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Maintaining the Entrepreneur’s Trade Secrets While Employing The Independent Contractor

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first two installments in this series on independent contractors discussed the appropriate use of an independent contractor and why the relationship should be confirmed in writing. This segment will discuss how the entrepreneur uses the independent contractor while maintaining confidentiality of business information and trade…
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Independent Contractors And Intellectual Property Rights

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first three segments in this series on independent contractor relationships focused on independent contractor versus employee, employee versus agent and confidentiality issues. This last segment will focus on how the entrepreneur and start-up company confirms its ownership of intellectual property developed by the independent contractor…
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Be Prepared Before You Negotiate

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. A successful negotiation is rarely achieved without preparation. Like anything else, the time and effort put into preparation will pay off in the end. Sometimes the payoff is much larger than expected. This four-part series will identify and discuss successful negotiation techniques in the context of…
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A Case Study Using Pre-Negotiation Planning

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first segment in this series discussed why it is important to prepare for any negotiation. If you, the entrepreneur, wish to conclude a successful negotiation, then it behooves you to prepare for it. The better prepared you are, the more likely you will end up…
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