The US Government is the single largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, and its annual goal is to award 23% of its prime contract dollars to small businesses.  For fiscal 2013, that amounted to nearly $84 billion in small business prime contracts.  Federal agencies accomplish their small business contracting goals in part… Read more »

Companies seeking to avoid employment disputes and to secure intellectual property rights to their employees’ inventions should make sure that all employees have signed confidentiality and inventions assignment agreements.  These agreements are often referred to as Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements, or “CIIAAs” (sometimes also known as Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements, or “PIIAAs”). You… Read more »