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Imagine getting a letter demanding $25,000 in back licensing fees from the patent holder of a product you use to produce your own product. “Patent trolls” exploited U.S. businesses to the tune of $29 billion in 2011. Learn how they operate and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. more...

- - Patents

Even though the original Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963, female employees in corporate America still don’t make the same wages as their male counterparts. What follows is an introductory view into this hot-button issue. more...

- - Employment Law

One little email sent from a Gmail user not only received a reply, but resulted in a lawsuit against Google. Outrageous as it might sound, it can happen to anyone who has ever sent an accusatory email. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

Laws have cracked down on corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) policies in recent years, but that doesn’t mean companies are no longer profiting from the deaths of employees. A recent report found one-fifth of all life insurance sold is COLI policies. Is your boss trying to collect on your death? And is it legal? more...

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What do Jersey Shore’s The Situation, OctoMom, and 50 Cent have in common? Famous names. And big names make big money—literally. Fights over trademarked names and phrases can result big pay days and bitter disputes between celebs. more...

- - Trademarks

Louis Vuitton and Burberry have both filed trademark infringement cases recently, claiming their brands are being diluted by other companies. What can you learn from these luxury brands about protecting your trademark? more...

- - Trademarks

In July 2009, Amazon discovered two of George Orwell's books had been digitally uploaded to its Kindle e-book store by a company that didn't own the rights. Amazon pulled the e-books from its site and remotely deleted copies from customers' Kindles without notice. The retail giant did refund the purchase price, but Kindle users likened the remote deletion to Amazon coming into their homes, taking a purchased book from their bookshelves, and leaving a few dollars in its place. more...

- - Copyrights

How do you distance yourself when a company that shares your name files bankruptcy for the third time? Quit. more...

- - More Litigation

In January 2009, Apple announced the lifting of Digital Rights Management (DRM) from its iTunes music downloads, and eight million songs became free of the software that inhibits consumers' ability to transfer downloaded music freely among different devices like iPods and MP3 players. more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits

False advertising, slighted employees, and cheated stockholders: We take a look at some of 2008's biggest class action lawsuits. more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits