The Prinz Law Office Launches New Subscription Plans

The Prinz Law Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new subscription plan, which is intended to simplify the process of working with a lawyer for companies as well as individuals.  The firm’s subscription plans have been been designed to uniquely enable clients to hire and communicate with counsel without the fear or…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Attorney Kristie Prinz to Present Webinar on “Best Practices for Negotiating SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Attorney Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on October 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. PST on “Best Practices for Negotiating SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships.”  The program will address the following topics: What makes an effective customer contract? What are the essential terms in a well-drafted…

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The Prinz Law Office Announces Opening of San Francisco Office

The Prinz Law Office, which publishes the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog, has announced the opening of its new San Francisco Office. The new location will enable the firm to better serve clients in the northern Peninsula, the North Bay, and San Francisco. For more information on the announce, check out our press release…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Best Practices for Drafting Master Service Agreements & Managing the Service Relationship”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will present a webinar on “Best Practices for Drafting Master Service Agreements & Managing the Service Relationship” on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. PST 1 p.m. EST.  The Prinz Law Office will sponsor the event, which is intended for lawyers as well as businesspeople.  To…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships” on February 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.PST 1 p.m. EST.  The Prinz Law Office will be sponsoring the event, which will be intended for lawyers as well as businesspeople.  To…

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New Expansion of CFIUS Powers Concerns Silicon Valley Dealmakers

The recent expansion of powers of the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (also known as “CFIUS”) by the passage of The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”) has many Silicon Valley dealmakers concerned about the challenges CFIUS may pose going forward for business transactions in the technology industry.  As…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements” for Clear Law Institute

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will present a webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests” for Virginia-based Clear Law Institute on February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST.  The program will be sponsored by Virginia-based Clear Law Institute, which is making available a…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Sponsor Announces New “Subscription Model” Option for Legal Clients

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Sponsor, The Prinz Law Office, has announced today the launch of a new option for clients: the “subscription model” billing model.  The firm will initially be offering daily and half-daily subscription models.  The model is anticipated to potentially be a good fit with companies having ongoing legal review or…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Present Webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests” for Clear Law Institute on 10/26/18 at 10 a.m. PST.  Clear Law Institute is providing a registration discount for attendees who register with the discount code: KP119433.  To…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz will present a webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests” on June 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The program will be sponsored by Virginia-based Clear Law Institute.  To register for the event, sign up at the Clear Law Institute…

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Software Licenses: How Do You Recognize a Poorly Written Contract?

Do you know how to recognize a poorly written software license?  This firm’s affiliated blog, Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, addressed the issue of recognizing poorly written software agreements in a recent blog post, describing six signs you should watch for in order to identify a poorly drafted agreement: http://www.siliconvalleysoftwarelaw.com/signs-you-are-reviewing-a-poorly-written-software-contract

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be featured as a speaker on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests” for a webinar hosted by Arlington, Virginia-based Clear Law Institute on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10-11:15 a.m.  PST.  The firm has published a press release on the…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Present Webinar on “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements: Service Availability, Performance, Data Security, and Other Key Provisions”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be featured as a speaker for the webinar “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements: Service Availability, Performance, Data Security, Other Key Provisions” for the Atlanta, Georgia-based Strafford on January 23, 2018.  The firm has published a press release on the event, which is attached here.  To register for…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Negotiating Software As a Service Contracts”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on “Negotiating Software As a Service Contracts” for Clear Law Institute on Wednesday, January 17th from 10-11:15 a.m.  PST.  The Prinz Law Office has published a press release on the event, which is attached here.  To register, please sign up at the…

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Software Lawyer Kristie Prinz to be featured speaker for “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts” Webinar Hosted by Clear Law Institute

Silicon Valley Software Lawyer Kristie Prinz will be featured as a speaker for the webinar “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts” for the Arlington, Virginia-based Clear Law Institute on Tuesday, September 12th from 12-1:15 p.m.  PST. Clear Law Institute is making available a special promotional discount of 35% off to attendees who sign up via…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz to Present Webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests”

Silicon Valley IP licensing Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz will be co-presenting a webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests”  with Kelley Miller of Reed Smith on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EDT. To register for this webinar, please sign up at:  https://www.straffordpub.com/products/negotiating-saas-agreements-drafting-key-contract-provisions-protecting-customer-and-vendor-interests-2017-08-08.

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Controversial Ninth Circuit Ruling May Limit the Availability of the DMCA Safe Harbor for Websites Relying on Moderators

A controversial ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was issued last week, which has the potential to discourage websites from relying on moderators for user-generated content going forward. In the case of Mavrix Photographs LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc., No. 14-56596 (9th Cir. filed April 7, 2017), the Court ruled that agency law applied…

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Passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides Silicon Valley Companies New Trade Secret Enforcement Tools

When Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act last week, legislators significantly expanded the tools available to Silicon Valley companies for addressing acts of trade secret misappropriation.  Previously, trade secrets law had been largely a matter of state law, and U.S. companies seeking to file a claim for trade secrets misappropriation had been limited to…

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Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz to Speak at Upcoming Webinar on “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts”

Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog author Kristie Prinz has been invited to present a webinar on “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts” for Clear Law Institute on May 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST.  For more information on the event or to register, please visit the Clear Law Institute website at http://clearlawinstitute.com/. 

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The Prinz Law Office Launches New Copyright Law Meetup Group

The Prinz Law Office has just launched a new meetup group on copyright law issues in conjunction with the High Tech Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.  The new meetup group will be called: Copyright, Software, Internet & Social Media and the Law.  The firm anticipates having in-person as well as remote access…

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Taking Time to “Date” Before Pursuing an IP Acquisition “Marriage”

Lately many of my technology clients have been negotiating deals involving the purchase or sale intellectual property, so this Forbes story on choosing the right acquisition partner caught my attention. The author carried an interesting analogy about dating through the piece, and listed a number of considerations that a business should have before pursuing either…

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Pitfalls in Negotiating and Drafting Exclusive Licensing Deals: Lessons from Macy’s Dispute with JcPenney’s Over its Martha Stewart Product Line

When a new client contacts me for assistance in negotiating a licensing deal, the client almost always informs me that the deal is going to be an exclusive licensing arrangement.  However, when I engage the client further to tell me more about the proposed exclusivity deal, in most cases the proposed terms on the table…

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Practical Tips on Choosing your Start-Up’s Name

Given my Silicon Valley location, I often am consulted by entrepreneurs and start-ups who have just started a business and are seeking advice on how to protect their trademarks.  However, more often than not, I quickly determine that the name that the entrepreneur or start-up has selected is a poor mark and my advice ends…

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Challenges of Negotiating a Licensing Deal with a Start-Up

I recently gave a webinar on Negotiating License Agreements with Start-Ups, and wanted to follow up on that program with some comments for Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog readers on some of the challenges that companies may face when negotiating an IP licensing deal with a start-up. In the years that I have worked…

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Trademark Commissioner Resigns over Allegations of Nepotism Law Violations

Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn was reported by The Washington Times to have announced her resignation today after allegations were reportedly made against her that she had violated nepotism laws.  A Federal Times article from July provides some additional background on the reported scandal. This particular Washington scandal has received virtually no coverage outside of the…

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Getty Images Copyright Dispute Against Microsoft to Challenge Legality of Recently Released Widget

Getty Images made news in the copyright world this week by filing a complaint against Microsoft Corporation in the Southern District of New York for “infringing and facilitating the massive infringement of [its] copyrights” through its release of the new Bing Image Widget service. To review the full complaint, click here. The case is significant…

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