Legal

White Flag At Wells Fargo

For the last 18 months, Wells Fargo and its CEO Timothy Sloan has faced every sling and arrow that can be fired at a U.S. company.

Ignorance Is No Defense In The Wake Of Wells Fargo

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s decision to hold Wells Fargo directors accountable for missing signs of fraudulent practices is shaking up boardrooms.

How Lenovo Navigates The Patent Gauntlet

Unlike in the real property business, intellectual property licensing offers little transparency in pricing, no independent appraisal of the assets, rarely any information on what others have paid, and few if any ground rules.

Legal Steps To Assure Brand Protection

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Click here for part 1. Despite all best efforts, brands are imitated which is why taking the...

Innovator Brand Protection: Key Steps To Promote And Protect Your Brand

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. Click here for part 2. When the first iPhone launched in 2007, many prominent tech CEOs and...

Using Trade Secret Protection to Build Shareholder Value

Many companies fail to capture the trade secrets in their own organizations, but by deliberately identifying and protecting them, companies can increase profits and shareholder value.

The Good and the Bad of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Patent Ruling

Executives at some of America's biggest tech companies and retailers are breathing a sigh of relief, while many in the pharmaceutical sector aren't happy. The...

A New Way for Product Makers to Overcome Patent Roadblocks

Patent pools allow licensors to reach more customers with less intellectual property risk, and allow licensees to speed new products to market by giving them access to more patents without a lot of time-consuming, one-off negotiations.

4 Ways to Protect Your Company from the Legal Risks of 3D Printing

While 3D printing technology can bring tremendous benefits to manufacturers, it also comes with a myriad of legal risks. From the sharing of CAD files to potential liabilities for products manufactured by third party printers, there are many legal issues that have yet to be resolved in the courts.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Patent Strategy

The patent system has gotten a pretty poor reputation of late, especially among businesses that have been targeted by patent trolls hoping to extort a quick settlement from them. But CEOs and other senior executives should remember that even if the occasional troll can game the system to extort an innocent business, patents themselves—and a strategy for how to employ them to achieve critical business objectives—are often essential to a company’s success.
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CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

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