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March 2015 Archives

Jury finds Apple did not breach wireless technology patents

On March 16, a federal jury determined that Apple did not breach five patents regarding wireless technology. This decision follows a February ruling in a separate Texas case ordering Apple to pay millions for patent infringement.

Updating a business plan

Writing a business plan is a crucial step for those contemplating opening a new business in Texas. A business plan allows entrepreneurs to organize their marketing strategies, and such a document will often be required by banks or outside equity investors before financing is approved. However, writing a business plan should not be looked upon as a task that can be forgotten once completed, and there are a number of situations that may call for it to be reevaluated and updated.

Understanding the law surrounding employer retaliation

Texas businesses may be interested in some information about the legal standard for employer retaliation cases in the U.S. According to the United States Supreme Court, retaliation isn't limited to just firings and pay cuts; it can come in many forms.

How small businesses can avoid trademark infringement

It is critical for small business owners in Texas to safeguard the brands and assets of their companies, including trademarks. Those who lack trademark protection could end up in legal battles that put them and their businesses in financial jeopardy. Small business owners may take certain steps to ensure that this does not happen.