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Medical Development Group (MDG), an organization for professionals in the medical device industry, is hosting an upcoming forum event entitled “Intellectual Property Approaches to Safeguard Value”. MBBP IP and Licensing Attorney Stanley F. Chalvire will serve as one of the speakers of this forum event, which will generally be directed to intellectual property strategies for creating and preserving value of medical devices.
During the forum, some topics that Stan will address include:
- Trade Secrets and the protections they can provide
- Distinguish Trade Secrets and Patents
- Discuss Strategic Considerations to Maintain Trade Secrets
The event takes place at Constant Contact headquarters in Waltham, MA on Wednesday October 1st.
To register, please visit MDG Boston
Tags: CIO, consumer privacy, data breach, data privacy, Data Security, regulations
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Consumer privacy is emerging into a big headache for companies — and the CIO is bearing the brunt. Most companies analyze customer data in some way, and there are increasing amounts of legislation around how such data handling should be performed. Breaking the rules can land a company in hot water — and leave the CIO out of a job. Sensitive information is often copied from system to system by staff with little understanding of privacy issues and risks surrounding sensitive data. As a result, it falls to the CIO to make sure that a customer privacy strategy is in place. To properly ensure consumer privacy, the CIO should make sure their company is complying with existing regulations, but also be prepared for possible data breaches.
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Understanding the rapidly changing landscape of privacy and data security laws is critical for any business. For more information on how MBBP counsels clients in this area, visit our Privacy & Data Security practice or check out our related resources.
Tags: bbj, Chitika, healthiest employers
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On March 28th, the Boston Business Journal is hosting its 2013 Healthiest Employers event which honors 15 individual companies for their varied efforts in maintaining and improving employee health. One of the finalists in the “Small Company” category is none other than MBBP client Chitika. Chitika, Inc. was selected through an assessment process comprised of 75 scored questions that are completed by the participating companies.
Over the last year, Chitika has been working hard to build its health and wellness program, starting with the addition of the “Performance Zone”, which opened last spring. The Performance Zone was created as a place employees can keep productivity and energy high and is outfitted with everything from treadmill work stations to an area for mid-day stretching and yoga.