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As businesses invest in new products or services, the importance of identifying and protecting their intellectual property (IP) may not be at the forefront of their thinking. However, if you want to recoup your investment you have to be able to protect it, and IP is one way to do that.
Lender liability is a general term that encompasses a number of claims that can be asserted by a borrower against its lender. Each party is required to sign a contract to act in such a way that would not deprive any other party of the benefits of the contract. Although this is the standard for commercial loan agreements, the reality is not always so straightforward.
Businesses have been playing the health care reform waiting game, complying when necessary but otherwise holding off on planning for future regulations with the hope that there will be another postponement. In the interim, insurance companies are allowing employers that like their current benefits program to extend it. But that will not last.
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Fraud is a crime that hides in the shadows. The adversaries often go to great lengths to cover their tracks, and businesses may not realize what they are up against, making it difficult for them to fight it and protect their assets.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is not necessarily new — the basic concept has been around for about 20 years, with widespread use in business settings since 2004. However, as with most kinds of technology, it has been through a series of advancements since its early years.