The landscape surrounding restrictive covenant agreements (i.e., non-competes, non-solicits and even non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements) is experiencing a whirlwind of changes and developments on both the federal and state level. To stay ahead of the storm, it is imperative that
by Nicole D. Galli One of the things I like best about being an intellectual property (IP) lawyer is that it is never static. Our clients include innovators and creators, who are creating disruption in their fields. But, as the latest
By: Andrew J. Costa, Associate In this month’s post I provide an update on the “Thaler Saga” that’s been testing the legal bounds of AI inventorship in the United States (and the world) since our last post on the subject
By: Andrew J. Costa, Associate NFTs are appearing everywhere lately from Times Square, to Louis Vuitton, to Sotheby’s, where pieces of an NFT art collection can auction for $12-$18 million dollars apiece! (See Sotheby’s “101 Bored Ape Yacht Club”). Yet
Written by Andrew Costa, Law Clerk at ND Galli Law Under Section 101 of the Patent Act, only inventions that are a “new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof,” are
As we get ready for Spring, it is a good time to think about enhancing your organization’s intellectual property protection. This month, I spoke with two groups about “spring cleaning” when it comes to IP protection. The first presentation was
What you’ll learn from this article: Key business opportunities and challenges common to growing and scaling businesses that raise legal concerns The five legal infrastructure pillars that every growing and scaling business needs The sometimes ignored, but essential, legal protection
“Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” Steve Forbes Written by: Michelle Browning Coughlin While Steve Forbes, editor of Forbes magazine, was not living through the challenges of the past two years when
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By: Andrew Costa, IP Co-op Intern from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law Despite how conventional wisdom generally tells us not to mix our business and personal lives, many times, for aspiring entrepreneurs, the people best suited to
By Kevin Gilligan I am a third-year law student at Drexel University Kline School of Law as well as an intern for ND Galli Law. With an undergraduate degree in Biology, I had one focus coming into law school—to be
In this article, we touch upon some hot-button IP areas for digital marketers (especially relevant for CPG companies, service-based and other B2B businesses), such as sharing of other’s content, influencer marketing and brand protection.
Nicole was recently interviewed for the Behind the Numbers TV show and podcast by Dave Bookbinder, the show’s host. Some of the topics covered: The importance of IP in today’s business climate. The process Nicole and her team at ND
IP assets are critical to every business. How can companies better manage these valuable assets?
Some of the key takeaways from the Bon Appetit: IP Issues in Food panel from the ABA IP Law Section Annual Meeting
December 2020’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) included legislation creating new tools for intellectual property owners to add to their arsenals.
We’re thankful for our clients, and we’d like to highlight a few of them.
Nicole Galli examines some of the mistakes she sees clients routinely make when it comes to IP.
Despite some apparent setbacks in other regions of the country, Northeast states and businesses are well on the way to “reopening” after the initial phase of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. You probably do not need yet another law firm memorandum
Planning for Growth: Crucial Areas for Proactive Risk Management Good lawyers understand that not all risk can be, or even should be, eliminated. As time and resources are always limited, organizations should be focusing on risk management in areas that
Legal “Aid”: Tackling Your Business Goals in 2020 If you are like us, you are using the start of the year to establish business goals for the coming year. Legal considerations should be part of your planning process even (and especially)
Too Little, Too Late: The Need for Better Legal Protection for Women Owned Businesses One of the great things about having my own firm is that I get to work with all sizes of businesses, from startup/early-stage businesses to large
All in the Family: Common Intellectual Property Issues in Family-Owned Businesses Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about family-owned businesses, perhaps because this summer I spent a lot of time with my family, including on our family vacation this month. One
Lost Marie Curies & Hidden Figures: Unpacking the Story Behind the Lack of Women Inventors Last month, we reported on the recent findings issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) about women inventors, which showed that women are named
Since March is Women’s History Month, it seemed fitting to review and discuss the recent report on the status of women patent inventors over the past forty years, which was released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The USPTO’s research