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Poor Man's Patent

You may not recognize it by name, but you have probably heard of the mythical “poor man’s patent.”  The myth purports that you can protect your invention by writing out a description of your invention, sealing the description in an envelope, and mailing it to yourself.  While the alleged protection provided by the poor man’s patent varies depending on the chronicler, the poor man’s patent does not provide any actual protection in the real world.…
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Wickens Herzer Panza Receives 2022 "Best Law Firms" Rankings

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have released their 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings and we’re proud to share that Wickens Herzer Panza has been listed in multiple areas. Rankings as a “Best Law Firm” recognize Firms for their professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.…
image Business Contingency Planning Post-Pandemic; When (or “If”) the Bough Breaks, Post-Pandemic – the Company Can Be Saved and Not Sold

Business Contingency Planning Post-Pandemic; When (or “If”) the Bough Breaks, Post-Pandemic – the Company Can Be Saved and Not Sold

What has transpired across the United States since March 2020 is unprecedented in modern times, socially and commercially. The toll on Americans, both personally and professionally, has been tremendous. With that, however, came actions by government – national and state – in an effort to minimize the blow. An unparalleled amount of money was made available to businesses to, in effect, keep them afloat while the pandemic ravaged the economy in ways not seen in over one century. Moratoriums were set into place to avoid mass defaults. Despite the obvious short-term positives, this “pause” has created a potential for a false impression of operational health. History tells us that risks exist around the corner that cannot be solved by new, and arguably short-term, solutions provided due to a once in a century event.…