Intellectual Property Law: Just Because You Paid For That Custom Software Does Not Mean You Own It.

Companies sometimes pay large sums of money to independent contractors to create a custom software program and mistakenly assume that they own the result. Many companies have valuable intellectual property developed within their business, one of which is rights in copyrighted materials. Copyrights do not involve just novels and artwork; they can include software programs,…

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The Law and LinkedIn®: Vying Over a Former Employee’s Account

Who controls a LinkedIn® account is the subject of an ongoing federal case filed by a company’s former president whose account was taken over by the company after she was fired.  Round one of the fight just went to the employer. Linda Eagle was the president of Edcomm, a banking education company in Pennsylvania, until…

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2013 Empowering Businesses to Succeed Seminar Series

Bowie & Jensen invites business owners and aspiring business owners to participate in its Empowering Businesses to Succeed Seminar Series, scheduled to begin on January 25, 2013.  The first seminar, entitled “Top Employment Law Considerations for 2013” will be presented by J. Nicole Windsor.    On February 15, Michael D. Oliver will be presenting “The America…

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Client Spotlight – Michael Ryan – SouthRiver Technologies

In this installment of the Bowie & Jensen Client Spotlight, we visit with Michael Ryan, president of South River Technologies. Michael has an incredible CV – he has worked at SafeNet, he started his own company (KnoWare), he invented the very first integrated-into-windows-explorer remote drive technology, he worked at several other startups (including Xdrive) and…

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The Unfortunately Shrinking IDOT

The availability of one popular feature of securing business loans — the indemnity deed of trust, commonly known as an “IDOT” – was significantly limited by the Maryland legislature over the summer. Under the new law, the IDOT security structure, by which real property is provided as collateral to secure a loan, with recordation of…

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