Friday, August 31, 2012

New JOBS Act Preliminary Regulations

The SEC published a proposed regulation yesterday with potentially far reaching importance to anyone involved in raising equity investments in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Upcoming FailChat Presentation

Ben Young and I will be doing a FailChat presentation on issues that arise in shutting down a failed startup on June 12 at Startup HQ in San Francisco. The presentation is a follow on to our guest post at Venturebeat. If you're interested in attending, here's a link to Eventbrite.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My partner sold our company, but I did not get a dime!

Check out my featured answer on Founders Space.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What We’ve Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate

I just finished reading the Delaware Chancery Court’s opinion in Johnson v.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ambush in the Board Room - Give Some Thought to Notice Requirements

You invest in a company (or someone invests in your company).  The lawyers prepare a fleet of long agreements giving you complicated rights to name directors, approve major actions, and participate in sales and issuances of securities.  It’s painfully clear how the company’s governance is supposed to work.  But will reality match up?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Trademark Licensing: It’s OK to Strip Down, But Don’t Get Naked

A recent decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a good excuse to bring up a delicate subject:  Naked licensing.

No, this has nothing to do with Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account.  If your children are interested in trademarks and branding, it’s safe for them to read this blog post.

Monday, May 30, 2011

PayPal v Google: Big Brother May Not Be Watching, But He’s Probably Recording

On Thursday, Google announced a new mobile payments initiative.  On Friday, PayPal sued Google and two of its executives, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius (formerly PayPal/eBay executives), alleging that they’re using PayPal’s trade secrets and violated fiduciary duties and contractual agreements not to poach PayPal employees.  Here’s a link to the co

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