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Intellectual Property License Infringement vs Breach of Contract

An Intellectual Property License allows an innovator, the licensor, to protect and capitalize on that intellectual property. It allows another party, the licensee, to use that IP, which may take such forms as trade secrets, operational knowledge, registered designs, or proprietary information. Ideally, the relationship is complementary; the licensor profits by allowing the licensee to …

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Converting Separate Property to Community Property in Texas Must Be Clearly Intended

While most assets earned or acquired during a marriage are community property, other assets that were separate property at the time of marriage remain separate property. It is possible to convert separate property into community property, but anyone intending to do so must sign and execute a conversion agreement exactly as laid out in the …

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Holding Texas Bureaucrats Accountable for Rigged Bidding

In addition to their other responsibilities, city and county officials are often responsible for overseeing local projects to meet the needs of constituents, such as building roads and public buildings. Texas has in place specific statutes that local officials must follow to encourage competitive pricing and quality work. This competitive bidding process is governed by …

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Business Disparagement in Texas

Texas law offers recourse if someone knowingly and falsely spreads information which causes harm. The focus of that false information, however, determines whether the false information is classified as defamation or business disparagement. While each can be damaging to a reputation, business disparagement differs from defamation in a critical way. Defamation occurs if an individual’s …

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