Category: Business Attorney

How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

Everything from your business practices to proprietary software can be patented to give your company a competitive advantage. This is particularly important if you are running a small business that has to compete with global corporations. Here are a few tips to help you acquire the patent you need. Check the requirements – Not everything […]

Why an NDA Is Crucial When Working with Freelancers

Why an NDA Is Crucial When Working with Freelancers

If you operate a small business, having freelancers who perform work for you can often be a necessity. However, when you are dealing with clients that have sensitive information or your company has its own intellectual property to protect, an NDA may become necessary. Here are a few things that you gain by having an […]

What Will the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Do for Your Small Business?

What Will the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Do for Your Small Business?

As this article is being prepared, the Senate has already passed the coronavirus stimulus package, and members of the House of Representatives are traveling to the nation’s capital for a vote. If the package is passed as-is, how will your small business benefit? Here are a few highlights: Direct payments – Unless you or your […]

Without a Non-Compete, How Can You Protect Your Small Business?

Without a Non-Compete, How Can You Protect Your Small Business?

In many states, a non-compete agreement is a standard part of employee contracts. They keep your employees from learning about your business only to leave and start their own competing business in the same area. Unfortunately, some employers have abused this type of agreement. For example, some employers include non-compete agreements in a contract that […]

Is Incorporating Your Small Business Worth the Paperwork?

Is Incorporating Your Small Business Worth the Paperwork?

The short answer (for most businesses) is yes. Especially if you hire the right small business attorney and get the assistance you need at a reasonable price. However, you may want to know a few of the reasons for incorporating your small business before taking this step. Protect your personal assets from liability – Setting […]

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

Whether you had to fire an unruly employee or they left for a more prestigious position in a major corporation, you need to protect your small business. Your Intellectual Property represents your competitive edge. That means you have to think about protecting your business before you even hire your first employee. Here are two ways […]

Why You Should Have Business Contracts in California

Why You Should Have Business Contracts in California

In California, you can argue breach of contract in a court of law, even if you only had a verbal agreement with someone. So that does that mean business contracts are useless? Absolutely not! In fact, there are some situations where the courts will not hear your case unless there is a written contract. Here […]

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

For a small business owner, intellectual property can be very important to maintaining a competitive edge. However, it can be difficult to control your IP if you are unsure about how it works. Here are a few misconceptions that people have about intellectual property so that you are not fooled. Misconception 1: Patents Are Valid […]

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

When you run your own small business, one of the people you have to rely on is a small business attorney to help you navigate confusing business laws, business formations, intellectual property protection, contracts and agreements, and the like. Here are a few tips to help you hire the right small business attorney the first […]