Power of Attorney Forms – Do you Just Sign? Do you Notarize? Do you have Witness Signatures?

Power of attorney forms may be found on the internet from various sources.  For example, in the State of Ohio has a statutory form power of attorney as part of its statutory code.  For Ohio residents, ProSeniors is another organization that has downloadable statutory form power of attorney forms online - these do not include … Continue reading Power of Attorney Forms – Do you Just Sign? Do you Notarize? Do you have Witness Signatures?

Create a Safe Harbor with a CyberSecurity Policy – an Amendment to the Ohio Data Protection Act

As a business owner, you may not have cybersecurity at the top of your list of concerns.  Cybersecurity is not only for larger companies. Handling customer's personal information is a need for all businesses and non-profit organizations.  It is recommended that your business have a policy documenting how information is handled.   If your business keeps … Continue reading Create a Safe Harbor with a CyberSecurity Policy – an Amendment to the Ohio Data Protection Act

Pro Bono Patent Application Program for Ohio Inventors

The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) sponsors state programs offering pro bono (free) help to inventors.  In Ohio, this offered by the Patent Pro Bono Program for Ohio hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The program encourages you to visit the USPTO website to learn about the program.  In Ohio, it is … Continue reading Pro Bono Patent Application Program for Ohio Inventors

Health Care Planning – Living Wills and Durable Health Care Power of Attorney

There are many aspects of health care planning including Medicare and Medicaid.  It is never too soon to think about your health care plan and how you want to live.  People are living longer and need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., mobility, bathing,  dressing, eating). Adult children may be working full time or … Continue reading Health Care Planning – Living Wills and Durable Health Care Power of Attorney

Different Categories of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property relates to the intangible product that you or your business has associated with your ideas, methods, processes, products, equipment, marketing and other aspects of how your product is presented to your customers.  Someone cannot physically touch intellectual property as it is an idea, concept or thought.  However, you can document and identify your … Continue reading Different Categories of Intellectual Property