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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

  • 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...

  • Ann-Marie McGaughey, Dentons US LLP

    Ann-Marie McGaughey is a member of the Board of Directors of Dentons US, Hiring Partner for the Atlanta office and co-chair of legacy McKenna Long & Aldridge's Mergers & Acquisitions group.

  • Apple may face class action L&E suit

    The Apple employees in question claim that they were forced to endure demoralizing searches, as managers took time to inspect employee devices and compare their serial numbers with the devices they were authorized to use.

  • Facebook wins privacy victory in European court

    27-year-old Austrian student Max Schrems decided to spearhead a class-action lawsuit against the social media giant, claiming that Facebook had been complicit in the U.S. government’s collection of personal data.

  • Supreme Court won’t hear Google’s IP licensing case

    Not long after a landmark ruling (aren’t they all, by definition) about patent licensing in the Kimble v. Marvel case, the Supreme Court decided not to hear a spat between tech giants Google and Oracle that involved a different kind of intellectual property.

  • Eli Lilly wins European patent case

    This ruling reverses a decision made by the English High Court last year and will likely protect Eli Lilly’s monopoly on the sales of Alimta until 2021.

  • Study delineates pay of best, worst CEOs

    The correlation between executive compensation and shareholder return is not always clear.

  • BlackBerry, Cisco ink patent licensing deal

    As part of its efforts to turn things around, BlackBerry has announced a new cross-licensing deal with Cisco.

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