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Is My New Hire an Independent Contractor?

some workers are classified as “independent contractors” and are not entitled to all of the statutory protections and requirements applicable to employees.

Client Success Stories – Torchlight

Tell Us About Your Journey I, myself, am a Four Chapter caregiver and I became a 20-or-so-year practitioner and have been operating Torchlight for about ten years. For me, it was …

Russian Sanctions Update

By Russ Schlossbach, Sean Gilligan, and Dallas Mosier Introduction Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union implemented a series of broad sanctions on Russia …

Client Success Stories – Cohealo

Tell Us About Your Journey I started life as an engineer and suddenly then pivoted to medicine. I was a practicing physician for over eleven years in academics here in Boston …

Patent Application Costs and How to Reduce Them

By Bill Hilton The Challenge A significant challenge faced by many early-stage companies that are interested in filing patent applications, is that a patent application must be filed prior to any public …

Tips for Managing a Tech Startup Legal Budget

By Joanna Lee One of the challenges of launching and growing a tech startup is procuring the necessary legal advice and support with a very limited legal budget, especially in the …

Client Success Stories – Anodyne Nanotech

Jake Lombardo is a co-founder of Anodyne Nanotech, Inc., a preclinical-stage biotech company developing differentiated, transdermal forms of high-value drugs. Anodyne Nanotech and its HeroPatch technology are going to become …

How To Protect Your Trade Secrets – Lee Gesmer

We find that clients are often aware of how to use patents, trademarks and copyrights to protect their intellectual property. However, they seem less confident about how to utilize trade …

Common Versus Preferred Stock

By Charlie Pascal What is it and how is it different from Common Stock? Introduction: Where’s the Beef? In representing early-stage companies, I am often asked what and why there are different types …

War and the Power of Standards

The unleashing of unprovoked acts of violence against the people of Ukraine has both horrified and united much of the world against Russia. Even historically neutral Switzerland has condemned Putin’s …

When Should a Patent Application Be Filed?

            In 2013, the United States converted from a “first to invent” patent system to a “first to file” patent system.  Under the “first to file” system, if two inventors …

When Does A Copyright Expire?

By Lee Gesmer The scope of copyright law is vast – it protects traditional art forms such as books, music, photos and paintings, but also covers more exotic forms of expression, …

Client Success Stories – Attivio

Peter Lee, a Board Member at Attivio, explains how they have pioneered a way to bring contextual relevance to any kind of information search, which has allowed Attivio to be …