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Guest Post -- The Biggest Side-effect of Making Medicine: How to Manage Intellectual Property and Patent Law

International intellectual property regulations are doing serious damage to the pharmaceutical industry and, by extension, to the health of people around the world. The core of the problem: growing global concern about how...more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)

The Economist reports a very interesting analysis from Payscale. The questions being asked are pretty simple: If you want to generate earnings that justify the time and cost of an undergraduate education, what should you...more

Splitting Hairs on Marketing ROI

Numerous times in the past I have been asked to weigh in on marketing’s impact on business development. And, while instances certainly do occur whereby clients specifically cite reading a blog post or seeing a name in the...more

What’s The Best Channel for Corporate Compliance Training?

OCEG Chairman Scott Mitchell talks with Jimmy Lin, Vice President of Product Management and Corporate Development at The Network, about the different channels available to deliver corporate compliance training....more

How to Integrate Ethics and Compliance Training with General Skills Training

In an ideal world, every employee would receive both ample general skills training and an abundance of ethics and compliance training. In reality, it’s difficult enough to find the time for an employee to receive the bare...more

Measuring the Effectiveness of Compliance Training & Communications

When you’re thinking about how to measure the effectiveness of your compliance training program, you may already have some of the more obvious metrics in place, such as completion rates for compliance training courses or...more

How to project gainful employment Rates – Part 3

On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated its new “gainful employment” or “GE” regulations. The new regulations prominently feature two metrics intended to assess whether a program offers graduates a...more

How to project gainful employment rates – Part 2

As discussed in our previous post, the U.S. Department of Education recently promulgated its new “gainful employment” or “GE” regulations, which prominently feature two metrics intended to assess whether a program offers a...more

Reward v. Risk - Advantages and Disadvantages of Courting Strategic Investors.

Venture-backed companies often have the opportunity to accept an investment from a strategic investor. These opportunities typically come in later financing rounds after the company already has one or more venture capital...more

The War on Charity: Nonprofits Should Take a Page from the For-Profit Handbook to Survive & Thrive

Nonprofit organizations do good, improve lives, strengthen communities, and lighten the burdens of government and society as a whole. Unfortunately charities are, more than ever before, facing exponentially growing needs,...more

Making the Case for Employee Engagement: A Hard Numbers Approach

Are your employees engaged or are they transactional? Do you believe that employee engagement has a substantial impact on your bottom line? If so, what are you doing to increase employee engagement? In a 2008 study,...more

Innovating In Compliance To Create Shared Stakeholder Value

Mercifully, the season is over for the Houston Astros. To say that the 2013 Astros will become the poster child for abysmal-ness would be to insult poster children. After all, the owner designed the team to lose so that he...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News | Issue 4, Q3 2013 (Global)


Counseling The Modern Music Artist

INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL - The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more

Impact of Southern California Edison Company’s Offer of Settlement on FERC Determined Returns on Equity

On August 26, 2013, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) submitted an Offer of Settlement in its long pending Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or “Commission”) rate case. The settlement provides for a base...more

Measuring ROI in a law firm – even if it’s possible, does anyone care?

Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the return generated by their various investments. As a result, many initiatives fail to deliver impressive results even while the organizations as a whole are performing well....more

How to Build a Lifestyle Law Firm, Part 4 of 7

When considering what marketing tasks you should delegate or outsource, ask yourself the question, "What 'hat' am I wearing?" Are you wearing a $20 per hour hat? A $200 per hour hat? Or a $2,000 per hour hat? ...more

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