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BlackBerry sues Facebook for infringement of 7 patents

Before smartphones, many people in Texas used devices from BlackBerry for text messaging. Although the company has ceded the mobile device market to its competitors, the company holds approximately 40,000 patents, and many of them concern cybersecurity software. Determined to derive income from its substantial portfolio of intellectual property, the company has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and its companies Instagram and WhatsApp.

Bill Nye, Science Guy, accuses Disney of $9-million fraud scheme

"Hollywood accounting" led to Bill Nye being underpaid by at least $9,350,565, according to a lawsuit against Disney and a number of affiliated companies. Nye, the star of the extremely popular "Science Guy" television series in the 1990s, accuses Disney of using a variety of mischaracterizations, false charges and shady accounting practices to avoid paying him and the show's other owners their fair share of the profits.

CFPB ban on mandatory consumer arbitration may attract challenge

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new rule prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in most consumer banking contracts has just been published in the Federal Register, which makes it official. However, the rule's publication also starts the clock on two challenges that may be brought against it.

When trade secrets are involved, disputes can get ugly

Trade secrets can be among the most valuable assets a company has. By definition, a trade secret is something that must be kept confidential. Without secrecy, the document, device, or technique in question could be worthless because it is no longer a trade secret.

For businesses, social media can lead to legal issues

While social media can be an effective way for businesses to stay in tune with customers in Texas, it can also lead to a myriad of legal issues. As a respected provider of legal guidance, the team here at The Jackson Law Firm can counsel employers on what to avoid when utilizing social media during the course of business. This will help business owners steer clear of unwanted litigation, which is crucial for achieving ongoing success.

How can fraud affect my business?

When it comes to your business, there are numerous threats that can get in the way of success. This is especially true of fraud, which should be an ongoing concern of Houston business owners. While you most likely understand the definition of fraud, you may not be aware of the many different types and how they can ruin your business.

How can I protect my business’s trade secrets?

As a small business owner in Houston, you know just how valuable trade secrets can be. That’s why it’s so important to protect your intellectual property from competitors seeking to gain an edge over your commercial enterprise. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to keep your trade secrets out of the wrong hands.

Unfair competition and the law

Competition is supposed to be good for the marketplace and the consumer, as well as for Texas business owners. When a company engages in unfair competition, though, it often harms other businesses, and the economy, as well. To discourage this activity, federal and state laws address many types of unfair trade practices.

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