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Tech Atlanta History: Interview with Tech Leader Bill Goodhew Part 1

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Goodhew, one of Atlanta’s technology leaders and former CEO of Peachtree Software.  Bill is a proud Georgia Tech graduate and has been instrumental in the growth of the software community in Atlanta for decades.  In the interview, Bill highlights the early days of Atlanta’s tech community, the development of the Peachtree Software brand and the challenges facing our tech community.  You’ll enjoy Bill’s keen insights regarding the ways for Georgia to overcome our obstacles to accelerate our technology growth.  Please join me in congratulating Bill Goodhew.


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Call to Action: Restrictive Covenants in Various Corporate Documents

Georgia House Bill 30, which would implement the new Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act (the “Act”), was passed by the Georgia House on February 22, 2011, and is expected to go to the Senate for a vote at some point in the near future.  If the Bill passes the Senate as expected, it will go into effect immediately when the Governor signs it, but will not retroactively apply to any contract signed before it takes effect.

Companies with employees in Georgia should consider the following:

  • Review your existing corporate and employment agreements

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Prominent Global Sourcing Attorney Joins MMM

Alexander P. Woollcott Attracted by Firm’s Technology Strength


Atlanta, GA (March 22, 2011)Alexander P. Woollcott has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, one of Atlanta’s leading law firms and an AmLaw 200 firm, as a partner in its Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions practices. He is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Woollcott formerly chaired the Global Sourcing & Procurement Practice at Thompson Hine, where he was a partner. He says MMM’s strong technology practice was among the reasons he decided to join the firm.

“MMM already has a substantial sourcing and cross-border transactions practice,” said Woollcott. “In addition,

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Bioenergy’s Got Buzz in Georgia

March 14th, 2011
Clean Tech/Green Energy

Highlights: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal talks with international renewable energy expert Dr. Christine Worlen and German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. President Kristian Wolf at a bioenergy exhibit. In little more than a year and a half, new bioenergy companies in Georgia have created more than 600 jobs – a trend local German chamber and consulate leaders say is poised to strengthen.
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Patent Reform Appearing More Likely: Senate Passes Key Procedural Test Vote – House Bill Soon to Follow?

March 8th, 2011

Highlights: The Patent Reform Bill of 2011 (a/k/a the “America Invents Act”) appears increasingly likely to pass the Senate and move to the House. On March 7, 2011, the U.S. Senate voted 87-3 for “cloture,” which limits debate on the Senate Bill 23 (S.23). This clears the way for a full Senate vote as early as Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

If passed by the Senate, patent system reform will make its way to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is expected to pass a similar bill.

News details can be found here.

Key details from the Senate bill that

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