Social Media Legal Issues: Trade Secrets & Social Media Accounts

Protecting a Social Media account as a trade secret seems a tricky proposition. A better approach is to treat the login credentials themselves as the trade secret since this control’s ones ability to access the account and to communicate with those followers.

Ping® January 2022 – Reminder To Review Your Contracts

Many companies start with a model or “form” contracts adapted from forms available online or when the business first started. Although these forms may be a good starting point, your business needs, it deserves, contracts tailored to the specific needs of the enterprise or relationships.

Ping® October 2021 Changes Coming to Non-Compete Agreements in Illinois

Illinois will soon have statutory requirements for Restrictive Covenants including mandatory review periods, definitions of adequate consideration and legitimate business interests, as well as specific salary minimums for employees subject to restrictive covenants. 

Technology, Innovation and the Law

In today’s world, business is no longer about simply having an online presence. Digital business is transactional and social across platforms and networks across thew globe. The previous model of one-to-one transactional business relationships has evolved to one that is reciprocal, collaborative and highly interactive. This new level of engagement is not without risks. As … Continue reading Technology, Innovation and the Law

David Adler takes center stage in Washington D.C. at ISACA #CSXNA 2017

Adler’s topic was Trends in Cyber-Law 2017. Cyber-Law “governs the digital dissemination of both (digitalized) information and software and legal aspects of information technology more broadly, including information security and electronic commerce. Cyber law  is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law than intellectual property or contract law, as it is a domain covering many … Continue reading David Adler takes center stage in Washington D.C. at ISACA #CSXNA 2017

Three Idea & Design Protection Tips For Interior Designers Ping® July 2015

Interior Design can be a competitive business. It is no secret that one designer may begin a project, only to have it completed by another, including a former employee. As a result, Designers need to be vigilant about protecting both their designs and relationships. The case of Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes, Inc., 13-11297, 14-10365, … Continue reading Three Idea & Design Protection Tips For Interior Designers Ping® July 2015

Five Best Ways to Protect Your Ideas

Oftentimes, the largest value of a businesses can be traced to its intangible assets. Knowing how to identify intangible assets and understanding which Intellectual Property rights apply to these assets is critical to the ability to protect and commercialize one’s ideas.

Contract Drafting: Limitations of Liability & Exceptions

One of the most important functions of a contract is to reduce uncertainties and mitigate risks. That is why almost all professional or personal services contracts contain “limitations of liability” provisions. Although they may seem like densely-worded, “boilerplate” provisions, and often overlooked, these provisions broadly affect a party’s ability to bring a claim, show liability, … Continue reading Contract Drafting: Limitations of Liability & Exceptions

GEAR UP FOR FALL! Now Is A Good Time To Take A Look At Those Contracts

One of the most important tools to protect your business – your ideas, customer relationships and talent pool – is your written contract. A solid contract is the foundation for a reliable relationship for you, your customers and your employees. More importantly, it helps to prevent misunderstandings and false expectations that can lead to a … Continue reading GEAR UP FOR FALL! Now Is A Good Time To Take A Look At Those Contracts