Three Big Reasons Why Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

A [good] business plan is the blueprint you need to be successful. It’s a powerful tool that performs many vital functions, whether your business is a startup or an established business.

A [good] business plan is the blueprint you need to be successful. It’s a powerful tool that performs many vital functions, whether your business is a startup or an established business. 1. Avoiding … [Read more...]

How Has Patent Law Changed Since the Enactment of America Invents?

The America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect in March 2013. Although it has only been 7 months, some of the effects are obvious.

The America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect in March 2013. Although it has only been 7 months, some of the effects are obvious. The main thing I see is the filing of more provisional patent … [Read more...]

Theoret, Griebel, to Accept 2013 Dixon Freedom Law Award

Jeremy Theoret: Albuquerque Business Attorney

Jeremy J. Theoret and Patrick J. Griebel will be honored for their work by NM Foundation for Open Governmenton winning the rights of the public to know the truth about Billy the Kid’s death at the New … [Read more...]

New Mexico Attorney General Creates Homeownership Preservation Program to Combat Foreclosures

In response to the rising number of foreclosures in the state, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has created the new Homeownership Preservation Program.

In response to the rising number of foreclosures in the state, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has created the new Homeownership Preservation Program. The HPP is a statewide program … [Read more...]

Real Estate and Foreclosure Update for Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, the art and culture mecca of the Southwest, is recovering from the housing crisis at roughly the same rate as the rest of the nation. However, Santa Fe’s mix of luxury vacation homes alongside traditional housing makes the Santa Fe real estate market unique.

Santa Fe, the art and culture mecca of the Southwest, is recovering from the housing crisis at roughly the same rate as the rest of the nation. However, Santa Fe’s mix of luxury vacation homes … [Read more...]

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Your Business to Gain a Competitive Edge

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Running a startup usually involves doing a lot of the work yourself. It’s slow, inefficient and you really should be concentrating on other things. But if you don't do the work, it’s not going to get … [Read more...]

Four of the Big Five Fail to Comply with Mortgage Settlement Agreement: What it Means for Your Mortgage or Foreclosure

Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo all failed various elements of the $25 billion mortgage settlement reached in February 2012.

Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo all failed various elements of the $25 billion mortgage settlement reached in February 2012. The settlement, which consists of 304 new rules … [Read more...]

SEC Repeals Advertising Ban on Hedge Funds and Private Investment Groups

SEC Repeals Advertising Ban on Hedge Funds and Private Investment Groups but Keeps Accredited Investor Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently repealed a rule that prevented hedge funds and private investors from advertising to obtain capital from the public. The repeal came as a result of the … [Read more...]

Gene Patents: Testing the Boundaries of Intellectual Property Protection

American intellectual property law has recently come under fire as several corporations test the boundaries of intellectual property protection with gene patents.

American intellectual property law has recently come under fire as several corporations test the boundaries of intellectual property protection with gene patents. One such case currently being … [Read more...]

Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Patent Trolls

Patent trolls are being investigated by the FTC...and changes in patent law may be on the horizon.

Patent trolls, also called “non-practicing entities” or “patent assertion entities”, are responsible for a large upswing in patent litigation. Patent trolls make money by buying up patents and then … [Read more...]