Tips for Companies Pitching at Next Year’s Innovation Showcase

by David Roberts

If you’ve been going to the Venture Club of Indiana’s Innovation Showcase for the past few years, you will have noticed that there was a change in the process this year. One of the major changes we saw was the addition of a pre-screening to the selection process. Because of this, companies who made it through were able to pitch for five minutes rather than one.

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Business Combinations: Integrating Products and Market (Pt. 2)

by Stuart Gutwein

Last month we discussed questions to consider regarding character and philosophy before entering into a joint venture or merger. After you have a foundational understanding of what is important to your future business partner philosophically, it’s time to begin asking how your products and services will integrate.

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Business Combinations: Aligning Character and Philosophy (Pt. 1)

by Stuart Gutwein

There are many important considerations when entering into a joint venture. Some of the first things that should be considered are the character and philosophy of the businesses joining together. Before determining the logistics of the business combinations, it is important to make sure philosophies and motivations for running the business align. Failure to be on the same page regarding these topics can either make or break your venture’s success.

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Update: Changes in Overtime Laws Are Coming

by Shannon Middleton

In April, we published a blog post titled “Changes in Overtime Laws are Coming.” Since that time, on May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor officially announced the publication of the rule updating overtime regulations. The changes will take place December 1, 2016, giving employers plenty of time to prepare.

In this post, we simply hope to update our previous post with specific information that was not available at the time.

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The Importance of a Patent Portfolio

by Gutwein Law

No matter the size of your portfolio, there are several opportunities – and responsibilities – attached to each and every patent you hold. Different patents can play different roles in supporting your overall business strategy, possibly underpinning direct sales and licensing revenue simultaneously, depending on the business model of your company.

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