The Foundry Law Blog

Does my startup need Patent or Trade Secret protection on its IP?

One of my favorite responses to any question is: “I guess I’ll have to answer your question with another question.”  It’s probably the reason people generally avoid me at parties, but so often when giving any advice, it makes more sense to leave the decision in the hands of the person with the most intimate […]

Client Profile: Reliable Products and PureFarm Organics

On August 12, 2016, Madhu and I had the pleasure of meeting with Ashish Lakhani, the President and Founder of Reliable Products and PureFarms Organics, along with his father, Vipin Makhani. Ashish has a great story and interesting background that sets him apart from his competitors. Ashish was born and raised in Rajkot, India.  He […]

Starting A Food Business: From Soup to Nuts

You’re a good cook. You’ve worked in restaurants your whole life, starting as a dishwasher when you were 16 and you’ve worked your way up. You’ve been a sous chef for a number of years, but you want to make your own menu. You grew up cooking—both your mom and dad enjoy being in the […]

Can you Keep a (Trade) Secret? The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Before May 11, 2016, only three out of four forms of intellectual property – patents, trademarks and copyrights – were protectable and enforceable at the federal level. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) now provides federal protection for – you guessed it – trade secrets. Prior to the DTSA, trade secrets were enforced […]

The Falsity of the Frivolity of Fashion Law

“Fashion Law”. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? After all, fashion, which typically evokes images of supermodels and Anna Wintour, is more “The Devil Wears Prada” than “Devil’s Advocate”. Long considered too frou-frou for serious lawyers to be concerned with, fashion law has proven to be an emerging practice area in recent years, housed […]

Protecting Your Business Against Trade Secret Theft

By Megan Wargacki: Economic espionage, cybercrime and trade secret theft against U.S. businesses has doubled in the last seven years from 1988-199, doubled again in the nine years between 1995 and 2004 and is slated to double again by 2017. Business’ trade secrets are vulnerable to disloyal employees, neglectful employees, competitors, hackers, or even foreign […]