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Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Creativity – By Meghan Nugent

A Financial Poise column teaching readers the basics of intellectual property and cybersecurity through real world examples.

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The TC Heartland Decision: Big Loss for “Patent Trolls”

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands. Now, it is much harder for “patent trolls” to file their cases in the Eastern District of Texas.What Are “Patent Trolls?” Why Marshall, TX?A patent troll is a derogatory term for a company that obtains the rights […]


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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Constitution

Like most things, the so-called Intellectual Property clause isn’t as clear as we’d like. Experts often refer to this clause as the patent and copyright clause, because “science and useful arts” refer only to patented and copyrighted creations.


Intellectual Property Cybesecurity and Creativity

Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Creativity

Intellectual property and cybersecurity affect our lives more than most people are aware. Learning the basics of both provides a unique perspective on just how much both topics influence the world around us and help color the decisions we make — from business decisions to financial decisions to the use of technology in our personal lives. This column hopes to teach readers the basics of intellectual property and cybersecurity through real world examples.


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