About the Author

Rich Steeves

Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.Ed. from The George Washington University. In addition to working nine years as a teacher of English Language Arts at the secondary level, Rich has worked in both print and online publishing, most recently serving as Managing Editor at TMCnet. He is also a published author, having written two novels and over a dozen short stories collected in various anthologies.

Article List

  • Show me the money

    Companies are under increased pressure to maximize the value of their assets, and with Big Data and data analytics, we’re in a highly competitive environment.”

  • Prepping for battle

    So far, this IP-themed issue of InsideCounsel has taken us through the steps of monetizing and protecting IP assets. But the fact of the matter is, in this day and age, the biggest trends that in-house counsel are tracking are those involving IP litigation. Whether your company is an accused...

  • IP lockdown

    The era of Big Data is, for better or for worse, upon us. And in this Brave New World that has such data in it, companies inevitably have massive amounts of information that must be kept both private and secure. Trade secrets such as customer lists, manufacturing processes and even...

  • Labor & Employment Digest: September 2015

    While some of these issues may just now be coming into focus, our hope is to get you and your team thinking about the challenges you may face down the line. Whether these matters come to a head in six months or six years, it's never too early to evaluate...

  • Google launches Patent Starter Program

    The tech giant is not sitting still in regards to patents, as it has recently soft-launched a new program, the Patent Starter Program (PSP).

  • Google sees success with Patent Purchase Promotion

    “This reflects the streamlined nature of the program, with its short, tight window for diligence,” he says. “We were not targeting million-dollar assets on truncated diligence.”

  • Ready to rise

    In the summer of 2013, InsideCounsel debuted the first R3-100 list, honoring 100 women who have the potential to become general counsel of a Fortune 500 company within three years. That list was an outgrowth of existing initiatives, including the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) network. The WIPL...

  • The text mess age

    You know those Internet memes where they promise to pay you a million dollars if you can last three months without going online? Well, these days, in the business world, the inverse is true. If you tried eschewing modern communications for even a few days, your profits would certainly suffer.

  • PPP vs. NPE

    Google is no stranger to patent litigation. In fact, according to the RPX Corporation, in 2013, Google faced the second-highest number of patent lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs), known by many—including Google—as patent trolls.

  • Labor & Employment Digest: July/August 2015

    Labor and employment attorneys must deal with a veritable alphabet soup of acts and organizations in their day-to-day practice. From the ADA to the FMLA, these acronyms drive the conversations that L&E attorneys have every day. And, whether these matters pertain to employee discipline, pregnancy and the workplace or paid...

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