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So Who Really Owns The Design And Design Documents For Your Construction Project?

So Who Really Owns The Design And Design Documents For Your Construction Project?

Your new construction project is off to a great start. Site selection and assessment has cleared through all of the usual red tape. Your financial backers are committed. You even have a “hand-shake” deal with a new architect who comes highly recommended. This person has already provided you with some exciting concepts and a vision as to what your...

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So Who Really Owns The Design And Design Documents For Your Construction Project?

I Paid For That Software To Be Developed, So Why Don’t I Own It?

Suppose that your company is fortunate enough, or substantial enough, to have one or more software developers who are also employees of the company. Suppose also that one of your software-developing employees has written the code for a new computer program that you would like to market.... Read Full Article

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A Summary of Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure Law

Given the current deluge of commercial real estate foreclosures, many lenders, property owners, tenants, developers, investors and out-of-state entities involved in the real estate or lending businesses have asked for a simple summary of Wisconsin foreclosure procedure and substantive law. Perhaps the most important consideration is that,...

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So Who Really Owns The Design And Design Documents For Your Construction Project?

So You Think You Have A Patentable Idea – Now What?

An idea for a new and useful product has been looming in your thoughts for quite some time. Perhaps you have doodled some drawings showing how the product works. Perhaps you have even built a working model. Better still, you have perfected your working model and have given thought as to how you are going to manufacture the product, market it, and...

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EEOC Releases New Posting Requirements

Public school districts are among those employers required to conspicuously post certain workplace notices describing workers’ rights under federal anti-discrimination laws. School districts generally comply with this requirement by posting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) standard poster entitled “EEO is the Law,” or a...

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Self-Insured Plans Must Incorporate New Coverage Requirements

Recent legislative developments will have a significant impact on self-insured governmental health plans, including self-insured plans sponsored by school districts. Specifically, 2009 Wisconsin Act 14 and 2009 Wisconsin Act 28 (better known as the Budget Bill) will implement new coverage requirements and expand the class of individuals eligible...

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Is Your School District Prepared for H1N1?

By D&K's School and Higher Education Law Team School districts across the state are preparing for the probable outbreak of H1N1 in their district. Unfortunately, schools are a hotbed for the spread of H1N1 influenza and children have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Questions abound as schools consider how a school closing due...

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So Who Really Owns The Design And Design Documents For Your Construction Project?

Are You Keeping Your Business Secrets To Yourself?

So, you have some company secrets. What business doesn’t? You may have a confidential marketing strategy that your most aggressive competitor would covet, if only it knew that your strategy has been reduced to a private inter-office memo. Perhaps you have a closely veiled manufacturing method that an up-and-coming entrepreneur would salivate...

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