees that company prosperity is vital to employee prosperity.  … Continue reading


Here’s What Your Company Needs to know and Do about Trade Secrets.

Trade secrets are inventions and methods that have value to your company and that would lose value if they were disclosed to your competitors.   Did you know there is a good chance every company has some trade secret information?  … Continue reading


When to Hire (Part-time or Full-time) In-House Counsel

When a business starts booming, the company’s leaders may start to become frustrated with the high costs of frequently using outside legal counsel. This might lead them to think about hiring in-house counsel to reduce these costs, but doing so … Continue reading


Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance?

Written by Stuart Blake and Michael Oswald Many businesses join forces to benefit from one another’s strengths and expand sales or operations. There are two ways businesses can do this: through a joint venture or a strategic alliance. This article … Continue reading


What Employee Training Should Cover

Employee training is essential to an organization’s success. It was once thought of as an optional benefit, and was often the first area to go during cutbacks. However, employ training programs are more important now than ever before. There are … Continue reading


Deciding to Franchise

Franchising allows companies to expand without the risk of debt or the cost of equity. It also allows for expansion with minimal capital investment on the part of the franchisor. When deciding to franchise, the company will need to create … Continue reading


Common Uses for Non-Disclosure Agreements

Many companies need to protect the confidentiality of information when hiring employees, or making business deals with another party. To do this they create non-disclosure agreements. The most common instances when a non-disclosure agreement is appropriate include: Trade Secret Protection … Continue reading