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TechLaw: Intel Slips Up on the Delete Button

Editor’s Note: Caroline Horton Rockafellow is a member of the Research Triangle Park law firm of Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Intel may have made a significant error in its ongoing antitrust case with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). As any fan of the legal thriller can tell you, it is very bad form to destroy documents once you have been served with a lawsuit. It does not take any high level of legal knowledge to know that destroying documents that are related to an active litigation is a very bad thing. In the age...

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The Vista License: Is Big Brother Watching?

Editor’s Note: Caroline Horton Rockafellow is a member of the Research Triangle Park law firm of Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Prior to the recent launch of the Microsoft Vista product, there was an outcry from the technology community claiming that the Vista license was overly restrictive and provided for excessive monitoring of end-user systems. Now that the product has launched, there is still concern that this license goes beyond the standard restrictions on software use. To its credit, following the initial pre-launch outcry, Microsoft did make certain changes to its license agreement in an effort to...

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Tech Law: The iPhone Trademark-Will Apple Be Forced To Change Its Name?

Editors Note: Caroline Horton Rockafellow is a member of the Research Triangle Park law firm of Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – How important is a name? Just ask Apple Computers and Cisco Systems. Those parties are now embroiled in what could turn out to be a tenacious fight over the name “iPhone.” For users familiar with the iMac and iPod, it would seem natural that a phone launched by Apple would be called the iPhone. The problem is that Cisco Systems already holds a registered trademark for the mark iPhone for use with computer...

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TechLaw: Intellectual Property Management Resolutions: Getting Ready for the New Year

Now is the time of year when most companies are evaluating the successes and failures from the current year in anticipation for the coming new year. Companies are finalizing strategic plans. Budgets are under review. Resources are being analyzed and prioritized. Unfortunately, the one thing that many companies fail to put into the planning mix is an assessment of intellectual property assets. Companies that are proactive with intellectual property management can help to ensure that 2007 will be even more successful than 2006. There are five key resolutions that a company can make now to ensure that it effectively...

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