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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Who Owns the Future of Retail? Intellectual Property in the Age of Big Data Analytics

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October 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Janelle Waack and Greg Parker will present at the 2016 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit. They will present on the topic of, "Who Owns the Future of Retail? Intellectual Property in the Age of Big Data Analytics." The session will offer participants an opportunity to learn about legal issues related to the ownership, use and potential liability associated with software and data assets in evolving channels of retail.

Session topics will include:

  • An overview of intellectual property rights and legal issues associated with big data analytics of modern retail operations
  • Best strategies to implement to protect software and data assets
  • Recognizing the potential liabilities and risks associated with data assets 

The summit will be held on October 7 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. For more information and registration, visit the NWA Tech Summit website.


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