Stories by Mark Grossman

How to Guard Your Trade Secrets (and Why You Must)

Trade secrets are key to the survival of any business, but if you aren't careful, modern technologies like BlackBerrys and USB drives (or loose lips) can help them walk right out the door--and without a well-written contract, you may have little legal recourse.

Written by Mark Grossman30 Jan. 09 06:10

Vendor management: How to negotiate contracts

Businesses buy computer-related goods and services all the time. Just to name a few examples, they buy consultants and technicians' time, custom programming, software and hardware. The way the parties usually handle the paperwork is that the vendor gives the customer their form and the customer signs it. After all, the form is printed so it can't be changed. Wrong!

Written by Mark Grossman05 Jan. 09 12:52

Technology Contracts: Lawsuits Waiting to Happen

Got a technology contract to cover your latest deal, like an acquisition, merger or commercial transaction? It may not protect your interests the way you think it does. Horribly written contracts for tech and telecom deals cross my desk every day--they're a lawsuit waiting to happen. When a lawyer writes a contract, he should be writing a document that tells a story about the deal, albeit with a tilt toward his client. Often, what I see isn't a tilt--it's illiteracy.

Written by Mark Grossman30 Sept. 08 13:25