CONTRACT DRAFTING PRACTICE POINTER: CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS

Last week, Microsoft sued the U.S. government. Microsoft is seeking the right to tell its customers when the government requires Microsoft to disclose customer information, such as emails.  Since at least the enactment of the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, the government has been able to issue a search warrant and prohibit the information provider from telling the party whose information is being sought about the search warrant.

Contracts in technology frequently have nondisclosure clauses in them.  After the basics of the clause are covered — identifying the confidential information and establishing obligations for nondisclosure and limited use — there

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Presentation: Emerging, Disruptive and Sharing Technologies: What Is The Sharing Economy and Where Is It Going?

John Yates, chair of the Technology group at Morris, Manning & Martin, recently presented at twonational conferences. Practising Law Institute (PLI), a leading provider of continuing legal education, hosted events titled TechLaw Institute 2016: The Digital Evolution, in San Francisco and New York. Click HERE to view the presentation. 

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BYOD – What Employers Need to Know About ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Policies

Attorneys Larry Kunin and John Yates discuss the importance of a Bring Your Own Device policies and address frequently asked questions about data ownership.

 

 

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Employment Agreements – Key Information for Startups

The Morris, Manning & Martin Startup Video Series is designed to answer key questions often asked by entrepreneurs. In this video, MMM Employment Law Partner Brian Harris answers the questions:

  • Do I need an employment agreement for myself and future members of my team?
  • What issues should I consider regarding existing agreements I may have with a current employer or third party?

 

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Trademark Protection – Key Information for Entrepreneurs

The Morris, Manning & Martin Startup Video Series is designed to answer key questions often asked by entrepreneurs. In this video, MMM attorney Bryan Stewart addresses the following questions:

  • How do corporate names, trademarks and trade name laws work together?
  • When should I think about protecting names associated with a proposed company?

 

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Open Source Software: Adding Terms to GNU General Public License

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New Angel Financing Techniques: Analysis of SAFE for Entrepreneurs & Investors

MMM attorney Chris Maxwell discusses the advantages and disadvantages of SAFE vs. convertible debt financing for entrepreneurs and investors.

 

 

 

 

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SIGA Technologies v. PharmAthene: When is a Non-Binding Term Sheet Actually Enforceable?

January 6th, 2014
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SIGA Technologies v. PharmAthene: When is a non-binding term sheet actually enforceable?

By Patrick McKenzie, Esq.

The Delaware Supreme Court in May 2013 considered the issue of when term sheets — documents that outline material aspects of a negotiation — become binding, even when the document expressly states it is non-binding.

Facts:
In 2006, SIGA Technologies experienced financing problems with the development of an antiviral drug for the treatment of smallpox. In order to obtain funding, SIGA proposed an exclusive license to PharmAthene in return for an upfront payment of $6 million, an additional $10 million payment after certain sales milestones were reached, and annual

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Top 10 Tips for Financial Forecasting

Financial forecaster and Practical Vision president Emmett Moore sits down with MMMTechLaw to offer the top 10 financial forecasting tips for companies.

 

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