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

  • 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.'

  • SEC finalizes regulations on high-frequency traders

    On March 25, the SEC commissioners voted unanimously to require traders, including Hudson River Trading, Jump Trading and more than 100 other such firms, to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

  • Intelligence Committee submits cybersecurity bill to Congress

    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has produced a bill that would encourage businesses to share information on cyberattacks and threats with each other and with the government.

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