EMAIL, TEXTING AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES

All companies should have an appreciation of the issues associated with employee use of email, text messaging and social media. From acceptable use policies, to monitoring employee traffic to delivering effective training programs, we have the background and expertise to assist. Our goal is always to help our clients achieve best practice status.

Technology Licensing and Transfer

Our experiences and talented counsel represents clients in all facets of technology licensing and transfer—ensuring that all parties to these transactions have a clear understanding of the deal, and that it is properly documented.

Our representation spans the continuum of technology transfer transactions. We recommend early intervention to aid in developing an efficient and effective acquisition process. Well-defined objectives and expectations lead to full and accurate specifications. Full and accurate specifications lead to informed negotiations. Informed negotiations lead to comprehensive and unambiguous agreements. Comprehensive and unambiguous agreements lead to open and productive relationships. Open and productive relationships lead to deal satisfaction for all parties.

Our lawyers have practiced this philosophy in hundreds of technology transfer transactions. Our collective experience includes:

We represent clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups. We understand our clients’ businesses and the language of technology, and how the laws and regulations, new and old, apply to those businesses.

The EPA Clean Water Rule: a Work in Progress

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The Environmental Protection Agency has drafted and published the Clean Water Rule. The EPA has already presented it to community stakeholders and held public comment meetings. Now the Rule has been sent to the Office [...]

Water and Weed Out West: Marijuana’s Impact on the Environment

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Marijuana growing is not without its detractors. Some decry the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, while others are rejoicing that marijuana is now available either medically or recreationally. Opponents of marijuana legalization have included a [...]

Keeping Aquatic Invasive Species Out of Michigan

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June 28 through July 4th is Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, as declared by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Aquatic invasive species are non-native organisms that can quickly reproduce and do harm to native species in [...]

Michigan Senate Bill May Change Solar Energy Rates

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The Michigan Senate is reviewing changes that would likely increase the electric bills for producers of solar energy, changing the calculus of the state’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. The essence of the bill changes [...]

Changes to Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

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pharmacyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed regulations regarding the disposal of drugs which the Agency calls “pharmaceutical hazardous waste.” The EPA has concluded that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which was [...]