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

  • Working out

    Law departments are tasked with cutting costs wherever and whenever possible. They leverage software and analytics, operations professionals and more to achieve savings. But the fact of the matter is, in-house lawyers are often stretched thin with the amount of work—both legal and otherwise—that comes across their desks. So, what...

  • Securing your assets

    The highest profile hacks, the ones that get the most digital ink, are the ones that affect millions of people. When personally identifiable information (PII) is stolen from a major healthcare company or retail provider (think Target), millions of ordinary citizens find themselves in financial jeopardy, and the media and...

  • Regulatory priority

    In many ways, 2014 was the Year of the Data Breach. That year saw cyber-events at the Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and Sony Entertainment, and the trend followed into 2015, with healthcare providers and government agencies showing that they, too, are vulnerable to attack. All of the incumbent attention that...

  • Labor & Employment Digest: October 2015

    Cybersecurity issues are a hot topic in legal and compliance circles, but, even as companies turn their attention to addressing these genuine concerns, other problems crop up like a game of whack-a-mole. The labor and employment legal landscape changes almost as fast as the privacy and data security space, so...

  • 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.”

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