MBBP Attorney to Present Upcoming myLawCLE Program

On Monday, April 13th, MBBP Attorney Mark Tarallo will be presenting myLawCLE's "Basic LLCs 101". The goal of the program is to provide course participants with a basic understanding of limited liability companies. The course will discuss a wide range of information regarding limited liabilities companies, including: What is an LLC? Comparison of LLCs with other entities-Liability, …

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Infringement v. Homage: Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music Inc., et. al.

By: Callie L. Pioli The music industry did not get far into 2015 before delivering a blockbuster copyright case. Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit Blurred Lines was in fact only 50% their hit, according to a jury verdict in mid-March that found in favor of Marvin Gaye’s children.  As co-owners of his original …

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Forging Successful Strategic Alliances for Life Sciences Companies

When entering into an exclusive licensing arrangement, the odds of success are against most companies. Typically within the first twelve months of an arrangement, 2/3 of all alliances crumble.  If these ventures are so prone to failure, what preventative measures can a company employ to ensure success? To learn how to achieve success when entering an alliance, read …

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MBBP Client Demiurge Studios Acquired by SEGA Networks

MBBP Client Demiurge Studios, an independent game developer out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been acquired by SEGA Networks, a multinational video game developer, publisher, and hardware development company. Founded in 2002, Demiurge Studios made the transition into mobile gaming in 2008 and found success with Marvel® Puzzle Quest™, a top 100 grossing app on the App Store and top …

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Our Greatest Hits of 2014!

From the Top Ten Issues in M&A Transactions to the Life Cycle of an IRS Audit we’re recapping the most popular articles and blogs in 2014! Other popular articles include: Avoiding Employee Claims of Unlawful Retaliation Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements International Travel on an H-1B Visa Common Publishing Legal Issues and How To Avoid Them Book …

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MBBP’s Sean Detweiler Presents at WIT Accelerate Bootcamp

Last week, MBBP patent attorney Sean Detweiler spoke at an even hosted by the Wentworth Institute of Technology Accelerate program.  The event is called Bootcamp, and it allows students to get insights about innovation and entrepreneurship, while also getting inspiration for new ideas and and how to make them real. Sean gave a presentation on intellectual property with specifics …

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‘Battle of the Forms’: Can it be won?

By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s terms – a scenario referred to as “the battle of the forms”. So how does one know which terms …

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MBBP Attorney Stanley Chalvire to Speak at MDG Boston Forum

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 …

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OYO Sportstoys Featured on WBZ-TV

MBBP client OYO Sportstoys, Inc. was recently featured on a segment of WBZ-TV discussing its factory in Acton, Massachusetts that is creating mini sports figures of famous athletes. OYO has licensing agreements with MLB, the NFL and the NHL which allows them to use the names of all players. They hope to get a deal with the NBA soon as well. OYO …

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COPPA Rule Amendments are in Effect as of July 1, 2013

By: Faith Kasparian On July 1, 2013, the amendments to the regulations that implement the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect. The COPPA Rule imposes requirements on operators of websites or online services (including apps) that are directed to children under the age of 13 or that have actual knowledge that they are …

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