Webinar: Exporting IT from the US and Europe – a Primer”

By Hoge Fenton | 08.8.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Mackrell International Global Legal Network Invites you to a complimentary webinar presented by export law attorney specialists from Hoge Fenton and SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte “Exporting IT from the US and Europe – a Primer” September 10, 2019 11am EDT; 8am PDT; 5pm CEST For Registration Click Here The rules and laws regulating controlled products from the US and Europe are extensive and complex. Many companies are not familiar with the complicated laws, authorizations and regulations for exporting out of the US or Europe and importing into a third country. Sanctions for non-compliance can range from hefty fines to civil penalties and in certain cases, criminal proceedings. This webinar will cover basics/traps and cyber security issues regarding exporting IT products including the following: US & EU export control approaches and the similarities and differences between the two Guidelines to determine if the product uses or contains encryption Rules applying to exports from the US or the EU Laws controlling the export and the respective agencies enforcing the laws Identify basics/traps on how the export may be blocked by denied lists, prohibitions by regulatory agencies or directives or others. In addition, presenters will review the latest developments and trends in US and EU export control/sanctions regimes Presenters: Dan Minutillo Hoge Fenton Affiliated Attorney San Jose, CA, USA dan.minutillo@hogefenton.com Sven Pohl SKW Schwarz Counsel Hamburg, Germany s.pohl@skwschwarz.de

Panel Agrees IP Is Key To Earn Interest From VCs

By Hoge Fenton | 08.8.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton intellectual property and patents Attorney Amy J. Embert recently joined in a panel of sought-after IP experts, sharing in-depth patent and due diligence strategies for early-stage startups at a recent seminar for the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. Amy Embert: Don’t make any assumptions and presume that something may be obvious when you’re filing your provisional application, Amy points out. The document needs to stand on its own, fully describing all aspects of the invention. Yet, it can be wise to have it reviewed by an attorney before filing to ensure it is well-written, understandable and complete. “Be ready to show investors where you can protect your invention and your strategy for the coming years. Your IP portfolio is most important in the early stages of a company, and slightly less as you grow and have other assets.” To read the full article, click here.

Judicial Reformation of a Will – Like Running Through a Minefield!

By Hoge Fenton | 07.16.2019 | Firm Post

Our trust and estate litigation team recently took a will contest case to trial in which the decedent’s estate planning documents did not accurately reflect her intent. At issue was what, if anything, the court would do about it. The consequences of having a will which does not express what the decedent intended can be devastating to the heirs. Those contesting the will face the burden of proving the decedent’s intentions, and the evidentiary hurdle is high. There must be clear and convincing evidence. In California, the intent of the testator – and not merely words on a page – govern the disposition of one’s estate. In determining that intent the court gives great weight to what the testator originally communicated to the drafting attorney. In our case, the attorney who drafted the will testified at trial as to what the decedent said about how she wanted her community property controlled. Fortunately, that attorney had maintained detailed notes of the client meetings. Ultimately, we persuaded the court and prevailed at trial. Practice Pointer: Although this situation is rare, it underscores the importance of attorneys, financial advisors, and related professionals keeping good notes that reflect the intentions of their clients. Click here for the full article, authored by Denise E. Chambliss and Mallory L. Homewood, and reprinted with permission of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association (EACBA Newsletter, Summer 2019). This article is provided as an educational service by Hoge Fenton for clients and friends of the firm. This communique is an overview […]

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