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October 2016 Archives

Kate Smith and Dave Stallard Named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017 by Best Lawyers®

From the Northern Kentucky Tribune - Northern Kentucky residents, David S. Stallard of Edgewood and Kathryn E. Smith of Park Hills, are two of fifteen lawyers from Wood Herron & Evans LLP who were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 by Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Wood Herron & Evans Adds Jon Siderits as Associate Attorney

Jonathan M. Siderits has joined Wood Herron & Evans LLP as an associate in the firm's Mechanical Practice Group. Jon will focus his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, patentability searches and opinions, and patent infringement litigation and licensing opportunities.

NEW LAW CREATES FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF TRADE SECRET RIGHTS

In this Cincinnati Business Courier Advertising Supplement, Paul Linden and Larry Williams explain how the Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a new federal law for the protection and enforcement of trade secret rights, and allows a private party to enforce its trade secret rights in federal court.

Meet the Consul - Clement Luken

Clement H. Luken, Jr. has been serving as Austrian Honorary Consul since July of 2014 after previously working with the Austrian Consulates General in New York and Chicago, as well as the Advantage Austria office in Chicago. He is profiled in the 'Meet the Consul' in the Summer 2016 edition of Austrian Information.

The Bug List: A Checklist of System-Crashing Flaws in Software Development and License Contracts

You've already done a lot of work: creating your requirements definition, identifying and qualifying prospective vendors, evaluating their proposals, selecting a winner and doing your due diligence, negotiating refinements to their proposal. But before you sign the vendor's form agreement, be sure and measure it against this list of common shortcomings that can, if not corrected, leave your expectations unfulfilled.

Getting the Royalty Treatment

The relationship between publisher and author is an interdependent one. If the author doesn't write well and on schedule, the publisher has nothing to develop, market, and sell. On the other hand, no matter how well an author writes, the author isn't likely to see his or her book reach its full potential without the publisher's marketing savvy and access to distribution channels.

Software Police Offer Rewards to Informants

Both of the two predominant software industry trade associations, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), offer rewards to an employee-informant who reports software piracy at his/her company (or, as often as not, his/her former company). The offer of what amounts to a bounty for tips on corporate piracy has added impetus to enforcement efforts that were already vigorous. 

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