Dear President Trump: 3 Recommendations To “Help Make America’s IP Great Again”…

Given the recent inauguration of our 45th president, I have found myself wondering about the incoming administration and how it will fare given the multitude of issues it must face. While large swaths of the population believe that President Trump will make good on his many campaign promises, many Americans harbor questions about the policies […]

Fair Use Does Not Mean Your Use Is Fair: 3 Reasons Why the #Oracle/Google Litigation Matters to Your Business

There’s no way around it – virtually every business today uses some form of software in providing its goods and services to its customers. From software-as-a-service solutions to custom-developed code, software has become an indispensable business need, especially as customer solutions expand to the mobile application space.   Without question, software impacts your business and its […]

When You Don’t Get What You Pay For: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make Regarding the Copyright “Work-For-Hire” Doctrine

After many years of practicing law, it never ceases to amaze me how many companies mistakenly believe that they own certain works just because they have paid for them. Whether it is an employee who has created marketing materials for your company website, or an independent contractor who has developed a software package based upon […]

More Than Meets the iOS: 3 Important Takeaways from the #Apple/FBI Standoff

  By now, you are aware of the situation in which Apple and the federal government have been embroiled whereby a federal judge, after a motion to compel filed by the federal government, ordered Apple  to access and decrypt an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino shooting in California. Apple […]

Presentation: “Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain II”: Forecasting the Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

Below is a link to my presentation on the legal issues presented in cloud computing, updated from my original presentation on the topic 3 years ago.  This presentation was well attended and received by the Dallas Bar Association’s Computer Law Section (again), so I hope you will find it equally informative…enjoy! “Partly Sunny with a […]