Best Practices Before Applying For a PPP Loan: Board of Directors Meeting

Many small businesses in the United States are considering applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan. The PPP loans have certain eligibility requirements and require the applicants to make certain certifications on the application. In order for a company to be certain that it is eligible, and that applying for a PPP loan is …

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Zoom Confusion: The Case for Trademarks

By: Stacey C. Friends The recent news about Zoom and the stock market is a perfect example of why trademarks are important, and also why trademark law does not allow similar marks for similar goods or services. Two companies with the same name - Zoom - both offer technology goods or services. Zoom Video Communications is the …

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The Virtual Board Meeting in the New COVID-19 World Order

By: John Hession The advent and acceleration of the coronavirus has wrought seismic changes in our world order. Live meetings of ten or more folks locked in a conference room are being discouraged by health care organizations. Business organizations have suspended usual operations and employees are encouraged to work remotely. Industry conferences or smaller events …

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Force Majeure in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak

By: Michael Cavaretta On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. Infectious disease experts and public officials are urging several practical measures, such as hand washing, “social distancing” and self-quarantining when showing symptoms, to prevent a potentially catastrophic spike in …

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U.S. Court of Appeals affirms jury verdict and judgment in favor of ITyX Solutions

On February 27, 2020, Morse litigator Scott Magee won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on behalf of client ITyX Solutions AG. The Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict and $9.2 million judgment in favor of ITyX in a 28-page opinion. ITyX Solutions created and sells intelligent document recognition software. …

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2019 M&A Deals: A Transaction Recap

Morse is pleased to announce that the Firm had a stand-out year for M&A deals in 2019, completing 22 transactions totaling just under $1 billion. The average deal size was $41 million. Additional deal data was reported on the Morse website, including an industry break-down which shows a strong year for healthcare/life sciences and technology …

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2019 VC Deals: A Snapshot of Venture Capital Transactions

2019 was a banner year for Morse's Venture Capital group, closing over 90 venture financings totaling nearly $1.3 billion in proceeds raised. Within the last decade, we have assisted our clients in raising over $5 billion in venture capital. We have been ranked as one of the region’s top law firms in completing venture capital …

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How to Prepare for Counterfeiters, Whether You Sell on Amazon.com or Not

By: Sean D. Detweiler When it comes to online marketplaces, there are numerous traps for the unwary, whether you are a startup or a multi-million dollar company. The “Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received thousands of complaints from people who have shopped for goods online and received counterfeit products instead of what they thought they ordered… …

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John Hession to Panel BPLA Symposium Session

On Tuesday, November 19 the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA)  Licensing and Litigation Committees are hosting a Symposium on Patent Licensing and Damages. The day-long conference offers a morning and afternoon session, of which guests are welcome to attend each one or all. The first session of the day, on A.I. from A to Z: …

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Michael Cavaretta Gives Guest Lecture to Intro to Entrepreneurship Class at Worcester State University

On October 30th Corporate Attorney Michael Cavaretta of Morse gave a guest lecture to the Intro to Entrepreneurship class at Worcester State University on intellectual property and contract issues for startups. The class is geared toward entrepreneurs who are developing their own businesses, and is in line with Worcester State and its director of Entrepreneurship, …

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