We need to think about how patents play into the motivations of all participants, not just those who end up seeking a patent. Patent racing is not-yet-a developed theory of patent incentives. Given the historical evidence, if you are skeptical of the benefits of patent racing, you probably ought to be skeptical of the benefits of the patent system as a whole. The resulting disconnect is a problem not only for patent theory but for the design of the patent system, which seems to be based on assumptions about invention that are not borne out by
Data Gathering and Footprinting Protection Plan In this report, I will be presenting a plan that will hopefully protects the University from becoming a victim of data gathering and footprinting. First, data gathering is the process of getting any and all kind of information about a specific target. The information may not be important by themselves, but when compile with other data collected could help to accomplish the hacker’s mission. I will talk about what information that is consider sensitive to a University’s system. We will also discuss what makes certain data useful to the attacker and how it can be protected.
Current Ethical Issue in Business Learning Danielle Christine University of Phoenix Ethics in Management PHL 323 Laila Dabbagh Lambdin February 23, 2009 Current Ethical Issue in Business Learning Identify the ground rules manifested in the situation as well as which ethics theories apply. Circuit City is the nations 2nd largest retailer of consumer electronics, entertainment software and personal computers. On November 3, 2008, Circuit City announced that they would layoff and close 17% of it’s workforce by the end of the year. Due primarily to weakened economic environment and its potential impact on the timing of the overall sales of the companies inventory, cost and expenses. As a result of the companies deteriorating
With the presence of economy’s downturn, Ford Motor Company faced with record losses and many union employees were forced to compromise with some cases and in some areas that they may have not before. Such deals were made in effort to keep Ford from globally outsourcing jobs. “The UAW began negotiations in 2007 with the Ford Motor Company and the two other automobile manufacturers to reverse the negative impact the economy would have on profits. “ (Lucas & Furdek, 2010). The guidelines and provisions set within the Ford Motor Company’s agreement with the UAW would bind them legally to fulfilling their obligations.
Credit crunch and recession are great examples of external factors influencing the business. If the people are suffering from recession, they will not have money to spend money and this is how it affects the businesses. The current instability in Iraq is a good example of what may happen to businesses. In business it’s very important to understand, monitor and adapt to the political environment, because it crucially affects every business. Some of the very important factors are: Government stability effects businesses in a great range by competing with businesses to lower their costs, transparency is another important factor where anything the business does is revealed to the government and the government know exactly what they are up to.
Technology Risk Presentation Tammy Radcliffe XACC/210 • Limitations of Technology for E-Business System Technology is crucial in the daily operations of any business. Production of services is related to the technology used and it encourages an increase in productivity. Upgrades in technology gives an organization advantage to the competition. This could be cost effective to the organization compared to hiring new employees and paying high salaries in the long run. Technology has had several downfalls as well.
New market will bring new opportunity to push the company going forward Threats It will be a big challenge for Under Armour in doing business with big companies like Nike and Adidas in the same industry, the actions of a competitor could be a major threat against Under Armour, for instance, if they bring in new technology, news design or increase their workforce to meet demand for the needs of having an innovation product because when doing business in the sport industry new product is a core competency for a company after every season of the league. Substitute products available on the market present also a major threat to under armour. I. Long-term
In this journal, Drew discuss the goals of IT security to protect the use of mobile devices in CPA firms and other businesses. His article outlines cybersecurity threats on the mobile and cloud fronts and lists steps that accounting firms, individuals CPAs, and other can take to reduce their risk of suffering a devastating data breach. Drew discusses how the rate of smartphones and tablets sales increase and how it reached 144.4 million units in the first quarter. With the growth of smartphones and tablet increasing, the risk of malicious software have increased. “One of the biggest risks involves employees or executives downloading personally identifying or confidential client information to their personal smartphones or tablets”.
However, if businesses believe they have been a victim of deceptive advertising they can bring an action under s.43(a) of the Lanham Act. The Federal Trade Commission has developed a framework for regulating deceptive commercial speech, in which one must prove the advertisement was a “material representation, omission or practice” that was “likely to mislead a customer”, and that “no one acting reasonably under the circumstances” would believe the claims. Deceptive commercial speech in the UK is regulated by the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) as well as national advertising codes. The UCPD seeks the protect the economic interests of consumers from deceptive commercial practices but does not seek to protect businesses. The UK also regulates political campaign spending for the 365 days up to the vote and four months after the vote but does this only for relevant elections and does not regulate outside these campaign periods.
However, since being among the main labor union in America, the UAW has organized several industrial actions includes strikes and sit–down that have interrupted operations in big industries for example General Motors. These interruptions cause a lot of losses to the companies and to the economy as a whole. (Barnard, 2004) This paper is going to take a look