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Legal Perspectives is an editorial feature of JD Supra Law News where expert JD Supra contributors provide insight and analysis into timely legal topics. Legal Perspectives is designed to be a roundtable where... more +
Legal Perspectives is an editorial feature of JD Supra Law News where expert JD Supra contributors provide insight and analysis into timely legal topics. Legal Perspectives is designed to be a roundtable where readers are given the most accurate, interesting and diverse commentary from leading experts in the field.  less -

Law Firms: The Future is NOW

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What makes you a restaurant, instead of a steakhouse?...more

Startup Real Estate Tip: The 'Good Guy' Guaranty - Slow Down a Second

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If you are contemplating agreeing to execute a good guy guaranty, you must both be in control and be totally immune from being fired. Otherwise...more

Ransomware Attacks: Why They're Growing, Who They Target, and What You Can Do

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In the world of cyber-espionage, ransomware is playing a huge and growing role....more

How to Assemble a Board of Directors for a Startup

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A successful startup will likely see the structure and composition of its board of directors change significantly over time....more

What Startup Founders Should Consider When Choosing a Board of Directors

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The board of directors has tremendous significance to a startup company....more

7 Insurance Questions Every Startup Founder Should Ask Themselves

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Many startups will either forego or postpone buying insurance. But this is usually a mistake....more

Perspective: The Accenture Blockchain Patent

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Blockchain innovators need to understand that they are working in an early-stage, evolving IP landscape where the potential risks are still very difficult to evaluate....more

New Economy Businesses Need New Insurance: Can the Insurance Industry Keep Up?

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The sharing economy and new technology innovations have disrupted the traditional underwriting and risk assessment models....more

How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

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One of the essential elements of what makes practicing law a profession ... is the commitment of every lawyer to uphold the law and contribute to access to justice. A Different View - We respectfully suggest...more

Why a Recent Ruling on Disability Access Serves as a Warning to All Businesses Operating Public Websites

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Any business operating a website for use by customers or other members of the public should take heed of a recent California decision that found a retailer liable for violations of federal and state disability access laws...more

H-1B Program On Trial During Senate Hearing

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Prospects for passage of any H-1B reform legislation remain low in this politically charged election year....more

Does Scalia's Death Change How the Supreme Court Will Decide Obama's Immigration Agenda?

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The recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia adds to the drama and speculation surrounding US v Texas, and may help to tip its ultimate resolution in the Obama administration’s favor. ...more

3 Strategies for Employers in Light of the EEOC’s Title VII Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is far less costly to identify and address complaints of sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace on the front end when compared to the costs of protracted...more

3 Defining Issues for the Internet of Things in 2016

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In an era of ever-evolving ‘wired’ technology, increasing interconnectedness, and business and personal concerns about data security, we recently asked attorneys writing on JD Supra: What will be among the defining issues of...more

Perspective: What Will Be the Defining Cybersecurity Issues In 2016?

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As data breaches and their related obligations and liability risks continue to pile up with every passing year, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to answer the question: What will be among the defining issues for...more

Predictive Scheduling: A Primer for Retail and Hospitality Employers

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A primer for retail and hospitality employers on what they need to know about predictive scheduling, and how they can ensure they do not run afoul of existing law - especially during the upcoming holiday season....more

A New Front in the Climate Change Debate

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The climate change debate has taken a new turn with the recent revelations from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. A legal perspective from Skadden attorneys Noelle Reed and Wallis Hampton....more

7 Popular Patent Law Writers to Follow Right Now

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A shortlist of JD Supra writers covering the many complex issues of Patent Law and featured here for a number of reasons, including that they recently authored popular work in this realm....more

How to Prevent Poaching of Your Startup's Employees

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Employee “poaching” is a fact of life in many industries. Such employee recruiting is not intrinsically illegal, as a matter of public policy the law generally favors the ability of employees to freely switch employers....more

Can we patent products found in nature? It's complicated. An update on Australia's Myriad decision...

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It remains to be seen if this new Myriad decision in Australia will be extended as it was in the U.S. to prevent virtually any product found in nature from being patented....more

Does a Nucleic Acid Constitute Patent Eligible Subject Matter Under Australian Law?

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Clearly the High Court has given an answer to a question, but was that question the one we anticipated? That in itself is an open question!...more

7 Intellectual Property Issues Startup Entrepreneurs Should Not Overlook

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When startups are in the whirlwind of launching a new product or strategizing a marketing plan, there are crucial intellectual property issues that should not be overlooked. Here are seven things startups should know about IP...more

7 Essential IP Law Considerations for Startup Entrepreneurs

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Ask any startup veteran: intellectual property can make or break a successful exit. Here are seven things every startup should know about intellectual property law....more

Heads Up on Startups: What Acquirers Need to Know Prior to the Purchase

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Acquiring a startup often provides the acquirer with access to new markets, products, solutions and services, as well as innovative ideas and a pipeline of future products. While the idea of acquiring the “next big thing” is...more

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