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Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked
The U.S. Patent Office deemed claims concerning episodic content 'unpatentable.'
Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Ná A. Williams
5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment
Spoiler alert! Every entrepreneur should follow these 5 "R"s in training their managers on sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment.
Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits
The case accused the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.
How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees
The pay increase at its company-operated U.S. restaurants threatens to complicate an ongoing labor dispute that turns on whether McDonald's can be held responsible for the labor violations of its franchisees.
Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet
The tech giant has been accused of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers.
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Kleiner Perkins Cleared of Gender Bias in Pao Case; Jury Ordered to Deliberate Retaliation Claim
A California jury was ordered to resume deliberations on one of the four claims brought by Pao against the VC firm.
Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Seeks $40 Million in Damages
Charney is seeking millions of dollars for a breach of employment contract, his attorney said.
RadioShack Rescue Deal Dogged by Fights, Demands for New Auction
The plan to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.
Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO
The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.
American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations
The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
PayPal to Pay $7.7 Million in Violations
The electronic payments firm agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against several countries.
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