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60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
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60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
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60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
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60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
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  • 1. 60 Legal / Tech Tips In 60 Minutes
  • 2. Knowledge Leads To Good Decision Making Tip # 1
  • 3. Good Decision Making Leads To ... Tip # 2
  • 4. Less Lawyers Tip # 3
  • 5. My Number ONE Most Important Tip Of The Day Tip # 4 AVOID LAWYERS
  • 6. My Number TWO Most Important Tip Of The Day Tip # 5 If You Must Use a LAWYER Use That Lawyer To AVOID other Lawyers
  • 7. Research The Law
    • Internet is exploding with free legal advice.
    • Don’t pay an attorney to get educated.
    • Call for free consultations.
    Tip # 6
  • 8.
    • Everything Law: www.findlaw.com
    • Michigan Laws: www.Legislature.mi.gov
    • Michigan Cases: www.courtofappeals.mijud.net/resources/ts.htm
    Tip # 7 Free is Free
  • 9. Protect Your Intellectual Property
    • Trademarks
    • Trade Secrets
    • Copyrights
    • Patents
    • Domain Names
    Tip # 8 Employer Contractors Employees
  • 10. Register Your Trademarks
    • www.uspto.gov
    • Presumptions
    • Penalty Damages
    • Its all about leverage!
    Tip # 9
  • 11. Copyright Your Source Code
    • http://www.copyright.gov/
    • Presumptions
    • Penalty Damages
    • Its all about leverage!
    Tip # 10
  • 12. Keep Secrets “Secret”
    • Trade secrets lose protection if not protected.
      • Locks
      • Non-disclosures
      • Policy manuals
    Tip # 11
  • 13. Non-Compete Contracts
    • Get it in writing
    • Must be reasonable in scope, geography, duration
    • Can not be selective
    • Must serve legitimate business purpose
    • Pay extra money if it is really important
    Tip # 12 Businesses
  • 14. Non-Compete Contracts
    • Don’t sign them!
    • If you must sign them, get extra compensation.
    • Negotiate terms so you can live with them.
    • Hope for the best; plan for the worst
    Tip # 13 Contractors Employees
  • 15. Who Owns the Code?
    • Work For Hire ..
      • a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment
      • (1) it comes within one of the nine categories of works and (2) there is a written agreement between the parties specifying that the work is a work made for hire
    Tip # 14
  • 16. Protect Your Domain Names
    • Correct info at Registrar
    • Register all variations
    • Trademark registration
    • Monitor your domain names
    Tip # 15
  • 17. Someone Stole My Domain
    • Threat letter
    • ICANN Dispute Resolution
    • Federal Court Lawsuit
    • Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
    # 16
  • 18. Sex Site Abuse
    • Cyberpiracy Act
    • Any person who registers a domain name that consists of the name of another living person, or a name substantially and confusingly similar thereto .. with the specific intent to profit … shall be liable in a civil action by such person.
    # 17
  • 19. Go Paperless
    • Efficiency
    • Knowledge Preservation
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    # 18
  • 20. Digital Dictation
    • Tell people what to do from anywhere!
    • Multi-Task.
    • Provide More Information than you can type.
    # 19
  • 21. Adobe .pdf
    • Mark it up, baby!
    • Talk it up.
    • Route it.
    • Bookmark it.
    • File it.
    # 20
  • 22. Cheaper .pdf
    • Adobe Acrobat Standard 7.0 is $300
    • Nitro PDF Professional is $99
    # 21
  • 23. Get it In Writing
    • Oral Contracts = Problems
    • Handshake deals = Problems
    • Define Expectations
    • Make sure everyone is on the same page.
    # 22
  • 24. Keep It Simple
    • Complex Contracts Often Create More Problems Than They Resolve
    • Email is OK.
    • Be Specific on the main points.
    • Work in good faith on the remainder.
    # 23 Contracts
  • 25. Penny Wise Pound Foolish
    • If there is significant money at stake, hire a lawyer.
    • Spend some now or pay later.
    • $1,000 in Attorney Fees can save you $100,000 down the line.
    # 24 Contracts
  • 26. Find Vendors Who Leverage Technology # 25 Efficiency = Cost Savings
  • 27. Include Mandatory Arbitration
    • Courts …
      • costs big buck
      • take a long time
      • are less predictable
    • Include mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts
    # 26 Contracts
  • 28. Mandatory Facilitation Clauses
    • Requires the parties to sit across the table before filing suit
    • Keeps you out of court.
    • 80% of cases settle at sit-down meetings.
    # 27 Contracts
  • 29. Include Venue Clause
    • Can you afford to hire a lawyer and attend trial in San Francisco?
    # 28 Contracts
  • 30. Limit Damages
    • Limit damages with ..
      • “Value of contract” clauses
      • Disclaimed warranties
    # 29 Contracts
  • 31. Create Certainty
    • Shorten The Statute Of Limitations
    • Provide For Written Notice
    • Provide For Cure Periods
    # 30 Contracts
  • 32. Policy Manuals
    • Draft them.
    • Use them.
    • Get them signed.
    # 31 Human Resources
  • 33. Don’t Steal From Others
    • If your employee brings trade secrets (ie customer lists, etc) with them, you will get sued.
    • Don’t be the deep pocket.
    # 32 Human Resources
  • 34. The Value of Cost Benefit # 33
  • 35. The Law
    • …does not protect employees from jerks, con artists, cheats or otherwise unfair employers.
    • … does not protect you from being fired for no good reason.
    # 34 Human Resources
  • 36. Get Paid Overtime
    • If you are non-management, your employer must pay time and a half for all overtime.
    • FairPay Law: workers earning less than $23,660 per year — or $455 per week — are guaranteed overtime protection.
    # 35 Human Resources
  • 37. Tell Everyone Else What You Are Making
    • It is against the law for an employer to take disciplinary action against you for sharing wage information.
    # 36 Human Resources
  • 38. Avoid Litigation
    • If you are forced to litigation, you have already lost.
    • Litigation is the last resort.
    • Design your business to reduce litigation risks.
    # 37 Lawyers
  • 39. Avoid Hourly Fees # 38 Lawyers
  • 40. Set Budgets
    • A good lawyer should be able to tell you what it will cost.
    • A great lawyer will deliver defined results within budget.
    • The best lawyers will do it for free. 
    # 39 Lawyers
  • 41. Use The WayBack Machine # 40
  • 42. My Office Computer
    • Information belongs to the employer.
    • No expectation of privacy.
    • Employer monitoring is ok.
    # 41
  • 43. Employee Blogging # 42 Consider being Anonymous. Don’t post company secrets. Don’t piss of your bosses.
  • 44. Employee Blogging # 43 Delta employee fired for blogging At work: Simonetti's pose in this photo was deemed "inappropriate" by Delta. Diary of a Flight Attendan t, at www.queenofsky.net ,
  • 45. Ask Permission
    • Why risk it?
    • If you are going to blog about your work, at least get permission.
    • Oh, and don’t post your employers trade secrets on-line.
    # 44
  • 46. Adopt Tech Policies
    • Employers Should Develop:
      • Email policies
      • Surfing policies
      • Blogging policies
    # 45
  • 47. Know Where The Cards Are Stacked
    • Large Corporations, Insurance Companies and Microsoft Always Win.
    # 46
  • 48. We Live In A “Free Contract” State
    • Rory & Develors Cases: No more unreasonableness.
    • Virtually anything that doesn’t violate a statute is enforceable.
    • Everything you sign is so important.
    # 47
  • 49. SBC Will Negotiate Its Contracts # 48
  • 50. Be careful who you do business with. # 49
  • 51. Have An Exit Strategy. # 50
  • 52. Resolve Disputes # 51
  • 53. There is No Privacy # 52 Everything you have ever done on your computer can be retrieved
  • 54. Defamation # 53
    • The Dissemination Of
    • Untrue Statements of Facts
    • Tend to Disparage Another
  • 55. Soliciting Phone Sex From Co-Employees is A Bad Idea # 54
  • 56. Always use email to harass other workers. # 55 True False
  • 57. Email is the number one litigation weapon today. # 56
  • 58. Sharing Mp3s will land you in jail # 57 True False
  • 59. Be Proactive # 58
    • Use lawyers to:
      • Get Information
      • Make Smart Decisions
      • Prevent Problems.
      • Avoid Other Lawyers
  • 60. Eat @ Hardees # 59 Free Tips http://www.spicyparis.com/paris.html
  • 61. www.traverselegal.com Enrico Schaefer, Attorney 231-932-0411 [email_address] Tip # 60

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