Judge Awards Beastie Boys $668,000 in Legal Fees After Copyright Infringement Trial

  The Beastie Boys won $1.7 million in damages for a copyright violation by Monster Energy. My Newsletter 2 discusses this copyright infringement trial, and the related failed attempt to create a contract through an exchange of emails. See http://bit.ly/1i9kJZE Source: Judge Awards Beastie Boys $668,000 in Legal Fees After Trial

Nike Settles $10 Million Lawsuit Against Designers Accused of Violating Noncompete and Trade Secrets Agreements

Nike Inc has settled a lawsuit against three former shoe designers it had accused of stealing its commercial secrets and taking them to German rival Adidas AG with plans to open a footwear design Source: Nike settles with designers it accused of stealing secrets | Reuters

Q&A With “The Art of Negotiation” Author Michael Wheeler

Q&A With “The Art of Negotiation” Author Michael Wheeler “Plans are worthless. Planning is everything.” This quotation of General Dwight D. Eisenhower is included in the linked Washington Post interview with Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School professor, and author of the new book “The Art of Negotiation”. It summarizes Wheeler’s essential advice on negotiations of all types – business, diplomatic, …