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

  • Wendy’s asks ‘Where’s the proxy?’

    The proposal from Wendy’s would allow large shareholders to nominate their own candidates to the company’s board of directors.

  • WIPL Profile: Alyssa Harvey Dawson, getting the job done

    "I’m pretty much a straight-talking, direct, get the job done girl from Jersey, and I’ve learned over time that sometimes you need that, but sometimes a softer, more nuanced approach is the better alternative to accomplishing what needs to be done."

  • Forgotten secrets

    All you have to do is ask Coca-Cola how the company's strategy of protecting its secret formula has gone, and you’ll see the potential value of a trade secret is almost limitless.

  • Labor & Employment Digest: April 2015

    As always, labor and employment law is shifting and evolving, so compliance officers and general counsel must keep abreast of the latest news.

  • Regulatory foresight

    Compliance officers who are trying to stay ahead of trends (because being on top of trends means being behind) are thinking ahead to 2016 and beyond.

  • Trade-Mark Madness, Part 2

    Douglas Masters, the NCAA’s primary outside counsel for IP matters, discusses how the job description has changed in the past 15 years.

  • Trade-Mark Madness, Part 1

    Masters is the managing partner of the Chicago office of Loeb & Loeb and co-chair of intellectual property protection for the firm. In this capacity, he has been working as the NCAA’s primary outside counsel for IP matters for 15 years.

  • WIPL Profile: Nadia Dombrowski, Leading the way

    "Women in the law today share more camaraderie with other women," says Nadia Dombrowski, former Bank of America and MasterCard executive.

  • Motorola gets split decision in battle with Intellectual Ventures

    The most recent round in the heavyweight fight resulted in one win and one loss for Motorola, as it was cleared on one infringement charge and found guilty on another.

  • WIPL Profile: Verona Dorch, risk-oriented

    'The quality and scope of lawyers that are in-house has allowed both CEOs and boards to view their general counsel as strategic, risk-oriented members of their executive teams who bring a unique perspective to business issues in furtherance of a company’s execution on its strategic plan.'

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