Alan Hartman

Managing the IT Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Successfully completing a major transition such as a merger, acquisition, or divestiture is a tall order. Integrating information technology issues and involving the respective information technology departments is a vitally…more

| Health, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science,...

An FTC Violation in One Hundred and Forty Characters (or Less)

Social media is being used worldwide to connect old acquaintances, make business referrals, and market and advertise products and services. It is quickly becoming a preferred way for businesses to tout products and…more

| Science, Computers, & Technology

"Meaningful Use" - Some Details Were Overlooked

Modifications to Stage One and guidance on Stage Two requirements of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) meaningful use regulations are on the way. For health care IT professionals, there was never as much anticipation…more

| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top Five Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make

When it comes to the legal aspects of your business, not being afraid of making mistakes can lead to disastrous consequences. What are the most common legal mistakes business owners make? 1. Delaying seeking legal advice. …more

| Business Organizations

New Internet Privacy Bill Proposed

Consumers' concerns regarding Internet privacy have increased as of late and Congress is prepared to address the issue by year-end. On May 3, 2010, Congressmen Rick Boucher of Virginia and Cliff Sterns of Florida released a…more

| Science, Computers, & Technology

Don't Get In Trouble With the Software Police

Does your company buy a copy of software and install it on all the company computers or network server for all employees to use? Does your company allow employees to take a copy of software home to use it on a home computer? If…more

| Science, Computers, & Technology

Be Aware of These Common Copyright Myths

A copyright is a property right in an original work of authorship fixed in a tangle medium of expression. Copyright protection is mandated by the United States Constitution and has evolved as technology has progressed. …more

| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Use Your Trademarks Wisely And They Will Serve You Well

Your company's trademarks are important and valuable assets. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines a trademark as a word, phrase, symbol, design or combination of these, which identifies and distinguishes the source of…more

| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

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