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Venue selection a potentially important issue in patent cases

Last time, we began looking at a couple court cases this year which touch upon the issue of venue selection in patent infringement disputes. As we noted, a case recently decided in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas had a limiting effect on a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year which limited venue options for bringing patent infringement suits.

Venue selection a potentially important issue in patent cases, P.2

We began looking in our last post at some of the factors businesses should take into consideration when selecting a venue for patent infringement claims. As we noted, in some cases, it will be possible to select from multiple venues, and careful thought should be given to venue selection to ensure a plaintiff is best situated for a favorable outcome in the case.

Recent cases highlight issue of venue selection in patent infringement disputes

We’ve previously discussed on this blog the potentially important role licensing can play in protecting a business’ patent rights. Whether or not a company has a strong approach to patent licensing, though, protection of patent rights is critical for the success of a business. This means protecting patent rights in court when a third party is infringing them.

Work with experienced legal counsel to negotiate executive compensation issues

Previously, we began looking at the issue of executive compensation, particularly in light of Texas A&M’s ongoing deliberation about whether to offer its current Chancellor an early contract extension. As we noted last time, businesses need to carefully balance the need to attract highly qualified professionals with financial limitations and the need to protect business interests.

Looking at state, federal trade secret protection laws

For businesses, projecting proprietary information is an important task for remaining competitive in the marketplace. This is particularly important for businesses in competitive industries. There are a variety of ways to protect valuable business information, but one of the most common means of protecting valuable business information is through trade secret protections.

Starting a business in Texas? Tips to help finance your dream.

Entrepreneurs starting their own business must raise capital to make their dream a reality. There are a number of avenues available to help provide these funds, and it is wise to have a basic understanding of all your options before taking out a business loan.

Using non-compete agreements to protect businesses interests in TX, P.2

Last time, we began looking at non-compete agreements, both as to their potential role in protecting sensitive business information, including intellectual property rights, as well as to the requirements for these agreements to be enforceable under Texas law.

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