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Showing 4 posts from September 2011.

Deadline for EHR Attestation Fast Approaching

deadline for ehr attestationAs noted in our September 2011 article, it is time for hospitals and physicians to start using electronic health records ("EHR").  It is particularly important if hospitals or physicians want to take advantage of the 2011 Medicare incentive payments, since important deadlines are quickly approaching. Read More ›

Categories: Technology

Proposed Legislation Would Ban Unsolicited Text Messages

Proposed Legislation Would Ban Unsolicited Text MessagesCellular phones continue to play an increasing role in our daily lives, allowing us to stay "connected" 24/7.  That "connectivity", however, blurs and erodes the traditional notions of privacy in an individual's daily life.  Now, your boss, email, customers, and friends are never more than a button's push away. Read More ›

Categories: E-Commerce, Privacy

Defensive Registration of .XXX Domain Names

defensive registrationEarlier this year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for managing top-level domain name spaces (e.g., .com, .org, .edu and .gov), approved .xxx as a new top-level domain name space.  .xxx top-level domain names are intended for adult content.  However, as noted in a prior posting, the .xxx top-level domain could result in unwanted affiliation between your brand and the adult entertainment industry or create an opportunity for brandjackers to register "www.YourCompany.xxx." Read More ›

Categories: Domain Name Registration, Intellectual Property, Trademarks

Intellectual Property: The Basics and Your Business

intellectual propertyWhat is "intellectual property" and why should it matter to your business? At the most basic level, "intellectual property" is one of an organization's most valuable assets. Intellectual property frequently differentiates extraordinary companies from "average" organizations. For that reason, IP must be zealously protected.  IP breaks down into four areas: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Read More ›

Categories: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks