Your Provisional Patent Application
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Your Provisional Patent Application

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things is the light in someone’s eyes while describing a new invention. Recently, I had a conversation with a client about her recently-filed patent application. She was so excited to market her new device, like someone with really great news that can’t wait to share it with the…

Utah Valley Generates Successful Social Entrepreneurs
201610.31
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Utah Valley Generates Successful Social Entrepreneurs

Utah residents are serious about giving. We have been rated the most charitable state in America in both donations given and service rendered per capita. Several Utah businesses have successfully built their brands around charitable social causes. So we wanted to highlight two social entrepreneurs in the valley that have made generous and thoughtful giving a key part…

Before Downloading Pokémon Go, Consult your Attorney?
201608.11
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Before Downloading Pokémon Go, Consult your Attorney?

If you downloaded Pokemon Go, you gave up your right to trial by jury. It’s true. Pokémon Go’s Terms of Service contain an arbitration clause –  which means an arbitrator, instead of a court jury, will decide all cases brought against Pokémon Go for anything over $5,000. To avoid this, you must “opt-out” of this part of the contract by…

Resolve any Business Dispute with Mediation
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Resolve any Business Dispute with Mediation

There is an alternative to going to court that could be the least painful (and least expensive) option for you or your business when facing a business dispute. It is mediation. No matter which side of the issue you are on, there can be lot of uncertainty about what will happen in litigation. The thought of going…

201601.27
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Utah and BYU Basketball – Lessons Learned on Business Contracts

Everyone is talking about the controversial cancellation of the 2016 Men’s Basketball game between BYU and University of Utah. The last time this rivalry was put on hold was due to World War II.  Regardless of all the varying opinions, here are three simple and important lessons about contracts you should keep in mind. When a…

201511.02
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Equity Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

Companies like Kickstarter, Kiva, and RocketHub had a fantastic weekend. A recent ruling by the SEC now allows equity crowdfunding through internet intermediaries. These rules provide greater flexibility for both startup firms and hosting entities like Kickstarter, and create a greater incentive to request funding and fund new ideas. The recent ruling is the last…

201510.27
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Non-Compete Agreements in Utah

Imagine for a few minutes you are an owner of a specialized pharmaceutical production facility. You find it necessary to hire a fresh batch of employees, all of which have prior experience working in other similar facilities. One of the first things you do is begin training the new personnel in the unique processes and practices you implement in your…

201505.06
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Buying or Selling a Business in Utah?

IF you are thinking of buying or selling a business in Utah then you will NOT want to miss this webinar!! Legal Pitfalls in Buying or Selling a Business Webinar Whether you are buying or selling a business, perhaps the most important (and most overlooked) part of a business transaction is properly structuring and documenting…

201503.31
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Robin Williams: Family Battles Over His Estate

In a recent issue of People magazine, we read of a “legal battle” revolving around the estate of the deceased comedian and actor Robin Williams. Within six months of Williams’ death, his widow and children began to argue over his personal possessions, including his homes, valuable collections, and entertainment awards. We are seeing this type of bickering and…